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Maintenance Mechanic


Gallatin, United States of America

Role Purpose
Responsible for the safe troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of equipment and facilities.
Key Responsibilities

Follow all Hoeganaes safety policies and procedures.
Follow job specific Work Instructions which pertain to the job assignment.
Receive and interpret instructions, work orders, and blueprints covering, scheduled and emergency repair, installations, and inspections of work to be done.
Operate production machinery.
Test and inspects equipment for defects and malfunctioning such as misalignment, wear, failure, insufficient lubrication, need for improvements, etc.
Determine best way of making repairs, replacements, and installations to minimize interruption of production.
Make permanent or temporary repairs or adjustments as needed and directed.
Advise supervisor when immediate shutdown of equipment is necessary to minimize damage and the status of temporary repairs and constructions.
Dismantle, clean, repair, adjust, install, assemble, and generally maintain all mechanical equipment to conform to safety and efficient operating conditions.
Assemble and align gears, bearings, shafts, and other component parts involving the application of press, sliding and running fits.
Set up and operate simple machine tools such as drill press, pipe threader, power saw, etc. for minor machining operations.
Babbitt and scrape bearings as required.
Replace belts, sprockets, chain drives, and other component parts.
Erect scaffolding and perform simple rigging as needed.
Install piping, fixtures, new equipment panel boards, etc.
Connect, set up, and operate torch and welding equipment at all angles to weld joints, cut parts, build up surfaces, fabricate parts, etc.
Maintain a safe, clean, work area.
Notify proper authority of abnormal conditions, transporting tools and equipment to work areas, cleaning and properly storing tools, reporting need for supply orders, lubricating equipment, etc.
Perform all tasks requested by the Supervisor and/or other management personnel.

Good communication skills – written and verbal


This position description is not intended to be a detailed list of job functions or responsibilities. It outlines the essential functions of the job. An individual may be required to perform other duties from time to time. The company reserves the right to amend, change or delete the contents of this description.

We believe in respecting the rights of others. We will create a working environment where the abilities, differences and achievements of different groups are valued: an inclusive workplace. We want GKN to be a great place to work, where no employee is discriminated against, bullied or harassed.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
High School diploma or GED.
Associate degree in industrial maintenance or journeyman status is preferred.
2-5 years of previous experience in an industrial setting is preferred.
Ability to operate mobile industrial equipment and pass required Company training.
Ability to work overtime on short notice is required.

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