Maintenance Mechanic

Job location:
Vicsburg, Michigan, USA
Created moment:
April 27, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05794

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Maintenance Mechanic

Job Summary

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain all perlite processing equipment related to receipt and storage of crude perlite, expansion, sizing, packaging, warehousing, and shipments of products. 
  • Develops and maintains a preventative maintenance plan of all equipment at the site including mechanical conveyers and elevators, gas furnaces, cyclones and classifiers, bag-house separators, pneumatic conveyance fans and blowers. 
  • Keep good parts inventory to save on down time.
  • Physically conducts maintenance functions and lead staff that are supporting maintenance tasks(take 5)
  • Interact with personnel in operations, quality control, maintenance, engineering, EH&S, and outside vendors.
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines i.e. FCC, and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review trends developed from predictive maintenance, process operating time, and USDT to revise the preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Obtain bids for replacement and new equipment.
  • Maintain equipment and component assembly and detail drawings, along with manuals for reference in maintaining equipment and processes.
  • Assist with the location and installation of new equipment. 
  • Assure that all employees are trained and that work practices meet all   requirements under OSHA and Imerys safety protocols.
  • Hold safety meetings on maintenances days (take5)  
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate corrective and preventive maintenance activities.
  • Develop a weekly plan and define and share job priorities with facility.
  • Assist production personnel in implementing changes in control systems or other items, as needed. 
  • Performs other duties as required.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • 5+ years of experience in the maintenance functions.
  • Familiarity with ladder logic, PLC control, and Allen Bradley control systems.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings, and understand symbols for electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical power transmission systems.
  • Working knowledge and troubleshooting of electrical equipment and wiring.
  • Ability to competently weld both ferrous and nonferrous metals.

Additional Job Description

Our Filtration and Additives group is seeking a Maintenance mechanic supporting our plant operations in Vicksburg, MI.  This hands on maintenance position will be responsible for front line leadership of safety, planning, scheduling and work execution to assure that plant assets are maintained in manner that is driven by reliability based maintenance.  This includes providing direction of 1 – 6 production assistants that will be supporting maintenance activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain all perlite processing equipment related to receipt and storage of crude perlite, expansion, sizing, packaging, warehousing, and shipments of products. 
  • Develops and maintains a preventative maintenance plan of all equipment at the site including mechanical conveyers and elevators, gas furnaces, cyclones and classifiers, bag-house separators, pneumatic conveyance fans and blowers. 
  • Shared budget ideas for equipment improvement
  • Physically conducts maintenance functions and lead staff that are supporting maintenance tasks
  • Interact with personnel in operations, quality control, maintenance, engineering, EH&S, and outside vendors.
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines i.e. FCC, and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review trends developed from predictive maintenance, process operating time, and USDT to revise the preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Obtain bids for replacement and new equipment.
  • Maintain equipment and component assembly and detail drawings, along with manuals for reference in maintaining equipment and processes.
  • Assist with the location and installation of new equipment. 
  • Assure that all employees are trained and that work practices meet all   requirements under OSHA and Imerys safety protocols.
  • Conducts safety audits of equipment
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate corrective and preventive maintenance activities.
  • Develop a weekly plan and define and share job priorities.
  • Assist production personnel in implementing changes in control systems or other items, as needed. 
  • Performs other duties as required.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • 5+ years of experience in the maintenance functions.
  • Familiarity with ladder logic, PLC control, and Allen Bradley control systems.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings, and understand symbols for electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical power transmission systems.
  • Working knowledge and troubleshooting of electrical equipment and wiring.
  • Ability to competently weld both ferrous and nonferrous metals.

Position Type

Full time

and

Permanent

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