Career Opportunities

Maintenance Mechanical

Gallatin, TN - Plant


Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Other duties may be assigned.

 Entry Level 

  • Read and understand technical literature (equipment and operating manuals), safety literature (lockout/tagout procedures, safety bulletins, MSDS sheets), and plant policy manuals.  Demonstrate knowledge of plant safety standards and safety precautions.
  • Complete plant Lockout/Tagout training and be certified as an "Authorized Person" in accordance with the plant Lockout/Tagout procedure.
  • Operate lift trucks, overhead cranes, and Manlift, including any required OSHA, State, and Federal licenses and certifications.
  • Use basic hand tools and measuring devices.
  • Operate basic portable power tools such as air wrenches and electric drills.
  • Orientation training must be completed.

 Level 1

  • Use hand tools, such as wrenches, impact drivers, and torque wrenches.
  • Operate basic portable power tools such as air wrenches, jigsaws, grinders, and electric drills.
  • Operate basic shop equipment such as portable and fixed band saws and bench grinders.
  • Layout and cut wood, metal and plastic sheet, and metal and plastic pipe or bar and complete repairs.
  • Cut and burn metal using an oxyacetylene torch.
  • Must also be able to replace seals and packing.
  • Assist in performance of  basic preventive maintenance, including:
  1. Check and adjust oil levels in gearboxes and mobile equipment.
  2. Identify lubrication points and lubricate equipment.
  3. Check water and fluid levels, adding as required.

   Level 2

  • Trace, troubleshoot, and repair problems in air, steam, water, oil, hydraulic and cooling systems.
  • Braze and solder pipe joints.
  • Basic steel welding using SMAW process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand basic production processes and operation of machinery for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Perform basic corrective maintenance, including: bearing changes, shaft replacement, etc.
  • Possesses basic computer skills needed to complete Maximo and Oracle entries as required.
  • Must be proficient at reading basic electrical meters.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with associates, supervisors, and other staff about all plans or changes being made.
  • Thread and drill for installation to include
  1. Thread terminology
  2. Tap drill sizes
  3. Fastener terminology
  • Drill and tap holes and perform grinding and sanding in metal and plastic

 Level 3

  • Eighteen months work experience as a mechanical craftsman.
  • Trouble shoot complex components and diagnose trouble source for: pump failure, drive failure, loss of rotation; hydraulic failures; loss of flow (air, water and oil); loss of cooling; locate and repair leak sources.
  • Remove and reinstall or replace centrifugal and positive-displacement pumps.
  • Troubleshoot and make simple repairs on forklifts, manlifts, and other mobile equipment.
  • Understand procedures for maintaining maintenance and safety records on all mobile equipment.
  •  Perform intermediate preventive maintenance i.e. Change bearings and wear components,  Replace belts, pulleys, drive components and adjust
  • Qualified welder using the SMAW process as determined by Maintenance Supervisor or designee.
  • Check for power source, blown fuses, damaged wiring, loose connections, contactor failure, controller (enc) failure. Demonstrate basic knowledge of electricity, fuses and micro switches. 
  • Must be able to understand the proper operation of most production machines. 
  • Must be able to read indicators, micrometers, verniers, and other measuring tools.

 Level 4

  • Two years experience as a mechanical craftsman.
  • Perform complex diagnostic and trouble shooting on a forklift, man-lift, personnel transports, and other mobile equipment. Make repairs and perform preventive maintenance on mobile equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and communicate proper action for repair of complex mechanical assemblies such as drawing machines, stranders, etc. 
  • Demonstrates understanding and ability to weld using the MIG process
  • Assist in removal and reinstallation of electric motors, including reconnection to load, alignment, and testing.
  • Must be proficient at understanding all machine manuals and documentation, including blueprints.
  • Must be adept at evaluating and replacing SCR's and power blocks.
  • Must be adept using meters and flukes.
  • Must be knowledgeable related to ordering replacement parts.

 Level 5

  • Three years work experience as a mechanical craftsman
  • Attending technical school or trade school covering subjects applicable to manufacturing maintenance. 
  • Certified as a "Qualified Person" for work on AC/DC motors operating at 110/220/480/500 VAC/VDC including ability to connect and disconnect.
  • Have a working knowledge of the safe operation and use of basic electrical test equipment.
  • Demonstrate ability to manufacture simple parts within the capacity of machine shop equipment. 
  • Works independently with little or no supervision
  • Should be competent in planning and coordinating work assignments of peers.
  • Must be able to coordinate mechanical repairs on machinery.

 Level 6

  • Successfully complete a minimum of four years as a Mechanical Craftsman at increasingly higher skill set levels.  
  • Be certified as a "Qualified Person" for work on motor controllers/motor control centers operating at 110/220/480/500 VAC/VDC.
  • Troubleshoot and make repairs to AC/DC load and distribution centers.
  • Troubleshoot and make simple repairs to AC and DC motor, motor controls, breakers, and switches.
  • Served as lead on at least two major planned projects such as remove, replace, and reinstall gear box.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully perform retrofits on all major equipment. 
  • Experience and skill level result in him/her solving problems and making suggestions which lead to reduced cost and/or improved up time.
  • Must be competent in planning and completing preventative maintenance.
  • Certified welder using the SMAW process.  Certification may be obtained from any accredited trade school, college or equivalent.
  • Certification for accreditation from a state, national, or professional organization, after completion of one year minimum technical school or trade school covering subjects applicable to manufacturing maintenance. 
  • Must have exhibited competency in training and developing personnel.

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Employee Benefits

  • Health Care Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company-paid Life
  • Company-paid AD&D
  • Company-paid Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings & Retirement Plan
  • Incentive Programs
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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