Plant Mechanic

San Antonio, TX

Posted: 02/22/2018 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Industry: Construction, Mining and Trades Job Number: 771

General Summary


Safely execute the assigned tasks and responsibilities following the best demonstrated practices with a self-driven attitude. Completing the tasks efficiently within a reasonable amount of time without having to rework. Willing to learn.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities (Essential Functions)
  • Follow Safety and Environmental policies and procedures, all the time.
  • Learn as quickly as possible the equipment of a cement plant and the execution of the repairs on them. It is required a strong focus and learning attitude.
  • Execution of the assigned job, maintaining an open vision to not only follows what is written in the work order being executed, but inspecting the surroundings of the job site for more issues.
  • The jobs have to be executed following the best demonstrated practices for the industry with minimum amount of supervision. No reworks.
  • Demonstrate ownership over the operating conditions that are related to the executed tasks. Verify if the result of the task performed is within the expected results.
  • Show excellent attitude toward the job and the organization, generating a positive working atmosphere.
  • Should be able to properly perform any mechanical maintenance task that it was included on the resume and all the others in which has been trained.
  •   Troubleshoot failures on the equipment of a Cement Plant (Fuller pumps, vane compressors, belt conveyors, fans, etc.), according to the training received and seniority level.
  • Must learn, in a six month period from the hiring date, the normal range of operation of all the equipment of the Plant, and inform their Supervisor of any deviation from the normal parameters of operation.
  • Systematically perform visual inspections of plant equipment that are part of the main task assigned. Also visually inspect the other parts of the equipment in the area.
  • Occasionally, clean the area where the job needs to be executed if that is needed to conduct the job properly and safety. Always clean the area from the removing parts or scrap generated, after the job is completed. Always replace the guards and removed safety devised before releasing the equipment for production.
  • Communicate with the Supervisor about any small problems founds during the inspection executed as part of the main task assigned. If they are critical enough that cannot wait and it can be executed with the current level of knowledge, it should be done.   If the problem found can wait, let your Supervisor know so he can create a work order.
  • Communicate to the Maintenance Supervisors regarding findings and the overall condition of the equipment where has been working.
  • Inform the Mechanical Supervisor (using the designated channel) all the parts used on the executed job and the details of the repair. Charge out parts retrieved from stockroom.
  • If trained, must consistently use the precision maintenance tools (torque wrenches, caliper, filler gauges, belt tensioner, gap reduction measurements, thicker tester, temp. Measurements tools, bearing extractors, etc. When required.
  • Provide the Supervisor with all the details of the job performed (spare parts used, problems during the execution, suggestions for improvement for the next time, etc.)
  • Never take short cuts that jeopardize safety or the quality of the job.
  • Follow the work schedule (start time, breaks, lunch, etc.) established.

Educational Skills and Experience

  • High school Diploma or GED preferred.
  • 2 years experience in mechanical work in the capacity of maintenance technician or as a lubricator technician.


Required Skills

  • Must possess an excellent attitude and team player.
  • Willing to learn new techniques and method to perform maintenance.
  • Must possess ability to communicate and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Express opinions and disagreements in a respectful way while maintaining an open mind and positive attitude, especially when things don’t go in the way they were expected to.
  • Must possess and demonstrate practical mechanical aptitude.
  • Must possess skills on the usage of mechanical hand tools including, but not limited, to came along, jacks, and hydraulic torque.
  • Must be able to complete the assigned task with the require quality for a Mechanic Level I.
  • Must possess the ability to weld and oxyacetylene cutting.
  • Must be able to work in a physically challenging and sometimes stressful environment; to take direction from supervisor and to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to understand and to follow supervisor’s instructions, safety rules and regulations, equipment operating instructions and danger notices.
  • Must be able to exercise common sense in the operation and safety of all equipment, machinery and vehicles; to work under pressure to solve problems, meet deadlines in performing work in a timely fashion
  • Must know how to perform measurements with basic measuring tools like caliper and micrometer.
  • Must be able to read technical drawings.
  • Must know how to operate a forklift.

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