Plant Mechanic Job Description

Plant Mechanic Job Description

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Plant mechanic provides electro-mechanical repair services for industrial AC/DC electric motors, generators, gear boxes, and related equipment.

Plant Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform preventative and predictive maintenance tasks other precision based maintenance methods
Responsible for operation, preventative maintenance and repair of the sea water desalinization and treatment system
Performs preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on reverse osmosis units, pumps, valves, piping systems, water monitoring equipment and all auxiliary equipment as required
Completes maintenance records and maintains operating logbooks and databases as required
Maintains control of plant tools, manuals, repair parts, assemblies and consumables
Works closely with and takes direction from the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) and coordinates in ordering repair and/or spare parts, maintenance parts, assemblies and consumables
Trains Water Plant Operator’s on mechanical equipment as directed
Complies with applicable Safety, Environment, Health, and Waste Management policies and procedures
Monitors liquid nitrogen production equipment
Monitors and performs preventive maintenance on waste heat recovery system and components

Plant Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Plant Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PAE, EPA, AED, CPR, CFC, HAZWOPPER

Education for Plant Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the plant mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Technical, Industrial, Education, General Education, Welding, Associates, Electronics, Reading, Military, Engineering Technology

Skills for Plant Mechanic

Desired skills for plant mechanic include:

Methods
Hazards
Principles and practices applied in the maintenance and repair of diesel electric generating equipment
Safety precautions related to diesel engines and diesel engine driven electric generators
Basic math
MS Office Suite applications
Electrical
Boiler operation and mechanics
Refrigeration machinery / equipment
Sheet metal layout

Desired experience for plant mechanic includes:

Performs preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of all auxiliary systems including but not limited to glycol pumps & motors, ventilation fans and air compressors
Assists the Waste Water Treatment Plant operator in performing troubleshooting, maintenance, or overhauls of plant equipment
Works a rotating shift
Performs duties in support of division metrics (as provided by supervisor)
Minimum four years’ experience in Reverse Osmosis Plant and/or water production and treatment operations, maintenance and repair
Successful completion of HAZWOPER 40 Hour Certification preferred

Plant Mechanic Examples

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Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of plant mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for plant mechanic
  • Proficient with using electrical multi-meters
  • Coordinates with the Power &Water Supervisor in ordering repair and/or spare parts, maintenance parts, assemblies and consumables
  • Servicing, maintaining, fault finding and repairing construction plant machinery to ensure smooth running and performance of machines
  • Complete all work orders accurately
  • Complete all fleet records so that effective reporting and scheduling may be maintained
  • Identify and assist in purchasing parts
  • Ensure all work is to a high standard
  • Create and maintain a high standard of workshop and yard housekeeping
  • Able to take directions from Plant workshop manager and representatives
  • Work with and communicate with other team members effectively
Qualifications for plant mechanic
  • Colorado Class “D” Certification (or other states’ equivalent) preferred
  • Millwright experience highly preferred
  • Plumbing / Pipefitting experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of building automation systems including HVAC, lighting, tube system, fire alarm systems
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience required in diesel powered generators, marine diesel engines, or industrial diesel engines
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once is required
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Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a plant mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for plant mechanic
  • Ensure that safety concerns are paramount
  • To undertake any training / skills development which may be required to fulfil and develop the post
  • Monitor equipment for safe, efficient and compliant operation
  • Perform safety related duties such as issuing lockout tag out, hot work permit, confined space entry permit, PPE assessment, job task analysis, as required to maintain a safe work environment
  • Read, write, understand and maintain equipment logs, procedures, timesheets, expense reports work orders, requisitions and other documentation as required
  • Research equipment manuals and requisition repair parts
  • Tutor, train, instruct, and assist other personnel as required
  • Utilize Tabware to document equipment information
  • Investigate in the event of mechanical equipment failure
  • Assist with plant operations as needed
Qualifications for plant mechanic
  • Training, certification or experience on Caterpillar 3500 / 3600 series engines is preferred
  • Experience working with remote field generators is preferred
  • Would ideally hold the Cskills NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Plant Maintenance
  • Previous experience with working on crawler cranes and generators would be advantageous but not critical
  • Experience with fabrication and welding would also be advantageous
  • Experience within the plant hire trade (desirable)
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Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a plant mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for plant mechanic
  • Responsible for machinery inspections, preventative maintenance, machinery lubrication, installation and repair of plant industrial machinery
  • Promote strong safety practices including lockout/tag-out and work area cleanliness
  • Coordinate with Plant Maintenance Planner, Supervisors and Predictive Maintenance personnel
  • Direct and perform all duties required to maintain extraction plant mechanical, auxiliary and miscellaneous equipment in an efficient operating condition by dismantling, inspecting and repairing and/or replacing worn out or damaged parts
  • Operates various industrial equipment
  • Conduct daily maintenance activities such as adding oil, water, lubrication
  • Demonstrates the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations
  • Performs capital project and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by the Maintenance Manager or Facility Manager
  • Keeps the Maintenance Manager fully informed of unusual plant conditions and current job progress as the job relates to facility maintenance and projects
  • Reads meters, gauges, or automatic devices to record data such as temperature of equipment, vibration of equipment, hours of operation, pressure, and fluid levels, water chemistry to verify operating conditions
Qualifications for plant mechanic
  • Initiative to perform/assist with other positions for job completions
  • Ability to follow MSHA/OSHA safety guidelines those set forth by the company policy and utilization of PPE
  • Ability to follow instructions of supervisor/facility manager in order to adhere to company policies, safety guidelines
  • Requires 1 year of experience as a Plant Mechanic
  • Maintenance background
  • Must have working knowledge of heavy equipment, welding, cutting, and general mechanics
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Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of plant mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for plant mechanic
  • Installs, repairs, calibrates and troubleshoots instrumentation and controls
  • Identify and resolve CEMS problems
  • Proficient at troubleshooting and inspecting programmable logic controllers, distributive control systems including control card replacement and wiring terminations
  • Diagnoses and repairs the cause of instrument malfunctions and electric system malfunctions of equipment such as transmitters, transformers, relays, switches, and generator monitoring and controls systems, medium and high voltage distribution systems and monitoring devices
  • Perform repairs with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrate proper pre-start inspection procedures
  • Troubleshooting, repair and operation of machine equipment
  • Will re-knife cutting cylinders as required
  • Operation of crane and safe rigging practices
  • A Millwright certification
Qualifications for plant mechanic
  • Attendance required according to attendance policy to ensure ability to operate at a normal efficiency level
  • High school or trade school graduate with five years of relevant experience, preferably in a healthcare environment
  • Must have a minimum of a State of Connecticut OE2 (S1 License will be considered)
  • Must have proven knowledge in plumbing, HVAC, building controls and systems and excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to respond to back of the house issues from kitchen, lockers room, employees’ cafeteria, executive offices
  • Ability to calculate typical engineering formulas to determine discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume, water/air pressure differentials, CFM, GPM, and RPM
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Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of plant mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for plant mechanic
  • Operate (manipulate system components) for fuel, water and wastewater systems, including the maintenance of bulk storage facilities at a preventative and operator maintenance level, perform operator level quality surveillance and inventory operations, and, as may be required, document all such activities
  • Perform work on fuel, water and wastewater systems in accordance with MAXIMO generated work plans for preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Read and comprehend system technical manuals, drawings and blueprints
  • Perform receipt, issue, storage, spill cleanup, preventative maintenance scheduling, hazardous waste, and petroleum quality surveillance operations
  • Conduct audits and inspections in accordance with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) requirements and maintain logs on file and electronic copy on the server
  • Inspect, and report any discrepancies in the bulk fuel system to the Lead DLA Fuels specialist on a daily basis
  • Prepare reports and records with accuracy in a timely manner including the daily turn in of completed MAXIMO generated tasks
  • Research and prepare requisitions to acquire the parts and materials to perform the necessary repairs
  • Respond as necessary to on call situations
  • Maintains and repairs equipment and controls
Qualifications for plant mechanic
  • High school graduate required with some trade school or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in provision of building maintenance services
  • Demonstrated skills in hydraulic/pneumatic systems, pumps, laser alignment, power transmission
  • Previous experience or training on Reciprocating Compressors, operation and maintenance would be a plus
  • Technical or practical mechanical knowledge in the repair of plant industrial machinery
  • Formal Mechanical Maintenance training courses, certifications or related degree program

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