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Maintenance Mechanic

Job Details

Legal Address - DUNKIRK, MD
Full Time


Position summary:

The Maintenance Mechanic works directly within the Maintenance Department to support production. They perform routine preventative maintenance and ensure that industrial production equipment continues to operate at maximum productivity, quality, and safety. They diagnose, repair, replace and install industrial equipment and machine parts for conveyors, presses, shears, etc. The maintenance mechanic also performs regular facility and building maintenance.



  • Provide set-up/break-down, operation, and inspection of industrial equipment to support scheduled production runs
  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and other production equipment
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Locate the source of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices and machines
  • Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rulers, calipers, micrometers, and other test measuring and diagnostic equipment
  • Use common hand and power tools such as screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches, and hammers
  • Fabricate repair parts by welding or using machining and metal forming equipment
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals, technical documents, and work orders
  • Comply with OSHA Safety and Health rules
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, policies, and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Active Learning- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Critical thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Complex Problem Solving- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Technical and mechanical aptitude- Ability to use shop mathematics and manual dexterity


  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas by speaking so others will understand
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
  • Control Precision- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions
  • Manual Dexterity- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
  • Finger Dexterity- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
  • Multi-limb Coordination- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


High School Diploma or equivalent required. AA Degree/Technical Certificate desired.

At least 2 years experience working in a manufacturing environment with exposure to high-speed equipment, welding, and metal fabricating