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Maintenance Mechanic 1st Class

Job Description

Job Title:                            Maintenance Mechanic 1st - Class

Department:                      Maintenance

Reports to:                         Maintenance Leader

Supervises:                        N/A

FLSA Status:                       Non-Exempt

Date:                                  7/15/2020

SUMMARY

The purpose of the Maintenance Mechanic 1st Class is to perform as professional, highly skilled and exceptionally competent maintenance person.   Participates in teams to develop and implement solutions.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plant and Environmental Safety

  • Lives the Owens Corning Safety Stand and meets all safety requirements. Safety is a condition of employment.
  • Take personal ownership to work safely and hold other team members to the same high standards of safety
  • Notify supervisor immediately of any accident, near miss or on- the -job injury when it occurs no matter how insignificant it may seem.
  • Participates in the safety, quality, autonomous maintenance, TPM and housekeeping programs as established within the plant; including but not limited to Focused Improvement Events, Safety Committee, Training, etc.
  • Performs job tasks to reduce environmental impact and adheres to the environmental regulations and recycling procedures for waste disposal.
  • Complies with all plant rules and safety regulations.
  • Performs cleanup duties at workstations and/or equipment/machinery.
  • Communicates safety concerns and/or equipment problems/abnormalities to appropriate personnel, maintaining strong communication with the appropriate line section operators to ensure immediate action is taken for product out of spec.
  • Inspect vehicles before use and throughout shift, keeping all equipment clean and operational.

TPM

  • Participates in plant TPM initiatives - completing activities associated with TPM tasks (adheres to CILT standard, 5S).
  • Continues to use TPM methodology to gain a better understanding of the equipment.
  • Identifies and participates proactively in learning opportunities and develops expertise in those areas.
  • Utilizes Focus Improvement tools to problem solve.
  • Works to achieve zero injuries, zero defects and zero losses.
  • During PM days, uses time effectively to bring equipment to optimal condition for zero losses.
  • Maintain DM and Step Boards.

Maintenance

  • Energy Control Procedures (ECP's) and Lock Tag Try (LTT) system.  Respect for the potential hazards within the manufacturing operation.  Training and regular auditing of the process.
  • Fluent in the language of the plant.
  • Computer literacy – email, simple spreadsheet, word doc.
  • Safe rigging procedures.
  • Forklift operation, licensed – will provide certification.
  • PLC basics -- Ability to use laptop for troubleshooting and see what limit switch or photo eye isn't working and ability to adjust where needed.  Internal various timers in the program; the ability to access status files to diagnose and clear PLC faults.
  • Troubleshooting basics, how to analyze a problem and step to the root cause.  Help reduce cycle time to problem resolution and eliminates the “replace and see what happens method”.
  • Process 101 - Basic concepts of what it takes to consistently manufacture shingles.  Critical product characteristics, key process variables, customer needs etc.
  • Business 101 - World Class Manufacturing (WCM) concepts, what are they, individual and business benefits.  Key business metrics and focus.
  • Must have minimum two years of plant experience or have demonstrated capability and knowledge to trouble shoot major plant systems. (Filled coating sys, Slate sys, Poly wrap. Etc.) 
  • Installs, modifies or maintains plant equipment and assists in determining appropriate methods to accomplish these tasks.
  • Must work safely and follow all documented and “common sense” safety polices and procedures.
  • Read, understand, and analyze blueprints and other technical data references.
  • Expert use of hand and power tools.
  • Inspects plant equipment to identify potential problems prior to breakdown occurrences.
  • Complies with good housekeeping practices on the job and insures work areas are clean and picked up after each job completion.
  • Follows all environmental compliance polices & programs.
  • Work as instructed with outside contractors.

Mechanical

  • Machining bores, keyways, drill press, grinding; lathe and mill operation.
  • Ability to properly, precision align belt, gear or direct coupled shafts using proper tools to specified tolerances.
  • Understanding of lubrication principles and bearing tolerances and basic bearing  "physics"-I.E. how does it work in terms of need for extreme care, keeping clean, etc.
  • Hydraulic systems understanding - hydraulic flow principles. Effects of pipe sizes and valves on pressure drops, making proper fittings per system requirements, proper valve application, etc.  Applied to water systems, hot oil, and hydraulic systems.
  • Same as above for compressed air and steam, (where applicable) systems.
  • Understanding of pump basics and operating characteristics including effects of suction pressures, head pressures, sealing/packing techniques.
  • Ability to track conveyor belts properly and understanding the physics of belt operation and tracking including bucket elevators; belt splicing.
  • Ability to read air and power fluid schematics.
  • Basic welding for all; structural and piping welding for at least one craft per plant.
  • Pipefitting – alignment, flange, threading.
  • Basic electrical component “how they work” understanding: solenoids, motors, heaters, contacts, and photoeyes.
  • Ultrasonic rotating equipment troubleshooting.

Electrical

  • Basic industrial electrical code.
  • Capability to read schematics and P&ID drawings.
  • Fusing, thermal overload protection, wire sizing, motor theory, etc.
  • AC, DC and Servo drive system (basics).
  • Be able to safely conduct motor control and power circuit troubleshooting. Understand fuse sizing, take motor amp readings, understand basic DC motor control, etc.
  • Ability to fully troubleshoot drives-DC and AC variable frequency, and communicate technically with outside technical support when needed.
  • Ability to fully understand the various control loops in the plant including IM/APC systems and weight control equipment.
  • Fully competent in electrical noise avoidance-grounding, shielding, etc.
  • Burner system understanding, troubleshooting and properly tuning

Other

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate.
  • Support the training and development of colleagues.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to changing priorities as business needs dictate.
  • Identifies and participates proactively in learning opportunities, and develops expertise in those areas.
  • Follows standard operating procedures and processes.
  • Can and is willing to make decisions. Knows the chain of command to get support.
  • Regular Attendance on site and the ability to rotate varying shifts.
  • All other duties as assigned or needed.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee should hold the following skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated desire to impact safety
  • Must be able to work independently or in a team atmosphere with minimal direct supervision
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and the ability to troubleshoot
  • High attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Basic mathematics skills
  • Able to effectively communicate (read, write, speak, understand) English
  • Electrical
  • Basic PLC
  • Hydraulic
  • Pneumatics
  • Basic Blueprint & Schematic reading
  • Proficient in SAP PM Module

COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE COMPENTENCIES

The employee must be able to:

  • Work with a computer to perform basic data entry
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills such as Microsoft Outlook, IVC and SAP.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent required.
  • Manufacturing or process related experience preferred.
  • Preferably five (5) years in a related maintenance trade or occupation that involved electrical, hydraulic machinery and equipment in a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to demonstrate trouble-shooting techniques and have a basic understanding of blueprints.
  • Basic ability and knowledge of welding practices and hydraulic circuitry.
  • Advanced understanding of electrical circuitry.
  • Basic PLC knowledge. 
  • Must have the ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Flair for working with large industrial machines.
  • Must be able to work independently or in a team atmosphere with minimal direct supervision with drive toward accomplishment, and to produce high quality work.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Must remain drug free
  • Exposure to dust/dirt/fumes/fiberglass
  • Ability to work in wet environments: including head and feet
  • Industrial manufacturing environment with extreme temperature variation
  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable (hearing protection is provided)
  • Ability to wear applicable PPE for up to 12 hours
  • Ability to distinguish colors and shading
  • Ability to become certified to operate a forklift
  • Prolonged sitting, standing, or walking for 8 – 12 hour shifts
  • Bending and twisting; repetitive movements
  • Able to do repetitive hand, arm, leg movements for up to 12 hours
  • Must be able to squat, bend at the waist and knees freely
  • Be able to climb up to three floors or stairs, use full upper body movement for process; stand up to 12 hours with breaks
  • Ability to work from heights
  • Lift, push and pull 40lbs.repetitively
  • Handle, control, feed, or feel objects, tools or product
  • Must be able to work flexible rotating shift schedules – mandatory overtime as required

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Please note: Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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