Mechanical Technician

Job Summary

Performs work in all craft skills required to construct, repair and maintain plant equipment, utilities, buildings and related structures of oriented strand board plant.

Posted: 02/02/2017

Location: Huber - Spring City, TN

Job Description

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

1. Installs, maintains and repairs mechanical equipment throughout the plant.  Exercises proficiency in the following areas:

a. Electrode welding and acetylene torch cutting.

b. Troubleshooting mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

c. Aligning couplings, chains and sprockets, gears, etc.

d. Inspecting and replacing bearings in motors, conveyors, shafts, etc.

e. Rebuilding gear boxes, valves, mechanical drives, cylinders, etc.

f. Fabricating structures, braces, equipment, etc., from steel, sheet metal or wood.

g. Pipefitting:  screwed, flanged and glued pipe and fittings for air, water hydraulic and steam systems.

h. Rigging with chain falls, jacks, forklifts, cranes, scaffolds, etc.

i. Painting:  surface preparation through cleanup.

j. Insulating buildings, steam lines, wax lines, etc.

k. Masonry:  bricklaying, concrete work, etc.

2. Performs PM (Preventative Maintenance) to all plant mechanical equipment as specified.

3. Manufacture parts or equipment as directed by MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR.

4. Tests repaired or newly installed equipment; replaces guards, floor grates, etc., and removes all tools, parts, rags, etc.

5. Maintains daily records of hours worked in various cost centers.

6. Follows checkout procedures when removing items from the storeroom.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Preferred Competencies

High School Education or GED required.

Major Challenges

Works in all inside and outside areas of the plant and is often exposed to heat, cold, inclement weather, grease, oil, and dirty working conditions.  Work performed while walking and standing or climbing a considerable portion of the time, often in awkward or strained positions.  Operates forklifts, scissor lift, loaders, boom trucks, log yard equipment, and dump trucks.  Must successfully pass the Company’s forklift and boom truck driver’s test.  Knows and observes applicable Company’s policies and safe practices. Must be able to successfully pass a pulmonary function test at hire or transfer and two follow up tests at 2 weeks and 2 months.  Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

EHS Requirements:

*Monitor air and water discharges from site to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and monitor process operations for evidence of excessive use of fuel, water, and other natural resources.

* *Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and corporate environmental and safety regulations, and permit issues (air, water, etc.).  Ensure that proper documentation is completed for any safety or environmental required monitoring in your area of responsibility.  Report inconsistencies as appropriate.

*Attend all federal, state and company mandated training, read and comply with Job Risk Analysis (JRA) (formally known as JHA - Job Hazard Analysis or JSA - Job Safety Analysis) information that applies to areas in which you work, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while on the job, and report /or correct any unsafe condition that you may observe.  Report all injuries to your supervisor immediately.

                *Adhere to all Safety & Environmental Training.

Be aware of and know how to access the JM Huber EHS Policy, the Minimum Mandatory Standards and Requirements (MMSR’s) and HEW Environmental, Health, and Safety Management System (EHSMS) procedures.  Comply with MMSRs and HEW EHSMS procedures and report all non-conformances to your supervisor or manager.

                *Incorporate environmental, health and safety requirements into every day decision making.

Assist as required in the development and administration of environmental, safety and health policies and programs.  Lead efforts to increase continuous safety and health environmental conscientiousness, identify potential hazards, investigate safety and/or environmental incidents and initiate necessary changes identified through “near hit” incident investigations.  Thoroughly investigate any work-related injuries and record it appropriately.  Plan, develop and lead safety and environmental awareness meetings.  Ensure that the personnel, activities, equipment, and areas under your management are in compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate regulations and policies.

Refer to J.M. Huber Corporate EH&S Policy in your employee hand book (beginning on page 61) for further details regarding policy, implementation, responsibility and authority.  Questions regarding EH&S compliance should be directed to your manager, team leader, environmental or safety manager.

EH&S compliance is a condition of employment.  EH&S violations may result in disciplinary action up to and including discharge.


Huber Engineered Woods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, genetic information, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

To formally apply for this position you must go to one of these Tennessee Career Centers:

Dayton                                   Athens                                   Cleveland                              Seq/Bledsoe                         Roane
200 4th Avenue                    410 N. Congress Pkwy        3535 Adkisson Drive           15643 Rankin Avenue        1082 N Gateway Ave
Dayton, TN 37321               Athens, TN 37303                 Cleveland, TN 37312           Dunlap, TN 37327               Rockwood, TN 37854

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