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Maintenance Mechanic (Diesel/Automotive Mechanic)


USA - LA - Baton Rouge - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 


Education Level: 

High School Diploma


Full Time

Job Description: 

Responsible for the maintenance of plant equipment and facilities to ensure maximum contribution to the safety, quality and productivity of the plant.

Essential Job Duties:
• Performs maintenance and major repairs on heavy-duty mobile equipment. This may include mobile cranes, front loaders, conveyors, bulldozers, compressors, generators, all-terrain vehicles, trucks, forklifts, tractors, and accessory equipment.
• Removes and disassembles engines and major assemblies, sub-assemblies, and components. Makes the appropriate repairs, overhaul, or modifications in accordance with the proper repair specifications and procedures.
• Troubleshoots equipment and diagnoses the cause of failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or uses test equipment, ohmmeters, pressure gauges, and computer diagnostic tools.
• Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the Plant.
• Performs operational inspections and ensures vehicles and equipment are properly serviced, including adjustments, replacing hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc., and performs other preventive maintenance operations as required. Inspects supported equipment prior to use, to ensure that it is functioning properly.
• Independently performs repairs and maintenance functions in remote locations that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, reinstalling, or replacing defective parts of components and systems such as mechanical, electrical (AC/DC), hydraulic, and pneumatic.
• Operation of all mobile equipment required on the job for material or parts placement.
• Ensures that the work areas, equipment, and work practices are in compliance with the regulatory codes, statues, and company requirements.
• Assists in the development of written safety procedures prepared for job performed in the maintenance department (JSA).
• Performs work in a highly functional and consistent manner that meets the job specifications.
• Makes recommendations whenever possible regarding potential improvements in operation or maintenance of plant facilities.
Ensures compliance with safety, personnel, attendance and other plant procedures or guidelines
• Other types of tasks involving the maintenance, modification, and installation of equipment and facilities.
• Always maintain a clean and organized work area
• All other duties as assigned
• Successful candidate will be trained on various maintenance function in the plant such as welding, electrical, general maintenance, conveyor repairs, pipefitting work, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the job.
• Knowledge of electrical, instrumentation or heavy equipment mechanical preferred.
• Ability and willingness to use computers, computer base training and possible off site schooling.
• Personnel qualifying for this classification must successfully pass proficiency tests and be able to demonstrate skills immediately.

Education and Experience
• High school diploma required.
• Associate Degree or certification in related fields preferred
• Two years of diesel mechanic experience within the heavy duty industry preferred
• Automotive Repair experience
• Experience maintaining, repairing and rebuilding mobile equipment

Physical and Other Requirements:
• Typically works in plant environment, which may include extreme working conditions and inclement weather conditions.
• As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
• Must be able to work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas.
• Must be able to handle working with petroleum coke products.
• Must be able to work with wrenches, pipe wrenches and other tools; requires turning and tightening nuts and bolts.
• Must be able to load and unload heavy equipment, either with manual labor or by operating heavy machinery.
• Must train in safety requirements at the facility.
• Must be required to move about to coordinate work.
• Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed Instructions to other workers.
• Work may require occasional weekend and evening
• Must possess a valid US Driver's License.
• Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening
• Must be able to pass general physical testing.


NOTE: This job description reflects the company’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Assigned tasks are subject to change at any time due to company discretion, job requirements, reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Oxbow Carbon LLC is an EOE/ADA employer

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