Maintenance Technician in Lackawanna, NY

Compass Minerals Posted: 2021-11-16

Lackawanna, NY 14218

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At Compass Minerals, we harvest, mine and produce essential minerals that deal with nature’s challenges, including – but not limited to – highway deicing salt for the winter months, water softening salt and plant nutrition that improves the quality and yield of crops. We transform Earth’s resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.

With our company headquarters in Overland Park, KS, Compass Minerals operates in 27 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil & the United Kingdom. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone’s voice matters. We believe in work that creates value for all stakeholders, encourages collaboration at all levels and focuses on a high-performance environment where employees are challenged to be their best.

With autonomy, is able to set up, adjust and maintain all/most plant equipment with responsibility for respective production and quality. Performs duties with proficiency required to deal with exacting tolerances. Aids and/or trains mechanics of lesser or equal classification. May be required to supervise personnel/contractors associated to maintenance/capital projects.

Second shift, 2pm – 12:30am

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)
Performs varied mechanical duties such as dismantling, rigging, repairing and installing pulleys, power shafts, hoists, conveyers and other facility equipment.
Starts up and shuts down equipment in line with company safety procedures and OSHA guidelines.
Installs and/or changes the layout of equipment in the facility.
Uses blueprints and reference journals in conformance with applicable codes and safe operating practices.
Analyzes mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment and plans for and takes corrective action.
Reviews work planning schedule and makes repairs, changes or upgrades in a manner as to correspond with and/or minimize production down time.
Tests equipment for proper operation after repairs, changeovers or excessive down time.
Instructs and/or directs the actions of other maintenance personnel as assigned.
Operates lathe & drill press in situations where precision tolerances are critical.
Repairs conveyor belts utilizing appropriate splicing processes.
Performs layout and fabrication work.
Performs civil construction work relating to machine and equipment foundations.
Repairs, assembles and/or disassembles gear boxes, pumps, transmissions and other machinery in accordance with proper specifications and techniques.
Performs flat welds and non-critical vertical welds.
Performs basic pipe fitting techniques.
Reads and correctly interprets information contained in equipment and vendor manuals.
Provides valve/bearing maintenance inclusive of packing, lubricating and replacement/repair.
Performs basic pipe fitting as applied to threaded and welded joints.
Performs basic layout, equipment rigging, some minor machinist duties & most commonly used power tools.
Properly lubricates assigned plant/shop equipment as per routine schedule.
Provides a basic assessment of general equipment condition (e.g. unusual vibration noise and/or heat) and reports perceived problems to the proper authority.
Performs cutting of plate, bolts, etc., through proper use of cutting torch.
Cleans and washes equipment and machinery.
Scrapes paint, grease and accumulated material from equipment.
Assists plant mechanics with a wide variety of plant maintenance and/or upgrade procedures.
Sharpens and reshapes drills, chisels, scrapers and redresses rough grinding wheels.
Performs painting, pipe installation, and basic welding as required.
Ensures that work areas are left in a clean and safe fashion.
Ability to safely and efficiently use hand tools and power tools.
Knowledge of similar equipment operation, repair and/or installation, as determined by the selection process.
The ability to work in tight spaces, hot, wet, dry and dusty environment(s), climb ladders/stairs, ride man lifts and retain a high degree of physical stamina for extended hours.
Must be willing to work in high areas.
Ability to work overtime as necessary and rotating shifts on a continuous, seven day cycle.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to trouble shoot, repair or replace equipment. Retain a high degree of physical stamina for extended hours.
Must possess the minimum tool list requirements within two weeks of employment.

Education and Experience: The completion of or equivalent to five years field experience and the completion of a legitimate apprenticeship/trade school program.
Minimum of five years related experience in an industrial setting. Verifiable ability to perform duties in a productive and quality manner with minimal supervision.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be PC proficient and possess the ability to quickly master skills required to function.
Must be able to create work order requests through the use of CMMS.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Interpersonal Skills - Ability to present issues clearly and concisely in group settings.

Written Communication - Concise, complete and well organized written communications are essential

Planning/Organizing - Must have the ability to independently and effectively plan organize, coordinate and follow-up on assignments.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Language Skills: The abilities listed are representative of the level of competency the incumbent needs in order to effectively perform the essential duties. These specific abilities may or may not be required for this particular position.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret job related information,

Mathematical and Reasoning Ability and Skills: The ability to perform higher level math functions pertaining to maintenance. Must be able to proof own work for accuracy.

Essential Job Functions: 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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must constantly lift 15 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Compass Minerals is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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