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Maintenance Mechaninc - Mine in Weeks Island at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 11/15/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    11127 Morton Road
    Weeks Island
  • Job Type:
  • Date Posted:
    11/15/2021

Job Description

1) Must be capable of lifting 65# on a frequent basis.

2) Requires mounting and dismounting of mechanics truck and other mobile and stationary equipment many times per day.

3) Must be able to see clearly with only cap lamp or equipment lighting.

4) Must be able to walk over terrain varying from soft to hard as well as slick and uneven.

5) Must be capable of operating lube truck, forklift and lubrication equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

6) Must be familiar with lubrication charts and lubrication requirements for mobile and stationary equipment.

7) Must be familiar with J.S.A. for this job and be alert to any conditions which could pose a safety hazard or result in injury or equipment breakdown or damage, and to report or correct such conditions immediately.

8) Must be proficient in hydraulic and pneumatic troubleshooting and repair.

9) Must be highly skilled in diesel engine troubleshooting and repair.

10) Must be proficient in welding and burning.

11) Must be proficient in reading and working from fabrication drawings, hydraulic prints and schematics, and automotive type low voltage electrical schematics.

12) Must be proficient in diagnosing machine malfunctions, making adjustments, disassembling mechanical sub-assemblies. Replacing broken or worn parts and reassembling of mechanical sub-assemblies.

13) Fill out inspection sheets, timecards, and other reports properly.

14) Must be familiar with fire suppression equipment on mobile and stationary equipment.

15) Capable of assisting in the training of apprentices or employees of lesser skill.

16) Must be able to climb ladders up to 30 ft. in height

Industrial Teaching Certification is a plus

  •  May be required to do carpentry, pipefitting and painting.
  • Must be able to train other employees of safe job procedures of mechanic.

Performs other work as directed by Maintenance Foreman



Under direct supervision of the maintenance foreman and mine foreman, is responsible for general maintenance, servicing, installation and construction of mine mobile and stationary equipment. This role works on a shift rotation schedule

Job Requirements

General Working Conditions:

Works in an underground mine or surface where temperatures range from 78° to 100°F. Work areas are generally dry. Lighting is provided in certain areas, however most lighting is by cap lamp and/or equipment lighting. Uneven floor conditions exist and floor may become polished resulting in slippery footing. Work must be around equipment and machinery that maybe in motion. Position requires that attention be paid to roof and rib conditions. This position works with elevation to main lift.

Must be able to work in an industrial setting including underground mines.  Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.  Ability to lift and handle training equipment (usually no more than 50 lbs).

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