Plant Maintenance Technician

Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Equipment Shop
Location: Beaumont, TX Hiring Manager: Ronald Romero
Closing Date: 04/28/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Mechanically maintaining and fabricating all the components of Ready Mix Facilities including pug mills, pump stations, conveyor systems, rail yards, and plumbing. Identifying and repairing mechanical failures and implementing preventative maintenance applications.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. High School Diploma or GED.
2. Welding and fabrication experience
3 .Mechanically inclined
4. Willing to work late evenings and weekends
5. Basic Computer Skills
Duties and/or Responsibilities:
An individual in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples DO NOT include all of the duties which the individual may be expected to perform.

1.To keep equipment running and maintained properly to maximize production and quality
2.Use cutting torch and perform welding tasks
3.Clean work areas
4.Operate lifting devices
5.Fill out shop repair orders daily
6.Fabricate parts and equipment
7.Perform maintenance & repairs on equipment
8.Troubleshoot equipment
9.Report information accurately on time card and other needed reports
10. Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Mechanical abilities
- Ability to perform basic welding & cutting torch tasks
- Cutting torch operation skills
- Analytical skills
- Ability to pay attention to detail
- Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems
- Problem solving skills
- Ability to drive vehicles and maintain appropriate licensure -knowledge and application of safe driving techniques
- Ability to operate automatic and manual transmission vehicles
- Ability to read maps and follow directions, including two way radio communication skills
- Verbal communication skills
- Written communication skills
- Listening and strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work with difficult people
- Ability to maintain positive customer relations
- Act courteous and respectful of others
- Ability to work independently
Physical Requirments:
- Extensive walking on uneven surfaces
- Lift and carry up to 100 pounds
- Verbal communication with co-workers
- Exposure to dust, fumes, odors
- Hand eye coordination
- Exposure to mists, adhesives, acids
- Frequent and/or extended periods requiring kneeling, bending, and/or twisting
- Operating equipment at night under artificial lighting
- Working in all weather conditions for extended period of time
* Paid Holidays * Paid Vacation * Three Medical Plans with GENEROUS Employer contributions * Health Savings Account * Prescription Card * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance * Company Paid Short Term Disability Income Replacement * Company Paid Long Term Disability Income Replacement * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Voluntary Life Insurance for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program
How To Apply:
Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

If you are unable to apply online you can mail your application to 4825 Romeda Road, Beaumont, TX 77705.
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