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Plant Maintenance Technician


Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Equipment Shop
Location: Beaumont, TX Hiring Manager: Ronald Romero
Closing Date: 01/31/2018 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
6. Valid driver's license required
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.

- To keep equipment running and maintained properly to maximize production and quality
- Troubleshoot and complete maintenance & repairs on equipment
- Use cutting torch and perform welding tasks
- Operate lifting devices
- Fabricate parts and equipment
- Report information accurately on time card, shop repair orders, and other reports daily
- Clean work area and execute other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Mechanical abilities
- Ability to accomplish basic welding & cutting torch tasks
- Analytical skills
- Ability to pay attention to detail
- Problem solving skills
- Knowledge and application of safe driving techniques
- Ability to operate automatic and manual transmission vehicles
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Listening and strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work with difficult people
- Ability to work independently
Physical Requirments:
- Extensive walking on uneven surfaces
- Lift and carry up to 100 pounds
- 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
Benefits:
* 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 unable to apply online, mail completed application to Knife River Corporation, PO Box 20257, Beaumont, TX 77720 or apply in person at 4825 Romeda Rd. Beaumont, TX 77705.

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