Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Location: Middleton TN Posted Date: April 24, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 430373 Careermine Job Id: 1766733
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000 Index headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry, and in a wide range of industrial applications. Over its 118-year history, U.S. Silica has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 260 products to customers across our end markets. The Company currently operates fourteen Specialty Minerals production plants, four Performance Materials production plants and eight Oil and Gas sand production plants.

Primary Function:

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician is responsible for installing, lubricating, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing or replacing machinery, equipment, physical structures, mechanical assemblies and components.

  • Wears required personal protective equipment, including a half-face respirator in designated areas, and adheres to all local, state, federal, and U.S. Silica health and safety standards
  • Conducts pre-shift and post-shift inspections on any equipment used during the shift
  • Follows and maintains all applicable standards related to Environmental Compliance
  • Uses four senses to observe mechanical devices in operation. Employs proper troubleshooting techniques to determine root cause of equipment failure.
  • Completes periodic lubrication routes.
  • Performs and records detailed Preventative Maintenance inspections.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access and to remove defective parts.
  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections. Repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • Performs equipment and component modifications as instructed by maintenance or engineering staff.
  • Starts devices to test their performance.
  • Sets up and operates band saw, drill press, grinder, pipe threader, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
  • Performs sheet metal and structural steel fabrication using metal forming machines and power tools, stick and MIG welders, oxyacetylene torches and plasma cutters.
  • Exhibits solid understanding of safe rigging practices.
  • Operates various types and sizes of aerial lifts for personnel and materials.
  • Paints buildings, structures and equipment with a paint brush, roller or sprayer.
  • Conducts cycle counts (physical inventory) of maintenance spare parts and supplies. Communicates ordering and restocking needs to the appropriate team members.
  • Conducts safety audits (looking for unsafe conditions or unsafe acts.)
  • Assists with maintenance data collection and entry.
  • Ensures continuity among maintenance shift teams by communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.
  • Strives for continuous improvement. Attends training classes and keeps up to date with trends and advances in the mechanical maintenance field.
  • Maintains a safe and clean workplace by adhering to procedures and rules.
  • Capable of working at high elevations and confined spaces.

  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Adhere to safety rules and regulations. Work as part of a team.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, and procedure manuals.
  • Willing to work in a hot, cold, dusty, and noisy environment.
  • Willing to work any shift and weekends as assigned.
    • NOTE : This is a NIGHT SHIFT position
  • Physical and mental ability to work at heights (up to 150 feet above ground) and inside confined spaces

  • Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) knowledge
  • Industrial Technology/Machining/Welding/Pipe-Fitting school and/or certification a strong plus.

For immediate consideration. Please submit a resume.

US Silica supports a drug free culture. Successful candidates must pass a post offer background and drug screen.