The Mechanic performs routine and specialized mechanical duties, including troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining heavy equipment. They provide technical training to lower level (e.g., apprentice) personnel and sometimes manage the day-to-day operations of the repair shop in the absence of the Production Manager.
Reports to the Production Manager. Works with other mechanics and machine operators.
The Mechanic Job Description is mentioned in the following procedures:
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Policies & Procedures Manual
|AS1140 Control of Production / Service Processes||AS9100|
|FS1120 Manufacturing||ISO 22000|
|QP1140 Manufacturing||ISO 9001 QMS|
A high school diploma or GED is required; vocational training is preferred. Good mechanical aptitude, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination are required.
Ability to communicate orally with management and other coworkers is important. Regular use of a variety of machines and tools is essential. Standing for extended periods is common. Hearing and vision within normal ranges is important for conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents, manuals, and drawings.
Some medium lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally is required. Good manual dexterity for the use of mechanical equipment and tools is required.
Good math and reasoning ability is essential. Able to understand and utilize engineering drawings, operating manuals, and blueprints to conduct business.
The job is performed indoors on a manufacturing floor. Exposure to loud noises, dust, dirt, heat, sparks, oil, and smoke may occur. Protective (safety) equipment, including appropriate clothing, shoes, gloves, hardhat, earplugs, and safety goggles, is required. Activities include extended periods of standing and extensive work with measuring devices, manual and power tools, and heavy machinery.