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Maintenance Mechanic




Are you looking for a career in a fast-paced environment in the most exciting industry in the world where the opportunities for growth and learning are endless?

If your answer is yes, then come be a part of the Watco team!

Not only do we offer industry leading benefits, competitive pay, vacation and 401k, we also have a top of the line training program, Watco University, to educate our team members and help them to grow their career to the next level.

General Summary:

Performs scheduled inspections, makes repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on heavy equipment following company guidelines and checklists, using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing tools, by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned, as requested or required.

Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools.
Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections. Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
Reads and understands parts books and schematic drawings to determine parts needed and work procedures.
Lubricates moving parts and operates repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications.
Trouble shooting hydraulic and pneumatic repair on heavy equipment.
Sets up and operates grinders and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
Records hour meter readings for inspection, preventive maintenance and repair.
Takes lube oil samples, cooling water samples.
Understanding of diagnosing heavy equipment (Dozer, Front End Loader, Track Hoe, etc.).
Cleans oil separator screens and lube oil strainers.
Checks for and repair air-fuel, oil, lube oil, water, and exhaust leaks.
Test safety equipment.
Performs modifications as required.
Repairs and installs mechanical units, such as fuel and water pumps, control valves, governors, distributors, windshield wiper motors using mechanics’ hand tools.
Operates overhead cranes, truck cranes, forklifts, welding equipment, and cutting tools as needed.
Performs other duties as requested or required.


Knowledge of and skills in using hand tools, including screwdrivers, socket wrenches, torque wrenches, pry bars, and specialized mechanic tools.
Knowledge of and skills in using power tools including cut-off saws, drills, portable band saws, skill saws, air impact wrenches, grinders.
Knowledge of and skills in using hydraulic tools including hydraulic wrenches and barring over tools.
Knowledge of and skills in operating welding equipment and cutting tools.
Knowledge of and skills in operating heavy equipment including overhead cranes, truck cranes, and forklifts.
Knowledge of and skills in mechanical maintenance.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, drawings, schematics, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as area, circumference, length, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic shop math.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read and interpret gauges and precision measuring tools.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Must be able to see well enough to read gauges, precision measuring instruments, schematics, maintenance manuals 100% of time.
Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, and others within the company 100% of time.
Must be able to reach with arms and hands to perform inspection, maintenance, and repair duties 100% of time.
Must be able to bend, stoop, twist, kneel, squat 100% of time.
Must be able to use hands to grasp, handle, and finger and feel 100% of time.
Must be able to climb and balance well enough to climb up and down steps 30% of time.
Must be able to walk on level or uneven ground 100% of time. Physical Dimensions: The employee is regularly required to exert up to 20 pounds of force; and/or frequently required to exert up to 50 pounds of force; and/or occasionally required to exert up to 125 pounds of force.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to a high noise level; moving mechanical parts, moving machinery, outside weather conditions and elements; fumes from gasoline, oil, and grease.



Work Schedule

Set Hours


$19.02 an hour


Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance. Paid Time Off. 401k

Required Education

High School Diploma — High school education or general education development (GED); or 3 to 6 months mechanical experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Location

Other — Ghent, KY

Application Process

Please apply via the link to our website at: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=22223&company=zWatco.

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