Industrial Mechanic

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2024 4:33 PM)
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Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor the Industrial Mechanic will be required to maintain machinery and equipment at Vitro Industries facility (WorksNo. 15). The plant is a 24/7 operation. The Industrial Mechanic is responsible for the repair, replacement and fabrication of Mechanical, Electrical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic equipment associated with the operation of the plant. The Industrial Mechanic will interface with and be responsible for working in conjunction with other personnel throughout the plant to insure the safety and integrity of the plant, process and personnel. The Industrial Mechanic works on scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance and repairs as they occur through out the plant and perform work of an emergency nature to keep criticalproduction equipment in service. The Industrial Mechanic works in a variety of
environments on tasks that require moderate to heavy lifting; climbing, gaining access to moving machinery, working from scaffolds, operating mobile equipment and powered equipment and is subject to tasking that will require breathing, noise, temperature and chemical hazard safety considerations. The Industrial Mechanic position is best described as physically and mentally demanding. (NOTE: The Industrial Mechanic must be “signed-off” on the tasks listed in the Industrial Mechanic, Maintenance Training Matrix.)


In accordance with California law, the expected hourly rate for this California position is $32. 


*1. Repair – Remove/Replace – Fabricate, Mechanical, Electrical, Pneumatic,
Hydraulic components necessary to maintain a 24/7 sheet glass production facility.
*2. Complete Bench repair and Fabrication.
*3. Operate hand and power tools.
*4. Input and retrieve date from the SPF data system.
*5. Read/interpret - Blueprints, sketches, drawings, directives and Standard
Operating Procedures.
*6. Operate forklifts, boom lift, man lift, personnel carrier.
*7. Know and adhere to all safety directives e.g. Lockout procedures, 2-man
job requirements, Respiratory Protection Program, etc.
*8. Sign-off on all tasks listed in the Industrial Mechanic, Maintenance


Training Matrix:
NOTE: This list is illustrative. It is not presented as inclusive.
Production Line Maintenance
Industrial Wiring and Controls
115KV/12KV Power Dist. Loop
Power Outage/Generator, Tank Subs
City Water & Towers/Fire System
Mill Use & Evap. Coolers
Air Compressors/Back-up cooling
DC Substation/Cyberex/Line Drive
LOTO/Confined Space Entry/Elec PPE
Tank Processing Safety
Basic wiring and diagrams
Modicon (Glass Tracking)
Tank Gas and Oil Firing systems
Runout and BER Indramats
M/L Cutting
Auto Packers
Auto System
“W” System
Fuse Class
*9. Complete welding and brazing operations
*10. Set-up and operate an lathe



NOTE: A Industrial Mechanic will experience unusual and/or emergency maintenance requirements that may dramatically change the “nominal”requirements listed.

Sitting – Is generally not required; some exceptions being, Bench Repair duties, operating a vehicle and welding. The time involved will nominally not exceed onehour in a shift; however, Bench work repair and fabrication may require extendedperiods of sitting.

Walking – Accrues to 4 or more hours for the Industrial Mechanic. The plant process alone, extends for over 900 feet. The exception most likely to limit walking is noted above. Nominally, the accrual of 2 or more miles per shift is expected.

Lifting / Carrying – In general the 40 to 75 pound range is accepted as two-man lift appropriate. Over 75 pounds is, by plant directive, deemed 2 man lift.Working with weights in the 50 to 75 pound range will nominally accrue to less than 2 hours per shift.

Items in the 20 to 40 pound range may include such items as a 24’ extension ladder, motors, gear boxes, gears, wheels, pulleys, sprockets, bearings, gas cylinders. The actual time expended will nominally be less than 2 hours per shift Items in the less than 20 pound range run the gamut and includes, but is not limited to, hand tools, drive chains, gears, sprockets wheels, pulleys, bearings, gear boxes and motors. Nominally, 4 to 6 hours per day will accrue in working with such items.

Items weighing over 75 pounds such as cylinders, gears, motors, sprockets, wheels, converter rolls may weigh well over 100 pounds and will be moved in conjunction with mechanical devices but at some point will almost routinely require “manhandling” to achieve final positioning. As noted, plant policyidentified over 40 as requiring assistance e.g. two man (or team effort) and/or mechanical assistance

Stooping / Kneeling / Crouching – Nominally and necessarily, the Industrial Mechanic will be required to complete such activities on a frequent basis. Generally, the individual events will be measured in minutes but will accrue incombination with virtually all tasks assigned to approximately 4 hours.


Pushing / Pulling – When removing and replacing components, using wrenches and otherwise positioning items the nominal time accrued in a shift will be from 2 to 6 hours. As noted under lifting/carrying, heavier items will require “manhandling” to achieve final placement and pushing/pulling, often with full body weight may be required.


Climbing / Balancing – In conjunction with walking the Industrial Mechanic will encounter stairs, in-place vertical ladders, movable ladders, and overhead walkways. Accrual of such events is nominally from 1 to 4 hours per shift.

Reaching / Handling – All tasks required of the Industrial Mechanic require these activities, whether, driving, installing, welding, removing and replacing,measuring, adjusting, fabricating, use of the upper torso is constant.


Dexterity - Is judged to accrue to nominally 2 hours per shift when, for example,making computer entries, making adjustments, installing and using precision equipment.


Talking / Hearing – The Industrial Mechanic must for safety purposes, detecting malfunctions, and functioning as a member of a team both during normal and unusual or emergency conditions, be capable of hearing and responding. The


Industrial Mechanic must be capable to functioning in areas of high ambient noise levels.


Visual Acuity – That is clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and depth perception – three dimensional vision are constant requisites for both safety and completion
of all assigned tasks.


Color Vision – that is the ability to identify and distinguish colors is a constant requirement necessary for working with, for example electrical and mechanical components and for determining changes in materials due tooverheating/mechanical stresses.


Torso Rotation / Neck Flexion – As described the Industrial Mechanic must possess physical agility and flexibility to complete the assigned tasks in a wide range of environments, in confined spaces, overhead and near moving and dangerous equipment. A compromise of these abilities subjects the Industrial Mechanic to increased danger and is not compatible with “fitness for




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