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Mechanical Maintenance Mechanic



Safely and efficiently respond to all maintenance issues and upset conditions and strive to increase overall mill reliability.

description of Essential duties:

  • Respond to mill breakdowns in a timely and efficient manner, working closely with area operators to resolve maintenance related issues.
  • Maintain Maintenance Log book ensuring it is current at the end of each shift.
  • Take ownership of assigned Area and show support for the Area Management initiative within the mill. This includes knowing the downtime, quality and safety issues in your Area and work to resolve them.
  • Assist in developing PMs for your area, taking full responsibility to complete the PMs.
  • Daily interaction with Area Operators and Performance Improvement Coordinator’s to know and address their issues.
  • Communicate maintenance issues to Operators, PIC’s, Planners, and peers in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.
  • Interface with Area Planner to coordinate Down Day & daily work schedules.
  • Work with other crafts & operators to increase uptime reliability. Assist other crafts during breakdowns.
  • Check the daily schedule and work with your area planner to get items in your area resolved.
  • Investigate the root cause of equipment failure and make recommendations for long term fix.
  • Enter appropriate work requests for required follow-up work.
  • Complete assigned work orders or other PM/PdM activities as assigned.
  • Seek to continually improve your skill-set (with vendor training, web based training, seminars, etc.).
  • Attend and participate in maintenance crew meetings and other group functional meetings and training.
  • Support the Asset Reliability Process (ARP) as it is rolled out. This includes Area Management, Planning & Scheduling, Daily Schedules, etc.
  • Support the crew to maintain activities for meeting, training, and on-shift vacation coverage.
  • Wear radio and respond to issues in your area when needed. Let operations and peers know about changes made while you are on shift.


  • Ability to work extended hours and a 12 hour rotating shift as required.
  • Ability to work at high heights, hot and cold environment, noisy, dirty/dusty environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. as needed
  • Walking, standing, bending, climbing stairs for at least 6-7 hours daily.

key safety/housekeeping reponsibilities:

  • Wear proper PPE at all times
  • Be lock-out certified for the area
  • Ensure control room/area remains neat and clean
  • Excellent safety work habits and knowledge
  • Ensure Arauco exercises responsible environmental stewardship in all areas of our business.
  • Complete QJSA for any upset condition or procedure
  • Perform housekeeping regularly and during downtime
  • Actively participate and positively contribute to the safety program
  • Report all safety incidents (including near misses)

Required knowledge, skills, ABILITIES & pHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 5 years industrial mechanical skills experience required.  (bearings, hydraulics, pumps, gearboxes)
  • 2 years industrial welding and fabrication experience required
  • 3 years industrial mechanical troubleshooting skills required
  • Familiarity of the basic functions of Maximo (CMMS) system preferred, SAP experience preferred
  • Strong written and communication skills required
  • Working computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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