Maintenance Mechanic
Alabama - Axis
Reports To
Maintenance Supervisor
FLSA Classification

Job Function

The Maintenance Mechanic installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs machinery, process equipment, utilities equipment, process & facility physical structures, motors, pumps, pipe & piping components within AMVAC’s Axis manufacturing plant.

AMVAC, an American Vanguard company successfully serves global markets through development, manufacturing, and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifies hazards and protects you, other employees, and the facility from hazards when installing, maintaining and repairing systems
  • Complies with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as required by law and company policy
  • Visually inspects and tests machinery and process equipment
  • Disassembles pumps, agitators, gearboxes, heat exchangers, and large process equipment to repair or install new parts to maintain equipment in a functional state
  • Disassembles valves, gages, piping, pumps and other process subassemblies to install new or repaired parts
  • Operates manlift and assorted hand tools including grinders, drill motors, power hack & band saws, pipe threader and torches to fabricate or repair process components and buildings
  • Uses diagnostic techniques to troubleshoot agitators, gearboxes, and other rotating equipment to detect malfunctions or pending failures
  • Discusses machine operations with supervisors and other maintenance staff in formulating a maintenance or repair plan
  • Cleans, lubricates, and replaces shafts, bearings, gears, mechanical seals, and other parts of machinery
  • Reads, interprets, and executes procedures related to calibration checks & adjustments of equipment including weigh scales, flow meters, and instruments
  • Repairs and adjusts mechanical packaging equipment in a clean room environment
  • Complies and ensures compliance with all regulatory safety and environmental requirements
  • Complies with and follows all company policies, practices and lawful directives

Skills & Qualifications

  • 5+ years Industrial experience in a manufacturing facility (chemical manufacturing preferred)
  • Read and understand documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Effective communication with other employees verbally and in writing; write routine reports
  • Use dial indicators, vernier calipers, micrometers and other precision instruments used in millwright work
  • Troubleshoot and repair of diaphragm pumps; complete full rebuild if required
  • Diagnose and repair of conveyor problems including belt splicing, rollers and drives
  • Minor repairs of mag style pumps including impeller and bearing replacement
  • Troubleshoot and repair heat exchangers; change gaskets, determine tube leaks and plug damaged tubes
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and repair of centrifugal pumps (Durco, Goulds, etc.)
  • Experience with glass-lined equipment including torque methods & specifications, gasket requirements and glass repair methods and mechanical seal replacement on glass lined vessels
  • Read and work from prints and diagrams
  • Regularly lift 30 lbs.; safely lift and transport items over 70 pounds
  • Be able to work nights and weekends as job duties demand
  • Must pass post-offer physical, background checks and other appropriate tests as required

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Vocational training (minimum 1 year) / Technical degree preferred
  • Safety courses; OSHA; Hazwoper training desired
  • AIDT Training a plus

AMVAC Offers:

  • Compensation commensurate to experience
  • Health insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision,
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Stock Purchasing Plan with employee discount (NYSE: AVD)
  • Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay

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AMVAC, an American Vanguard company, successfully serves global markets through development, manufacturing and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use. (NYSE: AVD)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AMVAC is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks and substance abuse testing.

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