Appvion Operations, Inc.

  • Mobile Equipment Mechanic

    Location US-PA-Roaring Spring
    Job ID
    2018-1837
  • Expected Results

    • Provide mechanic services to perform scheduled maintenance, diagnostics, and emergency repairs to mobile equipment, including powered industrial trucks, on and off road gas and diesel trucks, heavy equipment loaders, etc., in a safe manner.
    • Provide mechanic services to perform scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs to industrial/Pulp & Paper-manufacturing machinery and equipment in a safe manner on an as needed basis.
    • Use preventative and predictive maintenance techniques to maintain machinery and equipment health.
    • Effectively troubleshoot and solve equipment issues while working with cross functional teams (Operations, Engineering, & Maintenance).
    • Act as a positive role model and team member representing Maintenance in the Plant.
    • The successful candidate must complete the obligations defined in the Construction multi-craft Apprenticeship program, including a significant obligation of completing the required home study course work.

    Supporting Activities

    • Install, assemble, fabricate, maintain, repair and troubleshoot mechanical and piping systems.   Piping systems include chemicals, water, steam, compressed air, lubricating and various other process piping systems.  Mechanical equipment includes a wide variety of pulping and paper making equipment, including: pumps, gearboxes, conveyors and rolls.
    • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance, trouble shooting and repairs on a variety of equipment, utilizing in house CMMS system.
    • Move machinery and equipment using hoists, dollies, rollers, aerial lifts, rigging and various PIVs.
    • Use industrial hand tools and power tools safely.
    • Maintain accurate shop records on all responsible equipment and services.
    • Follows established safety rules and regulations.
    • Keeps work areas and shop areas clean and compliant with 5S standards.
    • Participates in cross-function equipment improvement teams.
    • Accepts a reasonable amount of overtime and emergency call in work beyond normal working hours.
    • Performs other work as directed by Supervisor.

    Required Prior Accomplishments - Experience - Skills

    • Minimum high school diploma/GED required. Higher education, technical degree, or certification in automotive, diesel, or industrial maintenance, preferred.
    • Completion of a state apprenticeship program is preferred.
    • 2+ years experience working in a heavy industrial environment preferred.
    • Ability to follow directions, and manage multiple tasks.
    • Position is in a union environment.
    • Ability to construct, assemble, repair and dismantle industrial machinery and equipment.
    • Ability to understand schematic diagrams, AutoCAD drawings, blueprints, sketches, building plans and other OEM specifications.
    • Strong working knowledge of job-site safety.
    • High standard of integrity and professionalism.
    • Must have mechanical aptitude consistent with maintenance-employee norms.
    • Strong communication skills and problem-solving abilities.
    • Dependable, organized, cooperative, and team oriented.
    • Conscientious, self directed and disciplined.
    • Strong leadership, communication, and problem solving skills; able to work independently as well as with others.
    • Ability and willingness to take call-ins on the off-shifts and on your scheduled day off.


    To be considered for employment, your application must be submitted online via the company website at
    www.appvion.com. Paper applications/resumes will not be accepted. No phone calls please. All offers of employment are contingent on a pre-employment physical, background check, and drug/alcohol screen. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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