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Processing Mechanic

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 19020 Apply


Inspects, repairs and installs piping, pumps and valves.  Adheres to the planned work weekly schedule.  A high degree of flexibility is needed to succeed in this role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The job includes following Preventative Maintenance plans, contributing to and performing process improvements to equipment, responding to emergency equipment breakdowns, preparing complete and accurate systems records, and an understanding of LEAN principals.
  • Technicians will be involved in making proper judgments to determine the appropriate actions to take whenever direct or indirect intervention is required on equipment and resolution of equipment malfunctions.
  • Team members must be able to work independently as well as with a high level of interaction in both small and large and group situations and will be required to participate constructively in team meetings, team consensus decision making, problem solving, root cause analysis and with the performance appraisal process.
  • Team members must demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn, teach others and to take responsibility and ownership for various aspects of the manufacturing process.
  • Executes and document planned and unplanned work findings and data during shift via computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • Utilizes predictive maintenance technologies to identify failures and takes correct follow-up actions. Predictive maintenance technologies include ultrasound, thermal imaging, oil analysis, and vibration analysis.
  • Repair and perform maintenance on a wide variety of equipment (production machines and process equipment), using strong troubleshooting skills
  • Practices and complies with all plant and maintenance department safety procedures, including but not limited to: Lock-Out - Tag-Out; Arc Flash and Hot Work Permits.
  • Communicate internally with contacts outside the work group to exchange work related information.
  • Applicant must be able to stand, walk, kneel, climb stairs, and ladders, lift and use hands and fingers for a variety of tasks.
  • Repair maintenance of steam & condensate systems.
  • Repair maintenance of facility water & sewer systems
  • Solve problems of a recurring nature; team resource to analyze and solve complex technical problems and delivers solutions.  Resolves issues with limited technical support or supervisory approval
  • Cut, thread, and fit pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, and pipe threaders and benders.
  • Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, and threading joints.
  • Attach pipes to walls, structures and fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools or welding equipment.
  • Inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
  • Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair according to specifications.
  • Select pipe sizes and types and related materials, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
  • Cut and bore holes in structures, such as bulkheads, decks, walls, and mains, prior to pipe installation, using hand and power tools.
  • Modify, clean, and maintain pipe systems, units, fittings, and related machines and equipment, following specifications and using hand and power tools.
  • Install automatic controls used to regulate pipe systems
  • Inspect work sites for obstructions and to ensure that holes will not cause structural weakness.
  • Operate motorized pumps to remove water from flooded manholes, basements, or facility floors
  • Applicant must be physically fit: able to work in high places on ladders and lifts and be physically and mentally capable of working in confined spaces.
  • Current knowledge or background in the pipefitting trade with strong pipefitting skills.
  • Cleans and replaces traps, drains, vents and drain lines, faucets, and toilets,

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field. 
  • Pump repair and troubleshooting certified
  • State welding certifications, structural and LPG piping – working towards after 2-years
  • Demonstrates competencies in utilizing blueprints, P&ID schematics to accurately make changes when modifications are made to repair facility and production equipment.

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Completed an apprenticeship in Steam fitting, Welder fitter, or plumbing and pipefitting for industry with 5-years of experience
  • Training in project management providing project status reporting to leads

Job Requirements:

  • Full-time, 8 hour shifts on 2nd and 3rd shift
  • Ability to complete the essential functions of the job and tolerate the ergonomic stressors of the job.  This includes lifting, up to fifty (50) pounds on a regular basis and up to seventy-five (75) pounds occasionally, standing, sitting, walking, bending, climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling, reaching overhead, pushing, and pulling for up to eight (8) hours daily.
  • All time is spent working in manufacturing environment

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information. 


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