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Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.


Basic Functions:


Maintains production and quality by ensuring the operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.


Job Duties:


  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, hydraulic systems, water systems, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions of mechanical equipment.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing equipment in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments to troubleshoot failures and plan/execute repairs.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, indicators, and straightedges.
  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.
  • Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, assessing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Ensure equipment is properly lubricated and has a basic understanding of lubrication principles and techniques.
  • Complete welding tasks as required for repairs, modifications, and new installations.
  • Work with electricians, contractors, and apprentices to minimize plant downtime and complete tasks.
  • Work with and without blueprints, drawings, layouts, schematics, or other specifications in order to make repairs, and upon job completion provides as-built drawings.
  • Participates in maintenance duties required on down days.
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to verify inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts/supplies, and communicating same to Stores/Facilitator/Planner.
  • Performs data entry/logs on all services provided as required.
  • Repairs/replaces worn items as required.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Operates mobile equipment to transfer product/material as needed while following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Operate overhead cranes for the purpose of maintaining and testing of the cranes, and performing maintenance functions in the area as needed while following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Works safely at heights and from elevated surfaces.
  • Assists in training coworkers as needed.
  • Performs daily preventative maintenance, complete record of inspections as required.
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventative techniques; monitoring compliance.
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to the team by delivering results as needed/expected.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Adheres to and follows environmental policies and completes environmental inspections, tasks, and training as required.  Quickly responds to and resolves environmental issues.
  • Perform basic lubrication tasks.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


$32+ per hour



Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


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Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith