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Multi Skilled Mechanic 1st Class

Date: Feb 22, 2019

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

All employees at the Curtis Bay Site have environment, health and safety roles and responsibilities and are accountable for achieving compliance with our EHS Policy including emergency preparedness and response as defined in site-wide and local area documentation. Employees are responsible for repairing and maintaining machinery and mechanical equipment such as, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and chemical processing machinery. Annual physical examination is a requirement. Employee may be scheduled to work overtime and Holidays as production demands dictate. Personal protective equipment must be worn in some areas.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Complies with all safety rules, permits, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs precision repairs to plant mechanical equipment and devices.
  • Troubleshoots plant equipment, identifies equipment problems, and performs effective repairs.
  • Performs preventive maintenance.
  • Performs some predictive maintenance tasks.
  • Disassembles and reassembles equipment to gain access to and remove and replace defective parts.
  • Examines parts to detect imperfections.
  • Evaluates used parts to identify changes to improve equipment performance.
  • Installs, adjusts, and aligns machinery for maximum performance.
  • Uses acetylene, plasma cutter, or other burning equipment
  • Enters Confined Spaces to perform assigned work.
  • Operates forklift, elevated work platforms, and other equipment necessary for the job.
  • Maintains a high level of housekeeping in shops and work areas at all times.
  • Reads and interprets drawings & sketches.
  • Utilizes available technology to perform tasks in an efficient manner. 
  • Provides job feedback to foreman or leader as required.
  • Supports Maintenance Excellence initiatives as required.

Required Skills

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is often exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables.
  • Forklift License.
  • Confined Space Certification.
  • Genie Boom Certification.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move over 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must frequently use a respirator and other personal protective equipment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Experience


  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or an equivalent combination of education and directly related on the job experience
  • Minimum 5 yrs related experience in industrial setting.
    • Performs minor lubrication.
    • Fabricates some new parts.
    • Sets up and operates, drill press, grinder, shop tools, hand tools, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
    • Performs welding using stick, mig, tig, or other welding procedures
    • Performs rigging of tools or equipment
    • Fabricates and installs piping systems.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Candidates are expected to successfully pass mechanical aptitude tests ( written and hands on ) prior to entering the Maintenance Department
  • Successful completion of all testing and training requirements to meet the Multi Skilled Mechanic 1st class classification, or equivalent certified Journeyman, or experienced mechanic able to demonstrate the ability to meet or exceed the minimum requirements for this position.
  • Use computer and telecommunications devices including keyboards and other forms of data entry and retrieval. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, drawings and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to utilize computers.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore