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Mechanic 3rd Class

Location: Colleyville
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY - This summary list the requirements for a Mechanic 1st Class. As a Mechanics progress they will be classified as 4th, 3rd, 2nd and then 1st Class Mechanic.

The purpose of the Mechanic Class 4th-2nd is to perform as professional, highly skilled and exceptionally competent maintenance person. Participates in teams to develop and implement solutions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Energy Control Procedures (ECP's) and Lock Tag Try (LTT) system. Respect for the potential hazards within the manufacturing operation. Training and regular auditing of the process.
  • Fluent in the language of the plant.
  • Computer literacy - email, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Safe rigging procedures.
  • Forklift operation, licensed - will provide certification.
  • PLC basics -- Ability to use laptop for troubleshooting and see what limit switch or photo eye isn't working and ability to adjust where needed. Internal various timers in the program; the ability to access status files to diagnose and clear PLC faults.
  • Troubleshooting basics, how to analyze a problem and step to the root cause. Help reduce cycle time to problem resolution and eliminates the "replace and see what happens method".
  • Must have minimum two years of plant experience or have demonstrated capability and knowledge to trouble shoot major plant systems.
  • Installs, modifies or maintains plant equipment and assists in determining appropriate methods to accomplish these tasks.
  • Must work safely and follow all documented and "common sense" safety policies and procedures.
  • Read, understand, and analyze blueprints and other technical data references.
  • Expert use of hand and power tools.
  • Inspects plant equipment to identify potential problems prior to breakdown occurrences.
  • Complies with good housekeeping practices on the job and insures work areas are clean and picked up after each job completion.
  • Follows all environmental compliance polices & programs.
  • Work as instructed with outside contractors.

    • Machining bores, keyways, drill press, grinding; lathe and mill operation.
    • Ability to properly, precision align belt, gear or direct coupled shafts using proper tools to specified tolerances.
    • Understanding of lubrication principles and bearing tolerances and basic bearing "physics"-I.E. how it works in terms of need for extreme care, keeping clean, etc.
    • Hydraulic systems understanding - hydraulic flow principles. Effects of pipe sizes and valves on pressure drops, making proper fittings per system requirements, proper valve application, etc. Applied to water systems, hot oil, and hydraulic systems.
    • Same as above for compressed air and steam, (where applicable) systems.
    • Understanding of pump basics and operating characteristics including effects of suction pressures, head pressures, sealing/packing techniques.
    • Ability to track conveyor belts properly and understanding the physics of belt operation and tracking including bucket elevators; belt splicing.
    • Ability to read air and power fluid schematics.
    • Basic welding for all; structural and piping welding for at least one craft per plant.
    • Pipefitting - alignment, flange, threading.
    • Basic electrical component "how they work" understanding: solenoids, motors, heaters, contacts, and photo eyes.
    • Ultrasonic rotating equipment troubleshooting.
      • Basic industrial electrical code.
      • Capability to read schematics and P&ID drawings.
      • Fusing, thermal overload protection, wire sizing, motor theory, etc.
      • AC, DC and Servo drive system (basics).
      • Be able to safely conduct motor control and power circuit troubleshooting. Understand fuse sizing, take motor amp readings, understand basic DC motor control, etc.
      • Ability to fully troubleshoot drives-DC and AC variable frequency, and communicate technically with outside technical support when needed.
      • Ability to fully understand the various control loops in the plant including IM/APC systems and weight control equipment.
      • Fully competent in electrical noise avoidance-grounding, shielding, etc.
        • Burner system understanding, troubleshooting and properly tuning
        • Comply with all plant rules
          • Comply with safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area
            • All other duties as assigned or needed
            • Regular attendance on site and ability to rotate to varying shifts

              The employee should hold the following abilities:
              • Basic Computer Skills
              • Electrical
              • Basic PLC
              • Hydraulic
              • Pneumatics
              • Basic Blueprint & Schematic reading
              • Proficient in SAP PM Module
                • Basic Welding
                • Able to think under pressure and make quick decisions
                • Ability to work well in a team or alone
                • Good attention to detail

                  The employee must be able to:
                  • Must be able to operate a computer or other keyboard instrument


                    The employee should have the following:
                    • High School, GED, or equivalent
                    • Complete and pass testing and/or training provided by the site.
                    • Must be able to learn the responsibilities of this position.
                      • Preferably five (5) years in a related maintenance trade or occupation that involved electrical, hydraulic machinery and equipment in a manufacturing environment.
                      • Able to demonstrate trouble-shooting techniques and have a basic understanding of blueprints.
                      • Basic ability and knowledge of welding practices and hydraulic circuitry.
                      • Advanced understanding of electrical circuitry.
                      • Must have the ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
                      • Must be able to work independently or in a team atmosphere with minimal direct supervision with drive toward accomplishment, and to produce high quality work.


                        The employee should possess the ability to:
                        • Able to do repetitive hand, arm, leg movements for several hours
                        • Able to climb on and off of fork truck
                        • Ability to stand for 10 - 12 hours straight
                        • Able to climb and descend stairs for up to 12 hours continuously
                        • Lift and push and pull 50lbs. More than 100 times per day
                        • Must be able to squat, bend at the waist and knees freely
                        • Exposure to temperature extremes
                        • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable
                        • Bending and twisting
                        • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or control
                        • Repetitive movements

                          It is a requirement to be a U.S. citizen OR have valid proof of authorization to work in the United States.

                          About Owens Corning

                          Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses - Composites, Insulation, and Roofing - provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 20,000 employees in 33 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2021 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit .

                          Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: OWENS CORNING, Dallas , Mechanic 3rd Class, Engineering , Colleyville, Texas

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