Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Location Landover
Discipline: Manufacturing and Production, Technical
Salary: $31.28/hr
Job ref: 246
Published: 1 day ago

Thompson First Group is currently seeking a qualified Maintenance Mechanics for a local client in Landover, MD. Candidates who have a background working as a Maintenance Mechanic in an industrial setting are encouraged to apply.
Job Summary:

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, pipe and electrical systems following specification, blueprints, manuals, schematic drawings, using hand tools, power tools, hoist, crane and measuring and testing instruments.

  • Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment, using electrical and electronic test equipment.

  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine.

  • Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts, following specifications and blueprints, using precision measuring instruments and hand tools.

  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery, using rags, brushes and grease gun.

  • Installs and repairs components of machinery and equipment.

  • Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repair and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators and related equipment.

  • Repairs and maintains physical structure specifications.

  • May install, program or repair automated machinery and equipment, such as programmable controllers.

  • May set up and operate machine tools, such as lathe, grinder, drill and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures and tools.

  • May operate cutting torch or welding equipment to cut to join metal parts.

  • May fabricate and repair counters, benches, partitions and other wood structures.

  • Inspects and repairs boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automated-control mechanisms, water columns, auxiliary machines such as pumps, draft fans, stokers and burners.

  • Installs and repairs refrigerating systems according to blueprints and engineering specifications using knowledge of refrigeration, structural layout, function and design of components.


  • High School or equivalent.

  • Candidate should have basic mechanical skills necessary to complete job tasks assigned.

  • Candidate should possess some working knowledge in some, if not all of the following: standard tools, materials, methods and practices involved in industrial maintenance

repair including plumbing, electrical, painting, welding, boiler, refrigeration repair and pipe-fitting

  • Safe work practices, estimating materials and labor needed

  • Reading and interpreting blueprints, manuals and building codes

  • Analyzing and evaluating situations and using independent judgment and initiative in taking effective action;

  • Making mathematical calculations quickly and accurately; communicating clearly and concisely; operating and caring for electrical, refrigeration, plant repairs and power tools; setting priorities.


  • Requires walking, standing, climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, reaching for extended periods. Near and medium vision. Able to lift heavy (100 lbs max or 50 lbs frequently).


  • Due to moderate/high noise level of 90 decibels, personal protective equipment is required. Exposed to wet/slippery work conditions. Hazards: Ammonia and cleaning chemicals.

Thompson First Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.