Maintenance Mechanic

Location Reading
Salary: $55,000/year
Job ref: 251
Published: about 1 month ago

Thompson First Group is currently seeking a qualified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic for a local client in Reading, PA. Candidates who have a background working as a Maintenance Mechanic in an industrial setting are encouraged to apply.


There are two 2nd Shift Schedules available to candidates:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 11 pm to 7 am (five 8 hour shifts)

  • Sunday: 6 pm to 4 am, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 2 pm to 12 am (four 10 hour shifts)


  • Respond to written work orders and emergency maintenance pages.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems using schematics, and testing equipment.

  • Repair equipment, fixtures, systems, conveyors, and other equipment at facility

  • Modify, lubricate, diagnose, and operate equipment.

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with machinery or equipment operation and partner with maintenance staff and supervisors to resolve issues.

  • Be responsible for executing all required SQF/HACCP/Quality policies and properly fill out the accompanying documentation.

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance.

  • Assists in training new employees as needed.

Desired Skills

  • Prior knowledge and experience with electrical systems, plumbing systems, welding, and/or machinery repair. (Mandatory)

  • Knowledge and experience in a dairy manufacturing environment (Preferred)

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Maintain a good track records of punctuality and reliability.

  • Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situations (breakdowns)

  • Strong Work Ethic


  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Must be able to lift >50 lbs as required by the position

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including: standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfaces

  • Ability to climb and/or work at heights while utilizing stairs, ladders, personnel lifts, or platforms.

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.