Maintenance Mechanic

Location Seaford
Salary: $23 - 25/hr
Job ref: 266
Published: about 1 month ago

Thompson First Group is currently seeking a qualified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic for a local client in Seaford, DE. Candidates who have a background completing mechanical and electrical repair within an industrial setting are encouraged to apply. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all OSHA safety requirements as it relates to the duties of maintenance operations. 

    Complete all required OSHA or corporate training courses as defined by management before conducting tasks.

  • Wear proper PPE as required for the task at hand.

  • Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, perform preventative and corrective maintenance activities.

  • Install or repair pumps, motors, conveyors, filler lines, plant equipment or other devices required to maintain production uptime.

  • Typical equipment includes, but not limited to: 1) process pumps and mixing equipment, 2) pneumatic components and control systems, 3) hydraulic components and control systems, 4) power transmission systems (gearboxes, chains, drives, etc), 4) relay logic, 5) field instrumentation, 6) PLC/DCS troubleshooting.

  • Troubleshoot equipment issues and provide supervisor or management a repair solution including parts list and timeline.

  • Perform basic electrical tasks such as wring motors, VFDs control panels or other low and high voltage equipment.

  • Maintain maintenance shop in a clean, organized, professional condition, following all safety requirements for hazardous materials.

  • Keep all tools, power equipment, and other tools of the trade in a clean and safe working condition.

  • Ensure all documentation for LOTO, Confined Space, Hot Work and other related safety documents are completed before performing any work .

  • Maintain effective and positive communication with production staff.

  • Keep supervisors and management aware of pending issues and status of installation or repair.

  • Coordinate preventative maintenance tasks on key plant equipment and ensure completion of those tasks.

  • Strive to meet safety targets or objectives set by the supervisor or management.

Experience and Skills Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years performing mechanical duties in a manufacturing or similar environment.

  • Highly experienced background installing/repairing air pumps, PD Pumps, pneumatic valves, gearboxes.

  • Ability to install and wire 100 hp electric motors, limit switches, photoelectric sensors, VFDs.

  • Exhibit a strong problem-solving aptitude when it comes to mechanical equipment.

  • Operate Forklift, Man Lift, Scissor Lift, or other similar equipment.

  • Order parts, check paperwork on receipt of parts.

  • Attend safety meetings, conduct safety audits.

  • Safely perform all other duties as required by supervisor on an as needed basis.

  • Computer skills.

  • Welding certifications plus strong pipe fitting and electrical skills.

  • Able to read technical documents.

  • Experience with preventative maintenance programs.

  • Background working with asphalt related products or equipment.

  • Advanced education or training in engineering, mechanics or technical related fields. 

    Understanding of boiler and or hot oil systems.

Working Conditions

  • Must have 20/20 or corrected 20/20 vision.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Employee must have full range of motion to stand, walk, sit, reach, climb, stoop or kneel.

  • Employee must be able to stand for extended periods.

  • Employee must be able to complete repetitive strenuous work under varying climate conditions.

  • Employee must be able to safely lift up to 70 Lbs.

  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 40 feet without concern.

  • Must be able to work in a plant environment with varying levels of temperature and physical requirements.


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.