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Maintenance Mechanic in Alpharetta, GA at Allied Reliability Group

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

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Job Description

This position is a multi-craft position with emphasis on millwright work and is primarily responsible for safely fabricating, installing, maintaining, repairing and demolishing (as needed) foundations, pumps, blowers, extruders, agitators, piping, structural, mechanical seals and other rotating equipment and plant components.  The successful candidate will be required to work, independently or in partnership with other staff members, on general mechanical tasks as assigned. 

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for fabricating, installing, maintaining and demolishing (as needed) rotating equipment, foundations, supports, motors and all other associated equipment typical of chemical plants. The Millwright must work independently or in partnership with other staff members, on general mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and utility operation tasks.  His/her responsibilities include, monitoring the operation of the equipment and systems through preventive and predictive activities including gathering and recording related data and anything else associated with providing reliable equipment and facilities for the manufacture of product. This includes daily and weekly housekeeping chores such as picking up, washing, wiping, sweeping and shoveling.

The Millwright must be physically able to perform work such as moving pipe and other equipment, dismantling, rigging, lifting, etc., up to 50 pounds, and other tasks typical of a maintenance Millwright.  He/she must have the mental dexterity necessary to accomplish a multitude of tasks safely and effectively.  The Millwright must be able to recognize unusual conditions, reason out the cause and use good judgment in being able to deal with them safely.



    1. Work safely at all times, following all applicable safety procedures 100% of the time.
    2. Design, fabricate and install foundations and supports for rotating equipment.
    3. Install, using all appropriate techniques, all types of rotating equipment to the highest industry standards.
    4. Rebuild all types of rotating equipment back to original condition meeting all of the original equipment manufacturers standards and specifications.
    5. Accurately align shafts to the accepted industry standards for excellence, using dial indicators or laser alignment equipment.
    6. Accurately diagnose and correct rotating equipment problems with minimal information.
    7. Replace electric or hydraulic motors.
    8. Use a variety of rigging equipment; may use big and small cranes, chain falls, or come-a-longs to position work.
    9. Utilize shop equipment including drill press, lathe, etc. as required to perform equipment repairs and/or fabrications.
    10. Perform some of the duties of a pipefitter/welder, such as pipe fabrication, arc welding, mig welding and oxyacetylene
    11. Perform related metal working tasks as required to manufacture supports, shields, etc., as needed.
    12. Test fabricated and installed equipment to ensure adequacy of repair and safe operation upon commissioning.
    13. Operate fork lift to transport work or maneuver equipment as necessary.
    14. Operate man lift or ladder to safety position self at a height to complete a task.
    15. Coordinate repairs with production to ensure work site has been prepared to avoid interfering with activities.
    16. Obtain life critical and other required permits prior to the start of work.
    17. Inspect work site to determine best possible placement and routing of equipment and pipelines to allow long-term maintainability.
    18. Analyze problems to determine materials needed to complete task and transports materials to job site.
    19. Remove product from dismantled equipment by washing surfaces prior to transport.
    20. Perform housekeeping within areas of responsibility, both in the field and in the shop.
    21. Utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) according to specific job task as required.
    22. Perform other duties or projects as specified by supervisor.


Education:          High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.

            AAS degree, trade school certificate or certified apprenticeship is preferred.


  1. 7+ years in construction or maintenance in an industrial setting
  2. 5+ years experience as a maintenance mechanic or millwright


  1. Successful completion of the applicable NOCTI job skills test.
  2. Demonstrated competency by passing millwright, hands-on, skills tests.
  3. Must be able to calculate surfaces, volumes, weights, and measures.
  4. Must be able to read and understand safety rules, company policies and procedure manuals.
  5. Must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
  6. Must be able to read and interpret a variety of diagrams, blueprints, and operational manuals of shop tools and equipment.
  7. Must be able to solve practical problems using rational logic and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  8. Must be able to perform basic math using application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions with algebra and geometric constructions.
  9. Must be able to document activities such as work completed or inspection observations on forms or work orders using legible handwriting and understandable verbiage.
  10. Must be able to utilize the computer to process work orders and order supplies from store room.