Maintenance Mechanic - 2nd Shift in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 6/22/2024

Job Snapshot

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    Kent, WA
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Job Description

The Company 

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position 


This position is responsible for assembling, fabricating, repairing, overhauling, adjusting, installing, and removing new and used machinery and industrial equipment. This position works in conjunction with electricians, machinists, operators, and supervision to investigate and diagnose equipment failure and develop/implement corrective action.

Salary Range         $22 to $30 per hour DOE

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Rebuild gearboxes, including identifying and repairing failures related to cams, sprockets, pulleys, bearings, bushings and various other mechanical components.
  • Troubleshoot and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems including pumps, motors, cooling towers, heat exchangers, valves, and other components
  • Weld various parts and pieces using a stick welder, and torch
  • Dismantle machinery or equipment to gain access to and remove defective parts
  • Inspect used or worn parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements
  • Adjust functional parts of machines, equipment and control instruments.
  • Repair or replace defective parts, as well as lubricate and clean parts
  • Start and run machinery to test performance
  • Set up rigging for moving or handling equipment or heavy parts
  • Design, fabricate, and install new and replacement equipment or components
  • Take, monitor, and document observations, settings, readings, meters, gauges as required.
  • Secure and complete required department work order documentation
  • Maintain required housekeeping in work area
  • Follow all safety rules and safety procedures
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned


Job Requirements


  • Highschool diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years or older due to work environment and labor laws
  • Must be able to pass preemployment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings
  • Must be able to understand various tags and labels used in the mill,
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team, and be able to work with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve
  • Some computer knowledge
  • Available to work overtime and shift schedule of 12 days on 2 days off
  • Must join Union upon completion of 30 days of employment
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America
  • Must be able to use portable welder, scale, printer, bolt cutters, wire cutters, micrometer, banders, pliers, and various other hand tools.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment around metals
  • Sight – hand and eye coordination, depth perception needed to work and perform repairs on equipment
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and pass pulmonary exams
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods – frequent to constant
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, bend, operate foot controls, and work above shoulders occasional to constant
  • Must be able to operate a forklift, pallet jack, and overhead crane
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds on and occasional basis, and 25 to 75 pounds on a frequent basis