Mechanic 1 in New Iberia, LA at Ardco

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

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Job Description

Drives Business Results –

  • Build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements.
  • Conduct repairs aiming for maximum reliability.
  • Troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner.
  • Perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems.
  • Clean and apply lubricants to machinery components.
  • Replenish fluids and components of engines and machinery.
  • Provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures to machine or vehicle users.
  • Track hours worked on specific assignments.
  • Conduct an inspection prior to any machines leaving the lot.
  • Use basic tools common to the occupation (e.g., wrenches, sockets, torque wrenches, brake tools, and screwdrivers) and a small variety of test and measurement devices (e.g., feeler gauges, depth gauges, circuit testers, micrometers, and dial indicators).
  • Read and interpret parts lists, manufacturers' repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.

Experience and Education:

  • Experience: Proven experience as a mechanic.
  • Education: Technical degree is preferred.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal communication.

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
  • Strong mechanical knowledge and aptitude.
  • Ability to follow established procedures and practices.
  • Highly motivated, pro-active, self-starter.  
  • Must have basic hand tools.

Supervisory Responsibility - This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work - This is a full-time position.  Typical work hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel – Minimal travel is expected for this position.

Work Environment –

  • Work both inside and outside.
  • When inside, frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, and noise which is difficult to talk above.
  • When outside, sometimes work in bad weather, in mud or snow, and in wet or icy areas.
  • Both inside and outside, workers are exposed to irritations and discomfort from dust, grease, heat, and fumes. They typically work on parts and systems which are dirty, oily, or greasy.
  • Subject to cuts, burns, chemical irritations, bruises, electrical shock, and injuries from falls while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment.
  • Follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as protective ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators, and protective clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use and may be worn or used for long periods.
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and moving mechanical parts.

Physical Requirements -

  • Able to work in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods.
  • Frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, and crouching.
  • Work on top of, under, and in tight compartments of vehicles in cramped or awkward positions.
  • Perform strenuous work while standing, lying, or sitting.
  • Frequently lift and carry items, unassisted, weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds), and often exert similar effort in pushing, pulling, and positioning parts, assemblies, and equipment.
  • Frequently lift and move heavier items with the assistance of other workers or with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists, and cranes.
  • Sometimes required to work from ladders or work platforms at varying heights.


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