Plant Maintenance Mechanic


Plant Maintenance Mechanic

General Summary

Repairs and maintains equipment by performing the following duties. Additional duties may be added as needed.

Essential Functions

Has in-depth knowledge of tools and maintenance principles.

Conducts basic cleaning, inspection, lubricating, and adjustments of facility and equipment.

Follows specified recording and reporting procedures,

Conducts PM’s

Ability to cut and stick weld within industry accepted standards

Understanding basic function and maintenance requirements of processing and facility equipment.

Understanding of hydraulic systems incorporating theory, functions, maintenance, and repair.

Ability to work various hours and flexible shifts when needed.

Follows all safety procedures as set by Apple Valley Waste.

Helps maintain cleanliness of facility and maintenance areas.

Ability to follow instructions and work with limited supervision

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Regular attendance is essential to the successful performance of this position.

Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Apple Valley Waste rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the company’s facilities.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

Computer Skills: None

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None

Other Skills and Abilities:


Good communication skills both oral and written

Organizational skills

Other Qualifications:

Stick Welding and Oxy/Act Torch

Additional Qualifications a plus:

Service and repair of conveyor system components and belting a plus.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Qualification Standards

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may

be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

 Two -Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses or Certificates

No specific licenses or certificates required for this job function.

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Posted: March 1, 2021
Job ID: 170
Location: Apple Valley - Hagerstown, Maryland (MD), 21740N/A
Position Type: Mechanic
Job Type: Operations

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