Plant Maintenance Mechanic - Sign-on Bonus Available!


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, JHA’s and DEI’s
  • Ability to read, and understand blueprints, schematics, electrical and hydraulic line charts
  • Ability to design, cut, weld, and fabricate within industry accepted standards
  • Understanding of function and maintenance requirements of processing and facility equipment.
  • Understanding of hydraulic systems incorporating theory, functions, maintenance, and repair.
  • In-depth understanding of electrical systems incorporating low voltage AC/DC, primary voltage AC/DC, motor control function, and PLC’s.
  • Understanding of rolling stock function and maintenance requirements.
  • Ability to perform second level repairs on rolling stock
  • Ability to work various hours and flexible shifts when needed.
  • Helps with inventory control of facility, equipment, shop parts and supplies.
  • Follows all safety procedures as set by Apple Valley Waste and OSHA.
  • 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 in conformance with Company standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.  Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

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.  Employees who violate company rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


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.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills: None


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None


Other Skills and Abilities:


Good communication skills both oral and written

Organizational skills


Other Qualifications:

STICK & MIG welding experience

Steel fabrication abilities and knowledge


Additional Qualifications a plus:

Trouble Shooting experience with MCC Panels, contactors, relays etc.

Basic repair and service of sit-down forklifts, loaders and other rolling stock


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 regularly exposed to outside 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

 Five to Seven+ 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.


Job Benefits

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Paid Time Off/Paid Holidays.
  • Individual and Family Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options.
  • 401K Retirement Planning Options.
  • Life Insurance Options.
  • $500 bonus for successful completion of 90 day probationary period
  • $500 bonus for successful completion of 6 month review period
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Posted: November 15, 2021
Job ID: 170
Location: Apple Valley - Hagerstown, Maryland (MD), 21740
Position Type: Mechanic
Job Type: Operations

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