Datrose Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in Carlisle, Iowa

Job Number : 14252Job Category : Skilled Labor/TradesPosition Type : Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Location : Carlisle,IAEducation : High School DiplomaYears of Experience : 4

Job Description:

Datrose is seeking an experienced Industrial Maintenance Mechanic for an excellent Direct Hire opportunity in Carlisle, IA! If you are a motivated, detail oriented, and seeking an opportunity with a great client; this may be the position for you!

Job Description

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and plant leadership for equipment troubleshooting, equipment modifications and preventive maintenance. Assist with contractor installations working with the engineering staff when applicable.

  • Assure that all equipment is operating safely, efficiently, and smoothly.

  • Keep down time to a bare minimum by responding to downtime immediately

  • Assure that all equipment is maintained by following a preventive maintenance program and schedule

  • Manage the PM program and perform PM tasks on schedule

  • Document all repairs

  • Investigate, price, order, and monitor inventory of parts and tools

  • Perform all electrical and controls tasks up to your ability.

  • Assure that needed tools and spare parts are readily available

  • Maintain building, grounds, and facility

  • Perform and manage larger maintenance projects.

  • Serve as a plant contact with vendors who supply mechanical work to:

  • Hoists

  • Forklifts

  • HVAC

  • Plumbing

  • Milling equipment

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers

  • Machine shops.

Basic Job Requirements:

  • Must be dependable and conscientious

  • Must lead by example, show motivation and integrity

  • Must be willing and able to interact with all levels of management

  • Must be prepared to work alone with minimal direct supervision.

  • Must have good communication skills: verbal, written, phone, computer, fax

  • Good verbal aptitude, numerical ability, electrical and mechanical ability, problem solving skills, and ability to make sound judgments and decisions.

  • Must be willing to help in non skill areas

  • Must be willing to learn new skills

  • Must follow safety and sanitation guidelines

  • Process improvement, team involvement

  • Must be willing to work overtime as required, including some weekends and holidays.

  • Must be willing to be susceptible to “24 hour on call”.

  • Ability to know and work on priorities and stay on task

  • Must be willing to access all areas of the plant (i.e., roofs, bin entry, etc.)

  • Ability to perform PM tasks on schedule

  • Good understanding of mechanical principles

  • Ability to read schematics

  • Ability to read assembly drawings for each unit of operation

  • Ability to proactively identify points of failure and troubleshoot symptoms in gearboxes, blowers, rotary valves, roll stands, bag houses, conveyors and other packing and milling equipment.

  • Ability to tear down all types of equipment and replace worn parts (seals, bearings, gears, belts, sheaves, etc…) and reassemble in a professional and efficient manner.

  • Ability to troubleshoot machine lock ups, shear pins, clutches, pneumatics, hydraulics, and drive systems.

  • General knowledge of the HVAC, sewer, plumbing, vacuum, compressed air, water, lighting, and roof systems.

  • Has knowledge, understanding, and capable of using the following equipment safely, skillfully and efficiently:

  • Welding: tig welding, mig welding, arc welding

  • Acetylene cutting, and plasma cutting

  • Lathe, drill and mill equipment and tools

  • Operation of hydraulic& arbor presses.

  • Sheet metal brake, shear & roll formers

  • Different types of shop tools: saws, grinders, drills, pipe and die threaders etc.

  • Able to sharpen drill bits, change band saw blades, and knowledge of the correct application.

  • Ability to identify different types and applications of shafts and to correctly size them.

  • Know when & how to replace the different types of cylinders

  • Read and use outside/inside, dial calipers, micrometers, rules and measures of different types and styles.

  • Techniques for rigging/lifting equip.

Electrical Skills:

  • Have a basic understanding of PLCs, SLCs and ladder logic.

  • Capable of going on line to look at SLC and PLC programs

  • Understands the difference between AC and DC currents

  • Have a basic understanding of motor control circuits (i.e.; breaker, contactor, overload, hand/off /auto switches, on/off switches,)

  • Accurately diagnosis and troubleshoots minor electrical problems with the use of schematics and VOM s (i.e.; blown fuses, relays, heater problems, etc.)

  • Effectively uses a meter when necessary.

  • Can identify basic electrical components and how to trouble shoot and replace (photo eyes, relays, prox switches, etc)

  • Ability to trouble shoot a 3-phase motor electrically and mechanically and be able to replace if needed.

  • Uses proper safety precautions when dealing with electricity. Follows proper lockout tag out procedures.

  • Capable of repairing different types of lights (i.e., ballast, sockets, wiring)


The environment is dusty and may be hot and humid. Many areas of the plant have noise levels above the 80dB level requiring the use of hearing protection.

Education/Training Required:

  • High School education, G.E.D. equivalent or above.

  • Technical training or 4 years experience in a related field to meet the job requirements listed above

  • Work in the maintenance department as a MM05 for 18 months

  • Complete the existing maintenance program while working in a MM05 position


The environment is dusty and may be hot and humid. Many areas of the plant have noise levels above the 80dB level requiring the use of hearing protection.

Suggested Education/Training:

  • Complete 18 month Maintenance program offered by DMMAC, Kirkwood, or other colleges.

  • Complete 1-year machinist program offered by DMMAC, Kirkwood, or other colleges.

  • Taking any courses, college credited or continuing adult education classes that pertain to maintenance related areas, such as: Welding, lathe, milling, fabrication, drafting, blueprint and schematic reading, rigging, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical classes.

Datrose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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