Mechanical Technician
Martin Marietta Materials

New Braunfels, Texas

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Position Summary

The Maintenance Technician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor. This person is expected to have very strong mechanical skills and to work with little or no supervision while performing complex maintenance on equipment necessary for the manufacturing of cement.


  • Inspect plant process machinery and provide recommendations for repair
  • Install & repair plant process machinery and provide detailed written description of work performed
  • Operate equipment such as boom-lifts, cranes, forklifts, and other related mobile equipment
  • Provide scope of work, parts requirements, and equipment requirements for repairs during both scheduled and unscheduled mill and kiln outages
  • Perform other duties and special projects as required
Minimum Education and Experience
  • High School or Equivalent, Some college preferred
  • Must have minimum of four years' experience in heavy process equipment, preferably in the mineral processing industry, or a minimum of six months experience cement plant operations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must have knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of all types of equipment used in the manufacturing of cement - preferred
  • Ability to repair and rebuild plant equipment with little or no supervision viz. fans, blowers, pumps, elevators, crusher, clinker cooler, kiln, compressors, reclaimers, ball mills, vertical roller mills, air slides, gates, valves, coal mills, rail and truck loading equipment, air separators, FK pumps, air cannons, etc.
  • Ability to reason through difficult operations/maintenance problems, resolve said problems and/or relate same to others
  • Knowledge of store room and tool room procedures
  • Ability to determine equipment conditions by visual observation and listening to its operation.
  • Ability to remove and install guards and other equipment weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to inspect and repair dust collectors
  • Ability to align couplings, motors and gearboxes with indicators and other equipment
  • Ability to rebuild gearboxes and other equipment
  • Ability to maintain and replace bearings
  • Ability to lubricate equipment properly
  • Ability to splice conveyor belts; install idlers, tail pulleys and all other parts needed in a belt conveyor
  • Ability to use tools such as impact plant wrenches up to 2" drive torque wrenches, hand and power tools and sledge hammers up to 12 hours
  • Knowledgeable of MSHA standards and requirements
  • Knowledge of hazards associated with areas of responsibility
  • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate in the English language
  • Must be able to utilize various measuring devices (micrometers, square, level, etc.) including precision and specialized tools
  • Must be able to exhibit competence in shielded arc welding & flame cutting
  • Must be able to read gauges & keep accurate records of operating procedures and maintenance history
  • Ability to do mechanical assembly and fabrication.
  • Understanding of basic vibration measurement and trending
  • Ability to do basic non-destructive testing / measurements such as thickness, mag particle, dye-penetrant, ultrasonic, etc.
  • Ability to read and understand equipment manuals pertaining to operation, parts, maintenance and assembly (schematics as needed)
  • Ability to operate maintenance trucks, forklifts and man lifts (standard and automatic)
  • Must have excellent work ethic and safety record
  • Ability to be on call or work extended hours when required
  • Knowledge of basic cement manufacturing process
  • Ability to participate in and deliver tool box talks
  • Ability to perform job safety risk assessments
  • Ability to clean up the work place after the job
  • Ability to ensure good housekeeping in the shop and in the plant
  • Ability to lead and direct.
  • Consistently good attitude and behavior
  • Ability to use cell phone / other mobile devices to communicate
  • Ability to communicate through e-mails
  • Ability to use CMMS
  • Basic knowledge of MS office
  • Must understand and comply with lock-out procedure and safety requirements

Physical Requirements
  • Physical requirements include visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination, standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, climbing on equipment, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, climbing on equipment, working at heights up to 350 feet, repetitive motion, and squatting - all for extended periods of time (up to 12 hours) to perform the essential functions
  • Must be able to work days or nights as required during equipment outages
  • Must be able to use proper Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Walk/stand on uneven ground, walkways and catwalks throughout the work day
  • Manually position crane lifted parts and equipment. Physically lift up to 75 lbs. parts waist high for mounting into position
  • Ability to work in tight areas to install and handle heavy parts (sideliners, slinger pans and other equipment)
  • Must work outside in all weather conditions: heat, cold, dust, and wet a minimum of 8 hrs. per day. Work in high noise level areas while wearing proper PPE. May have exposure to dust, cement, clay, gypsum, sand, diesel exhaust, lubricants, solvents, various fuels, etc. (See MSDS's)

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