Maintenance Technician
Cargill - Loudon, TN

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Cargill Metals beginnings date back to 1832, when C. Tennant, Sons and Company began as a merchandiser of various commodities. Cargill, Incorporated acquired C. Tennant, Sons and Company as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1972. The subsidiary became a department of Cargill in 1986 and was renamed Cargill Ferrous International to focus on ferrous raw materials and steel related products.

Today, Cargill Metals is a leading trader, distributor and provider of risk management solutions serving the global ferrous industry. Our mission is to provide liquidity and risk management solutions for our partners including mines, scrap-yards, steel producers and steel consumers.

Position Overview

The Maintenance Technician will maintain plant equipment, records of equipment PM and repairs, and spare parts inventory to minimize cost and downtime. This position will become proficient in the operation of plant equipment. This position will assist in training plant employees in the operation and maintenance of equipment. This position will maximize productivity through maintaining current preventative maintenance programs. This position will actively participate in plant safety and quality programs. The Maintenance Technician will assist the Maintenance Supervisor in all aspects of day to day maintenance of the plant.

Principal Accountabilities:
35% - Maintain optimum functionality for all plant equipment and systems by performing inspections, completing predictive and preventive maintenance measures (including data entry), repairing and modifying equipment and systems.

25% - Inspect buildings, grounds and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long range needs for maintenance and repair work. Enter work orders utilizing maintenance computer program.

20% - Operate safely within Cargill policies, procedures, and government regulations and fully participate in Cargill Safety Programs (BBS, EHS Audits, monthly safety inspections, etc.).

15% - Complete all housekeeping assignments, work to improve the condition of all facility departments, and work as a team member with a positive attitude.

5% - Work extended shifts, as necessary, including weekends and holidays, and take call-ins to make repairs


Required Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum 3 years of experience in the following areas:
Mechanical troubleshooting

Electrical troubleshooting

Hydraulic/Pneumatic troubleshooting

Demonstrated mechanical/electrical aptitude

Ability to problem solve and make decisions as needed

Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Demonstrated good attendance record

Effective communication skills (written, and verbal)

Proficient computer skills, including data entry and data retrieval

Good working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and associated EHS programs

Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Ability to work outside in all types of weather conditions, and climb ladders and work from heights

Ability to work third shift, including extended hours, weekends, and holidays as needed

Preferred Qualifications:
Associates Degree,Technical Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in related field

5 years of experience in one or more of the following; Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic or Pneumatic equipment troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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