Maintenance Technician
Cargill - Nashville, TN

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Cargill Ferrous International (CFI) 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, CFI 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 plant engineer 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


High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum 3 years experience in one or more of the following areas: Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic or Pneumatic equipment troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

Demonstrated mechanical aptitude including the basic use of and measuring of instruments/precision tools, fasteners, piping/fittings and valves, cutting and welding, packing/sealing/gasket products, air/steam traps, rotating shaft components, filtering media and rigging

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

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 and 8 hour shift, and extended hours including nights, week-ends, and holidays and on-call when needed

Associates Degree,Technical Degree or Bachelors Degree in related field

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

1 year Supervisory experience

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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