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Company: GAF
Location: Ennis, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


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Job Description:

Mechanical Technician I (Manufacturing)

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Mechanical Technician I position is a technical role supporting production in the Manufacturing Maintenance Department. The Mechanical Technician I will have both technical and leadership responsibilities. The Mechanic Technician I's primary duties are to perform all tasks in a safe manner per Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) direction for site policies and OSHA standards. The ideal candidate will have established advanced troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve daily machine issues as well as support medium and long-term expense and capital development projects. This position will also be subject to ‘On-Call' duty as needed on a rotational schedule.

Mechanical Technician (Manufacturing) Responsibility:

The Manufacturing Mechanical Technician I will have general mechanical expertise as well as a strong understanding of critical systems and equipment specific to their plant. Their leadership skills will be utilized by mentoring, knowledge sharing and utilizing their experience to assist setting daily priorities and direction for the team. This individual interacts extensively with the production and maintenance employees with the collaborative goal to enhance the day-to-day operations of this manufacturing facility.

Technical Skills

At a minimum, they utilize or have a working knowledge of the following skill sets and equipment, which will be further developed through proper training and job experience. Including but not limited to:

  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics

  • Pipe Fitting

  • Welding

  • Pumps

  • Machinery Drives

  • Utilities: Have operating knowledge in the plant to include water, oil, natural gas, compressed air, and fire protection systems.

  • Tools: Have good working knowledge of mechanical tools, hand, battery operated, and electric driven and safely uses the correct tool for each job.

  • Safety: Is aware of safety hazards existing in an industrial facility. Always practices safe work habits and maintains a clean work area.

  • Interact with peers, supervisors and managers in a cooperative and team oriented manner.

  • Ensure that housekeeping is maintained and enhanced during the performance of all tasks.

  • Ensure that a safe work environment is maintained and enhanced during the performance.

  • Perform millwright work such as aligning a pump and motor with dial indicator or laser system, install sheaves, belts, align equipment, check for squareness and belt tension. Install bearings and be able to perform all maintenance work required on bearings.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot daily machine issues.

  • Support medium and long-term expense and capital development projects.

  • Have general mechanical expertise.

  • Strong comprehension of critical systems and equipment specific to their plant.

  • Act as a mentor to other members of the maintenance team to help them develop additional skills.

  • Assist in setting the daily priorities and direction for the group.

  • This individual will interact extensively with the production and maintenance teams to enhance the day-to-day operations of the plant. As part of this they will be expected to work closely with management.

Mechanical Technician I (Manufacturing) I Profile:


  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Minimum of five years related experience in the manufacturing industry.

  • Able to lift and handle up to 50 pounds.

  • Able to climb and work at elevated heights.

  • Computer skills and the ability to learn new programs such as Maximo MMS.

  • Able to work around the chemicals and environment present in both the Shingle and Nonwoven Plants.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate written and verbally.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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