• Maintenance-Mining, Mechanic

    Job Locations US-NC-Aurora
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/10/2018 2:57 PM)
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    Manufacturing, Operations & Trades
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  • Job Description

    Maintenance-Mining Mechanic, Aurora, NC

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Hourly position, no direct reports. Reports to Department Supervisor.

    The Maintenance-Mining Mechanic is a support position and is responsible for maintaining the processing components of an assigned production area. There duties are accomplished by conducting inspections and performing equipment repairs. These activities are essential to cost-effective operations and require a strict attention-to-detail mindset. All activities must be conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

    Key Tasks:

    • Working safely to prevent on-the-job injuries by following Nutrien, OSHA, MSHA, and MARSEC guidelines.
    • Using proper Personal Protection Equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, face shield, flash suites, and personal environmental monitors.
    • Assisting in completing safe work permits tasks by confirming proper PPE is used, proper safety procedures are followed, Lock out tag out completed, and barricades are in place before work begins.
    • Installing new parts and production components such as bearing, seals, pumps, motors shafts, rollers, pulleys, and belts.
    • Using hand and power tools to complete job tasks by making the proper selection of a tool to complete assignment.
    • Working in teams by completing assignment to minimize down-time.
    • Acquiring necessary licenses to operate forklift, man lift and boom truck (area specific).
    • Assisting in pipe fitting and bolting up flanges by using proper techniques and tools to complete the task.
    • Assisting in tearing down and installing processing components during a 8-hour shift.
    • Assisting in completing hot work permitted tasks by acting as a fire watch, barricading access, fire control, and checking air quality.
    • Assisting in completing confine space permit tasks by setting up ventilation fans, monitor air quality, and performing as an entrant and attendant duties.
    • Completing Craft Training and Progression Plan training by testing for each module in the allotted time frame to ensure steady progression is achieved from Level 8 to Level 13.
    • Using theoretical and practical knowledge process methods to install components such as pumps, compressors, drivers, turbines, conveyors, boilers, piping, and valves.
    • Assisting with PM task during down days by following PM check sheet and signing off to indicate tasks have been completed, forwards to supervisor for review.
    • Utilizing consumable supplies during repair activities to ensure they are used in the most cost effective manner.
    • Assisting in checking the condition of rotating components by inspecting bearings, blades and fan belts, reports details to supervisor to schedule repairs.
    • Assisting in the inspect of Hydraulic systems by checking oil levels, possible system leaks, and heat exchanger, reports concerns to supervisor to schedule repairs.
    • Assisting in troubleshooting work-related problems by using established work methods to isolate concerns, and then uses proven repair techniques and best practice to complete work tasks.
    • Performing housekeeping duties of an assigned area by cleaning area prior to job completion, turns in completed paper work indicating area is clean.
    • Using schematics, diagrams, repair manuals, and blueprints to locate and repair equipment and production components.
    • Assisting electricians, welders, and other skilled trades to complete assigned tasks.
    • Assisting in fabricating metal production components by using cutting torch and welding equipment.
    • Assisting in rigging process components for removal and installation by following proper rigging techniques to complete tasks.
    • Reading daily job activities and scope of job to determine tools necessary to complete tasks, follows up on job package and reviews changes with supervisor.
    • Assisting in conducting fixed ladder inspections by using the Fixed Ladder Inspection sheet to verify each ladder component meets standards, reports any concerns to the shift supervisor.
    • Conducting daily inspections of mobile equipment by using the mobile equipment checklist before using the equipment.
    • Updating job activities by documenting any changes to the job package and reviewing with supervisor.
    • Other tasks as assigned.


    • The Mechanic position requires an individual to demonstrate reliability, responsiveness, and dependability.
    • It also requires being careful about details and thorough in the completion of work tasks.
    • An essential characteristic for the Mechanic position is cooperation—working well with others on the job by displaying a good attitude and leadership skills at all times.
    • The job requires systematic procedural discipline, following a predetermined course of action for completing tasks, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and developing a team atmosphere to get things done.
    • Initiative is another important work style; it requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges without being asked.
    • Adaptability and flexibility are requirements due to the many changes conditions throughout the day.
    • This position requires constant attention-to-details during the daily production process to prevent upsets and requires quick reaction to limit any prolonged downtime to the assigned processing unit. 


    • High school diploma or equivalent, along with high school or postsecondary courses in mechanical drawing, mathematics, blueprint reading, computer programming, and electronics.
    • Requires curriculum training and on-the job-training of 3,000 hours & 6,000 to reach Master Craftsman level.
    • Learning the details of Standard Maintenance Procedures, safety, and environmental procedures, production, and regulations are necessary to become a competent Mechanic.
    • This position requires an individual to demonstrate reliability, responsiveness, and dependability. It also requires being careful about details and thorough in completing work tasks.


    Must pass a pre-employment exam and drug screening.


    The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 5 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 4 on Workplace Documents in order to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien. 


    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. 

    We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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