General Maintenance Mechanic - Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga / Tennessee / United States

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General Maintenance Mechanic - Chattanooga, TN

701 Manufacturers Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37405
United States

The Opportunity:

Inspects, repairs, and maintains production and process equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer's specification.


·       High School diploma or G.E.D. with 5+ years’ work experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment working with equipment installation, equipment maintenance, construction, or fabrication.  

·       A combination of experience and technical education may substitute for sub-journeyman positions, but in no case less than 3 years will be considered. 

·       A full working knowledge of millwright, pipe fitter, metal worker, and mechanic trades including proper tool usage, lubrication, drive components, v-belt drives, chain drives, speed reducers, bearings, pumps, piping systems, basic arc welding and burning, hydraulics, and troubleshooting techniques which must be gained through a combination of experience and on the job training.

·       Full knowledge of safety regulations with emphasis on energy isolation, lockout/tagout, confined space entry, and line breaking procedures.

·       Ability to communicate effectively, utilize computers to acquire parts, generate and complete work, and train other employees.

·       Demonstrated ability to utilize maintenance management system/work orders

·       Ability to read and examine blueprints, engineering drawings, and process and instrument diagrams.

·       Ability to understand and switch back and forth between the metric and English measuring system.

·       Ability to carry out tasks, which require a sequence of steps, and also deal with upset conditions that may affect or modify normal operational parameters.

·       Ability to select and properly use personal protective equipment according to the specific hazard or hazards in accordance with Department requirements.

·       Ability to operate lift trucks, aerial lifts, scissors lifts, chains and hoists, oxygen/acetylene rigs.

·       Welding skills should include carbon steel, TIG, MIG, heliarc, and pipe fabricating and repair.

·       A basic knowledge of rigging and hoisting fundamentals including safe load calculation and hand signals, clings, cables, chokers, and shackles.

·       Ability to work shifts, shut downs and holidays as needed


The hourly rate for this position is 28.86.

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.




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