Maintenance Mechanic, Solvay Mill - Syracuse, NY

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Maintenance Mechanic, Solvay Mill - Syracuse, NY

1932-1998 Milton Ave.
Solvay, New York, 13209
United States

The opportunity:

We are seeking a Maintenance Mechanic to be located in Solvay, NY.  This Maintenance Technician position inspects, tests, repairs, installs, and maintains mechanical and/or electrical equipment for production and process equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications. This facility is operated as a team concept mill and all individuals are required to work to their potential.  This job description does not in any way limit the responsibilities of the Maintenance Technician - Mechanical position. 

What you need to succeed:

  • Journeyman Certificate, some college, and/or vocational/technical training
  • 5 years' industrial experience, or equivalent military experience
  • Effective interpersonal and team skills. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute work for both individual and small group effort
  • Utilizing multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills, and training.  
  • Understanding of mill equipment and processes.  
  • Computer literate.  
  • Effective trouble-shooter within area of expertise.  
  • Possess initiative; attention to detail; follow-through.  
  • Fifty pounds lifting capability; normal hearing/vision with correction; ability to climb stairs and catwalks
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Ability to work in a rotation pool to support Shift Teams
  • Ability to work a minimum 44 hours per week with extended hours to meet mill needs including call-ins

How you will impact WestRock: 

  • You will maximize mill efficiency by supporting Operations and Maintenance Teams through participation in the following:
  • Effective first response to unplanned mill shut down situations
  • Equipment/process optimization
  • Planning and executing shutdown activities
  • Supports continuous improvement of preventive maintenance
  • Participate in trouble-shooting efforts to respond to equipment failures and/or process deficiencies
  • Participate in root cause analysis and execution of corrective actions to minimize recurrence of unplanned shutdown
  • You will be responsible for vendor contact as requested
  • Collaborate with Planners to identify procurement needs

  What we offer: 

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

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





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