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Maintenance Mechanic - $5/hr PREMIUM PAY

Company: Zoltek
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Maintenance Mechanic - $5/hr PREMIUM PAY

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Location: St. Charles, MO

Date Posted: 5/28/21

Job Summary: Zoltek is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic with welding experience to join our team at our Missouri Research Park facility in St. Charles, MO. The Maintenance Mechanic will perform general maintenance work on our carbon fiber production machinery to ensure maximum efficiency and safety of our operations. For a limited time, all hourly employees will receive an extra $5.00 per hour premium for hours worked. Once the premium pay program has ended, the employee's regular pay will revert to the standard rate, which does not include the program premium.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain and repair single and multi-stage pumps, motors, drives, ovens, furnaces, bearings and pipe systems
  • Stick/SMAW, Mig & Tig welding
  • Remove and install mechanical seals
  • Align pumps using dial indicator method and other precision tools
  • Work on and troubleshoot industrial knitters and textile equipment
  • Make confined space entry in furnaces, replace bearings on equipment, remove and install gear boxes
  • Fit pipes, conduct electrical repair, fabricate equipment
  • Work with single and 3-phase electrical systems
  • Work on and troubleshoot 480v VFD controllers, overloads, contactors, circuit breakers, limit switches, conveyors, etc...
  • Document information as required
  • Keep equipment and work area clean, safe and organized
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and co-workers


  • High School Diploma required, related Certification or Associate's Degree from a college or technical school desired
  • 2 years of experience in plant maintenance in a manufacturing environment required
  • 2 years structure welding (stick / SMAW welding) training and experience required
  • Mig & Tig welding strongly desired
  • Plant electrical experience strongly desired
  • Ability to read/interpret electrical and hydraulic schematic
  • Ability to work with single and 3phase power
  • Ability to work on 480 VFD controllers, over loads, conveyers, (PLC Omron brand a plus)
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a safe and ethical work environment, and work as a team member
  • Ability to wear a full-face respirator (no full beards)

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, squat, bend, twist, stoop, crouch and crawl. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
  • Good finger and manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift, turn, bend, squat, kneel, reach, pull, walk or stand for periods of time
  • Ability to tolerate heat and itchy material
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

Work Environment:

The work environments characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • No climate control - temperature can be hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
  • Handling of carbon fiber causes moderate to severe itchiness.
  • Some work requires confined space entry.
  • Strong odors may be present.
  • Moderately dirty because of materials and machinery handled.
  • Excessive fly may be present.

Zoltek is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.

Keywords: Zoltek, Saint Charles , Maintenance Mechanic - $5/hr PREMIUM PAY, Other , Saint Charles, Missouri

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