Mechanical Technician (Detroit, MI)

  • Company: 3M
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Posted: December 13, 2017
  • Reference ID: R00753585
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Mechanical Technician for the Abrasives Systems Division located in Detroit, MI. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Mechanical Technician will work in the Plant Engineering department. Mechanical Technicians must possess a high degree of mechanical knowledge. Mechanical Technicians must be able to diagnose complex mechanical problems and plan repairs. They must understand basic facility and process equipment repairs as they apply to the Detroit Plant. Install, troubleshoot, repair, modify, and make adjustments to machines, and mechanical devices used in production, laboratory, office and utility areas. They must be able to plan, install and troubleshoot mechanical projects and equipment.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Repair/replace bearings and bushings
  • Replace gear boxes and transmissions
  • Repair, replace, align motors
  • Splice conveyor belts
  • Replace, adjust pump seals
  • Repair, replace clutches, brakes and drive components
  • Repair, replace, align couplings
  • Repair, replace, and change valves
  • Setup, operate and read precision testing and measuring instruments to the instrument manufacturer's specification and accuracy. Precision testing and measuring instruments include devices such as: VOM's, thermometers, velometers, scales, tachometers, strobe lights, data loggers, gages and recorders
  • Troubleshoot/repair pneumatic and hydraulic equipment
  • Troubleshoot, repair and make standard adjustments to mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and machinery including fixed and variable speed power transmission systems and reciprocating piston equipment
  • Perform basic machining; set up and operate shop equipment and portable power tools, use precision measuring equipment for machining, adjust speeds
  • Replace encoders and tachometers
  • Adjust, calibrate and repair tension controls
  • Maintain, rebuild and replace vacuum pumps, hydraulic pumps, chemical feed pumps, centrifugal pumps, gear pumps, vane pumps, auger and screw pumps and pneumatic diaphragm pumps
  • Perform pipefitting tasks; install, repair, select and replace pipe, tubing and fittings
  • Perform millwright tasks; move material, equipment and machinery using standard methods of lifting, rigging, hoisting, blocking, skidding and rolling.
  • Level and tram rolls
  • Troubleshoot/repair electrical equipment; replace and wire motors, repair and replace contactors and relays, replace fuses
  • Use proper material joining and cutting process techniques and fabricate and repair machine parts
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks on production equipment, lifting, hoisting and material handling equipment, safety devices and facility utilities following standard procedures as indicated on PM route sheets or in equipment manuals
  • Complete shop records and use reporting system following established procedures as required for effective performance of the job or operation of the department
  • Participate in production changeovers and adjustments
  • Read and work to the indicated accuracy, specifications and tolerances as detailed on engineering drawings, machine assembly prints, machine construction prints, pneumatic and hydraulic schematics, blueprints, sketches, equipment manuals and vendor diagrams
  • Observe 3M Safety Rules, 3M Guide to Conduct and Plant Engineering department work rules

This position will require:
  • Working overtime as needed

This position may require:
  • Weekend work
  • Working on holidays as needed
  • Short notice shift coverage
  • Working 3rd shift
  • Up to 12 hour shifts as needed
  • Frequent physical demands, including:
    • Prolonged standing
    • Bending/Twisting/Stooping
    • Climbing Ladders/Heights
    • Overhead work-squat/kneel
    • Operating powered industrial vehicles
    • Ability to use self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or full face respirator (requires clean shaven face)
    • Lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in industrial maintenance OR Possess a two (2) year technical degree or diploma in a maintenance field

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum 6 (six) years of experience in Industrial Maintenance AND possess an Associate's degree in a field relating to Industrial Maintenance with an emphasis in Mechanical Systems
  • Experience in pneumatics, hydraulics, plumbing, pipe fitting, conduit work, welding and fabrication, working with motors and drives and conveyors, troubleshooting basic electrical and 3 phase power systems, working with PLCs and motor controls
  • Skills include ability to work with PCs and various applications, emails, etc. Effectively communicate with production operators, engineers and management

Location: Detroit, MI
Relocation: Is not authorized

Qualified applicants will be required to take and pass 3M employment testing as a part of the selection process.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status.)

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