STS Technical Services has partnered with ARAUCO – a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced wood products for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, ARAUCO manufactures and distributes the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite
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Maintenance Mechanics: 39725

STS Technical Services • 
Grayling, Michigan, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
  STS Technical Services has partnered with ARAUCO – a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced wood products for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, ARAUCO manufactures and distributes the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp. ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where they are located. As a result, we are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of the team at ARAUCO! Right now, ARAUCO is hiring Maintenance Mechanics in Grayling, Michigan!

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for safely responding to all maintenance issues (ie: breakdowns, troubleshooting), maintenance follow-up from previous shift, shift rounds, completing operating work orders and supporting operations during upset conditions with a view to achieving a high degree of mill reliability.

Description of Essential Duties:

  • Practice and coach quality workmanship and safe work habits
  • Responsible to respond to mill breakdowns in a timely and efficient manner and working closely with area operators to resolve maintenance related issues
  • Investigate the root cause of equipment failure (ask why 5 times) and make recommendations for long term fix
  • Helps to develop PMs
  • Communicates routinely and effectively with operating staff to repair equipment and achieve mill reliability and ensuring “A” grade product is being produced
  • Lead the troubleshooting and proper documentation (maintenance log book) of all maintenance related items
  • Lead the RIP process for downtime and send RIP communication prior the end of the shift
  • Complete established shift rounds and other established shift tasks (i.e. forklift circle checks)
  • Responsible for one on one communication with oncoming shift maintenance
  • Communication of maintenance related issues at the maintenance meetings
  • Follow-up on outstanding maintenance shift issues from previous shift
  • Enter appropriate work requests for required follow-up work.
  • Complete assigned work orders or other PM/PD activities based on established priority and return completed paperwork
  • Supports and participates in the Asset Reliability Process (ARP)
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement of troubleshooting resources (prints, manuals, job plans, tools, spare parts, etc.)
  • Responsible for being aware of maintenance issues throughout the mill or assigned area (log books, interaction with operators)
  • Responsible for equipment and process familiarization to provide more effective maintenance support
  • Participate in planning & coordinating downday and shutdown maintenance work
  • Works closely with Planners
  • Participate in project work and major shutdowns
  • This could mean leading a project from start to finish (consulting with manufactures/distributors, getting quotes, making purchase requests, developing job plans/time lines, install, commission, update prints, develop pm’s, training manuals, etc.)
  • Prepare information for Maintenance Meetings
  • Print and review Mill downtime to insure accuracy and provide additional information if required (Nightshift)
  • Attend/Participate in crew meetings and crew training
  • Leads the RIP process for the crew
  • Supports the crew to resolve process related issues and during process upset conditions
  • Supports the crew in operate/maintain activities to keep the mill operating during emergency or short staffing conditions
  • Attends/Participates in mech or elect functional meetings
  • Supports and promoted the ARAUCO Asset Reliability Process (ARP)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Holds the equivalent of a certified Mechanic trade ticket for the State of Michigan, or a 2 year degree in mechanical studies combined with related experience
  • 3+ years industrial mechanic experience required (including bearings, hydraulics, pumps, gearboxes)
  • Welding and Fabrication skilled
  • Ability to use a variety of mechanical troubleshooting equipment and techniques (ie. laser alignment)
  • Familiarity of the basic functions of a CMMS system preferred
  • Experience in reliability techniques & knowledge of lubrication principles is an asset
  • Strong, demonstrated electrical or mechanical skills
  • Strong, demonstrated troubleshooting skills
  • Have a focus on continuous improvement and an understanding of what drives improved uptime metrics
  • Ability to look for improvement opportunities, optimize to increase efficiencies and overall equipment uptime
  • Familiarity of the basic functions of a CMMS system
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload independently and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to understand, develop and implement work order PM’s
  • Proven ability to be a self-motivated and a self-starter required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook preferred
  • Ability to work extended hours and rotating shift as required
  • Ability to work at heights in a manufacturing environment required
  • Experience installing capital equipment and working with major equipment shutdowns is an asset

Organizational Culture/Job Fit:

  • Actively participates in maintenance and operations initiatives
  • Is a leader in team approach to work and fostering the culture at ARAUCO
  • Supports and participates in the Operate and Maintain principles of the Team Design
  • Covers operator roles to support crew meetings

Key Safety/Housekeeping Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates through use and participation the understanding of all required safety policies and procedures
  • Works actively to maintain housekeeping responsibilities in the maintenance shop and tool crib
  • Demonstrates good housekeeping practices during repair jobs and appropriate clean-up when jobs are completed
  • When directly overseeing contractor work, completes Contractor Work Permits and Laser Forms, lockout and permit documentation
  • Maintains lockout certifications as assigned
  • Responsible to stay current in JSP’s review, area specific orientations, lockout certifications and re-certifications, safety quizzes, etc. that are specific to the maintenance group
  • Responsible for taking your safety and the safety of your co-workers as the primary consideration when performing work
  • Responsible for completing safety work orders in a timely fashion based on clear understanding of priority
  • Lead the process of shutting down a piece of equipment or area that you believe poses a potential safety concern to those working in the area or may result in serious equipment damage
  • Lead on shift safety support for maintenance related activities
  • Lead the on shift “Job Specific Contact” for contractors
  • Participates in all mill safety programs (ie; hazard alert program, Laser, confined space, Hot works, etc.) identified to maintain a high level of safety awareness in the mill


Since this is a direct hire job, our client will provide a full benefits package to you. If you would like to learn more about that package, please call 1-800-359-4787. Thanks for taking the time, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Job Ident #: 39725

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