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Job: Mechanical Mechanic
Reports to: Foreman Department: Field Operations
Classification: Hourly Location: Branch Office
The Mechanical Mechanic is responsible for applying insulating materials to pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Apply, remove, and repair insulation on industrial equipment, pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems such as heat exchangers, tanks, and vessels, to help control noise and maintain temperatures.
• Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
• Determine the amounts and types of insulation needed, and methods of installation, based on factors such as location, surface shape, and equipment use.
• Fit insulation around obstructions, and shape insulating materials and protective coverings as required.
• Install sheet metal around insulated pipes with screws in order to protect the insulation from weather conditions or physical damage.
• Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors.
• Prepare surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.
• Read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements.
• Select appropriate insulation such as fiberglass, Styrofoam, or cork, based on the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
• Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments or cement mortar.
• Fill blower hoppers with insulating materials.
• Move controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers, and to regulate flow of materials through nozzles.
• Remove or seal off old asbestos insulation, following safety procedures.
DESCRIPTION OF NONESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• May perform administrative duties such as yard and jobsite inventory, safety meetings, payroll timesheets, return tickets, change orders, time and material tickets, bill of materials, the reading of blueprints, and other jobsite paper work as assigned both accurately and neatly.
• May also be required to operate company vehicles which may require an active/valid driver's license (CDL if applicable) DOT Medical Card, DOT driver file, and more specific drug & alcohol testing requirements.
• Lead Insulators may supervise small crews based on size of project and scope of work. Carries out supervisory duties in accordance with company policies and applicable employment laws. Responsibilities include training employees, assigning and directing work, addressing complaints, and resolving problems. May fill in as Foreman as needed.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING REQUIRED:
May require the wearing of safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, safety harness, hearing protection, hard hat, and protective gloves, and site specific personal protective equipment while working at the various job sites (i.e. respirators).
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. These may be varied based on specific requirements of a branch or project)
• Knowledge of building and construction materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
• Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
• Requires good oral communication and comprehension skills
• Requires the ability to present a clean and professional image
• Must be available at non-traditional hours to complete projects according to contract or job requirement
• Requires the ability to do basic math
• Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
• Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
• Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
• Gross Body Equilibrium -- The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
• Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
• Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
• Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
• Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
• Trunk Strength -- The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
• Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
• Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
• Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
• Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
• Education generally equivalent to a High School diploma is desirable
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. )
Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here 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.)
The employee regularly works in high, precarious places, is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, dust, non-weather heat, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is also regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions and may work in varying degrees of confined space. The noise level is usually moderate, but may be loud at certain times while working at construction job sites. There may be work related travel.
Safway is an equal opportunity employer and considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Safway is also an E-Verify participant.
The above statements reflect the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.