Newark, Ohio, United States

Apprenticeship - Maint Mech 1

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Job ID 53433

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The Mechanical Apprenticeship Program will develop the successful candidate to be a Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic.  The Apprenticeship Program will generally run for a period of 4 years.  Previous experience and formal training will be appropriately credited.  During the Apprenticeship Program employees will receive on the job and classroom training.  Each apprentice shall be subject to a periodic examination and on the job performance appraisal. 

The purpose of the Maintenance Mechanic is to install and repair mechanical systems, apparatus, mechanical components of industrial machinery and equipment.  This role provides maintenance repairs to industrial machinery as needed to keep a continuous manufacturing process supported.  Must work safely and follow all documented and “common sense” safety policies and procedures.

This individual is expected to perform as a professional, highly skilled and exceptionally competent maintenance person.  They must be able to analyze, perform root cause analysis on breakdowns and carryout corrective measures. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Notify your supervisor immediately of any accident, near miss or on the job injury when it occurs no matter how insignificant it may seem
  • Take personal ownership to work safely each and every day and hold other team members to the same level of high safety standards
  • Complies with safety requirements and notifies appropriate personnel of exceptions
  • Follows all environmental compliance policies and programs
  • Capability to read schematics and blueprints
  • Ability to install, maintains, diagnose, troubleshoot and correct general mechanical problems on industrial machinery.
  • Burner system understanding, troubleshooting and properly tuning
  • Advanced skills – pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical gear
  • Assist in the development and completion of PM and Predictive maintenance programs for all motors, panels and mechanical components/systems. 
  • Completes and maintains plant required records and reports
  • Tests malfunctioning machinery and discuss malfunction with other maintenance, electrical maintenance and operations team members.  Including being lead where appropriate for mechanical downtime and trouble shooting.
  • Calibration of machinery, balancing and alignment of fans
  • Complies with good housekeeping practices on the job and ensures work areas are clean and picked up after each job is completed.
  • Must display initiative to follow through and complete assigned jobs.  
  • Assists with the mechanical training of other maintenance personnel
  • Works as instructed with outside contractors
  • Attend all required training
  • Comply with all plant rules
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Regular attendance on site and ability to rotate to varying shifts

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    High school Diploma or GED equivalent

    Experience utilizing SAP is preferred, not required

    Able to think under pressure and make quick and safe decisions

    Able to communicate in English

    Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

    Interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

    Work independently with minimal direct supervision and drive toward accomplishment and produce high quality work

    Good attention to detail

    Authorized to work in the United States on an unlimited basis


    2 years experience preferred in related maintenance trade or occupation that involved mechanical maintenance in an industrial manufacturing environment is preferred. 

    Additional Information

    This is not an entry level position

    This is a full time position

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

Must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts.

Will be required to pass a physical and drug screen (hair test).

Will be required to complete a background check

Will be required to pass performance (hands on) test administered by Owens Corning

Must complete and successfully pass the following Work Keys to be considered. (Will be administered by OhioMeansJobs if candidate has not previously taken Work Keys)

  • Applied Mathematics – Must score a 4 or higher
  • Reading for Information – Must score a 4 or higher
  • Locating Information – Must score a 4 or higher
  • Applied Technology – Must score a 4 or higher
  • Workplace Observation – Must score a 3 or higher

    Take the Ramsay MecTest and Mechanical Maintenance Trainee (70% pass rate). (Test will be administered by C-TEC if candidate has not previously taken Ramsey MecTest or Mechanical Maintenance Trainee Test)

Essential Physical Requirements

Able to do repetitive hand, arm and leg movements for several hours

Able to climb on and off fork truck

Ability to stand for 10-12 hours straight

Able to climb and descend stairs for up to 12 hours continuously

Lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds more than 100 times per day

Able to squat, bend at the waist and knees freely

Exposures to temperature extremes

Exposure to sounds or noise levels that may be uncomfortable

Bending and twisting

Handle, control or feel objects, tools

Repetitive movement

Wear required personal protective equipment (bump cap/hard hat, gloves, steel toed shoes, ear protection, arc flash gear and respirator when required)

Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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