Maintenance Mechanic at Kerkstra Precast in Trenton, Michigan

Posted in Skilled Labor - Trades 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Kerkstra Precast

Location: Trenton, MI

Who We Are:

Fabcon Companies manufactures and erects precast concrete for every type of structure. Projects range from a 10,000 square-foot machine shop to a one-million square foot distribution center, and from a single-story bakery to a 16-story housing facility. Our serviceability begins at the first design meeting, through our plants, to the construction site and continues throughout the life of the building. From superior design and professional construction crews to building-life-cycle savings, we deliver the best possible building solution. Fabcon has manufacturing plants in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

What We Believe:

Safety and quality above all.
Creating a positive customer experience.
Acting with integrity.
Treating people with respect.
Nurturing a spirit of innovation.
Always finding a better way.

Why Join Us:

Our commitment to innovation, quality and safety is reflected in everything we do. Diversity, respect, trust and personal responsibility are all critical components to our success. Working at Fabcon is a team endeavor, where people are dedicated, energetic with a natural drive for this challenging work environment.


The Maintenance Mechanic assists with repairs and maintenance of machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with trouble shooting and repair of all mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Assists with preventative maintenance on all trucks, trailers, and yard equipment
  • Maintain and repair all company equipment to the best possible condition to avoid downtime
  • Repair and/or replace all defective parts
  • Provides assistance with scheduled preventative maintenance
  • Lubricate and clean parts
  • Start up and operate devices and machines to test performance
  • Maintain clean and organized maintenance areas
  • Operate overhead crane, aerial lifts and hi-lo when needed
  • Know, understand, and follow all lockout procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • A degree or certification in Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Equipment Repair or at least 2 or more years of experience in a manufacturing/construction environment
  • Welding Certification(s)
  • Crane, Aerial Lift, and Hi-Lo Operation Permits

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Should have knowledge of Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Millwright and CDL-A

Physical Requirements:

  • Plant/Yard : Move minimum of 50lbs., spatial awareness/depth perception, walk, climb, bend at the waist, reach, forceful use of hand tools, vocal projection

Work Environment:

  • Plant/Yard: All types of weather conditions (year-round, Mid-west and Northeast), dirt/dust, noise from heavy machinery/vehicles, vibrations from machinery and vehicles, loud noises, little to no climate control, varying amounts of light, stairs, narrow walkways

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

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Fabcon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department.

Qualified applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check upon receipt of conditional job offers. Our Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for inspection in the Human Resources office in Minnesota or at one of our plant locations during normal business hours.

We participate in E-Verify and if you are hired, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you. Please refer to the posters on our website or DHS for more information on E-Verify. PI160700936
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