JOB SUMMARY :
This employee performs mechanical work building Ditch Witch machinery using various hand and power tools (wrenches, hammers, impact tools, etc.
This includes working with mechanical, hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systems on machinery. The employee also performs other duties as assigned.
KEY RESPONSIBILTIES :
Read information from blueprints, drawings, production records, written instructions, technical documents, etc.
Fit, position, and fasten components to build machinery or sub-assemblies of machinery using vises, clamps, wrenches, air-
powered tools, pliers, etc.
Handle components and completed pieces of equipment. This includes lifting, moving, and positioning them, sometimes with a hoist and sometimes manually.
Operate equipment to move it and check its functions. This includes using steering wheels, control levers, knobs, buttons, etc.
while observing and evaluating equipment functions.
Use a computer to check the location, inventory, and routing of parts.
Record information electronically.
Through behavior and communication, maintain positive relationships with customers, clients, supervisors, and co-workers.
Meet or exceed typical expectations for productivity, quality, attendance, and safety.
WORK ENVIRONMENT :
Manufacturing plant conditions (indoors, with variable temperature, humidity, noise, and dirt).
Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, moving machinery, compressed air power supplies, and materials handling.
Working with hazardous materials, including solvents, oils, grease, paint, and fuels.
A variable work schedule (ranging from 8-12 hours daily with overtime paid after 40 hours per week) and some scheduled work on Saturdays.
An expectation to work at least 50% of the Extra Time (ET).
JOB QUALIFICATIONS :
Have appropriate basic mechanical skills and aptitude, including using mechanic's tools such as wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, etc.
This should be indicated by past performance of mechanical repair, maintenance, or assembly work.
Demonstrate appropriate reading, clerical, and basic math skills, including the ability to understand written instructions, maintain production records, and perform routine calculations.
Be able to handle items weighing in excess of 60 pounds. This includes lifting, pushing, pulling, and positioning items.
Have a good work record, including indications of strong self-motivation, high productivity, reliable attendance, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills, and a cordial, cooperative personality.
Professional mechanical assembly or repair experience would be a plus.
PHYSICAL DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS : Medium
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Standing : Continuous
Bending : Frequent
Elevated Work : Occasional
Squatting / Kneeling : Frequent
Climbing : Frequent
Pulling / Pushing : up to 50lbs
Floor to Knuckle : up to 60lbs
Knuckle to Shoulder : up to 35lbs
Shoulder to Overhead : up to 25lbs
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS :
Decision Quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Optimizes Work Processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Communicates Effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Collaborates- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Demonstrates Self- Awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.