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Become A Plant Mechanic

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Working As A Plant Mechanic

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $42,950

    Average Salary

What Does A Plant Mechanic Do At Kinder Morgan

* Provide support to operations to ensure plant downtime is minimized.
* Recognize and promote ideas that provide a safer, more efficient and cost effective operation, make sure that operating cost is consistent with budgetary constraints.
* Support and work with outside groups such as surveillance engineering, project engineering, and operations excellence team on safety and optimization initiatives.
* Job Responsibilities:
* Recognize and promote ideas that promote safe, reliable, and cost effective operation of facility equipment.
* Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns in a timely manner by making these issues TOP PRIORITY in the daily work schedule.
* Provide support to facility Operations Group to minimize downtime of plant facilities and equipment.
* Work with other TEAM Members to ensure work orders are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
* Ability to interact with contract personnel.
* Promote Kinder Morgan’s EHS and Safety philosophy and culture.
* Operate Kinder Morgan vehicle during daily work activities

What Does A Plant Mechanic Do At Holcim (Us) Inc.

* Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
* Schedules and performs preventative maintenance on plan equipment by following the manufacture’s recommended service intervals and company procedures.
* Maintains an inventory of regularly required replacement parts.
* Inspects condition and operation of plant equipment and performs necessary repairs and adjustments.
* Reports required repairs or other findings to Supervisor.
* Performs required emergency repairs on production equipment required to address plant breakdowns.
* Adheres to all safety, environmental and company policies and procedures in completing daily tasks, and completes all required paperwork in a timely fashion.
* Qualifications

What Does A Plant Mechanic Do At Lehigh Hanson

* Conduct general routine maintenance on the aggregates plant
* Welding and fabricating
* Plant lubrication
* Conveyor maintenance
* Perform daily housekeeping
* Assist Plant Operator in the operation of the plant
* Operating small mobile equipment to support the plant
* Operating larger mobile equipment to move materials
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Plant Mechanic Do At Abbott

* Performs skilled maintenance and repair services of facility systems such as mechanical, electrical and building systems
* Interpret blueprints and schematics
* Implement methods, practices and techniques of maintaining building and facilities to identify and address recurring problems with machinery, equipment or parts
* Conduct periodic inspections to evaluate requests for repair
* Normal working day: Sunday until Thursday

What Does A Plant Mechanic Do At Kinder Morgan

* Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot compressors and auxiliary equipment
* PM’s of compression equipment
* Oversight and/or support of compressor overhauls
* Daily maintenance activities such as adding oil, water, lubrication, etc.
* Manually operate valves as operations dictate
* Lockout tag out and permitting duties for maintenance work
* Interact with supervision, compressor operators, and contract personnel
* Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns
* Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork
* Provide oral and written communication of activities to appropriate personnel
* Aid with training of mechanic helpers
* Aid with startup of compressors during operational upsets
* May be asked to perform maintenance on other mechanical equipment in the Yates Field including pumps, cooling fans, etc.
* Operate company vehicles during daily activities
* Position Requirements

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How To Become A Plant Mechanic

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Plant Mechanic Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • French

  • Carrier

  • Marshallese

  • Tagalog

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Top Plant Mechanic Skills

  1. Aircraft Engines
  2. Safety
  3. Air Compressors
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Serviced repaired and overhauled aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure airworthiness.
  • Managed programs and safety for aircraft maintenance and received an above average on all programs under my management.
  • Monitor and maintain the various gas systems, air compressors, and vacuum pumps throughout the facility.
  • Maintain responsibility for all preventative maintenance and repair work performed on plant equipment to determine whether to repair or replace equipment.
  • Performed maintenance on plant equipment, such as splicing belts, changing screens, fabricating, cutting and welding if required.

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