Portage Lakes Career Center


Salaried Mechanical Technician





Position Summary:

Accountable for the mechanical maintenance necessary to meet production, quality and cost objectives with minimal delays.



Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Prioritize safety of all employees by adhering to all safe work practices and ensuring that all tools, equipment, and work spaces are in safe operating condition.
  •  Plan and implement preventative and predictive maintenance activities. Effectively communicate what has been accomplished and what needs to be accomplished to ensure efficient continuity of operations.
  • Plan and implement preventative and predictive maintenance activities.
  • Effectively communicate maintenance activities to ensure efficient continuity of operations.
  • Identifying and repairing problematic parts of a machine by running tests, making temporary repairs, or installing new parts.
  • Experience in installation, troubleshooting, repair and preventive maintenance on heavy manufacturing and automated equipment.
  • Proven experience repairing and maintaining hydraulics, pneumatics, rigging, welding, fabricator systems, overhead rail conveyor systems, gearboxes, mechanical power transmissions.
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics.
  • Proficient use of a variety of hand tools, measuring tools, and equipment for cutting, welding and brazing to adequately fulfill your daily job duties.
  • Continually provide information necessary to plan, schedule and coordinate
    maintenance/construction projects.
  • Assist in developing specifications for construction projects.
  • Participate in the development of long-range plans for equipment repairs and upgrades.
  • Assure conformance to EPA regulations, particularly Bag House and Melt Shop.
  • Manage continuous improvement and other special projects.
  • Assure compliance with all company policies


  • In-depth mechanical maintenance experience, typically acquired through a trade school, higher education, or work experience.
  • In-depth understanding of preventative and predictive maintenance practices.
  • Basic electrical skills.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills: ability to relate to all types of people; demonstrated trust and integrity.
  • Troubleshooting and organizational skills.

Previous experience that is necessary background to qualify for this position:
 3 years of mechanical maintenance experience in manufacturing preferred.
 Millwright card or equivalent certificate required



  • Compensation packages are higher than industry standards: includes base salary, overtime, and incentive
  • Incentive bonuses for hitting production targets
  • Excellent benefits, company-paid life insurance, and 401k match
  • Paid time off and 10 paid holidays


Company Info

Republic Steel

2633 8th ST. NE.

Canton, Ohio 44704


Who To Contact
Doug Thornton, HR Recruiter



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