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Maintenance Mechanic

EMR USA Metal Recycling

This is a Contract position in Camden, NJ posted May 25, 2023.

Maintenance Mechanic

Camden, NJ, USA Req #295
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
About Us:
As one of the world’s leading metal recyclers, EMR USA Metal Recycling (EMR) plays a pivotal role in the provision of sustainable materials across the globe. With a history spanning 70 years, the company has grown from a single UK-based business to a multi-national corporation. Our experience, vast capabilities and commitment to our environmental, social and governance (ESG) values, places us among the world’s most respected and trusted recycling companies.
EMR recycles 10 million tons of material annually, made up of everything from beverage cans to oil platforms, which are recycled into more than 200 different types of new, sustainable raw materials.

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for ensuring operation of equipment by conducting timely preventative maintenance requirements. Duties include locating source of problems by observing mechanical devices in operator, disassembling machinery or equipment for repairs, performing welding assignments, and reassembling equipment after completion of repairs and inspections. This career requires experience in preventative maintenance on equipment, knowledge of operational theories of diesel engines and hydraulic systems, welding, fabricating, and troubleshooting equipment.
 Maintains equipment in proper working condition through planned, preventative maintenance procedures as directed.
 Responds to and repairs all equipment breakdowns.
 Inspects and tests machinery and equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
 Dismantles and reassembles machines and equipment.
 Installs new or repaired parts.
 Installs new machinery and equipment.
 Fuels and lubes all equipment.
 Keeps supervisor informed of any conditions concerning the equipment, repairs and maintenance supplies needed.
 Responsible for all company tools and equipment assigned to them.
 Operates a variety of equipment necessary to make repairs.
 Must be able to work with a minimum amount of supervision.
 Observes all safety rules, including proper safety equipment, lockout-tagout, confined space, etc.
 Performs general facility cleanup.
 Other duties as assigned
Required Skills / Abilities 
 Demonstrated ability to lead a team
 Ability to work independently
 Ability to work overhead, climb ladders, kneel, and stand for long periods
 Ability to work in all elements such as rain, cold, and heat
 Ability to handle stressful situations, manages time, and multitasks
 Ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written form

Education & Experience
 Three years maintenance experience
 Experience in repair of metal processing equipment, heavy machinery and trucks
 Background in electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical areas
 High school diploma or GED equivalent


First Class rate is $27.23/hr

Second Class rate is $25.85/hr

Apprentice rate is $16.65/hr

Other Job Demands
Work is generally performed outdoors in all-weather elements such as hot, cold, rain, or snow and personal protective equipment is required. Working hours may vary and evening or weekend work may be required. You may be required to lift and carry light weights. 

Additional Relevant Information

EMR USA Metal Recycling provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Other details

  • Job Family US Production
  • Pay Type Hourly