Maintenance B

Company description

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies worldwide. Serving these customers well is a passion and a commitment-one that the people of Tessenderlo Kerley find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

Job description

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Join the Tessenderlo Kerley Team as a Maintenance B in our newest facility in Defiance, Ohio!

Are you skilled with your hands, passionate about maintaining operational excellence and ready for a challenge? Our Operations team in Defiance, is looking for a Maintenance B professional to keep our plant running smoothly and efficiently, and in line with Tessenderlo Kerley policies, procedures, and regulatory standards. Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, you will play a crucial role in our plant's success, ensuring all equipment and systems operate flawlessly.

Who You Are:

  • A mechanically inclined individual with a knack for technical details and problem-solving.
  • Someone with good communication skills, basic computer literacy, and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Organized, thorough, and capable of managing multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Show flexibility and dedication by being available to work overtime and be on call for emergencies.

What you will do:

  • Be a vital part of our plant's PSM program, conduct inspections and maintain documentation.
  • Assist with preventative maintenance and repair of plant equipment and instrumentation.
  • Assist with maintaining necessary maintenance supplies.
  • Contain, clean up, package and label waste according to HAZWOPER training and OSHA, NDEQ, RCRA, HM-126, MSHA and DOT regulations.
  • Report irregularities to management for corrective actions.
  • Participate in the plant safety program, which includes attending and presenting at required safety meetings, reporting potential hazards, and performing monthly safety inspections.
  • Assist routine inspection of vessels and equipment to prevent equipment failure/damage.
  • Assist in plant projects, including maintenance, turnaround, lock out/tag out, and confined space entries.
  • Implement an Emergency Response Plan and assist in the mitigation of emergency situations.
  • Perform new facility start-up maintenance activities, including motor burn-in/alignment, rotation verification, equipment lube, and creation of required equipment files.
  • Assist with maintenance shop setup, organization, and critical spare parts identification and procurement.
  • Perform preventative maintenance routines in accordance with equipment manufacturer recommendations and supervisor instruction.
  • Troubleshoot and repair plant equipment and schedule contractor assistance when necessary.
  • Maintain a work order system to ensure work is properly prioritized and repairs are completed in a timely manner.
  • Utilize plant equipment to clear snow and remove ice during inclement weather.
  • Set the tone for safety and work ethics for the maintenance department and all coworkers.
  • Assist rebuilding pumps per the manufacturer’s IOM manuals.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of turnaround maintenance activities.
  • Monitor activities of contract personnel to ensure safe work practices are implemented.
  • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by management.


What we need from you:

  • Good mechanical/technical knowledge/skills
  • Must be able to read and understand the material
  • Basic mathematical/analytical skills
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry
  • Experience in welding is a plus
  • Good written/verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate – must know basic computer skills
  • Ability to logically discuss equipment issues with vendor technical support personnel to facilitate timely repairs
  • Must be organized and thorough, and able to organize and maintain parts storage areas
  • Must be willing to work overtime when maintenance requirements dictate, and must be available for short-notice call-outs

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, stand for prolonged periods of time, climb multiple flights of stairs, and have the ability to perform various tasks using reaching, pulling, and pushing techniques.
  • Must be medically cleared to utilize self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), in-line air with full face respirator, and other respiratory equipment.


Why join Tessenderlo Kerley:

Working at Tessenderlo Kerley

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and teamwork
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
  • 401(k) plan with dollar-for-dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401(k) Company Retirement Contribution at year-end at up to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time, and ten paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement - up to $5,000 per calendar year (non-taxable)
  • Adoption Assistance - up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Childbearing and parental leave 
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Company referral program

Tessenderlo Kerley 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.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Human Resources
Operations - Plants
Experience level
Not Applicable
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
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Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
United States
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