Diesel Maintenance Foreman in Schnitzer - Macon (7th St) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 10/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees shop responsibilities for all work orders
  • Assign daily mechanic responsibilities
  • Repair equipment when necessary
  • Oversees the department material needs and ensuring that adequate supplies are available when needed.
  • Schedule and supervise staff for the machine shop and building maintenance employees (janitors).
  • Fill in for labor pool and mobile maintenance supervisors.
  • Assists with various projects as assigned by specific departments or Superintendents.
  • Provides troubleshooting assistance and/or repair as needed.

Physical Demands:

  • Climbing: Frequently. Ascending or descending stairs and rail cars on a daily basis.
  • Stooping/Kneeling/Crouching: Frequently. To pick up parts or equipment.
  • Standing/Walking: Continually. Within the manufacturing plant as well as outdoors.
  • Reaching: Frequently. To retrieve supplies, parts and equipment.  
  • Pushing/Pulling/Lifting: Continually. To move items within the manufacturing plant or outdoors. Lifting devices are used for items weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Grasping: Continually.  To gather supplies or to compile and assemble paperwork. 
  • Repetitive Motions of the hands/wrists/fingers: Frequently. To enter or retrieve data from the computer or to use tools, supplies and equipment in manufacturing.
  • Sitting: Rarely.

Use of Senses:

  • Talking in Person/By Telephone or Two Way Radio: Continually. To communicate with co-workers or supervisors to gather information or to give direction.
  • Hearing: Continually. To listen, in person and over the phone or two way radio, and to understand despite loud mill environment. Ability to detect equipment malfunction or irregularities in tools or machinery.
  • Vision: Continually. To read either paperwork or information on a computer monitor. Good visual acuity necessary for safety reasons in a manufacturing environment and essential to ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Smell: Continually. To detect irregularities or hazards such as gas, fire, smoke or fumes.
  • Touch: Continually. To use tools, equipment, parts and materials to perform the duties of the job. To enter or retrieve data from a computer.


Work is typically performed in a variety of environments including indoors, outdoors or in an industrial manufacturing setting. It may require the ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds, and/or to lift/carry up to 20 pounds.

A worker in this position will often be subject to outdoor environmental conditions such as snow, rain, heat and/or plant conditions such as dust/dirt, noise and temperature extremes while performing job duties. PPE is required and will be provided to you by the company.

Preferred Skills:

  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must possess strong process, system and organizational skills.
  • Must possess the ability to apply problem solving skills for conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of materials and equipment applicable to the position.           
  • Ability to maintain flexibility in schedule to meet business needs.
  • Proficiency with computer software programs such as standard Microsoft Office applications, EAM and planning/scheduling software. 
  • Compliance with all safety guidelines including the wearing of protective equipment and clothing at all times.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.


  • Associate degree or technical certification in related field preferred or a combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in the maintenance/mechanical area of a manufacturing plant.
  • Experienced in developing and/or performing in a maintenance structure designed for high reliability through defined standards and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and achieve desired results.


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