BAE Systems Maintenance Mechanic in Radford, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems is currently recruiting for Maintenance Mechanics to join our facilities team at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford VA.The primary function of this role is to have qualified employees skilled in various phases of mechanics to safely and efficiently troubleshoot and maintain equipment associated with the manufacturing processes.

As a Maintenance Mechanic you will have the following responsibilities:

Inspect, dismantle and repair process equipment, machinery, piping and buildings.

Perform any of the duties of millwrights, pipefitters or carpenters, according to his skill and training and, in addition, perform a few of the duties of other classifications with some degree of skill.

Report accurately any mechanical faults discovered.

May be responsible for directing the work of as many as five area mechanics or helpers without the direct supervision of a foreman of supervisor.

Perform work to a high standard in a safe, efficient and economical manner.

Instruct craftsmen in work procedures and job methods.

Know and observe plant safety and housekeeping rules.

Required Skills and Education

All qualified candidates will have a high school diploma and at least 4 years experience in an industrial maintenance setting.

Mechanics must be skilled in the use of hand tools, such as wrenches, squares, levels, rulers, micrometers and dial indicators. You must be qualified to operate pneumatic and electric power tools such as saws, drills, wrenches, and grinders. The classification also requires a working knowledge of various pumps, steam valves and traps, couplings, bearings, gearing, hydraulics, belts and pulleys, compressors and different types of plastic and metal piping.

The ability to understand and to follow instructions and directions is a major requirement. Mechanics must be able to read and interpret repair tickets, work orders, various permits and service call orders. A major part of their work requires reading and interpreting technical manuals, prints, layouts, and specifications. The employee must be able to observe and read instruments, gauges, and dials to determine operating conditions. Mechanics are required to inspect, examine and observe equipment for obvious defects and for defects not easily identified. Dependent upon the situation, a Mechanic may be required to operate industrial trucks and operate overhead cranes and hoists. The employee must be alert to control activities of a single or several processing units. Projects may require a Mechanic to plan his/her own work activities, plan the work activities of others, direct others or work in coordination with others. The employee must have the capacity to train other workers, work under time pressure and work rapidly for long periods. The individual should be able to work alone or with limited supervision.

Physical Demands and Conditions

Job performance requires that a Mechanic stand more than half of the work shift, followed by a substantial amount of walking with very little sitting. Jobs are such that the employee must be able to lift heavy equipment and materials as well as have the ability to stoop, squat, bend, and stand for extended periods, sometimes at elevated locations. The individual must lift up to 50 pounds. A frequent requirement is climbing ladders and stairs. A majority of the Mechanic s work involves handling and fingering which requires balance, reach and eyehand coordina­tion. Communication with others is a requirement as is the ability to understand oral and written instructions from supervision. Near and far acuity and field of vision are necessary as the Mechanic must be able to work from blueprints, sketches, and manufacturing manuals. The sense of hearing is needed and the employee must be capable of using hearing and respiratory protection.

Maintenance Mechanics work throughout the entire installation maintaining various process equipment that is associated with hazardous conditions, includ­ing acids, caustics and explosive exposure. Persons assigned to work in these areas must be mentally and physically alert, must be able to realize the potential hazards involved, and must be constantly alert to the job being per­formed to prevent catastrophic incidents resulting in personal injury and equipment loss. Over half of the Mechanic s work is performed inside active production areas with varying temperature changes. The noise level may rise to 102 decibels, which would require the use of hearing protection. During most of the shift, Mechanics are exposed to unavoidable hazards and conditions stemming from heights, cramped quarters, explosives, lighting, odors, dirt, and oil/grease. Employees must be physically capable of using all protective clothing and equipment required to accomplish various tasks including respirators.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Maintenance Mechanic


EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression