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Maintenance Mechanic

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
City:  Allentown
State/Province:  Pennsylvania


Career Opportunity


Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 13,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world.  Sappi's Allentown facility, located in Pennsylvania, was established in 1993. It is a sheeting facility with 100,000 tons of sheeting capacity.


Position (job title):  Maintenance Mechanic 

Work Site:  SSC Allentown 



​​​​​Position Responsibilities: 

  • Follow all safety regulations and policies as mandated by the company 

  • Must wear all required and proper PPE for the task(s) being performed  

  • Maintain clean and organized work area 

  • Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), suggest revisions as needed, and create SOPs as directed 

  • Prepare and document work plans, job hazard analysis, job safety analysis, code required forms, checklists, LOTO, and internal procedural documents as required 

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform immediate repairs and preventative maintenance  

  • Diagnose and repair all mechanical power transmission equipment and have knowledge of gearboxes, mechanical drives, and variable speed applications  

  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems with knowledge of cylinders, valves, manifolds, vacuum systems, air filtration, and lubrication devices.  

  • Diagnose and repair sensors, positioners, actuators, basic electrical AC/DC troubleshooting, and related systems  

  • Use prints, schematics, program documentation, service manuals, and manufacturers technical bulletins as aids to complete tasks 

  • Work on installation, construction, operation, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining mechanical equipment  

  • Accomplish tasking working from verbal information, schematics, blueprints, wiring diagrams, documents, vendor/manufacturer manuals, and applicable electrical specifications and codes 

  • Analyze situations and make technical decisions based on specifications, safety, and the appropriate codes 

  • Generate parts request to ensure adequate inventory and complete work orders as assigned 

  • Work directly with operations and scheduling to plan and complete tasks to achieve continuous operations 

  • Advise immediate direct report of job progress and material/labor requirements and communicate tasks performed  

  • Proactively identify any unsafe conditions, hazards, or Code violations, and communicate them effectively with potential resolutions  

  • Perform other duties as required 


Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 5-10 years maintenance experience in manufacturing/industrial facilities and/or fabrication shops  

  • Must be able to read and decipher mechanical schematics/diagrams and install/modify equipment 

  • Ability rebuild and fabricate parts and follow manufacturer’s specifications  

  • Skilled in welding and rigging – verniers, calipers, depth gauges, etc. 

  • Knowledge of 480V 3 Phase  

  • Possess prior computer experience; SAP preferred 

  • Understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanics  

  • Proficient knowledge in bearings, pulleys, chain drives, belt drives, and lubricant standards and applications.  

  • Maintaining punctual attendance and dedicated to meet expectations  

  • Willingness to alter the work schedule to attend training to further develop maintenance skills 

  • Willingness to work off-shift hours as needed and be on call 

  • Willingness to cover and assist with electrical maintenance  

  • Able to work in a team environment and have quick adaptability to learn on the job 

  • In-house aptitude test required   


Physical Requirements: 

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. on frequent basis  

  • Work in standing, bending, and stretching positions  



  • High School Diploma/equivalent; higher education preferred  


HR Contact for Questions:  Kathleen Ann Porazzo 

Contact Information:  2074205374,  

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 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.

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