Machine Mechanic

CT, Wallingford
Wallingford, CT
18.50  Hourly
Full Time
3rd Shift


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform all required duties to maintain departmental braiding and related equipment in proper mechanical condition; maintain approved levels of repair parts and supplies following established practices.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance operations on all sizes of departmental braiding equipment and auxiliary winding units. 
  • Lubricate, make routine adjustments and perform other duties to assure continued operation.
  • Work form instructions, operator requests and other authorizations to diagnose faulty operation resulting in incorrect braiding or continued stoppage. 
  • Make temporary repairs or replacements as possible to permit continued operation.  Tear down machines, determine extent of trouble, repair damaged mechanisms or replace worn or defective parts; reassembly and adjust for proper operation. 
  • Use hand and small power tools to perform fitting, grinding, filing, scraping and other operations required in reassemble and adjustment of units.
  • Make machine changeovers or alterations for special braiding requirements; setup machines as necessary to assure correct operation where machine modifications are involved.
  • Maintain approved levels of repair parts and supplies for all braiding and related units. 
  • Initiate requests for resupply or special parts needed.  Confer with supervision as to machining requirements or other outside assistance needed in special cases.
  • Work involves a wide range of hand and bench operations requiring skill and a thorough knowledge of braiding equipment and related units to diagnose and remedy troubles quickly, and where the understanding of gearing, fits and adjustments is necessary to insure satisfactory performance on the job.
  • Detect and report defective material, faulty operation and unusual conditions to proper supervision.
  • Maintain work and storage areas in a clean and orderly condition. 
  • Follow environmental, health and safety regulations.


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • 2 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to comprehend parts/operator manuals/instructions.
  • Solid troubleshooting ability.