Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Posted: 05/08/2022

FMT has been handling cargoes in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River and along the East and Gulf coasts since 1960. Originally established to complement the freight operations of Montreal-based Fednav, FMT soon began to function independently and is now recognized as an industry leader servicing bulk, specialized, and general cargo needs. We are currently looking for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic to work at our terminal located in Port Manatee, Florida. Reporting the Shop Manager, this position’s main focus is to perform repair and maintenance duties to sustain optimal performance of FMT.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING | THE ROLE- Repairs/Maintenance: Repairs and maintains all equipment, such as forklifts, trucks and trailers, using hand tools, precision measuring instruments, and machine tools: Diagnoses trouble, disassembles engines, and examines parts for defects and excessive wear. Perform maintenance of warehouses (garage doors/lighting/etc.) as required. May weld and cut parts, using arc-welding and flame cutting equipment. Make repairs to cargo-handling equipment, attachments and associated gear. Prioritizes with the Maintenance Manager, Superintendents vessel placements, labor orders, equipment needs, heavy lift requirements. Fill out Repair Logs on all work for recording in CMS. Cleans shop, storage area and parts room Inventory & purchase tires/fuel/gear/spare parts/tools Diagnostic: Diagnoses problems and repairs brakes, transmissions, clutches, hydraulic systems, valves, pumps and electrical problems. Diagnoses problems and repairs rolling stock such as stevedoring trailers.

Safety Assist Maintenance Manager in maintaining material safety data sheets on products utilized in maintenance shop. Follow and enforce safety rules, OSHA regulations and administrative and operational policies and procedures. Attend monthly safety meetings in place of the Maintenance/Fleet Manager as required. Wear all required personal protective equipment.

 WHAT YOU BRING | THE PERSON- Proven experience as Mechanic. Excellent knowledge of hydraulic and electrical engines and other systems and their components. Able to work overtime including evenings and weekends. Aptitude in using various hand tools and precision measurement tools. Ability to follow established procedures and practices and read instruction/ blueprints. A strong commitment to all safety guidelines. Excellent communication problem-solving skills. Ability to prioritize and adapt work accordingly on a daily basis. Certification from a vocational school or completion of apprenticeship is a definite plus. Honesty, integrity, commitment to professional excellence, regard for employees and corporate responsibility define our values. www.fmtcargo.com

Position Type: Full-time

Employer Type: Private Company

Employer Willing to Train: Yes

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