Maintenance Mechanic - 2nd shift
Hartford, CT 
Posted 17 days ago
Job Description
Job Brief

This position is responsible for repairs, troubleshooting, preventive/ proactive maintenance within the five production departments for all equipment/machinery throughout within the Simsbury site.

Who We Are

Dyno Nobel is a global leader in the commercial explosives industry. We provide innovative blasting solutions and quality explosives products throughout North America, Australia and selected customers in the Asia Pacific.

Join us in everything that’s great about Dyno Nobel: OUR culture, OUR values, OUR commitment to safety and most importantly our PEOPLE. This combination makes Dyno Nobel a terrific place to work.

Dyno Nobel is a subsidiary of Australian based Incitec Pivot Limited. IPL's 4500 employees also manufacture and market industrial chemicals and fertilizer products & services to customers around the world.


What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Facilities and Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for repairs, troubleshooting, preventive/proactive maintenance within the five production departments for all equipment/machinery throughout within the Simsbury site. You will be the expert in demonstrating and/or leading the commitment to the pursuit of achieving Zero Harm through behavioral based safety. Other duties will include:

  • Install and repair all equipment throughout the site.

  • Perform preventive maintenance in all categories of plumbing and mechanical to keep all production equipment operating efficiently

  • Identify and communicate problems with suggestions to implement alternative measures

  • Troubleshoot issues involving cams, gears, timing belts, lubrication, mechanical assembly, and pneumatics. 

  • Work will involve machine installation, repair and overhaul, preventive, predictive, proactive and reactive maintenance.

  • Align with the Business Excellence, contribute to reducing waste and improving quality, productivity and safety performance within the assigned department

What We’re Looking For:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with 2 years of technical school

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.  Autonomous maintenance experience desired. Mechanical troubleshooting experience needed.

  • Ability to work on the off shift 2nd shift 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

  • Understand machine processes and the ability to determine root cause of machine problems.

  • Ability to successfully troubleshoot mechanical mechanisms which include hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical issues.

  • Experience with machine installation and repair.

  • Ability to read, write and understand basic work instructions

  • Ability to read and interpret the basic mechanical drawings (including 3-D designs)

  • Ability to communicate with others effectively in both written and verbal manner

  • Ability to obtain a “possessor’s of explosives” certificate as required by the BATFE

  • SAP knowledge

  • Positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and a team player

What We Offer:

  • Paid vacation + 10 paid holidays + a couple of PTO days

  • Full health benefits including employer HSA contributions + dental plan with an orthodontic option, wellness coaching available

  • Up to a 4% 401k match PLUS additional company contribution from 1% to 5% based on years of service

  • Generous tuition reimbursement program

  • Friendly and supportive coworkers


Zero Harm for Everyone Everywhere

Value People – Respect, Recognize & Reward

Think Customer. Everyone. Every day

Treat the Business as our Own

Care for the Community & our Environment

Challenge & Improve the Status Quo

Deliver on our Promises


Women are strongly encouraged to apply.  Dyno Nobel is an equal employment opportunity employer and will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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