Mechanic Technician I

Job Location US-TN-Knoxville
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is seeking an Mechanic Technician I at a manufacturing facility in Knoxville, TN! The Mechanic Tech I position is responsible for evaluating how mechanical equipment is operating in the production process, at the facility or building, troubleshooting problems, replacing old equipment, and installing new equipment.


Summary of essential job functions

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Identify issues and take corrective measures to fix problems with mechanical and electrical components.
  • Paper mill maintenance and operations knowledge beneficial
  • Cut and weld metal materials, i.e., stainless steel, cast iron, steel and aluminum.
  • Inspect, disassemble, trouble shoot, repair and reassemble machinery and equipment such as pumps, gear boxes and rolling stock.
  • Read and interpret blue prints and manuals.
  • Perform basic computer functions including the writing of work orders and cross referencing stock room information.
  • Take leadership role in projects with other employees.
  • Operate forklift truck and position, maneuver and/or transport equipment.
  • Complete time allocations sheets indicating man hours worked.
  • Assist in planning jobs
  • Direct other employees when required
  • Perform environmental inspections / calibrations as required.






  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Proficient in the use of basic hand tools, drills, grinders, impact wrenches, saws, welders, torches, forklift truck, bobcat, high lifts, pick-up truck, drill press, lathe, milling machine, bench grinders, bridge cranes, hydraulic presses, volt ohm meters, amp probes, volt tester and all other plant equipment and machinery.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug screen.
  • Successful completion of general mechanical skills testing
  • Willingness to work in a hot, humid, cold, and noisy industrial environment.
  • Willingness to perform repetitive and physically demanding tasks for extended periods (lifting, walking, climbing, pushing, twisting, stooping).
  • Willingness to wear necessary Personal Protective Equipment (safety glasses, ear plugs, hard hat, 6” top leather steel toe boots, etc.).
  • Willingness to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations.
  • Willingness to work in a tobacco-free environment.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge and skills with respect to hydraulics, pneumatics, reading hydraulic schematics, fabrication, cutting with torch, welding, precision measurements and geometric tolerances, inspection gages, and layout procedures.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot, install, align, dismantle and repair industrial machinery and mechanical equipment for improved reliability and up time.
  • Knowledge of bearings, belts, chains, sprockets, pumps, valves and precision alignment of motors and couplings.
  • Working knowledge of Piping, Welding
  • Must be able to operate hoisting and lifting devices and set-up machinery.
  • Adjust machinery and repair and/or replace defective parts.
  • Must have the ability to communicate in verbal and written form and must have basic computer skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, must be a self-starter and require little or no supervision.
  • 1 year of relevant manufacturing-related mechanical experience preferred.
  • 2 years of mechanical and technical training preferred.





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