Industrial Mechanic

Location: Chesapeake, VA
Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake (TFRC) is a joint venture between Oregon-based Total Fiber Recovery, a subsidiary of Bulk Handling Systems, and the Swedish company CellMark Inc. This new facility will annually produce over 200,000 tons of recycled pulp from mixed paper (MP) and cardboard (OCC).
TFRC is looking for an Industrial Mechanic with plant processing experience to join the team in Chesapeake, Virginia.
This position is tasked with making immediate repairs as needed, performing lubrication and preventative maintenance rounds, recording work results in the computerized work order system, documenting issues, ordering parts, and making rounds.

 If you have these qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities… 

  • Own set of tools required
  • High school diploma and GED
  • Possess a Journeyman Millwright or Industrial Mechanical Maintenance certificate
  • 5 years manufacturing experience required; pulp and paper experience highly desired
  • Must have knowledge of optical and laser alignments
  • Multi-craft abilities including pipefitting required
  • Proficiency in burning and welding techniques required
  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints required
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Exceptional mechanical aptitude and skills
  • Possess a working knowledge of metallurgy and other materials for fabrication processes
  • Ability to perform tasks such as lifting up to 50 lbs., walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to 12 hours/day in a loud/noisy, hot, humid, dusty, greasy, and high-volume environment

And are interested in these responsibilities…

  • Troubleshooting and repairing mechanical equipment including centrifugal pumps, gearboxes, fans, and agitators
  • Inspecting and examining machinery and equipment to detect malfunctions
  • Performing shift rounds on all pieces of equipment in the facility
  • Helping resolve maintenance issues on shift as part of the team including the shift Journeyman E/I position and Operators
  • Installing and replacing various styles of bearings, bushings, bushings, and slides following the proper guidelines and standards
  • Completing pump repair and rebuilds with precision alignments
  • Aligning machines and equipment using optical and laser alignment equipment
  • Operating cranes, man-lifts, hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, and micrometers
  • Reading equipment instruction manuals; aligning equipment to specified tolerances
  • Performing lubricating maintenance, cleaning activities, or repair of tools, machines, and equipment
  • Working with the Team Leader on developing training for operators to develop basic skillset in machinery operations
  • Supporting the safe working environment by maintaining strict adherence to safety rules and regulations and wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

You will receive…

  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive benefits program including but not limited to Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
Please visit our website ( to apply and learn more.
Work Opportunity
TFRC will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Currently, we do not offer VISA sponsorship or transfers at this time, unless specifically noted in the posting.
TFRC participates in the E-Verify program.
Equal Opportunity Employer
TFRC is an Equal Opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics.

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