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Maintenance Mechanic I, II, Senior

Plant Operations | Kermit, TX | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Hi-Crush Services LLC, a subsidiary of Hi-Crush Proppants LLC (HCLP), a publicly traded industrial sand company, has immediate openings for Maintenance Mechanics in Kermit, Texas at its new sand processing facility.  Hi-Crush is a leading domestic producer, supplier, and distributor of premium Northern White frac sand used to enhance recovery rates of oil and natural gas from hydraulic fracturing wells throughout all major U. S. shale basins. With the addition of the new Kermit facility, Hi-Crush has significantly advanced its leading position as a complete provider of a full range of raw frac sand and related services.


Provides technical support for the safe and efficient operation of sand processing equipment and physical plant in a high production operation with limited supervision. Duties include but are not limited to maintenance and repair of processing equipment such as screens, conveyors, pumps, piping systems, as well as welding and fabrication of guards and structures. Operates some small mobile equipment associated with mine operations and maintenance. Understand process flow and evaluates ways to increase production time. 


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Gathers technical information to perform the job.

Performs equipment walk around and operates and inspects equipment; properly disposes of wastes.

Performs equipment repairs, changes out parts, checks the status of equipment availability with plant managers, and follows procedures to pick up parts and supplies from the warehouse.

Responsible for all tasks related to preventative maintenance programs.  Tasks include but are not limited to: keeping the carry back cleaned up from under the conveyor lines; tracking the conveyor belts and checking and inspecting tension on the conveyor belts and drive v-belts; inspecting, adjusting, and replacing the conveyor belt scrapers; walking the conveyor lines to check for bad rollers and replacing them through coordination with managers; and checking the belt splices and replacing worn or damaged splice clips.

Performs light welding and cutting to patch holes in chutes and reduce spillage throughout the system.

Senior Maintenance Mechanic also must be able to:

Coordinates and plans down time efficiently to maximize uptime of production.

Understands all plant equipment in depth from electric motors, gearboxes, conveyors, gyration screens, fluid bed dryers, dewatering screens, incline screens, impact crushers, attrition mills, plate presses, hydraulics, load out chutes, gas and diesel engines, vehicle and machine repairs, centrifugal pumps, and centrifugal fans with the ability to trouble shoot, analyze, and make quick responsive repairs without guidance.

Motivates and trains new employees to develop professional skills and knowledge in the maintenance field.

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the essential functions or the employment related responsibilities of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions or employment related responsibilities of the job to the fullest extent required under federal and state law except where doing so would result in a direct threat of harm to the employee or third party or an undue hardship on the Company.



High School Diploma or GED required.

Sufficient education to make appropriate arithmetic equations and complete written documentation and records; or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training that provides the desired knowledge, skills and characteristics. Must be able to read and interpret drawings, follow routers, use simple math, and use basic hand held measuring tools.

For Senior Level: Eight (8) years of experience in Industrial Maintenance of which four (4) years must be related to Aggregate Mining.  Must have experience in maintaining and repairing processing equipment.

For Mechanic II Level: Three (3) years of experience in Industrial Maintenance of which two (2) years must be related to Aggregate Mining.  Must have experience in maintaining and repairing processing equipment.

For Mechanic I:  Three (3) years of experience in Industrial Maintenance.

Computer Skills:

Basic computer skills required to use maintenance software to track and log maintenance costs. Proficiency with Microsoft word and Excel are required.

& Licenses:

Courses and/or logged hours in the industrial maintenance field are recommended. Knowledge in equipment reliability and preventative maintenance preferred. Prior training and certification in the following areas highly desirable: welding certification, vibration analysis, electrical/mechanical, bearing training, conveyor systems, pumps, fans, screening equipment, and vibrating conveying systems.

A valid state driver’s license with no active violations within the previous three years.

Other Requirements

Must have own hand tools (see attached list). Must be able to communicate effectively, using both written and spoken forms of communication.  Must be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision.  Must be willing to work any assigned shift, overtime, weekends, and holidays and work a rotating on call schedule. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full time basis and be at least 18 years of age. Must have high safety standard for self and others. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate effectively with others.

Work in this position is performed in a plant, processing or transloading environment and subject to mandatory, regular medical screening as outlined in the company safety programs that is position related and consistent with business necessity.

Physical Demands:

Regularly required to sit or stand, reach and move about the facility. Frequently lift 75 lbs. or more.  Frequently climbs ladders and stairs.

Work Environment: Work performed in a plant environment. Exposure to inclement weather conditions as most work will be performed outside.

Personal Protective Equipment: Safety glasses must be worn at all times. Hard hat and steel toed work boots are required and must be worn at all times.  Auditory and fall protection applicable when required.

 Maintenance Tool List

1: 2 - 1 1/4 wrenches

2: 2 – 1 1/8 wrenches

3: 2 – 15/16 wrenches

4: 2 – 3/4/ wrenches

5: 1 - complete wrench set 3/8 to 1 ¼

6: 1 - 1/2 drive socket set 3/8 to 1 ¼

7: 1 – 4 lbs. hammer

8: 1 – ball peen hammer

9: 1 – standard allen set

10: 2 – spud wrenches

11: 2 – alignment pins

12: 1 – 24” pry bar

13: 1 – 25’ tape measure

14: 1 – screw driver set

15: 1 – punch set

16: 1 – small and large set of channel locks

17: 1 – 24” level

Welding and Fab

1: 1 - Welding Hood

2: 1 – Chipping Hammer

3: 1 – Torpedo Level

4: 1 – Speed Square

5: 2 – Vise Grip Clamps

6: 1 – 4 ½” Grinder

7: 1 – Framing Square