Maintenance Mechanic I

  • location: Westerly, RI
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $40,144 - $49,900 per year

job description

Maintenance Mechanic I

Would you like to be a part of a team helping maintain state-of-the-art machinery to set the industry standard for innovation, efficiency, and competitiveness? We are looking for maintenance mechanics to maintain machinery for a major production facility. You will be part of a local team here in Westerly RI ensuring plant machinery is running efficiently. Please send your reusme to 



Maintains knitting machines keeping them in top operating condition, replaces worn
or broken parts, makes proper mechanical adjustments, as the fabric quality dictated,
corrects all mechanical malfunctions that cause greige fabric defects.
1. Checks: runner lengths, Lycra tensions, take-up gears, automatic let-offs, pattern
wheels, (and/or chain links) and confirms that the correct material has been loaded
into the machine at every style change. Takes boil-offs.
1. Tightens warp nuts at beginning of each shift.
1. At warp change, places protective paper on fabric, wipes off excess oil and dirt,
cleans guides with brush and rag, applies small amount of grease to assembly points,
cleans beam flanges wiping off oil and dirt, mounts hangers to machine, removes
guide bar and places on hangers, cleans springs, hooks, balls and push rod ends,
applies grease to these parts prior to re-assembly, removes paper protecting yarn on
beam, releases broken yarn during change and re-starts the knitter. 

The essential functions of this role include:

  • wearing steel toe shoes
  • manual lifting up to 50lbs
  • standing for 8 hours at one time
  • working weekends

  • Maintenance
  • Electrical
  • General Maintenance
  • Electronic Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance

  • High School

  • Years of experience: 0 years
  • Experience level:Experienced
Shift: Third

Working hours: 11 PM - 7:30 AM

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