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Maintenance Mechanic

EP Minerals LLC
Full Time
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Job description

Pay: $25/hr, plus $.50 night shift differential.

U.S. Silica is a global performance materials company and a leading producer of commercial silica used in a wide range of industrial applications and in the oil and gas industry. U.S. Silica’s wholly owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics®. EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics® is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery, dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient.

During our 121-year history, we have developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable us to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 400 diversified product types to customers across our end markets. As of December 31, 2020, we operated 23 production facilities across the United States. We control 489 million tons of reserves of commercial silica, which can be processed to make 197 million tons of finished products that meet American Petroleum Institute ("API") frac sand specifications, and 79 million tons of reserves of diatomaceous earth, perlite, and clays.

The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas, and has an office in Reno, Nevada.

Schedule: M-F 7:30a to 4pm for 2-3 months during training period

After training, schedule will change to Wednesday-Saturday, Night shift

Pay: $25 per hour

$.35 cents differential until Midnight and then .50 cents after midnight

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for repairing and maintaining machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Observe, troubleshoot, inspect, adjust and repair mechanical devices used in operations
    • Start devices to test performance
    • Examine physical conditions (form, texture, heat, noise) of parts to detect problems
    • Dismantle devices to gain access to/remove/repair/replace defective parts
    • Adjust functional parts of devices and controls to identify corrections
    • Repair electrical equipment
  • Initiate purchase order for parts and machines
  • Lubricate and clean parts
    • Install special functional and structural parts in devices
  • Set up and operator lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metal working tools to make and repair parts.
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Operating a forklift for the maintenance, production, and shipping departments
    • General plant cleanup, including but not limited to, sweeping with push broom and vacuuming warehouse floors, cleaning hoppers and taking waste to the landfill
    • Picking up trash on plant property, painting, cutting/pulling weeks, operate the water and/or dump truck, moving empty and loaded trailers as required using the yard truck
    • Filing paperwork, assisting with inventory counts, data entry, quality analysis/equipment calibrations, and equipment monitoring/inspections

Required Education, Experience, and Knowledge:

  • High School Diploma
  • Or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Follows policies and procedures, responds to management direction
  • Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Prioritizing and plans work activities
  • Strives to increase productivity
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and dive in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Ability to use word processing software, spreadsheets, email and internet.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


  • High School or better

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