Maintenance - Maintenance Intern

Oil-Dri Production Company, PO Box 476, Ripley, Mississippi, United States of America Req #979
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Job Summary

  • Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, or designee, the journeyman mechanic, where applicable, will install, maintain, test, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair an array of industrial mechanical equipment.


Essential Functions

  • Conducts all work in a safe, efficient manner, correcting and reporting safety issues.
  • Inspect work areas and complete work area exams forms as necessary.
  • Inspect mobile equipment and complete checklist.
  • Install, Program, Maintain, Test, Troubleshoot, Diagnose, and Repair Motors and Motor Control Circuits, including Variable Frequency Drives
  • Install, Program, Maintain, Test, troubleshoot, Diagnose, and Repair AC (up to 480 Vac) and DC Electrical and Control Systems
  • Install, Program, Maintain, Test, Troubleshoot, Diagnose, and Repair Electrical Components (i.e. Switches, Fuses, Circuit Breakers, Transformers, etc.)
  • Install, Program, Maintain, Test, Troubleshoot, Diagnose, and Repair plant machinery, equipment, and components
  • Use common electrical test equipment on live circuits
  • Use Mechanical schematics, blueprints, and manuals
  • Perform and document preventative maintenance
  • Enter and complete work orders
  • Document repair procedures and parts used from inventory and maintain accurate inventory of tools and equipment
  • Inspect and test equipment for operation and safety
  • Maintain Knowledge of the appropriate electrical code and of pertinent city or state inspection and safety requirements
  • Perform arc welding, acetylene brazing, cutting torch, routine layout and other duties as needed
  • Perform plumbing, pipe fitting, and related work in installing, repairing or re-routing water, sewage, air and gas pipes
  • Keeps areas clean and free of clutter
  • Coordinate work with plant maintenance personnel
  • Perform duties with minimal direct supervision
  • Available for on-call duty
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Must act in accordance with WE CARE.
  • Participates in improvement activities.
  • Other actions as needed to satisfy company goals, process, and procedures and to uphold values inherent to Oil-Dri.



  • Welding certification is required. 
  • Pass the pre-employment skills assessments, Written/Hands-On Electrical Test, Written/Hands-On Mechanical Test
  • Must be able to read, comprehend, and act on SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), PWI’s (Process Work Instructions), AIQ processes, and similar documents.
  • High-School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Two-Year Technical Degree or Four-Years of Mechanical and Electrical Experience preferred.  Completion of 2 year technical degree will be required.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to function in the required role while wearing appropriate PPE including, but not limited to: Safety glasses, hearing protection, hard hat, dust mask, protective coveralls, and other as may be required by a hot/cold, dusty, loud industrial environment.
  • Must be able to stand for the duration of the shift.
  • Must be able to frequently carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Bending, reaching, twisting, stooping, walking, climbing stairways and ladders frequently.
  • Must be able to work at heights of 100 feet or greater.
  • Must be able to hear radio and telephone communications


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $19.97
  • Max Hiring Rate $20.27
Location on Google Maps
  • Oil-Dri Production Company, PO Box 476, Ripley, Mississippi, United States of America