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Founded in 1915, we started with a single recycling location and have grown into a global enterprise, and one of the largest metal recyclers and steel manufacturers in the United States. Our vertical integration model was the first of its kind and revolutionized the way the steel industry operates today.

We are also a Fortune 1000, global company that is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, providing a safe and healthy environment where our employees can succeed, creating value for our investors and improving our communities. 

We are sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment, which is why we are committed to a process that minimizes our carbon footprint and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Our recycling facilities collect metals from the community and convert them into steel that supports our infrastructure. 

Maintenance Mechanic (4311)

Location: Birmingham, AL (0212)  
Relocation Assistance: No
Position Overview

A Maintenance Mechanic will maintain Mechanical Equipment and Systems at the CMC Alabama Plant to provide dependable, reliable equipment to operations. Maintenance Mechanics will perform equipment inspections, make equipment repairs and troubleshoot equipment problems in an accurate and efficient manner while observing all applicable CMC Safety Policies and Procedures. All work completed will be done with a conscientious regard for minimizing maintenance costs, maintaining accurate records in SAP, and helping Operations to produce a quality product.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Wear proper PPE
• Work safely to prevent on the job injuries by following company guidelines and procedures
• Perform housekeeping duties
• Use test equipment to troubleshoot equipment
• Use SAP maintenance module in the execution of duties, utilizes computers to acquire information, documentation, account for time and corrective actions
• Interpret blue prints, drawings , and schematics
• Meet expectations of work quality
• Attend and participate in safety crew meetings
• Manage their time
• Troubleshoot and repair Hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
• Cut mild steel using natural Gas & oxy/ acetylene
• Air arc metals
• Weld all positions with either MIG or Stick processes
• Perform machine alignment
• Manufacture hydraulic hoses, water hoses. Thread pipe, run piping/ hosing to deliver services necessary to support equipment
• Trouble shoot and repair mechanical equipment

• Install, design, maintain, trouble shoot, repair, and demolish industrial machinery and structures. Including but not limited to industrial buildings, overhead cranes, fans, pumps, conveyors, Electric Arc Furnaces, Gas fired furnaces, casting equipment, roll changes, forming equipment, and handling equipment.

• Apply hydraulic / pneumatic principles to Pumps, valves, cylinders and actuators, lubricants and coolants, trouble shoot, rebuild and repair; piping tubing and hoses.
• Apply safety and orientation procedures for operating mobile and power lift equipment; safety; housekeeping, tool and parts crib.
• Determine the kinds of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Perform routine maintenance on equipment.
• Communicate – The ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Additional Requirements:
-Shift work may apply (10 or 12 hours)
-Work shifts may include working nights and/or weekends
-Lead Cadmium Program in place (Shaving for Fit Test is required as needed)

Physical Agility Test will be required prior to employment.  


Experience and Skill Requirements

- basic computer skills
- work on a rotating shift which may include weekends and holidays
- some overtime will be required
- must be able to lift 50 lbs
- ability to work as a team player in a fast paced environment, with excellent strong work ethic, attention to detail, and organizational skills
- must be able to learn quickly and multi-task
- ability to work in extreme heat
- ability to work in elevated areas

Education Requirements

High school diploma or G.E.D.

A resume' is preferred along with online application.


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.