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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 (5334)

Location: Houston, TX (0200)  
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Position Overview

We are currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic to join our CMC Houston Recycling Operations. The Maintenance Mechanic will be responsible for maintaining mechanical equipment and systems to provide dependable support to plant operations. The Maintenance Mechanic will work in an accurate and efficient manner while observing CMC Safety Policies and Procedures.

This position works Monday thru Friday 6:00am – 4:30pm; which may include some overtime to include at least four (4) hours on Saturday. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career, this is the job for you!

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Performs preventive maintenance on engines, hydraulic systems and stationary equipment.
  • Troubleshoots malfunctions on equipment and repairs.
  • Operates mobile equipment loaders, forklifts, trucks, material handlers and other various equipment in the plant to troubleshoot equipment.
  • Complies with safety procedures and regulations at all times.
  • Ensures all jobs are completed in a proficient and safe manner.
  • Performs a wide range of physical activities which include pulling, reaching, bending over, climbing, and kneeling.
  • Must be able to frequently lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Willing to learn; enjoys tackling new challenges.
  • Is organized and shows attention to detail, with a "get it right the first time" mindset.
  • Demonstrates dependability in attendance, work completion, and flexibility to meet business needs.
  • Works well with team members or independently; gives and receives feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Makes timely and sound decisions; uses resources wisely.
  • Displays a positive, can-do attitude; maintains composure when faced with difficult situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Skill Requirements
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with basic knowledge of hydraulic systems, engines, mobile equipment and vehicles.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, rebuild and repair gearboxes, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Basic understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Must be able to perform minor repairs and routine tasks efficiently, correctly and safely.
  • Must comply with all plant specific rules, procedures and duties.
  • Great organizational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work in extremes in weather temperatures to include working in non-temperature controlled environments.
  • Ability to stand for duration of shift, up to 8 hours; frequent physical activity such as walking, climbing stairs or reaching to work with equipment throughout the entire shift.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and work with or without supervision.
  • Must speak and understand English language in verbal communication.
  • Must be able to work Monday thru Friday 6:00am – 4:30pm; which may include some overtime to include at least four (4) hours on Saturday.
Education Requirements

• High School Diploma or GED preferred.


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.