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Mechanical Technician

Ashland, VA
Position Title: Mechanical Technician
Location: Ashland, VA 23005
Position Status: 6 month contract-to-hire
Compensation: Extremely competitive w/ full benefits
Position Description:
Our client is looking for a Mechanical Technician for a position located in Ashland, VA. They develop and manufacture petroleum additives, including driveline, engine oil, fuel and industrial additives. They are headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and have operations around the world.
Monitor the automotive mechanical tests in assigned area, record all pertinent data, make necessary adjustments/repairs to assure that test parameters, methods and procedures are met and report problems to appropriate party.
  • Know, understand and consistently adhere to established safety policy and procedures.  Maintains up-to-date knowledge of changes or additions to safety procedures and assist in safety training activities as required.
  • Monitor the automotive and mechanical test in assigned area and record all pertinent data.
  • Ensure that all pertinent information is routinely communicated to the appropriate (i.e. internal customers, team members, supervisors, etc.) parties.
  • Carry out standard preventive maintenance as scheduled and complete proper documentation.  Determine layout and maintain maintenance and test cell calibration schedule.  Determine calibration schedule of the reference stands and maintain and calibrate as needed.
  • Keep work area neat and clean.  Use hand and power tools in a safe responsible manner.
  • Participate in and assist with the continuing personal and group/area training process.  May provide training/orientation to new employees.
  • Participate in internal staff meetings, committees and task force efforts as required.  Complete special projects and team and customer evaluations in a timely manner.
Education & Experience Minimums:
  • High school graduate or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Demonstrated mechanical experience or aptitude
  • Work towards continuing technical education encouraged
  • Associate degree (Preferred)
  • Decision Making - Decision making in a timely manner based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; sometimes with incomplete information, under tight deadlines and pressure; while based upon appropriate risk and authority
  • Analysis and Problem Solving - Solves difficult   problems with effective solutions; asks good questions and questions all   likely sources for answers; can solve complex problems and recognize complex   patterns; utilizing all appropriate tools to reach a robust answer.
  • Communication - The ability to   communicate information clearly and effectively in an engaging and convincing manner.
  • Managing Performance - Possessing the drive   and focus to achieve challenging goals.
  • Project Management - The ability to manage   tasks and activities and achieve their completion within the agreed framework, across regional and   organizational boundaries
  • Innovation - The openness to new   ideas and the ability to generate breakthrough solutions.  Can develop, seek out, critically assess   and implement new and value adding concepts.
  • Test Development and Execution of Testing - Develop and/or apply physical, chemical and mechanical testing to   appropriately demonstrate and/or understand the mechanisms for our products   performance and to improve the efficiency of product development.

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