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Industrial Maintenance Apprentice

Plant / Warehouse Operations

ID: BPF042422-12

Metals USA is seeking a maintenance mechanic apprentice in Newark NJ.   Metals USA is a solid, growth oriented, carbon steel (plate, beam and tube) distribution center servicing the defense, commercial, construction, aerospace and fabrication industries.


  • Performs emergency, routine, and preventive maintenance of all production & building
  • Repairs, services and inspects facility equipment and property to include: overhead cranes, production machinery, material handling equipment and facility grounds.
  • Complies with Metals USA and OSHA safety policies and safe practices to include: lock out/ tag out, safety data sheets and hazardous material usage.
  • Operates industrial equipment and observes mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
  • Inspects or tests damaged machines & makes the appropriate repairs.
  • Performs building and equipment maintenance, repair and improvements. Performs preventive maintenance on CNC machinery, electrical and hydraulic systems, overhead cranes and other fabricating equipment.
  • Installs, replaces, or changes machine parts, attachments and new equipment according to production specifications.
  • Reassembles machines after completion of repair and maintenance work.
  • Lubricates or applies adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment according to specified procedures.
  • Records production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
  • Reads maintenance repair work orders and specifications to determine machine & equipment requiring repair or maintenance.
  • Inspects, operates or test machinery/equipment to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Plans repair work using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals or schematic diagrams.

Required Skills

  • High School/Technical School Graduate
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot and perform repairs
  • Ability to read English to read maintenance work orders, schematic drawings/blueprints and maintenance/safety manuals
  • Ability to comprehend electrical-mechanical& hydraulic systems, HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Knowledge of electricity (110, 230 and 460 voltage)
  • Experience of operating an overhead crane, forklift, hand tools and common shop machinery
  • Demonstrated ability to perform electronic, mechanical and hydraulic repairs


  • Valid OSHA Forklift, Overhead Crane and Aerial Work Platform Certificates

If interested, please forward your resume to:


Metals USA offers a competitive starting salary and benefits plus upward mobility professional growth. EOE, Affirmative Action Employer/ M/F/D/V

This position is located at 178-204 Frelinghuyen Avenue, Newark. View the Google Map in full screen.