Junior Mechanic (Apprentice) - Yakima, WA

Employer: WestRock

Job Description:
About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

The opportunity:
As a WestRock Apprentice Mechanic, you will be developing the responsibilities to safely and efficiently diagnose and repair machinery throughout the facility. You will be in an apprenticeship program designed for diagnosing and troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems. As an apprentice you will conduct preventative maintenance to mitigate machine downtime. You will also be partnered with a skilled Mechanic and will take ownership of daily assigned work and complete repairs within specified time frames, holding safety as our highest value.

How you will impact WestRock:
Willingness to participate in a maintenance training program that is provided and required, including progression testing (practical and computer based)
Participation in Safety Reviews, Safety Training, and Safety Audits under the direction of plant management
Ensure production machinery is functioning correctly and efficiently
Perform preventative maintenance on all machinery
Troubleshoot and repair pneumatic, electrical, hydraulic, compressor, and vacuum systems
Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers, AC/DC motors and controls
Ability to read and understand blue prints
Assemble, install and fabricate equipment as needed (welding will be required)
Ability to work with steam and boiler controls and mechanical power drives
Ability to assist support staff to ensure inventory counts are accurate
Ability to submit timely and accurate paperwork
What you need to succeed:
Associates degree in electrical field, or technical school degree in Electrical or Instrumentation, or have 5 years of applicable mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair experience
Able to commence and continue specific courses of action with urgency
Maintain positive relationships with plant management, supervisors, office, and operational employees
Excellent communication
Interpersonal, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
Ability to lift/push/pull 50-100 pounds multiple times throughout the day
Must be willing to work all shifts as business needs fluctuate
Willingness to fully cross-train in other technical areas of maintenance
Proven experience demonstrating dependability and timeliness with assignments, tasks, and responsibilities
History of excellent attendance is a must
Excellent Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite
Complete assessment to determine skill level
Must provide own tools (specialty tools provided by the Company)

What we offer:
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $21 HR

Posted on December 02, 2019
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