Mechanical Technician (Valve Technician) - Moses Lake, WA

Employer: REC Silicon

Job Description:

REC Silicon is committed to the holistic approach with our company benefits. Once you’re here, you’re family and we want you to be safe, healthy, and engaged during your rewarding career. Designed not just for our team, but also families, our benefits offer the following:

Generous PTO: Your off time is important. We offer 144 hours of PTO first 5 years of employment. Year six, 184 hours. High maximum balance and cash out option.
Medical/Dental/Vision: Majority of premiums paid by REC Silicon for you and your dependents. Includes virtual medical and mental health options.
Additional Health Coverage: FSA and HSA available. Voluntary insurance options include life and AD&D, accident, hospitalization and critical illness.
Earn More: We offer a generous annual company bonus plan in addition to salary/wage.
401(k) Savings Plan: Jump start your retirement with REC Silicon’s discretionary contribution that increases with longevity and does not require an employee contribution. Match also available.
Company-Paid Benefits: Life insurance, short & long-term disability insurance, Life Flight, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), wellness reward program, pharmacy advocacy and disease management program.
Flexibility: We support employees through flexible work schedules and limited work from home options.
Additional Benefits: We provide position-based clothing, travel expenses, training and additional materials needed on a case-by-case basis.

Salary Range

$23.24 - $37.89

Valve experience preferred


Responsibilities may include the setup, repair, and maintenance of industrial machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic actuated equipment, conveyor systems, compressors, pumps, industrial piping, hydraulic systems, and specialized production equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following examples of duties and responsibilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position.

Assist in or perform the removal, installation, repair, and maintenance of equipment such as pumps, compressors, motors, and other rotating machinery and equipment
Assist in or perform basic fabrication and mechanical duties such as pipe and valve installation bracket fabrication, etc.
Perform preventative maintenance functions
Perform facility maintenance functions along with basic grounds functions such as plumbing, repair, emptying dumpsters, etc.
Assist in job planning which includes estimating time and crafts required along with identifying and requisitioning the required materials
Perform simple mathematical calculations
Prepare sketches and simple drawings
Perform normal recordkeeping practices
Participate in design reviews and the management of change (MOC) process
Provide training to other individuals in the workgroup
Operate vehicles, mechanized devices, or equipment
Serve as an “on-call” technician during off-hours, weekends and holidays as part of the call-out rotation to perform limited troubleshooting and repair mechanical equipment


Incumbents must have demonstrated knowledge and abilities in these areas. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

Requires a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) to three (3) years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Prefered but not required: Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school.
Must be able to successfully certify and maintain forklift certification

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills including functionality in Microsoft Office suite of applications

Other Skills and Abilities

Basic knowledge of technical drafting
Strong troubleshooting and reasoning skills
Strong understanding of how to read and interpret engineering, industrial / blueprint drawing, electrical and mechanical components/equipment, and use of shop tools and equipment
Basic understanding of pipefitting and knowledge of flange assembly and pressure and leak testing
Strong understanding of the operation, repair, and maintenance of mechanical drive systems (belt/pulley systems, gearboxes, etc.), pump and compressor operation, repair, installation, and maintenance and operation and repair on various types of valves
Skilled in coupling maintenance and laser alignment
Strong understanding of mechanical seal and packing installation, operation, and maintenance
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume and apply concepts of algebra and geometry
Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one or small groups
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence effectively
Must be a team player and supportive and cooperative of management and corporate initiatives
Ability to solve practical problems

These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education, experience, and training. This combination will provide the competence to perform the work of the position.

Supervisory and Budgetary Responsibilities


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach outward, reach above shoulder, climb, squat or kneel, bend and lift/carry up to 50 pounds and over 50 pounds must be done with the assistance of another person(s)
The employee is frequently required to push/pull up to 100 pounds with the assistance of another person
The employee is occasionally required to sit and crawl
Vision requirements include near, distance, color, peripheral, and depth perception
The employee must have a sense of sound, smell, and touch and have the ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including standard issued PPE and respiratory devices

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position may require the employee to work a 12-hour rotating shift including weekends, holidays, and overtime as required, and based on production needs, the company reserves the right to change or modify the schedule
The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat
The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Contact Person:
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $23.24 - $37.89

Posted on January 26, 2023

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