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Maintenance Technician

  • Job reference: AE-000171
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Aiken
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

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On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician to join the nuclear team in Aiken, SC.

Job Description

Responsible for supporting operation and maintenance of automated production equipment in a production oriented facility.

The Maintenance function includes service, troubleshooting, repair, and installation of all production and facility support equipment.

Demonstrates and applies knowledge of mechanical maintenance functions. This includes understanding the materials required for maintaining each equipment area, their general functions for logical scheduling purposes, standard repair procedures, and the significance of accurate and timely processing of work orders within these areas.

Troubleshoots with a focus on development of a repair procedure, must be able to identify the needed parts and tools to perform all needed tasks. Must have the ability to communicate these needs in order to facilitate the procurement of the parts.

Works with others when problem-solving and repairing or working within their area.

Develops knowledge of the maintenance work order system to provide the required information for submittal and closure of work orders.

Demonstrates a desire to continuously improve and learn new skills that add value to the business process.

Demonstrates the ability to operate, inspect, diagnose and repair vehicles and other mobile equipment.

Reports defects and damages to supervision.

Tests and makes adjustments to mechanical components and equipment after repairs or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturer specifications and company safety standards.

Uses a number of sophisticated tools including electrical, hydraulic and engine testing and diagnostic equipment; welding torches; jacks; hoists and hand tools (e.g., wrenches). Uses computer systems to help diagnose the cause of some problems with heavy equipment.

Fuels and lubricates equipment and performs preventive maintenance in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

Communicates with the leaders regarding parts and repair orders.

Performs scheduled preventive maintenance tasks as assigned.

There is no supervision of other workers at this level.

Minimizes machine downtime by troubleshooting and resolving mechanical issues.

Demonstrates a strong focus by applying the highest level of service to internal customers through work order processing.

Must be able to work independently and resolve practical problems.

Must complete required training and certification for the Maintenance area in accordance with the Maintenance progression process for a technician. This includes participating in new employee safety training, basic skills training, equipment specific training, material handling equipment, and team building exercises.

Develops functional knowledge of the maintenance work order system to provide the required information for submittal and closure of work orders

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Basic analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills. (Mechanical)

Ability to work together with other technicians to diagnose routine and complex issues related to repair/service scheduling, tools required for mechanical repairs, generate potential solutions based on mechanical knowledge and make repairs as required

Intermediate verbal and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills and team player attitude

Ability to perform physically demanding work

Ability to work in extreme weather conditions and environments wherein there is exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, chemicals and mechanical and electrical hazards

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Ability to perform maintenance duties at elevated heights

Education/ Experience

High School diploma or GED

Vocational training, certification, and/or minimum of three (3) years related experience in basic mechanics

A minimum of 3 years of experience in basic mechanics

Valid driver’s license or eligible to get a valid state driver’s license

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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