PHE Mechanic I

Alfa Laval Air Cooled Exchangers, Inc.

Greenwood, IN


Every day, we get opportunities to make a positive impact – on our colleagues, partners, customers and society. Together, we’re pioneering the solutions of the future and unlocking the full potential of precious resources. Trusted to act on initiative, we challenge conventional thinking to develop world-leading technologies that inspire progress in vital areas, including energy, food, water and shipping.

Who you are

You are a self-motivated recruiting professional with the ability to easily network in an international and cross-cultural environment, working in line with Alfa Laval drivers; Action, Interaction, and Satisfaction. You are driven and see solutions rather than problems, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks.

In this role, you can expect to:

Perform equipment receipt, inspection, repair, testing and packaging following the company’s quality standards, SOPs, WI’s and safety guidelines. This position disassembles PHEs, cleans and rebuilds to new standard.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF POSITION (outline job duties and responsibilities):

  • Assist in shipping, receiving, counting, labeling and distribution of Alfa Laval parts/customer equipment
  • Uncrates, assist in removing gaskets, disassembles
  • For glued gaskets - after removed from nitrogen tank, strip gaskets and stack plates on skid in preparation for cleaning
  • Dye penetration inspection process - take plate into room, spray die on one side and assist with others performing the inspection. After dye pen inspection, rinse remaining dye from plates
  • Cleans units and plates (pressure wash)
  • Install new gaskets per specification (snap or clip)
  • For glued gaskets – post cure inspection, remove tape and chip away excess glue as needed. Assist in stacking plates for assembly either configure per specification for plate packs or assemble to frame per drawing
  • For clip or snap on – assure gasket is secure – assist in stacking plates for assembly either configure per specification for plate packs or assemble to frame per drawing
  • Moves material as needed via forklifts, overhead cranes, mobile tables, hand trucks, etc.
  • Recognizes and communicates the need for replenishment of supplies
  • Directly responsible for keeping work area and surrounding equipment clean and organized. Performs housekeeping as required at the facility to maintain a professional presentation – (follows 5S standards)
  • Assist personnel with uncrating customer supplied parts and assemble or repackage as necessary for shipping
  • Participate in On-The-Job training for self with direction from others
  • Active and positive participant in ALPS and improvement initiatives
  • Performs other duties as directed by Management

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPONENTS (level of functional responsibility, level of direction received, and ability to initiate work):

The PHE Mechanic reports to the Service Center Manager or Supervisor. Must work unsupervised performing job responsibilities as trained and instructed. Works effectively in a strong team environment; continually seeking ways to improve repair process (continuous improvement) and techniques. Cooperates with team leader (or designee) and must be able to interact in a professional manner with administrative staff and co-workers.

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

Safety – work safely and following all EH&S policies

First run yield issues (productivity - amount of rework)

Completing jobs within standard times

End result high quality output according to company standards

Meeting acknowledged delivery times

KEY COMPETENCIES NEEDED:

F1: Concern for Excellence – Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality; sets high standards of performance for self and others.

F2: Customer Service Orientation – Concerned to provide a prompt, efficient and personalized service to clients; goes out of way to ensure that individual customer needs are met.

B3: Building and Maintaining Relationships – Able to establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels; puts other at ease; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements and potential conflict.

B5: Flexibility – Adaptable; receptive to new ideas; willing and able to adjust to changing demands and circumstance

B2: Teamwork – Co-operates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; shares information; supports others.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION DESIRED:

  • Education (degree or years) and/or Certification/Registration:

High School degree or Equivalent.

  • Type and Length of Experience:

Experience in a manual shop environment, preferred but not necessary

Experience operating fork lift trucks, hand pallet jacks and overhead cranes, preferred

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attributes Desired in Candidate:

Able to use measuring devices (tape measure, depth micrometer) as required

Good hand eye coordination

Flexible, Team Player

Basic hand tool experience and application

Ability to follow directions, with strong attention to detail

Read, write and effectively communicate in the English language

Basic computer knowledge, basic MS office skills (clocking in and out, scanning bar codes, taking photos)

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Environmental Factors (hazardous materials, work location, work surfaces, exposure):

  • Physical Requirements (lifting, climbing, standing, equipment and/or motor vehicle use):

Must be able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. as required

  • Environmental Factors (hazardous materials, work location, work surfaces, exposure):

Typical shop environment and machinery – concrete floors. See site specific MSDS information

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (i.e., travel, signing of Non-Competition and/or Invention Agreements):

Travel may be requested for field service work (not a requirement)

Required to sign Invention and Confidentiality Agreement

What’s in it for you?

We offer a challenging position in an open and friendly environment where we help each other to develop and create value. Your work will have a true impact on Alfa Laval’s future success. Our benefits-eligible associates enjoy healthcare, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, generous 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off benefits, and more.

What’s in it for you?

We offer a challenging position in an open and friendly environment where we help each other to develop and create value. Your work will have a true impact on Alfa Laval’s future success. Our benefits-eligible associates enjoy healthcare, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, generous 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off benefits, and more.

Alfa Laval is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

EEO/Vet/Disabled Employer

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