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Kelly Services Maintenance Mechanic in St. Helens, Oregon

The ideal candidate will have minimum 2 years experience in industrial and facility maintenance. High level of mechanical aptitude with experience maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing complex equipment.

-Must be comfortable using various hand and power tools

-Experience in industrial facility maintenance

-Must be able to maintain, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair complex equipment (Experience with Injection Molding equipment is highly desired)

Job Type: Temp to Hire with a quick conversion to Full Time employment based on performance and attendance

Pay Rate: Negotiable depending on experience

Schedule: The client is very flexible with the schedule. They operate 24-7 so they are open to candidates that want to work compressed schedules or their standard 2nd and 3rd shift hours


  • The Mechanics report directly to the Maintenance Manager and are responsible for inspecting, servicing, troubleshooting and repairing all plant equipment assigned to him/her.

  • In-depth knowledge of all plant machinery operations is required.

  • In performing these responsibilities, associates are to work safely, efficiently, and cooperatively in a manner that demonstrates team member involvement.

  • Mechanics must follow a systematic process for accomplishing preventive, scheduled and emergency equipment maintenance.

  • Mechanics must be knowledgeable of industrial electricity (all phases and voltages), mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic operations, troubleshooting techniques, blueprint, schematic analysis and proper use of tools and diagnostic equipment.

  • Mechanics must demonstrate proper documentation and housekeeping practices to insure quality maintenance is being performed and communicated.

  • Mechanics have the responsibility for identifying equipment deficiencies which affect quality control, wear and tear and excess costs.


  • Work in a professional manner with other maintenance personnel as needed to keep all equipment in top working order resulting in only quality product being released to the customer.

  • Troubleshoot, remove and replace different types of electronic, electromechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and optic systems.

  • Pre-inspect parts or equipment to be repaired to determine what parts, supplies, forms, tools, tool repair and shop equipment are required; and communicate with Maintenance Manager.

  • Read programmable controller information to diagnose complex problems.

  • Diagnose and repair AC and DC motor controls.

  • Replace belts, pulleys, cables, chains, bearings, gears and related equipment.

  • Communicate with other plant personnel when requested to, to review deficiencies.

  • Accurately log all work performed.

  • Maintain work areas in a clean orderly manner.

  • Operate a forklift safely and efficiently.

  • Be thoroughly familiar with plant lockout/tagout procedures, electrical safety, hazard communication program, personal protective equipment and other safety programs and apply these procedures when working on equipment.

  • Other duties and/or jobs as assigned.


  • Work off of a ladder or in high or cramped spaces.

  • Must be skillful in diagnosing and repairing plastic injection molding equipment and accessories. Talented in troubleshooting industrial motors, starters, controls, and panels.

  • High school education or GED equivalent, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Good hand and eye coordination is essential.

  • Demonstrated dexterity in using hand tools.

  • Ability to lift 100 pounds and carry 50 pounds safely.

  • Ability to intermittently sit, bend, climb, twist, crouch, reach, and lower.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to transfer and to interpret the explanation of problems and to receive and understand work assignments.


  • Injection molding machine abilities preferred.

  • Electrical background.

  • Ability to operate a forklift safely and professionally.

Why Kelly ® ?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.