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Maintenance Mechanic at Knauf Insulation

Maintenance Mechanic

Knauf Insulation Shelbyville, IN Full Time


Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer. We are wholly committed to the conservation of the environment while also sustainably developing and manufacturing a comprehensive line of acoustical fiberglass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM and metal building applications, using post-consumer recycled materials.

We welcome passionate and creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment. Watch our values video to learn more about what we do, our commitment to sustainability and our company values and culture.



  • Uses safe work practices and counsels other employees to do the same, as necessary. This includes understanding and complying with the lock-out/tag-out procedures. 
  • Determines if machines need to be taken out of production for repairs or service. 
  • Prioritizes work when more than one issue needs addressed at a time. 
  • Takes an active role in the requisitioning of parts/materials necessary for the continued operation of the plant. 
  • Perform preventative maintenance as scheduled and as needed. 
  • Knows all safety warning signs and signals and takes corrective action. 
  • Communicate maintenance issues with other shifts to ensure continuity of operation. Read and record comments in both Maintenance and Production logbooks. 
  • Insures that housekeeping in the Maintenance Department is maintained to a safe level and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc. are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such area for breaks, meal times, and end of the shift. 
  • Maintains a safe, clean and organized work area. 
  • Must be able to report to work on time and work all hours required of the job, including mandatory overtime; may be required to occasionally cover shifts other than the one for which hired. 
  • Remains current on plant and safety matters, participating regularly in department/plant safety meetings. 
  • Performs other work related duties and projects as directed. 



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain current OSHA Certified Industrial Truck Operator License. 


  • Minimum of five years maintenance experience working with a variety of mechanical equipment in a heavy industrial environment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Observe safety and security procedures, report potentially unsafe conditions, and use equipment and materials properly. 
  • Applies general knowledge of proper and safe use of shop equipment and tools. 
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, rotating machinery, pumps, pipe fitting, fire protection systems, conveying systems, bearing installations, power transmission, fans, welding, and fabrication skills. 
  • Apply troubleshooting and problem solving skills. 
  • Able to read, write and interpret written information. 
  • Apply strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Exhibit sound and accurate judgement and include appropriate people in decision-making process. 
  • Accurately count and perform basic math functions, including mental calculation of simple equations and/or fractions. 
  • Adhere to guidelines set forth in the Employee Handbook and follow KIMS and management / departmental policies and procedures. 
  • Use time efficiently and complete work in a timely manner. 
  • Monitors own work to ensure quality and continuously looks for ways to improve and promote quality. 
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and develop alternative solutions. 
  • Balance team and individual responsibilities. 
  • Get along with others and contribute to building a positive team spirit. 
  • Give and welcome feedback remaining open to others’ ideas and trying new things. 
  • Follow instructions and respond to requests for service and assistance. 
  • Take responsibility for own actions, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, ask for and offer help. 
  • Adapt to changes in the work environment and uphold organizational values. 
  • Work ethically and with integrity to show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, treat people with respect, and promote a harassment-free environment. 
  • Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills and share expertise with others. 
  • Apply basic computer skills and knowledge. 
  • Able to meet physical demands of the job with or without accommodation. 
  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this plant which include a post-offer drug screen and physical examination.  


Health and Safety Requirements

  • Follow established safety procedures and precautions, to include fire protection/prevention, smoking regulations, etc. 
  • Follow established ergonomics procedures governing lifting techniques, repetitive tasks, and the use of safety equipment and supplies to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. 
  • Participate in appropriate safety training programs prior to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to hazards related to the workplace. 
  • Follow established procedures governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and supplies. 
  • Report all accidents/incidents to your supervisor no matter how minor they may be. (NOTE: Such occurrences must be reported on the shift in which they occur.) 
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices are performed within your department.  
  • Maintain a tobacco free environment.  

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