Senior Mechanic in Richmond, VA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Senior Mechanic for an exciting permanent opportunity with one of our growing clients located in Richmond, Virginia.

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Mechanic who will ensure that our production and manufacturing assets are fully utilized and maintained on a daily basis while adhering to proper safety rules and regulations. The incumbent will be asked to perform routine maintenance on sophisticated equipment (extruder, panel line) as well as assist with and oversee the development of our Junior Mechanics in maintaining equipment. The Senior Mechanic will work with the Maintenance Manager to plan and schedule equipment downtime, along with documenting logs and machine failures. This position reports to the Maintenance Manager and is based in Richmond, VA. Compensation and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience level.

Essential Job Functions:

• Maintain machine logs to record the type and incidence of errors, repairs or maintenance performed and machine settings.
• Lead preventative and routine mechanical maintenance on machines.
• Lead mechanical breakdown and/or repair on equipment including rigging, disassembly, cleaning and re-alignment of extrusion system.
• Maintain and repair support infrastructure including both air and water supplies.
• Troubleshoot performance issues working with machine operators and engineers by listening, checking speed, tracking belts, etc.
• Assist with and oversee the development of Junior Mechanics.


• 3+ years’ experience with extrusion or lamination machines or comparable manufacturing process.
• 3-5+ years of experience as millwright, pipefitter or steelworker, preferred.
• Proven experience leading a major maintenance activity.
• Exposure to managerial role.


• High School degree or GED; Technical or Vocation School, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge and high-level efficiency of hand tools, power tools, drill press, grinders, etc. Knowledge of safe working practices with rotating and high voltage machinery.
• Knowledge of OSHA requirements including lock-out/tag-out, confined spaces, MSDS, etc.
• Ability to disassemble and assemble gearboxes, pumps.
• Ability to identify and measure critical tolerances or dimensions.
• Ability to know that gearboxes and pumps need alignment.
• Ability to work cohesively with other team members, and to contribute positively to the work environment.

For immediate consideration send resumes to gperez@apexlifesciences and call 301-340-3807!

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law.