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Machine Repair Job, Detroit, MI

Job Number: S351

Location: Detroit, MI

Date Posted: 8-13-2015


The Machine Repair Tradesman is responsible for diagnosing defects in operations, disassembling, repairing, replacing parts and reassembling to operating condition all machines, machine tools and mechanical equipment. The Machine Repair Tradesman will perform all layout, machining and mechanical operations associated with tearing down, rebuilding and reconditioning machines and mechanical equipment, and other specialized mechanical repair work. In addition the Machine Repair Tradesman is responsible for relining spindles and shafts, scraping and fitting bearings, repairing and adjusting clutches, repairing valves, solenoids and cylinders, fitting precision parts, cutting and matching gears, changing feed and speed control gears, setting automatic timing devices, aligning and balancing work and ensuring that the completed work is properly functioning and in a safe operating condition. Candidate must be able to perform incidental tasks as required to complete the larger task.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to work any shift and work overtime, including daily, weekends and holidays as required
  • Basic knowledge of mathematics, algebra and physics
  • Eight (8) years of documented experience as a Machine Repair Tradesman, or a documented and verified U.S. Department of Labor Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate as a Machine Repair Tradesman
  • Experience as a Machine Repair Tradesman in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work from layout plans, blueprints, drawings or other specifications to determine work procedures
  • Ability to clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery
  • Ability to disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs
  • Ability and knowledge to repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment
  • Ability to repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment
  • Ability to examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear
  • Ability to reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs
  • Ability to observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices
  • Ability to operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs
  • Ability to analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide mechanical support to manufacturing operations to locate and diagnose trouble in mechanical systems or equipment
  • Ability to complete required preventive maintenance at defined intervals on all mechanical equipment
  • Ability to perform tasks historically assigned to other mechanical classifications (i.e., Pipefitter, Millwright)
  • Perform other duties as required to meet the needs of the department and company
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems


Relocation is not provided for this position.


FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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