Maintenance Technician - SOP

Compass Minerals Ogden , UT 84201

Posted 4 weeks ago

We invite you to Explore the Potential of being part of something Clearly Essential!

At Compass Minerals, we harvest, mine and produce essential minerals that deal with nature's challenges, including - but not limited to - highway deicing salt for the winter months, water softening salt and plant nutrition that improves the quality and yield of crops. We transform Earth's resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.

With our company headquarters in Overland Park, KS, Compass Minerals operates in 21 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil & the United Kingdom. We're committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone's voice matters. We believe in work that creates value for all stakeholders, encourages collaboration at all levels and focuses on a high-performance environment where employees are challenged to be there best.

Ensures that plant equipment efficiency is maintained through proper lubrication routines.

Assists higher classification mechanics in a wide variety of other aspects of general plant maintenance and/or upgrades. Must demonstrate the willingness and the ability to master the next performance classification via timely completion of the requisite skills check list.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Properly lubricates assigned plant/shop equipment as per routine schedule.

Provides a basic assessment of general equipment condition (e.g. unusual vibration noise and/or heat) and reports perceived problems to the proper authority.

Performs cutting of plate, bolts, etc., through proper use of cutting torch.

Cleans and washes equipment and machinery.

Scrapes paint, grease and accumulated material from equipment.

Assists plant mechanics with a wide variety of plant maintenance and/or upgrade procedures.

Responds to audible code calls and emergency equipment repair call outs as required.

Receives and responds to pager assignments in accordance with departmental rotations.

Sharpens and reshapes drills, chisels, scrapers and redresses rough grinding wheels.

Performs painting, pipe installation, and basic welding as required.

Ensures that work areas are left in a clean and safe fashion.

Ability to safely and efficiently use hand tools and power tools.

Knowledge of similar equipment operation, repair and/or installation, as determined by the selection process.

Satisfactory work record.

The ability to detect unusual heat, vibration and/or audible anomalies in operating equipment.

The ability to work in tight spaces, hot, wet, dry and dusty environment(s), climb ladders/stairs, ride man lifts and retain a high degree of physical stamina for extended hours.

Ability to work overtime as necessary and rotating shifts on a continuous, seven day cycle.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent

May be required to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty

Most positions require 3 years of experience in the field or in a related area

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be PC proficient and possess the ability to quickly master skills required to function. Preferably some experience with CMMS.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to present issues clearly and concisely in group settings.

Written Communication

  • Concise, complete and well organized written communications are essential.


  • Must have the ability to independently and effectively plan organize, coordinate and follow-up on assignments.


  • Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments.


  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Language Skills:
The abilities listed are representative of the level of competency the incumbent needs in order to effectively perform the essential duties. These specific abilities may or may not be required for this particular position.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret job related information,

Mathematical and Reasoning Ability and

The ability to perform higher level math functions pertaining to maintenance. Must be able to proof own work for accuracy.

Essential Job Functions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

If candidate cannot be located at this level, consideration will be given to another level.

EEOC statement

Compass Minerals strictly prohibits discrimination against employees, contractors or others that conduct business with the Company on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), age, military status, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If interested and qualified, please apply online at

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