Benton Harbor, Michigan

Employee Referral Bonus Eligible Amount - $450.00 


This position is responsible for activities associated with the maintenance of all facility operations. A mechanic must demonstrate the ability to maintain and repair a variety of machinery such as roll form, cut-off presses, conveyors, packaging equipment, air compressors, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, hand tools, and building equipment. In addition, a mechanic must fabricate parts from drawings, sketches or verbal instructions.


  • Repair damaged mechanisms, replace worn or defective parts and adjust assemblies for proper operations.
  • Install or assist other maintenance personnel in the installation of all manufacturing equipment.
  • Demonstrate high degree of knowledge in fittings, bearings, gears, shafts, machined parts and lubrication.
  • Troubleshoot and maintenance hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems.
  • Safely utilize machine shop and welding equipment.
  • Lead or assist in roll form, die setup and changeover procedures.
  • Perform inspections of cut-off presses, air compressors, printing and labeling equipment, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Perform basic machine preventive maintenance on presses and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Follow standard operating procedures for inventory management and CMMS activity.
  • Maintain all work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition at all times.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner; use proper lock-out procedures during repairs or machine adjustments. Wear required
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) and make certain that all safety equipment is in proper working order.
  • Perform these and other related duties as assigned or directed.
  • Actively participate in communication and WAVE culture.
  • In addition to the above general responsibilities, a mechanic must preserve a safe work environment and work in a safe manner following all safety SOPs.
  • Safety – OSHA rate, compliance to regulations/policies, evidence of risk reduction, engagement in 8-Step Safety Process, near-miss reporting
  • Quality – Customer claims, quarantined product, ability to recognize defects and implement corrective actions through visual inspection while machine is in operation
  • Productivity – Changeover time, PE%, downtime %, troubleshooting, CMMS activity, work orders
  • Communication – Shift handoff and line preparation, Gemba, kaizen event participation

Desired Experience

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Required; minimum 1-3 years of experience in maintenance position, or similar
  • Required; demonstrate ability to read complex drawings and fabricate appropriate part
  • Required; demonstrate understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Preferred; familiarity with machine shop safety and equipment operations
  • Able to lift a maximum of 40 pounds
  • Able to stand 8-10 hours per day at assigned work area
  • Background check required


High School Diploma or equivalent

WAVE, and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Benton Harbor, Michigan

We’re proud of our humble beginnings and continued success.

In 1955, a young steel salesman named John McConnell saw an opportunity for custom-processed steel—and he dove right in. He purchased his first load of steel by borrowing $600 against his 1952 Oldsmobile, and then used that money to start Worthington Industries in Columbus, Ohio.

In his first year of business, McConnell grossed $342,000; his profit was $11,000. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s, he continued to add processing facilities. In 1966, he started sharing his profits with the people he worked with. At the same time, all production workers were put on a salary rather than an hourly schedule. In 1968, Worthington Industries made its first public stock offering of 150,000 shares at $7.50 per share.

In 1976, after only 21 years in business, we celebrated $100 million in sales. Throughout the 1980s, business continued to expand rapidly.

In 1996, John McConnell’s son, also named John, took over as chairman and CEO. He had worked for the company more than 20 years; he started as a general laborer and later advanced to sales, operations and personnel.

During the 1990s, many of our non-core businesses were sold so we could focus on our core strengths: steel processing and metals-related businesses. In 2000, we moved to the New York Stock Exchange.

We continue to lead the diversified metal manufacturing industry with a focus on the Golden Rule, valued employees, stability and innovation.

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