Maintenance Mechanic/Electro-Tech

To conduct, maintain, test and repair electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and pneumatic systems and components. Applies knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation. Provides skills to support all areas of manufacturing including AC/DC powered drives, servos, electro-mechanical operations, and PLC’s.


  • Troubleshoots and repairs equipment.
  • Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures.
  • Performs preventive maintenance functions.
  • Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical equipment, including programmable controllers, variable frequency drives, sensors, power supplies, powered and mechanical drives, gauges and test equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Reports to the Maintenance Supervisor for general direction.
  • Works closely with Asset Leaders, Shift Supervisors, Engineering, Maintenance teams, and production operators to resolve operational problems.


  • Outside vendors/contractors




Education and Experience Background:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 plus years experience in mechanical and electrical trades in a highly technical manufacturing environment.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical, mechanical or electro-mechanical problems occur.
  • Assemble electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical and electro-mechanical principles, using hand tools, powered tools, and measuring instruments.
  • Install and maintain electrical/electronic control systems, electro-mechanical systems, and solid state equipment.
  • Modify electrical and electro-mechanical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations.
  • Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions, and record results.
  • Collaborate with electrical and mechanical engineering and other personnel to identify, define, and solve developmental problems.
  • Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical, electro-mechanical instruments, and/or testing equipment.


  • Must be flexible and responsive to the needs of the department/ business.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts and rotations.
  • Must be able to sit, bend, stand and walk during scheduled shift.
  • Must have basic maintenance/ electrical tools


Applying for a position with Mercury Paper:

Please complete, sign, and date the Mercury Paper application listed above and scan/email to Completed applications may also be mailed to 495 Radio Station Rd, Strasburg, VA 22657, Attention Human Resources Assistant.

You are welcome to include your resume and cover letter. Candidates may also apply at a local Virginia Employment Commission office or on their job search website.