Fairbanks Scales
  • Meridian, MS, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Ensures the safety and integrity of facilities and equipment by operating, maintaining, setting up, assembling, and repairing a wide variety of manufacturing equipment, building systems, grounds, and materials handling.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Know, comply, and help other employees understand all safety rules and procedures.
  • Ensure preventative maintenance schedules are followed to ensure minimal downtime.
  • Troubleshoot and repair complex electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical failures on industrial equipment
  • Install and perform needed maintenance including shop lights, fans, and electric motors. equipment.
  • Perform wiring installs of plant equipment, circuit breaker systems, and other general electrical maintenance as needed in adherence with codes, standards, and safety protocols.
  • Perform a variety of semiskilled duties in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting, or plastering as needed for buildings or grounds.
  • Safely operate a variety of hand tools including, torches, basic welding equipment, various meters and gauges, chop saws, band saws, drills, drill presses, etc.
  • Read, understand, and work from blueprints, shop drawings, schematics, and sketches.
  • Maintain and update equipment and service records, provide timely feedback to the supervisor on the status of open issues, and report new work needs, especially safety concerns to management immediately.
  • Comply with all Environmental, Health, and Safety programs, plans, and regulations.
  • Operate a fork lift according to applicable safety standards, instructions, and training.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Work Environment:

  • General manufacturing environment that is subject to extremes in hot and cold, climate and weather conditions, and dust and waste materials around equipment.
  • The work will be proximate to various types of metal cutting and processing equipment with moving parts.
  • Overhead cranes and gantry cranes are used extensively for moving large parts and assemblies.
  • Parts and subassemblies are typically large with weights up to 10,000 lbs.
  • Welding operations occur throughout the plant and caution must be used to anticipate and avoid damage to eyes.
  • Trip and slip hazards result from the conduct of manufacturing operations, stairs, and uneven terrain.
  • Equipment and certain operations such as grinding and gouging periodically occur which generate a high level of noise.
  • Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, proper clothing, hearing protection) always and other protective gear (such as goggles, auto darkening weld helmets, Etc.) to be employed based on the task being performed.

Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have five or more years of progressively responsible electrical and mechanical maintenance experience.
  • Must be a journeyman-level electrician, plumber, or millwright, or have equivalent experience to work on complex high- and low-voltage equipment, circuitry, drives, and controllers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products - specifically Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to read blueprints, shop drawings, schematics, and sketches.
  • Proficient in shop math
  • Working knowledge of electronics, controllers, electrical motors, drives, and general circuitry
  • Strong working knowledge of high-voltage equipment and safe repair and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of safe heavy-capacity lifting, moving, and rigging techniques
  • Ability to work independently and communicate with supervisors and employees who use the equipment.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Any basic or advanced industrial maintenance certification is a plus

Physical Abilities:

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus and determine small differences in material and part characteristics.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear, frequently required to sit, stand, bend at the knee and waist, kneel, climb stairs, crouch, and walk.
  • Regularly required to lift up to 50 lbs. using proper techniques.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to use standard and specialized hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring equipment.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to operate material handling and rigging equipment.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


For more than 185 years, Fairbanks has manufactured and provided top-quality industrial weighing equipment and dependable service through a network of Fairbanks sales and service representatives and authorized distributors. Fairbanks continues to break new ground in scale design, setting the new standard in weighing equipment and systems engineering while meeting the special needs of our customers.

Fairbanks Scales provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.


Fairbanks Scales Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets


Fairbanks Scales Inc. may obtain information about you from a third-party consumer reporting agency for employment purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a "consumer report" and/or "investigative consumer report" which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as neighbors, friends, or associates, The reports may contain information regarding your credit history, criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records ("driving records"), verification of your education or employment history, or other background checks. Credit history will only be requested where such information is substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the position for which you are applying.


Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing for all roles prior to being hired into any role as part of our Drug Free Workplace Policy. In addition, Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation prior to being hired for any role or transferred into a safety-sensitive role.

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