Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham
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# of Openings
Hourly Full-Time

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description

Atlas Tube offers $65,000 plus Incentive and $3000 signing bonus after 90 days!



  • Perform duties in accordance with company safety policies and regulatory agencies, ensure the safe and continuous operation of all machinery, and report unsafe condition
  • Complete work assignments in a safe and timely manner.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained mechanically and electrically, and in proper operating condition following all defined safety procedures and ensure that everyone working on the equipment is following these procedures, including LOTO & Arc Flash.
  • Safely repair and rebuild production equipment to maximize quality, uptime, rate, and yield.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge maintenance/production processes, equipment, controls, and storeroom areas.
  • Initiate troubleshooting techniques to solve quality, process, and maintenance related problems in all areas of the plant including but not limited to industrial electrical control systems, power systems, AC/DC electronic speed control devices, gearbox and mill rebuilds, high frequency welding and induction repair, mechanical and electrical troubleshooting, crane repair, and high-speed warehousing and robotic systems.
  • Bending and installing conduit and wiring for equipment installations.
  • Troubleshoot conveyors, robots, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, motors, drives, and Programmable Logic Controls (PLC).
  • Monitor, inspect, and complete reports on equipment using manual and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  • Assist other team members as needed and/or assigned.
  • Communicate all equipment issues with maintenance management team utilizing the appropriate sources.
  • Assist in new mechanical and electrical installations and upgrades of plant equipment.
  • Interface with other maintenance teammates, production operators, supervisors, engineers or any other persons involved during equipment planned/unplanned maintenance or repairs.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s Degree, trade or technical school diploma and/or journeyman’s card in related trade
  • 5 years of mechanical/electrical experience, metal rolling mill and induction heating systems preferred


  • Mathematical Skills: Must have good math skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply, use decimals and fractions.
  • Mechanical Aptitude/Reasoning Ability: Able to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve issues with equipment operation
  • Communication Skills: Able to communicate in English for written and verbal communication, including the ability to listen and speak effectively to understand and communicate the needs of customers and coworkers. Ability to read and interpret documents.
  • Computer Skills: Basic computer skills to look up work orders and interact with programs to obtain key work order requirements.
  • Previous experience with measuring devices (tape measures, micrometers, calipers etc.) preferred
  • Must be prepared to work overtime and odd hours to accomplish the necessary tasks whenever an emergency that threatens production or safety arises.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to properly use required hand tools, power tools, hoists, cranes, alignment equipment, measuring devices and testing equipment
  • Ability to utilize catalogs and vendor contacts to research and requisition parts and materials as needed.
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role.


The information below outlines the aggregated physical demands of all positions within the Atlas Tube- Birmingham Facility. All shop floor job positions and tasks were considered to determine and objectively quantify the physical and cognitive demands that each Birmingham teammate requires to successfully carry out their duties and responsibilities.


In addition to physical capabilities, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and required equipment that may require to be operated is also included. These factors should be considered when determining physical capabilities as well as cognitive competence.



The following personal protective equipment and clothing may be required to  be worn continuously by some/all job positions.

  • Enhanced visibility work uniforms
  • Various types of eye protection (Safety glasses, goggles, )
  • Head protection such as hard hats or climbing helmets
  • Fall arrest harness
  • Hearing protection (standard and/or custom ear plugs)
  • Foot protection (Steel toed footwear that may include metatarsal protection)
  • Respiratory protection (dust masks and/or respirators)
  • Welding helmet
  • Welding attire
  • Various types of face shields


The following machinery and equipment may be required to be operated by teammates frequently – constantly.

  • Various hand tools
  • Overhead cranes
  • Various types of forklifts, industrial trucks, and elevated work platforms
  • Various types of heavy machinery
  • Welding and Cutting Equipment

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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