Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic

Johns Manville

FULL TIME Defiance, OH, United States

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, manufactures residential and commercial insulation, commercial roofing, mechanical insulation and materials for other manufacturers’ products and applications.


Do you have a background working as a Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic? We are hiring three full-time Maintenance Mechanics in our Defiance, Ohio facility. We manufacturer fiberglass products to serve a variety of industries such as automotive, aerospace, and more. If you have the ability to work any shift, including rotating, weekends, holidays, and overtime and love working in a team environment let us know and apply today. As the Maintenance Mechanic, you will be responsible inspecting, maintaining, and performing preventative maintenance on all machinery and equipment throughout various departments in the facility.


Perform mechanical preventative maintenance according to an established schedule on all required equipment. Inspect machinery, lubricate and make adjustments or repairs as needed and take faulty equipment out of operation until repaired.
Effectively troubleshoot all mechanical equipment to identify issues within the plant and take necessary corrective actions to repair, replace or rebuild
Continuously work in a safe manner and report all safety hazards
Work with Maintenance Apprentice to develop there require skills to complete Apprenticeship program
Maintain an open and candid working relationship with immediate supervisor/manager discussing all matters of importance
Perform other job functions as requested to support the effective and efficient operation of the plant, including duties of lower classifications
Reads, interprets and follows blueprints and sketches, making all measurements and calculations necessary to complete the job.
Makes out work orders, requisitions, inspection reports, time distribution, material usage, etc., and performs other clerical duties necessary to maintain proper records relative to the work performed.
Directs, assists, and instructs other maintenance employees on jobs where it is necessary to work together or when requested by Supervisor
Does gas cutting as directed.
Inspects/maintains plant buildings and maybe required to cast concrete forms and bollards as needed
Operates, maintains, inspects, lubricates and repairs all plant systems as required.
Housekeeping responsibilities.



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Certified Journeyman Mechanic
  • 8 years of experience working as a Maintenance Mechanic or a Journeyman Card
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and drawings
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence legibly
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Experience with machine safety
  • Experience with lockout/tag out
  • Lift truck operations, JLG, etc. and the ability to obtain a license to operate
  • Safety Knowledge of safety requirements
  • Ability to work any shift (A-12a-8am; B-8am-4pm; C-4pm-12am; D-Swing)
  • Ability to stand for long periods, walk, climb stairs, reach, and stoop frequently as well as lift up to approximately 50lbs with occasional lifting of up to 100lbs. Must be able to work at high heights. Good vision, hearing, color vision, speaking, and finger dexterity skills are required as well as the ability to perform close work.


  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment effectively
  • Ability to work independently
  • A self-thinker
  • Additional Information:

Why It's Awesome to Work Here

  • JM was founded in 1858
  • We’re a Berkshire Hathaway company – acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2001.
  • We have 7,000 employees worldwide
  • We have 45 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.
  • JM is a leader in roofing, insulation and engineered products
  • The pay for the maintenance mechanic has a starting pay of $27.31/Hour
  • Vacation Pay
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Overtime Pay
  • Competitive Shift Premium
  • Benefits Package: medical, dental and life insurance for employees and their dependents.
  • 401(k) plan that includes company contributions
  • Career Growth Opportunities

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, manufactures residential and commercial insulation, commercial roofing, mechanical insulation and materials for other manufacturers’ products and applications.