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Maintenance Mechanic 1 ( Entry Level - 1 year exp.) - 1st Shift

The AMES Companies, Inc.
Ocala, FL 34475
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Our employees are our greatest assets, that is why we provide excellent comprehensive benefits.

Medical Dental Vision 401(k) Life Insurance Disability (STD/LTD) Caregiving Support Critical Illness Hospital and Accident Coverage Employee Assistance Program Telehealth WellnessPaid Holidays PTO Employee Stock Option Plan Tuition Reimbursement Identity Theft Protection Pet Insurance Health Case Management, and much more.

We are environmentally conscious and responsible. Proud supporters of local and national charities, and we provide immense growth opportunity!

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At our Closet Maid facility in Ocala, FL


The Maintenance Mechanic I maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.

Major Responsibilities

  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by:

  • completing preventive maintenance requirements as assigned;

  • occasionally referencing drawings, manufacturers manuals and instructions;

  • troubleshooting malfunctions

  • Locates sources of problems by observing operation of machine or device

  • Assists higher level mechanics/electricians in removal of defective parts including dismantling of the machine or device

  • Adjusts operational parameters (mechanical or digital) of equipment to ensure quality product is produced, based on manufacturing judgement.

  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results

  • Communicates with manufacturing and maintenance supervision regarding possible machine issues or malfunctions

  • Changes tooling on manufacturing equipment to produce the next scheduled product as notified by manufacturing

  • Maintains a safe, clean work environment and complies with all company policies and procedures

  • Completes and submits work order documents for preventive maintenance and manufacturing requests as needed

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Or equivalent amount of education and experience

  • 0-1 years work experience


  • Self-starter requiring minimal supervision

  • Logical decision making for maintenance of equipment

  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written


  • Logout Tagout Certification

  • Forklift, Scissor Life and Bucket Life Certifications preferred

  • Valid Drivers License preferred

Work Authorization

No calls or agencies please. AMES/CLOSETMAID will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CLOSETMAID is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

In addition to federal law requirements, CLOSETMAID complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

CLOSETMAID expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of our employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including termination.

If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by contacting Human Resources at 1-352-401-6396 or by sending an email toCareers@Closetmaid.com to make appropriate arrangements.


Actually, its all about you. We began with a desire to help people improve the storage in their home. Founded in 1965 in Delray Beach, Florida, we were the first to manufacture ventilated wire shelving for closets in new home construction. We grew quickly, and in 1970 moved to our current headquarters in Ocala, Florida.

CLOSETMAID, a business unit of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), is the worldwide leader in home storage and organization, offering innovative wire and laminate/wood storage systems for use in bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms, laundry rooms, home offices and garages wherever people need to store and organize their things. Our products are available at home improvement stores, mass merchants, online, and from CLOSETMAID Authorized Dealers.

CLOSETMAID offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), & PTO


Posted: 2021-11-12 Expires: 2021-12-11
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