Manufacturing Mechanic

Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Carestream Health

Carestream Health Inc. 

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Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems and solutions; x-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; manufacturing of film and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. Carestream’s diagnostic imaging technology systems are at work in 90 percent of hospitals worldwide.  

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Compensation Range of $26.00 per hour to $32.50 per hour depending on experience

*This range reflects Carestream’s good faith estimate to pay fairly as starting wage. Offers will be tailored within the range based on the selected candidate’s experience, industry knowledge, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process, as well as geographic market differentials for the position.

Position Summary:

The manufacturing mechanic provides machine maintenance support for Carestream’s roll-to-roll solvent coating manufacturing operation located in Rochester. This position is essential for maintaining and troubleshooting equipment to minimize downtime and ensure equipment reliability. This person will work with a wide variety of manufacturing equipment including mixers, pumps, motors, fans, pipes, drives, scales, thermal oxidizer, valves, steam/chilled water, and more. This role is essential for continued operation of the manufacturing plant and ensuring equipment is maintained to regulatory and production standards.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) to conduct routine and preventative maintenance on manufacturing machinery and equipment to ensure optimal performance and prevent breakdowns.
  • Collaborate with production teams to address and resolve mechanical problems and optimize equipment performance.
  • Work a flexible schedule including 24-hour coverage (via phone) if needed to support manufacturing between Monday morning and Thursday afternoon.
  • Troubleshoot to identify root cause of mechanical issues and implement repairs to minimize downtime.
  • Develop improvements in preventative maintenance plan to minimize downtime and equipment failure.
  • Adhere to and promote safety regulations and protocols.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and parts usage.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors regarding maintenance issues.
  • Recommend upgrades or modifications to enhance equipment performance.
  • Calibrate and adjust machines to meet production specifications.
  • Coordinate or assist with assembly, disassembly or installation of machinery or equipment.

Required Skills & Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED and 2 years of experience working as a mechanic in a manufacturing environment.

  • Or minimum of 4 years of experience as an equipment mechanic in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience maintaining motors, mixers, pumps, or other manufacturing equipment.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving experience.

  • Good interpersonal, verbal, written, and electronic communication skills.

  • Strong sense of teamwork and responsibility.

  • Safety consciousness and a commitment to maintaining a safe working environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Computer knowledge helpful (MS Office, SAP, etc.)
  • Previous experience following procedures to perform preventative or predictive maintenance.
  • Experience with electrical / wiring.
  • Familiarity with Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) knowledge.
  • Experience working with external vendors for procurement of parts and services.
  • OSHA certification.

Work Environment:


Physical Requirements:

Person must be willing and able to meet the following physical requirements:


  • Standing: 50-75%                                               
  • Walking: 25-50%
  • Sitting: 1-25%
  • Bending: 25-50%
  • Carrying, Pushing or Pulling: 25-50%
  • Lifting 20-35 pounds: 1-25%
  • Lifting 35-50 pounds: 1-25%
  • Lifting 50-100 pounds: 0%

Carestream is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Carestream is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Applying for a job with Carestream

All Carestream employees must complete the on-line application process. Carestream is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please click accommodations

Requisition ID: 3792 

Nearest Major Market: Rochester