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MORTON SALT Mine Mechanic B in New Iberia, Louisiana

Morton Salt is an iconic, 175-year-old company with a strong heritage and a bright future. We help unlock the flavors in food, make roads and sidewalks safer, improve the water in baths, pools, and homes, and keep businesses and industries running. We are a dedicated team who constantly strives to do better together, and we are passionate about building a sustainable future for our company, the communities in which we operate, and the world around us. By joining our team, you will contribute to producing and delivering every form of salt that enhances everyday life.


  • Has an extensive knowledge of most of the following skills: electric and gas welding, black smithing, rigging, electricity, pipe fitting, machine tool setup and operation, diesel engines and internal combustion engines, sheet metal layout and working, heavy and light machinery repairs, construction, maintenance, and installation, etc.
  • Able to troubleshoot equipment and apply best practices to successfully repair and maintain mining equipment.
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Properly communicate the status of assigned job with the relieving shift mechanics and shop supervisors.
  • May do painting and carpentry work.
  • Assists others of higher classification, and works with and directs the work of others in making repairs to mine machinery.
  • Has knowledge of the use of mechanics hand tools.
  • May interpret construction and installation instructions, read and work from blueprints, and has a working knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • May do some routine tasks such as greasing, oiling, cleaning, and inspections of equipment, etc. under little or no supervision or guidance.
  • May work with and assist Mechanic Technician or Electrician on all types of work, but under little or no supervision or guidance - perform such tasks as dismantling and reassembly of machinery, vertical welding, building and installing ordinary sheet metal piping, installing conduit, etc.
  • On occasions, as a matter of training, may be given tasks of a skill normally required of a Mechanic or higher classification.
  • Keeps working area clean, neat, and orderly, and tools clean and in good repair.
  • Does other jobs of a related nature as directed.
  • Successful bidder must be a qualified Journeyman Mechanic


  • Normally requires over (2) years of general shop experience and training to qualify, or through the training program.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • High degree of attention required to prevent injury to self and coworkers; promote safe workplace
  • Must be able to work safely in varying temperatures in mine workplace, and outside year round
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 65+ pounds regularly
  • Must be able to wear steel-toed shoes and safety glasses
  • Must be able to work overtime as necessary
  • Must be able to work at heights as required

Essential Job Functions:

  • Clean shop, work areas. Cleaning requires employee to bend, stoop, and lift items from the floor, tables, benches, etc.
  • Required to work on ground level, platforms, ladders, scaffolding, hi lifts, etc.; requires the employee to climb ladders, climb scaffolding, bend stoop, twist and lift . Assist in erecting ladders, scaffolding, etc.
  • Able to cut and weld on various types of metal - weld vertical and overhead, and operate and use diesel welder. Also, must be able to determine types and size of welding rods used on a particular metal.
  • Operate mobile equipment, such as a forktruck, crane, and winch truck. This requires the employee to be able to use and understand hand signals, and have hand and eye coordination to manipulate the respective controls in order to locate and place objects in the proper place.
  • Determine job functions, procedure, and parts needed to perform tasks with little or no supervision.
  • Work well within a group, or alone, and provide leadership when working with other people.
  • Order parts as necessary for repairs, or provide proper and correct information for parts to be ordered, and have knowledge of where parts are stored and the procedure to find, and replace them in stock.
  • May be required to make decisions on breakdown repairs. Must be able to determine the extent of repairs or replacement, and also notify the proper supervisors of the task being performed - this requires good verbal communication skills.
  • May assist other journeymen, electricians, carpenters, painters, etc. in doing jobs related to their field of work.
  • May be required to work additional hours as required, or even be required to come in early to perform work before the regular shift starts.
  • May be required to work all shifts at times - may work alone or with an electrician or other mechanics.
  • Repair and troubleshoot diesel engines, belt conveyors, mobile equipment, hydraulic equipment, pumps, and other equipment - complete the necessary reports on equipment.
  • Essential job functions are performed in all types of weather conditions, some work may be performed inside plant buildings but many are performed outside; this involves the employee to work in hot, humid, wet, dusty, cool, and cold environments - most work is performed underground.

At Morton Salt, we work best when we work as a team, when we treat one another with dignity and respect, and value the unique contributions of others. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, national origin, sex, religion, color, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.