Title:  Mechanic I - Entry Level


Ghent, KY, US, 41045

Job Description: 

As pioneers at heart, we explore what’s next in metals production. We are driven to pioneer new solutions that will define tomorrow’s world of metals. We aim high, we try hard, and we persevere. Our curiosity fuels our passion to find new frontiers. It is what gets us up in the morning. But there is something else we care about, and that is our customers in the steel industry. It is Primetals Technologies' mission to provide the best-possible support to metals producers around the world in all kinds of scenarios: from turn-key projects and the installation of new production lines to upgrades and metallurgical services, we build close partnerships with our customers to ensure that their operations remain profitable for years to come. We stand at the forefront of innovation for the global steel industry—for our customers, who expect us to push the boundaries of steel production. This is who we are, and this is what we stand for.


The Primetals Ghent, KY facility conducts maintenance and reconditioning of conventional and new state-of-the-art slab casting equipment for Nucor Gallatin. The facility also offers engineering services, in-plant laser measurement services, plant millwright services, mechanical machining, fabrication, and welding services. Our expertise and technological advancements for the maintenance, repair and manufacture of continuous casting equipment, mold, segment, roll and related components allow us to provide our customers with an exceptional value in workmanship and quality assurance.


Our Ghent, KY facility is currently seeking to fill a 3rd shift Mechanic position.


$5000 retention bonus!


Applicants must pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug screen.


Classification and base pay rate will be dependent upon skillset and prior experience.

Duties of the mechanic will be performed in-house and on location at customer site.


Requirements -
· Current, valid driver license   

· Ability to read and interpret measuring instruments

- Preferred candidates will possess previous industrial/mechanical maintenance experience


  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing maintenance activities to the equipment used to cast and form steel products, such as sheet, coil, I-beam, and billets.
  • Must be capable of reading and interpreting written work instructions, engineering specifications, and measuring instruments.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation and analyzing wear and tear of machines
  • Removes and replaces defective parts by dismantling devices, using hoists, cranes, hand and power tools.
  • Assembles and disassembles casting equipment at the customer site.
  • Conserve’s maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies efficiently to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


TOOLS USED: hand, pneumatic, and hydraulic tools, indicators, gages, micrometers



Work is performed at ground level and above.

Frequent: Walking, standing, reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of twenty (20) lbs or less.

Occasional: Climbing, kneeling, crouching, lifting and carrying of fifty (50) – thirty (30) lbs.


Primetals Technologies offers a full range of benefits, including paid time off, and

    • Insurance – Medical – including an HSA option, dental, vision, accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, life & accidental death
    • Financial – Tool purchase program, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, education reimbursement, quarterly bonus, and employee referral bonuses.


At Primetals Technologies, we value difference for the benefit of our Employees, our Customers, and our Community. Primetals Technologies is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.   

Nearest Major Market: Covington