Now Hiring – Shop/Field Mechanic


The Great Lakes Towing Company is seeking a Shop/Field Mechanic for its machine shop division, Plotz Machine. The Shop/Field Mechanic uses specialized equipment to assemble, dismantle, service, and repair industrial and municipal water pumps, gearboxes, motors, and other related equipment.



  • Dismantles industrial and municipal water pumps, gearboxes, and other related equipment.
  • Performs inspections on tools and mechanical equipment
  • Provides maintenance and repair on equipment
  • Complete assembly of equipment in accordance with engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Troubleshoots problems with machinery and performing routine preventative maintenance
  • Responsible for local field service and repair of water pumps and motors
  • Responsible for laser alignment of pumps, motors, and gearboxes



  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Must have prior experience servicing water pumps, gearboxes, motors, and other related equipment.
  • Must have prior experience working with grinder sand drill presses
  • Must be able to read blueprints and reverse engineer parts
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Good at math with analytical abilities
  • Must have a good driving record
  • High school diploma or equivalent; advanced education or vocational training a plus



  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided by the Company appropriate to job duties
  • Be fit for a respirator
  • Carry up to 50 pounds
  • Repetitive bending, twisting, kneeling, and reaching
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Work overtime and weekends as needed to meet production demands



We offer an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, vision, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) profit sharing plan, vacation time, sick time and company paid holidays.



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