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Mechanical Technician



Software Engineering
United States · Richmond, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Details

Full Time


Role: Mechanical Technician

Reports to: WaveKraft Manufacturing Director

Business Unit: Engineering

FLSA: Exempt

Company Background

TemperPack is a rapidly growing company based in Richmond, Virginia. We design and manufacture innovative, sustainable packaging components for cold-chain shipping of food and pharmaceutical products. The markets we serve have an urgent need for disruptive, sustainable alternatives to replace the wide array of non-sustainable packaging materials conventionally used in the cold chain such as Styrofoam coolers. Our aspiration is to provide packaging solutions that customers and end-consumers feel great about using.

Role Summary:

The Mechanical Technician will perform the assembly, integration and testing of machinery and manufacturing equipment. The candidate will work under the supervision of a Lead Technician or Engineer to interpret technical drawings and to coordinate the assembly and fabrication of critical parts and assemblies ranging in complexity. The technician will strive to maintain a clean and organized functional work environment and will collaborate with its peers to operate as a high-performing team.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret technical and shop drawings of varying complexity, including safety rules, equipment manuals, maintenance instructions, etc.
  • Verify component dimensions, tolerancing, general fitment and alignment.
  • Proficient in the use and understanding of general machine shop measuring tools such as micrometers and calipers etc.
  • Perform general machining tasks such as cutting, grinding, milling, drilling, etc.
  • Operate machine tools such as lathe, mill, grinder, and fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures, and tools
  • Visually inspect and tests machinery and equipment
  • Organize, store, and retrieve parts and components according to a plan or system
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area including tooling and hardware
  • Install, repairs and maintain hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems
  • Clean and lubricate parts per vendor's recommendation
  • Operate equipment to produce commercial samples
  • Able to work overtime and/or weekends as scheduled
  • Periodic travel may be required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Physically able to wear required appropriate personal protective equipment including hearing protection, safety glasses and steel toe shoes.
  • Pass TemperPack fork truck testing and certification.


  • 4+ years working in mechanical technician and/or fabrication in a related industry
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, mechanical systems required
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical designs, repairs, installation, and maintenance

Education and Certifications:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift 40 pounds unassisted.
  • Able to reach, bend, kneel and climb while performing repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments
  • Able to correctly wear PPE for entire shifts
  • Able to react and respond quickly to noises, smells, visual hazards, and alerts

TemperPack provides Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a covered veteran/reservist, and any other class of protected individuals, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov.