Website Matthews International

Entry Shop Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Entry – Shop Mechanic
Type Full Time
Experience 0-2 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Apopka, FL, United States
Company Matthews Environmental Solutions

Company Profile

Matthews International is a unique community and has created a market-leading global company serving the consumer products, memorialization, and industrial technology markets, each borne out of identification products.

Matthews Environmental Solutions, a division of Matthews Memorialization, is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of technologically advanced crematoria equipment, as well as cremation-related products and services.

Job Profile

The company is looking for an Entry Shop Mechanic who will fabricate, assemble, and manufacture cremation equipment, accessory equipment, and component items as instructed.

Learns and comprehends the manufacturing, production, service, repair process, and troubleshooting of equipment while assisting others in the fabrication, assembly, and manufacturing of the equipment, accessories and components in the shop.

Educational Qualification

  • The prospective applicants should have a High School Diploma

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 0 to 2 years of previous manufacturing or assembly experience (required) or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Assembles components and connections as directed by process and procedures.
  • Assists and/or performs electrical, plumbing, painting, and applications.
  • Assists in the diagnostics and testing of machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects ensuring proper functioning.
  • Assists production workers in servicing, calibrating, repairing, and rebuilding equipment.
  • Completes any given task within the allotted time and maintains a clean and orderly work area during and upon completion of tasks.
  • Develops welding and cutting skills: ARC and MIG and oxyfuel cutting for plate, sheet, pipe, and structural steels.
  • Helps diagnose electrical problems and assists production workers in the installation and re-wiring of electrical components.
  • Installs components as required by prints.
  • Installs high-temperature fire brick refractory lining and cement.
  • Masters all refractory and insulation repairs and their applications and ability to implement use in all types of units.
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude and adapts and/or learns quickly.
  • Tends and observes equipment and machinery to verify efficient and safe operation.
  • Trains on the process of Design, welding, and the fabrication of parts, using blueprints or other mechanical plans.
  • Understands had can perform job responsibilities performed by helpers and assists others as requested or instructed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Basic analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), and planning skills.
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook, and Internet applications.
  • Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, and reasoning).
  • Knowledge of refractory and insulation, their applications, and the ability to implement use in all types of units.
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude; ability to use a large variety of hand tools and basic knowledge of power tools, forklifts, welding equipment, and cutting torch.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting.

Work Conditions

  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold and heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be high.

Employer’s Statement

Matthews International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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