Maintenance / Production Laborer


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Cortland, New York

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Shift:  6:00 am - 2:30 pm

Shift:  Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm

Maintenance / Production Laborers function as a resource for both Maintenance and Productions operations as necessary.  

Production Utility:  Work in a heavy industrial environment to assist in production operations.

Maintenance Utility:  Perform light and heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

  • Understanding of spatial reasoning, cause and effect, heat conduction, velocity, gravity and force.  Ability to qualify in industrial vehicle use and demonstrate continued safe operation at all times.
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to clock into and out of jobs via computer terminals.
  • Ability to understand and use basic mechanical skills. 
  • Ability to read and understand basic drawings and work instructions. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. 
  • Ability to perform mathematical skills in the form of measurement and other work material calculations utilizing a calculator.


Must Haves:  High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) / Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), or equivalent combination of education and life experiences. Minimum one (1) year related experience.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Complete various physical tasks assigned by the department supervisor.
  • Use various tools and equipment such as a forklift, personal man lift, scissor lift, overhead crane, and electric pallet jack in a proper and safe manner.
  • Use correct lifting techniques to avoid back injuries.
  • Provide suggestions on next steps if supervise is absent to keep work moving forward.
  • Promote positive employee and customer relations by supporting Pyrotek’s commitment to a working environment of tolerance, acceptance and civility.  Respond appropriately to inquiries, concerns and complaints by being professional, courteous and respectful at all times. Work well with other skilled and unskilled laborers.
  • Maintain regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance, as required to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned

Physical/Sensory Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, reach, talk, hear, and see.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items over 50 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds.  Employees performing this job must be able to wear protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and a respirator as needed. 

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions; frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts such as overhead cranes, vibration, and moving vehicles, fumes or airborne particles; and occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

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