Industrial Maintenance Mechanic III

Oxnard, CA posted on February 6

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Aluminum Precision Products (APP Inc.) established in 1965 is a privately held ESOP "Employee Stock Ownership Plan" Company headquartered in Santa Ana, CA. APP, Inc. is an international leader in closed and open die forgings of aluminum and titanium alloys and the world's largest producer of Precision Aluminum and Iso-Thermal Titanium Forgings. Composed of two major divisions (APP Forge and Catalina Cylinders) APP employs more than 900 people in 7 locations.


APP, Inc. offers an excellent benefit package including: vacation, medical, dental, vision, life, ESOP, 401k and profit sharing.  


We are currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic III at our Oxnard, CA facility.

Requisition: OXE1415-1105


JOB SUMMARY: The Maintenance Mechanic III will perform a variety of functions involved in the repair of Company facilities, property and equipment. This position will work with little to no supervision to maintain, troubleshoot, repair, install, and perform preventative maintenance on industrial equipment within facility. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.



  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Examine, repair and maintain and replace defective parts machines and equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machines and equipment.
  • Trouble shooting electrical problems on a variety of industrial hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Effectively interpret schematics and diagrams to analyze and troubleshoot problems for products.
  • Examine, repair and maintain machines and equipment.
  • Make adjustments necessary to insure efficient operation.
  • Move heavy machine parts with the aid of hoists or rollers.
  • Communication with plant and company management regarding scheduling and repair status.
  • Comply with Company standards and applicable repair procedures and regulations.
  • Inspects and checks work prior to turning machinery back to users, assuring that all safety factors have been attended to in compliance with applicable safety regulations.
  • Performs related paperwork as instructed by supervisory personnel.
  • Maintains clean work area.
  • Participates in Total Quality Management projects to achieve improvements.
  • Report any equipment or facility defect(s) to supervisor.
  • Comply with all APP, Inc. safety rules and company policies.
  • Ensure any accident or injury is promptly reported.
  • Wears proper PPE in work area at all time.
  • Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace.



  • Should be able to work in any shift.
  • Must be able to work with little to no supervision.
  • Will supply own tools, including toolbox.
  • Will assist in training maintenance mechanics level I and II.
  • Performs other duties as required by manager.



  • None



Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or GED and/or combination of vocational school.
  • Meet all requirements for the Maintenance Mechanic I and II position.
  • 4 years experience repairing and/or maintaining hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical industrial equipment or related industrial machinery.
  • Able to read circuit diagrams and schematics.
  • Ability to weld with MIG and TIG highly desired.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • Forklift Certificate desired.



Computer Skills

  • Intermediate to advanced


Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal)


Mathematical Skills

  • Intermediate to advanced



  • Will be safety conscious and put safety first.
  • Should be able to work in any shift.
  • Must be able to work occasional overtime to meet operational deadlines.
  • Will supply most hand tools, including tool box.
  • Able to work independently in a demanding fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of hardware selection, identifying systemic root causes and process improvements.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and be capable of repetitive bending.
  • Good hand/eye coordination and good eyesight.
  • Ability to stand on your feet 70% of the time.



Education and/or Experience

  • College degree.
  • 4+ years experience with hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical industrial repair and maintenance.
  • Prior forging equipment repair experience highly desired.
  • Able to read circuit diagrams and schematics.
  • Ability to weld with MIG and TIG highly desired.
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary engineering groups as projects routinely involve working with other team members.
  • Forklift Certificate desired.


In lieu of the above, any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the aforementioned knowledge, abilities, and skills may be considered at the company’s discretion.


Pre-employment drug screen, background check, and E-verification applies.


APP offers an exceptional benefit package:

Medical Insurance

Wellness Program Discount

Dental Insurance


Life Insurance

401k Plan

Profit Sharing

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Education Reimbursement for Approved Programs

Vacation and Paid Holidays



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The USES category for this position is heavy. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, kneel, bend, squat, twist, reach, and walk, as well as talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. and move more than 50 lbs. with the aid of material handling equipment and/or assistance and able to work at heights above ground level. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. Requires manual dexterity to use hand tools, computer mouse and keyboard, and related equipment.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving forklifts and working plant machinery. Work environment is indoor/outdoor at an industrial manufacturing plant. Will encounter grease, oil, dirt, occasional fumes, acids and other chemicals. Various mechanical and electrical hazards exist in work areas including moving objects, high-powered machinery, sharp metal shavings, hot parts, open flames, etc. Temperature in work areas can exceed 90F throughout the work year. Moderate-to-high noise from machinery is constant throughout shift.


Aluminum Precision Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.