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Mechanical Superintendent



Pratt Industries has a need for a Mechanical Superintendent as part of the project team for its brand new 100% recycled paper mill in Henderson, KY. The Mechanical Superintendent will supervise the installation, repair, and maintenance of the mechanical equipment and systems


During the project phase the responsibilities of this position are to assist in overseeing the installation of the paper machine and all its components to ensure a timely successful startup. This person will remain with the Maintenance Team after startup.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned)-

The Mechanical Superintendent’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in selection, evaluation, and installation of capital and expense projects
  • Work individually or with team members to develop scopes, estimates, and cost control
  • Report to Engineering & Maintenance Manager any information that may impede the operation of the plant as soon as it becomes known
  • Interface with non-exempt team members to transfer knowledge, skills, & expertise
  • Process optimization
  • Assist production areas with troubleshooting and other assistance as needed
  • Lead the mechanical maintenance organization, designing and implementing long-term continuous improvement applications & systems to enhance the longevity of the sites equipment
  • Actively participate in planning and executing outages for the facility
  • Responsible for maintaining records associated with mechanical integrity
  • Provide on-call and weekend duty coverage within a designated rotation
  • Additional duties may be assigned by management


The educational requirements are a four (4) year Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related field or real world experience equivalent to the above mentioned educational background.


The candidate must speak and write English at a college level

Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, P&ID’s manuals, regulations, and codes

Ability to write business reports and correspondence

Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers, contractors, and employees


The candidate must be able to understand and use simple conversions and algebraic formulas

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, and volume

Able to apply concepts of algebra and geometry along with basic math (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing)


The candidate must have the ability to troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and chemical systems


Ability to gather information and perform root cause analysis and problem solving

Ability to create reports for review by upper management

Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


Employee is regularly required to walk, talk, and hear

Employee is frequently required to stand, climb ladders, bend and kneel

The employee is occasionally required to sit

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Employee will be measured on the performance goals established by the Engineering & Maintenance Manager.

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