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Lubrication Technician- Chattanooga, TN
This is a full-time hourly position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage lubricant delivery, storage and dispensation.
  • Create and manage routes for machinery re-lubrication and/or inspection.
  • Properly change and/or top-off the oil in mechanical equipment.
  • Collaborate with the preferred Lubricant Supplier (Petro Canada) representative to select proper lubricants for industrial machinery including:
  • Oil with the proper Base and additive system.
  • Grease
  • Use simple techniques to select grease application methods that are least intrusive and most effective for industrial machines.
  • Use simple techniques to estimate re-grease volume and interval for industrial machines and adjust according to guidelines/experience.
  • Properly maintain lubrication equipment.
  • Employ basic oil analysis techniques to identify and troubleshoot abnormal lubricant degradation conditions, and use simple techniques to adjust the lubricant specification accordingly.
  • Manage lubricant testing, and quality assurance, employing proper sampling procedures to ensure representative oil samples are taken consistently.
  • Utilize mechanical aptitude and experience to inspect mechanical equipment and identify/report abnormal conditions.
  • Record lubricant quantities applied and other data as required.
  • Utilize ultrasonic equipment to enable the proper amount of grease to be added and identify abnormal conditions.

Job Qualifications


  • Passion for Lubrication
  • Strong Mechanical Aptitude
  • Values Organization and Cleanliness
  • Ability to enter data into a spreadsheet or tablet
  • Ability to effectively communicate with plant management, plant personneland vendors
  • Self-starter; needs little supervision
  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to comply with company/facility policies and procedures (Environmental, Health, Safety, Food Safety, JSA, work instructions etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform assigned tasks in a safe, effective, and efficient manner.
  • Ability to work from elevated areas (ladders, platforms, scaffolding, and others as required) utilizing fall protection equipment as required.


  • Experience with hands on troubleshooting and repair of industrial equipment
  • Demonstrated understanding of failure modes and ability to assess equipment condition, identify defects and make repair recommendations.
  • Level 1 Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT1) certification.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and trend data.

Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen/medical questionnairesand a background check.

ADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.

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