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Shop Mechanic

Brand:  Matthews Environmental Solutions
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Manufacturing North America

Apopka, FL, US, 32703


The Shop Mechanic fabricates, assembles, and manufactures cremation equipment, accessory equipment, and component items as instructed.



  • Layout and fits together and welds mostly pre-cut parts.
  • Installs high temperature fire brick refractory lining and cement.
  • Assists and/or performs electrical, plumbing, painting and applications.
  • Assembles components and connections as directed by process and procedures.
  • Installs components as required by prints.
  • Completes any given task within allotted time and maintains a clean and orderly work area during and upon completion of tasks.
  • Understands and can perform job responsibilities performed by helpers and assists others as requested or instructed.
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude and adapts and/or learns quickly.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • 1+ years of previous manufacturing or assembly experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced blueprint reading, layout and fitting skills. 
  • Advanced welding and cutting skills, ARC & MIG and Plasma for plate, sheet, pipe and structural steels.  
  • Knowledgeable of all types of refractory and insulation, their applications, and the ability to implement use in all types of units.
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Basic analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary. 




  • 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.  
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be high.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company. 


Nearest Major Market: Orlando