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J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc. (JT THORPE) is the oldest and largest refractory contractor in the United States. We are engineers and contractors of refractory, fireproofing, sand blasting, painting, acid proofing and coatings services.

The Mechanic is a hands-on position that will support projects with materials and equipment. Equipment must be maintained in working order and repaired/inspected after each projected. The Mechanic is also responsible for the loading/unloading and transportation of materials and equipment to and from projects. Familiarity with the refractory, fireproofing, sand blasting, painting, and coatings services and equipment is a plus but not required. This position reports to the Regional Manager. Specific job duties may include but are not limited to:


  • Certified Diesel Mechanic or equivalent
  • CDL Class A License preferred
  • Experience repairing Refractory/Concrete Pump, Gunite, Mixing, Demolition Equipment preferred

Maintenance and Repair of Equipment:

  • Inspect and repair equipment as needed after every project.
  • Clean and maintain all equipment in good working order. This includes all items from 3/4” Air Hose, to 480V Electrical Cords, to major Refractory/Concrete Mixers and Pumps, to Power Panels and Welders.

Organize, Coordinate and Deliver Equipment & Materials to Job-sites:

  • Load and unload trucks and trailers.
  • Deliver materials and equipment to various job-sites within Houston and surrounding areas
  • Gather and organize equipment, consumables and materials for delivery to job-sites.

Maintain a Clean and Organized Warehouse:

  • Daily cleaning and maintenance of warehouse space.
  • Maintenance of Mechanic Area as needed.

JT THORPE offers competitive pay and a benefits package.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $24.00 /hour


  • Mechanic: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Certified Diesel Mechanic (Preferred)
  • CDL Class A Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location