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Maintenance Mechanic Job


Birdsboro, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  May 23, 2022


Our polymer manufacturing plant in Birdsboro, PA is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic to support production operations. Arkema affiliates operating in the U.S. include Arkema Inc.; Bostik, Inc.; ArrMaz and Coatex Inc. They operate 43 sites, including 37 manufacturing facilities, and employ 3,600 people in the U.S. Arkema is a world-class producer of specialty materials including acrylic monomers, adhesives, emulsion systems, fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, functional additives, hydrogen peroxide, specialty polyamides and thiochemicals.


This is primarily a 1st shift role with expected 2nd shift and weekends ONCE per month each.


Wage: $35.20/hr to start plus $.75/hr for 2nd shift.

Sign-on bonus: $5,000

Shift: 8hrs each shift

Environment: Union

Benefits: insurance effective day of hire, 13 days PTO, 4% match 401k, parental leave, annual bonus plan, doubletime on worked holidays, much more.





  • Maintain reliability and functionality of all mechanical equipment and processes utilized in manufacturing and laboratory operations.

  • Perform all preventative maintenance tasks as required to maintain equipment dependability.

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and perform required tasks to maintain equipment operational status.

  • Conduct building repairs, painting, and other facility needs.

  • Analyze and repair electrical power failures within operating processes; performs backup services for the C&I Mechanic.

  • Comply with all technical, quality control, product, manufacturing, and safety procedures and instructions, associated with plant operations.



  • Minimum education requirement: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Practical experience of at least five (5) years as a Maintenance Mechanic in an industrial atmosphere such as oil refinery, energy generation, chemical manufacturing or similar is required.

  • Capability to follow written procedures.

  • Communication and personal interaction skills.

  • Must have physical dexterity in climbing stairs, ladders, and handling the manual requirements of all Maintenance operations.

  • The Mechanic “A” is required to operate powered industrial trucks, including the high reach, scissors lift, and skid loader units.

  • Must exhibit safe work practices. Must be available to work overtime assignments as required.

  • Experience and proficiency in the following areas is required: Installation and maintenance of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, gear reducers, hydraulics systems, rotary airlocks, positive displacement blowers, belt and other chain driven equipment; welding, (piping, supports, and framework); pipefitting; equipment diagrams; rigging and equipment installation; valve packing and gasketing; 480VAC/3 phase circuits and motors, control and instrumentation theory, low voltage circuits including AC and DC.



Arkema offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide security for you, your spouse and children up to age 26, effective on your first day of employment. Arkema pays all or most of the costs of these high-quality programs.


This is a Union position.


Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.


Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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