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Maintenance Mechanic Job


Chester, SC, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Jun 11, 2022



This position reports directly to the Plant Engineer. This position has no direct reports.



Perform maintenance and repair work required to keep process machinery, equipment and the structures of the facility in good repair and operating properly. Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements.





Technical & Routine Workload 40-80%:

  • Monitor and maintain plant equipment to ensure plant safety.
  • Utilize Safe Work Permitting practices for all applicable actions. 
  • Perform electrical maintenance to plant equipment, including disconnecting and reconnecting of plant equipment.
  • Operate utility equipment, checking boiler water and chemical levels, and feed water systems daily, conductivity and low level alarms checks to and troubleshoot problems.
  • Repair and modify plant process equipment to ensure optimal production, including instrumentation and laboratory equipment.
  • Perform various maintenance skills such as: Pipefitting, Machining, Welding, Insulating, Grounds maintenance, Carpentry, electrical, and masonry work.
  • Perform scheduled Preventive Maintenance on equipment as required by manufacturers’ recommendation or by plant’s SOPs


Planning & Reporting Workload 20-40%:

  • Maintain spare parts inventory to ensure plant reliability.
  • Make recommendations for purchase of parts and supplies, including piping, tools.
  • Utilize SAP for corrective and preventive work order tracking.
  • Keep accurate maintenance logs/records for daily boiler, cooling tower, chiller, and compressor inspections, and other necessary preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Maintain continuity by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs to management and peers.

Safety & Other Assigned duties 10-20%:

  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by Plant Management
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.



  • This position works a 5/8 shift schedule. Typically Monday through Friday.
  • This position may periodically require overtime or a modified schedule to ensure that production needs are met.
  • Work is primarily performed outside during all seasons.
  • No travel is required.
  • This position requires ability to lift 55 pounds regularly, hoisting and frequent walking and climbing stairs and ladders. 
  • Personal protective equipment (e.g. respirators and chemical resistant clothing, hard hats, safety eyewear, etc.) that may be required at times will increase the level of physical stress experienced by workers.
  • Understand the hazards and risks associated with maintenance and repair activities in a chemical manufacturing facility. 
  • Retain knowledge of basic chemistry and chemical hazards and apply this knowledge in daily work activities.
  • Make independent judgments concerning assigned tasks, considering safety and environmental concerns
  • Safely wear and/or use required personal protective equipment.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.).
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.



Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Minimum of five years of mechanical maintenance work in a chemical processing facility. 
  • Basic computer literacy, including email and data entry is required.  SAP competence preferred.
  • Ability to operate a forklift is required.



Technical expertise

  • Ability to assimilate engineering and P&IDs.
  • Ability to improve safety, organization and house-keeping with minimal direction
  • Ability to independently utilize Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the protection of the individual, coworkers and the environment.

Organizational expertise

  • Strong safety-minded work ethic and work history
  • Strong team member skills including communication, participation, and expressing mutual respect

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.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

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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