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Maintenance Mechanic Job


Memphis, TN, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Dec 31, 2021

Division:     Oxygenes and Derivatives                                                                       

Location:    Memphis

Job Title:    Maintenance Mechanic


This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and has no reports.


Job dimensions

This job exists to manage a broad spectrum of mechanical work, be highly skilled in interpreting diagrams/schematics, utilizing diagnostic equipment, troubleshooting of all mechanical equipment, proper isolation of equipment, and knowledgeable in virtually all mechanical applications and intricacies specific to the Memphis site. Performs highly diversified mechanical duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety policies and predictive/preventive maintenance processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.


Key Activities and responsibilities

Maintenance (80%):

  • Repair, install, modify and service all mechanical equipment
  • Effectively troubleshoot mechanical problems in the field
  • Fabricate by reading prints, developing isometric drawings and following engineering standards
  • Understand, execute, and follow all procedures in the execution of maintenance activities
  • Document maintenance work for governmental and permit compliance
  • Scope and plan jobs
  • Test all equipment worked on for proper operation prior to turnover to production
  • Provide feedback to supervision pertaining to any abnormal equipment observations
  • Use power equipment (power hand tools, grinders, drill press, saws, press)
  • Inspect and repair all buildings and grounds including underground services
  • Perform job layout, follow piping codes, proper material selection, pressure testing, fabrication, threading, bending, installation for pipefitting
  • Perform flagging, proper sling selection/use, developing lifting plans for rigging
  • Perform maintenance on rotating equipment including couplings, alignment, oil change, belts, bearings, conveyor systems
  • Change oil, troubleshoot, installation, replace seals, or rebuild pumps and agitators
  • Perform general mechanical routines and troubleshooting (Use of senses (Visual, Audible, etc.) for deducing problems)
  • Obtain welding certifications for Welding Stainless & Carbon Steel Piping
  • Inspect and replace relief devices
  • Troubleshoot refrigeration system


Other duties (20%):

  • Maintains a clean work environment
  • Read and understand equipment drawings, manuals, and documentation
  • Operate Lift Equipment (Fork Truck, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, etc.)
  • Use Database Software to Acquire parts needed for Job
  • Log time and able to describe work done in work order system
  • Execute all tasks necessary as assigned to support plant operations, such tasks may be of an unskilled or skilled nature
  • Read company communications weekly, i.e. production advisories, emails, etc.
  • Complete scheduled periodic training on time and as required
  • Other duties as assigned


Context and environment

  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds consistently with heavier weight necessary at times
  • Follow All Plant Safety Procedures and Policies (LOTO, SWP, etc.)
  • Use proper PPE for job and area including respirators for confined spaces, harnesses for elevated work, and chemical suits
  • Conform to plant permits and certifications (ISO, cGMP, Title V, FDA, RCRA, SWWP)
  • Be on call and work overtime as need to keep plant up and running
  • Work at elevated heights (platforms, scaffolding, ladders and grating)
  • Support the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participate in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Support and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
  • Ensure compliance of regulatory and plant safety and environmental requirements with special emphasis on Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Demonstrate commitment to HES through high visibility and actions.


Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience

  • HS diploma and 4+ years of experience in industrial maintenance; chemical manufacturing experience HIGHLY preferred.
  • General mechanical, electrical, welding and fabrication experience.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft office, Email, etc.)



  • Strong work ethic including good attitude and good attendance
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function in a team atmosphere
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical abilities
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Must be able to communicate with outside vendors or contractors to help on capital project work





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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