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Entry Level Maintenance Technician North Kansas City Job


North Kansas City, MO, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Oct 16, 2021

Arkema has established itself as France’s leading chemical producer and a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials. With annual sales of €8.8 billion and 20,000 people employed in some 55 countries, the Group pursues ambitious recruitment objectives both in France and around the world. Arkema offers diverse employment opportunities in 200 job functions and professions in four major fields: industrial, R&D, business, and support functions.

Reaching far beyond your discoveries!

Regarded as one of the world’s leading innovators, Arkema has made research one of the pillars of its strategy. For example by discovering new solutions to help reduce the weight of materials, hence cut down consumption. By developing innovative thermal insulation systems that can optimize the energy performance of buildings. Or by seeking new applications for its biosourced products at the service of greater sustainable development.

Innovative and durable solutions

Our high performance products have applications in wide-ranging areas, from new generation car batteries or telephones to recyclable wind turbine blades, from adhesives for the protective backsheets of solar panels to drinking water filtration systems, from running shoes and acrylic resins with no solvent and no volatile organic compound for 3D printing to molecular sieves for portable oxygen devices used by people suffering from respiratory failure… Joining Arkema means being part of a Group enjoying sustained growth that in little more than a decade has built up an exemplary achievement record, setting high ambitions for itself and for its employees. All our job opportunities are open to people with disabilities at equal merit or with equal skill levels.

This job exists to manage a broad spectrum of electrical work, be highly skilled in interpreting electrical diagrams and drawing, utilizing electrical diagnostics equipment, troubleshooting of all electrical control circuitry and distribution equipment, revisions and design of said circuitry, proper switching and isolation of equipment, and knowledge in virtually all electrical applications and intricacies specific to the NKC site.  Need to understand and be able to troubleshoot automation equipment.

What you need:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, college education a plus
  • Good computer knowledge
  • Good communicator
  • Display good leadership qualities
  • Possesses the ability to work with numbers


What you will do:


Responsible for performing highly diversified electrical and instrumentation duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and preventative maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.


Participates as a member of the NKC maintenance department

  • Participates in daily morning meetings and MOCs as needed.
  • Completes assigned work order tasks outlined by Lead Mechanic.
  • Supports and performs assigned instrument and electrical tasks as required.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with HSE procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical materials and publications.

External contract services.

  • Assists HSE Leader and Lead Mechanic with coordinating external I&E contract resources.
  • Supports external controls contract personnel as required while performing tasks on site.
  • Responsible for day-to-day calibration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the following instrument and electrical systems as needed :
  • Pressure, flow, level, temperature, and PH instrumentation.
  • Environmental monitoring systems such as the thermal oxidizer.
  • Packaging equipment
  • Complete Safety Critical PMs assigned to monitor compliance, troubleshoot malfunctions for cause and correction.

Safety Support

  • Job Hazards Analysis
  • Behavior Based Safety reviews
  • Incident Investigations
  • Job Task Audits
  • Equipment Audits
  • Action items resulting from Incidents

Candidate must be willing to help support maintenance mechanics and mechanical equipment repairs and willing to share “on call” 24/7 duties with fellow team. Perform diversified electrical and electronic instrumentation duties. Electrical duties would include preventative maintenance of motors and other electrical apparatus, switchgear, MCCs, Variable Frequency Motor drives, electrical distribution and power panels in voltages ranging from 120V AC to 480 Volts 3 phase. Lighting and lighting fixture maintenance is included; knowledge of 277 V lighting a plus. Must have computer skills that include maintenance work requests and purchase requisitioning.

  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, test and diagnostic meters as well as electronic instrument calibration devices. Additionally the applicant would have experience in operating forklifts and/or aerial maintenance equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and off hours. Perform scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during planned outages.
  • Perform electrical and mechanical skills including, but not limited to electrical troubleshooting and repair of production machines and related apparatus.
  • Responsible for work place safety, performing or assisting with on the job training, including process specific training for all personnel on their shift.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and repair on equipment during production. Also report the need for repair or maintenance on equipment to management.
  • Responsible to notify site manager immediately of a serious incident.
  • Other duties as assigned.


A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

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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