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Maintenance Mechanic - I&E Technician Job


West Chester, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Feb 28, 2023

The maintenance Mechanic, reporting to the maintenance Supervisor is responsible for performing preventative and corrective maintenance, trouble-shooting production equipment and systems, and supporting operations by reducing down time from equipment failures.    Modifications to equipment and general responsibilities for upkeep and improvement of the facility and its systems will be required.  The successful candidate will have general knowledge and experience with  many of the trades skills with a specialization in instrumentation, electrical and electronic systems.  Key activities may include:


General Duties (60%)

  • Installs, repairs and modifies production equipment, instrumentation, office equipment and physical facilities
  • Assists in trouble-shooting equipment problems
  • Receives, inspects and stores spare parts.
  • Performs Safe Work Practices such as Confined Space Entry and Control of Hazardous Energy according to policies and procedures
  • Provides off shift coverage for breakdowns, repairs and emergencies


E&I Specialty (25%)

  • Read and interpret P&ID’s, equipment manuals, electrical schematics, instrument loop diagrams and other specifications to determine the repair method on failed components
  • Install, troubleshoot, calibrate and repair process control instrumentation including transmitters, controllers, control valves, flow meters, etc.
  • Responsible for completion of inspections, maintenance troubleshooting of electrical and instrumentation systems
  • Support Distributed Control system (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controls (PLC’s) as required


Safety and Other (15%)

  • Complete all safety inspections and paper work required by the plant
  • Ensures SFW permits and return to work process is completed for all work performed
  • Correctly and accurately completes required paper work, documenting all maintenance action


We are a 24/7 chemical manufacturing facility with all the environmental risks and hazards associated.  The position will require lifts of up to 50 lbs and strict adherence to all safety protocols.  Occasional nights and weekends will be required. We are a union shop.


The successful candidate will have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Associates in Instrumentation Technology or similar, strongly preferred
  • Power truck operation experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of machinery, valves, pumps, etc.
  • Mechanical aptitude that includes troubleshooting and hand tools
  • Experience with ERP maintenance modules strongly preferred
  • Experience as an I&E maintenance technician in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently diagnose equipment failures and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to work alone or as a team player through to senior management
  • Ability and willingness to learn new trade skills
  • Strong communication skills to effectively understand issues from production teams and report to management
  • Troubleshooting capabilities to address problems effectively and efficiently

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 €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, 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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