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Maintenance Technician Job

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Chatham, VA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30654 - Posted 05/28/2019 - Maintenance - Chatham. Virginia. US


  • The Maintenance Technician, reporting to the Plant Engineer and indirectly to the Lead Maintenance Technician performs preventative and corrective maintenance, trouble-shooting production equiment and modification to equipment to upkeep and improve our chemical manufacturing facility. The position is located in a manufacturing complex subject to environmental conditions.  Our strong safety culture supports and promotes use of PPE and reporting and analysis of all "near miss" situations.  The position is typically daylight hours however may vary in shifts and lengths and include some call ins during non scheduled hours. Activites may include:

Maintenance Tasks: (90%)

  • Performs installation, repairs and modifications to production equipment, instrumentation, office equipment and physical facilities.
  • Assists in trouble-shooting equipment problems.
  • Calibration of instrumentation.
  • Performs welding, plumbing, electrical work and other trade functions.
  • Assists in the continuous development of the plant preventative maintenance program via the plant CMMS system.
  • Maintains spare parts inventory systems.
  • Purchases replacement parts.
  • Requisitions, receives spare parts using SAP.  Inspects and properly stores spare parts.
  • Performs Safe Work Practices such as Confined Space Entry and Control of Hazardous Energy according to policies and procedures.
  • Performs safety inspections.
  • Follows all safety requirements and uses proper personal protective equipment.
  • Provides off shift coverage for breakdowns, repairs and emergencies


  • Provides data for environmental compliance.
  • Supports SMART and other site/ company programs.
  • Actively participates in plant Behavior Based Safety program.
  • Report any HES incidents and, as appropriate, participate in incident investigations.
  • Participate in Emergency Response activities and be a member of the ERT

The succesful candidate will have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting mechanical, millwright, and/or welding experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • 2+ years experience in an industrial setting strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated storn commitment to safety
  • teamwork and cooperation
  • problem solving and decision makeing
  • adaptability and flexibility
  • a willingness and ability to learn


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.

Nearest Major Market: Danville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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