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Maintenance Mechanic at Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Waukegan, Illinois

Job Description:
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

BASIC PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION: Perform routine, preventive and emergency repairs on building and grounds, laboratory, and manufacturing equipment to ensure on-time delivery of quality products to our valued customers and to preserve Akzo Nobel's investment in the facility and the grounds.

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyzes mechanical, problems on assigned equipment, plans for and takes corrective action. Makes necessary repairs and adjustments to maintain maximum production efficiency and quality. Tests equipment operation after repairs or installations is completed and notifies necessary persons of equipment operational status. Assists with new equipment installations as needed.
  • Performs minor repairs on roofing systems, flooring, concrete, drywall repair and painting. Repairs, and replaces lighting, process, pneumatic, and water piping (potable and fire protection). Moves furniture, miscellaneous boxes and files as required. Assists with inventory management and keeps store rooms and shop neat and clean. Snow removal and salting of parking lots and walkways and driving to various vendors to procure parts.
  • Performs preventive/predictive maintenance on assigned equipment by visually inspecting, greasing, testing safety switches, measuring with go-no-go gauges, recording critical information, oil analysis etc. and reporting adverse findings to the Maintenance Manager. To maximize equipment up-time potential problems are identified and either repaired immediately or scheduled for repairs to eliminate breakdowns during operation.
  • Complies with all HSE policies and reports any concerns, which may have an adverse impact on health safety and the environment. Attends monthly safety meetings, maintains a neat, clean and safe work area, works safely and requires others to work safely also. Corrects or notifies supervisor of unsafe conditions.
  • Adheres to site security policies, work place violence, entry procedures, weekend and evening site security policy, smoking policy etc. Performs repairs on perimeter security gates, fences and resets boiler and air compressor alarms. Assists with the repair of alarm switches, wiring and cameras. Assists with testing of the fire alarm system flow switches, pull stations, deluge systems, diesel fire pump, booster pump and foam tanks.
  • Utilize Megamations CMMS (computerized maintenance management software) equipment look-up and inventory functions, update work orders function, input purchase orders and the use of vendor file functions. Utilizing report data from Megamations, reoccurring breakdowns and excess repair costs are examined, causes identified and fixes implemented which in turn reduce equipment down time and cost to maintain the equipment.

Key Activities

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Building and grounds and workstation clean up and organization and Contractor Management


• Position requires a minimum of High School Diploma, vocational/military training or 2 years related experience.
• Must possess a valid and current driver's license
• Must possess manual dexterity and have the ability to lift at least 55 pounds.
• Must be able to stand or walk for periods of eight to twelve hours.
• Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
• Must be able to use ladders, hoists, industrial trucks and material handling equipment.
• Must have the ability to wear a breathing apparatus and other associated HSE personal protective equipment
• Must possess the ability to read and comprehend equipment repair manuals, standard operating procedures and work instructions.
• Must be proficient in the safe use of a wide variety of hand tools, measuring devices (tape measures calipers, gauges, micrometers etc), power tools (table saw, cut off saw, bench grinders, sanders, routers etc)
• Skillful in building and grounds maintenance carpentry, plumbing, pipefitting and related operations involving building repair and grounds maintenance.
• Must be able and willing to work overtime as required.

PROBLEM SOLVING AND ANALYSIS: This position solves mechanical problems. Each repair, whether mechanical or electrical goes through an analytical thought process. Starting with the most probable cause an elimination process begins and continues until the root cause is identified. A simple task such as replacing a drive belt on a piece of equipment requires determining the root cause of the failure. Help is generally obtained through the equipment operator in determining the root cause of the breakdown by asking relevant questions that could have contributed to the breakdown. Equipment manuals and drawings may further aid in pulley alignment or other possible causes listed in the troubleshooting section. Also communication with other maintenance mechanics, plant engineers and the Maintenance Manager are valuable sources of knowledge. Equipment manufacturers may also aid with possible causes.

This position requires the incumbent to maintain an awareness of the relevance and importance of the above listed responsibilities and how they contribute to the achievement of quality objectives and customer satisfaction. The incumbent is expected to adhere to all rules for safety and health and to the site's environmental policies, rules and regulations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2215

Nearest Major Market: Chicago