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Maintenance Mechanic

Date: May 8, 2021

Location: Chester, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Maintenance Mechanic


Location: United States : Chester, PA

Function: Production & Technology

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Silica


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Multi-craft Maintenance Mechanic directly responsible for the installation, repair, replacement and maintenance of all Plant equipment, buildings, utilities and services.
Each employee is responsible for adhering and practicing the GMP and Food safety procedures and controls implemented within the boundaries of their job function at the Chester site.



  • Perform a variety of skilled maintenance trade functions including electrical, pipefitting, welding, gearbox, pump, packaging equipment repair, equipment alignments, carpentry, painting, sheet-metal work and minor instrumentation.
  • Repair, install and maintain all plant equipment, buildings, utilities and services utilizing the skills noted in paragraph 1.
  • Must become knowledgeable with and observe all plant safety requirements and lock-out procedures.    
  • Assist and advise operations personnel in their performance of minor maintenance duties.
  • Must become familiar with state of the art precipitated silica manufacturing equipment much of which incorporates foreign (German) design and technology.
  • Must be capable of arc, heli-arc and primarily Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding.  Other welding skills required, include the ability to glue and weld plastic pipes (PVC, PE, PP) in addition to those normally associated with traditional processing equipment.
  • Much of the equipment and related source material is of foreign design and manufacture requiring the knowledge of the metric system and of utmost importance, the ability to distinguish between the two.
  • Develop and maintain inventory of repair parts and equipment.  Communicate with plant supervisory personnel to keep inventory current.
  • Develop and maintain Preventive Maintenance Program.
  • Perform other duties required.
  • Shift work required as necessary and to be determined at management’s discretion.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • HS diploma or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of related experience in a production environment.
  • Must have experience repairing/replacing pumps, conveyor belts, gears.
  • Some welding experience required,
  • Some low voltage electrical knowledge or experience required,
  • Chemical Plant experience would be a plus.

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.


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