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Maintenance Technician

Date: Sep 30, 2021

Location: Etowah, TN, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Maintenance Technician


Location: United States : Etowah, TN

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 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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The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing routine work in all of the craft skills required to construct, repair, and maintain plant equipment, utilities, building, and related structures of a silica-based chemical processing plant. The Maintenance Technician will also perform a restricted range of maintenance and construction duties in the various craft skills including mechanical, millwrighting, fabrication, welding, pipefitting, etc.
Employee is responsible for adhering to and practicing the GMP and Food safety procedures and controls implemented within the boundaries of their job function at the Etowah site




1.    Be able to perform all job responsibilities safely and in compliance with all safety policies.

  • Understand and be able to evaluate a LOTO for the system you are working on.
  • Understand and follow all safety policies including: Fall protection, First break, Hot work, Confined space, Powered industrial vehicles, Machine guarding, and Electrical Safety.
  • Be able to recognize hazards in your work environment and develop solutions to them.
  • Participate in and conduct safety meetings.


2.    Performs routine duties of fabricator-welder-pipe fitter.

  •  Lay out and fabricate sheet metal structures, transition pieces, square to rounds, laterals, cones, vessels, platforms, towers, storage tanks, stairways, control panels, conveyor systems, etc.
  • Fabricates and installs screwed, flanged, and Teflon lined pipe such as:  high and low pressure air, water, oil, steam, gas, caustic, acid and other chemical lines, and airvey lines.
  • Run tubing and make connections.
  • Be able to identify and work with hydraulic fittings and hoses.
  • Troubleshoot and replace valves 


3.    Performs routine duties of mechanic-millwright.

  • Monitors plant equipment, air compressors, airvey systems, fans, pumps, reducers, dryers, conveyors, filters, elevators, etc for proper operation. Troubleshoot problems and make necessary adjustments and repairs.
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Be able to effectively communicate and document problems that were found or work that was done on equipment.
  • Rebuild equipment (compressors, pumps, reducers, motors, valves), this includes making precision measurements to determine the condition of the components, and making parts lists.
  • Making in-place repairs to worn or defective equipment.
  • Perform shaft alignment.
  • Make welding repairs. 
  • Be able to use the computer system to look up parts and information on equipment.


4.    Detect and report faulty equipment, defective materials and unusual conditions to supervisor and performs other miscellaneous duties. Engage in preventative maintenance. 
5.    This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the employees.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. Employee maybe asked to perform other duties as assigned by management.




  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • 5+ years of experience in the manufacturing industry 
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a mechanical maintenance role
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to relate to and work with various personalities across multiple departments
  • Must possess a strong safety-mindset
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen

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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