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Maintenance Technician

Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Havre de Grace, MD, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Maintenance Technician


Location: United States : Havre de Grace, MD

Function: Overall Supporting Function

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

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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Performs work in most craft skills required to construct, repair and maintain plant equipment, utilities, buildings and related structures of a silica-based chemical manufacturing plant.  Performs a wide variety of maintenance and construction duties in the various craft skills including fabrication, welding, pipefitting, mechanical, and millwrighting. Operates and maintains air compressors and related equipment.  Trouble shoots and solves mechanical problems and assist supervisor in planning repair or installation work.




                1.  Performs duties of fabricator-welder-pipefitter

     a.  Lays out and fabricates structures, transition pieces, vessels, platforms, stairways, tanks, piping, etc.

                                b.  Fabricates and installs screwed, flanged, socket and welded piping.

                                c.  Installs tubing, instrumentation, control valves, regulators, and other apparatus.

                                d.  Performs qualified welding procedures on mild steel, stainless steels, alloy steels, and other special metals  

                                e.  Makes repairs to process and packaging  equipment


2.  Performs duties of a mechanic-millwright

                a.  Monitors plant equipment for proper operation and makes adjustments, repairs and replacements as required.  Performs preventive maintenance.

                b.  Installs and sets up pumps, fans, reducers, agitators, tanks, compressors, blowers and other major plant equipment.

                c.  Performs maintenance on all mechanical equipment including major overhauls, component alignments, adjustments, etc.

                d.  Operates shop equipment such as lathes, mills, saws and drills to repair, manufacture, or replace equipment and components.


3.   Operates, maintains and repairs plant air systems.

                a.  Starts up and shuts down air compressors following standard operating procedure.

                b.  Performs preventive maintenance

                c.  Inspects for leaks and other malfunctions and takes corrective action on any deficiencies 


4.  Thorough understanding of process systems to trouble shoot system malfunctions and executive corrective action.


5.  Performs limited electrical control and disconnect procedures. 


6.  Maintains a safe and clean working environment.


7.  May perform other duties as assigned.





Working Conditions:   


Works in all inside and outside areas of the plant and is often exposed to heat, cold, inclement weather, high noise level, dust, chemicals, grease, oil, and "dirty" working conditions.  Operates various equipment, machine tools, portable power and hand tools consistent with skill level and job assignment. Expected to respond to a reasonable amount of call-ins (overtime).


Work conditions also include accessing elevated areas, where working on ladders, scaffolding, and portable work platforms will also be required. Proper use of fall protection with safety harness also required.


The job also requires working in confined spaces to inspect, repair, and troubleshooting inside process equipment and other confined access. Proper adherence to confined space safety procedures required. Must be able to ascend several flights of steps several times during the working day.  Some jobs require the use of a chemical dust or tight fitting APR chemical vapor cartridge respirators.  Ability to pick up to 50 lbs. is required.




1.  Minimum 5 years experience in industrial maintenance.  Chemical manufacturing background 



2.  Demonstrated mechanical and electrical knowledge and repair abilities.




1.  Requires a high school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent

     number of years of education and industrial maintenance experience. An AA degree in mechanical,

     electrical or industrial, maintenance a plus.



Your Application

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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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