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Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Feb 17, 2019

Location: Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Maintenance Mechanic


Location: United States : Lafayette, IN

Function: Production & Technology

Career Level: Graduates (< 2 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Health Care


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 position will be responsible for maintaining equipment both in maintenance and project work at Tippecanoe Laboratories. The mechanic will perform preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs primarily on rotating equipment. The mechanic will perform some pipefitting, carpenter, basic sheet metal fabrication and rigging tasks. 




Perform all duties in accordance with all applicable regulations and company policies (e.g., Quality, Safety, Environmental).

Maintenance Work

  • Troubleshooting and repair on mechanical equipment and piping systems, making repairs for longevity.  
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance on equipment to keep it in good operational condition.
  • Typical responsibilities will include bearing replacement, agitator seal replacement, pump repairs and rebuilds, equipment setting and alignment, manufacture and machining of replacement parts, and troubleshooting. 
  • Demonstrate proficient usage of dial indicators, micrometers, laser alignment equipment, and other related instruments
  • Demonstrate ability to perform high precision machining and milling.
  • Exhibit Pipefitting skills such as, basic fabrication, threading, and repairs.  
  • Support piping needs for process changeovers and glass-lined equipment repairs.
  • Document work performed in the CMMS, including history notes and time charges

Improvement Work

  • Make appropriate suggestions and corrections to discrepancies found in documentation, drawings, BOMs/parts lists, procedures, work instructions, etc.
  • Provide job knowledge and skills to support process improvement and special projects.  
  • Work with a variety of individuals, such as engineers, other craftspeople, automation, and other resources on process upgrades and equipment changes.
  • Provide input to engineering on design, installation, and maintenance of new equipment.  


  • Maintenance work performed must meet all Safety, Quality and Environmental requirements. Work on this type of equipment must be documented correctly in the CMMS.
  • STOP any job that cannot be completed safety or within the existing policies or procedures.  
  • Follow all site and departmental safety policies and procedure requirements on the job.
  • Participate in crew safety meetings and developing safety action plans within the crew.  
  • Maintains 100% current and complete with ITP.  


  • 4 years of industrial maintenance experience (mechanic, machinist, millwright) .
  • Must be willing to become multi-skilled in both mechanical and pipefitting trades.
  • Excellent computer skills to utilize the CMMS, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Have a strong mechanical aptitude, with demonstrated ability to read and use manufacturer’s service manuals.  
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Rigging/lifting training
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.  
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a variety of customers and other crafts.  
  • Excellent planning, organizing, and documentation skills
  • Must have mindset to work safely.
  • Prior experience with the department is preferred.
  • Maintenance Mechanic, Machinist, and/or Millwright, skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must complete required ITP training.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette