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Maintenance Technician


INEOS Aromatics

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?

Role Synopsis

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician troubleshoots, disassembles, repairs, and reassembles and performs preventive maintenance on many types of process machinery including but not limited to pumps, compressors, fans, motors, agitators, dryers, gearboxes, mechanical seals, rotary valves, pressure relief valves and conveyors.  Work is to be conducted in a manner to support safe, environmentally sound, reliable, and optimum plant operations. As a member of the Maintenance and Reliability team, this position reports to a Maintenance Team Leader.

Our Training Program is a registered apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor.

Key Accountabilities

  • Completes preventive and corrective maintenance on all types of plant process machinery with the ability to recognize failure mechanisms.
  • Reads, understands and follows manufacturer’s instructions, drawings, diagrams, sketches and engineering specifications.
  • Conducts precision measurements on mechanical components utilizing calipers, micrometers or other instruments.
  • Utilizes a variety of hand, power, pneumatic and hydraulic tools as well as overhead hoists and cranes to accomplish tasks.
  • Maintains process equipment in accordance with established procedures and processes.
  • Coordinates maintenance activities with operations personnel. Works with operators to troubleshoot and repair equipment.
  • Supports emergency plant needs on day shift and provides 24-hour support (on call) assistance during off hours.
  • Provides mechanical support to unit engineering functions.
  • Assists in equipment troubleshooting activities and in root cause failure analysis.
  • Completes work documentation such as paperwork and computer system entries associated with the job.
  • Identifies specific cost reduction opportunities.
  • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

Essential Education

A High School Diploma or GED

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

  • 5 years of industrial/manufacturing repair experience in mechanical repair field, or 4 years military in mechanical repair field, or Associates Degree from an accredited college in a related field.
  • A passing score on pre-employment tests, including mechanical aptitude, reading & mathematics.
  • The ability to read & follow detailed operating, maintenance and safety procedures. Must be fluent in English.
  • The willingness & ability to be on call including nights, weekends & holidays.
  • The willingness & ability to relocate to or commute on a daily basis to the INEOS Cooper River Plant without company assistance.
  • The willingness & ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Work with diverse groups to achieve results and maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers.

Desirable Criteria / Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree from a vocational technical college in a related field
  • Experience working in an industrial or military environment
  • Experience working with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Experience responding to industrial emergencies
  • Experience troubleshooting equipment

Certifications/Licenses  (List any required and preferred certifications/licenses)

None listed

Physical Demands

  • The ability to routinely work in confined spaces for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to routinely climb stairs & ladders that can exceed 200 feet in total span with break decks.
  • The ability to lift & carry heavy objects up to 50 pounds in weight.
  • The ability to put on respirators and other important safety equipment.
  • Constant (67-100% of time) exerting over 50 pounds of force (lifting, pulling, pushing, torqueing), standing, walking, climbing, bending, squatting, kneeling, reaching, carrying, repetitive motions.
  • Working outside 67-100% of time in temperature extremes and noisy environment

Other Requirements (such as Travel, Location)

  • Must be at least 18 years of age; legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.
  • Must be able to fluently speak, write, and read English.

Legal Disclaimer: 

 If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.  

Safety remains and always will be our number one priority in INEOS. Our US locations now require all new hires to provide one of the following as a condition of employment:

• Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or

• Willingness to obtain the vaccine before hire date (under this option, proof of vaccination is a condition to any offer of employment and must be provided prior to commencement of employment), or

• Validation of your religious or medical exemption

INEOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other prohibited ground of discrimination. 

All employees must first notify their current manager before applying for a position.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.