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Eastover, US

Title:  Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanic

Kemira is a global company providing chemicals and expertise to operations around the world. We are committed to being our customers’ first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented and collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future. If you have the right mix of curiosity, a drive for excellence and an innovative mindset, we want to talk to you.

We are now looking for an experienced maintenance mechanic for our Eastover, SC manufacturing facility in our Pulp & Paper segment. Maintenance mechanics install, repair, and maintain manufacturing equipment according to manufacturer’s or site specifications using hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring and testing instruments.  Primary skills necessary are pipe fitting and welding, including PVC/CPVC, and maintenance of rotating equipment (i.e. pumps, agitators, blowers, etc.).  You will need to be able to read and understand written work instructions, equipment manuals & diagrams, and standard operating procedures. 

What we offer

  • Increasing your abilities and skills in various area
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market
  • Attractive benefit package
  • Great, multicultural and positive working environment

What you need

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Relevant degree or certifications from a trade school or other recognized training facility.
  • Good verbal and written English communication skills, basic computer and math skills required.
  • Must be able to lift 80 pounds, ascend 4+ flights of stairs, climb ladders and work in adverse conditions typical of an industrial manufacturing facility (i.e. hot/cold/rainy weather conditions, cramped or confining spaces, loud and/or dusty environments). 
  • Minimum 2 years experience in chemical manufacturing preferred.
  • Experience in SAP or other Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) preferred.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Maintain and monitor plant equipment to assure safe operation, regulatory compliance, product quality, and plant efficiency.
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and correct equipment malfunctions and abnormal situations.
  • Report relevant equipment problems and work with operations personnel to troubleshoot and correct problems.
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance work, per plant policies.
  • Perform all duties with minimal supervision.
  • Comply with safety and environmental procedures and regulations and follow all plant policies.
  • Maintain work areas in clean condition and perform housekeeping duties.
  • Participate in safety and planning meetings as directed.
  • Assist in planning maintenance activities, procedures and methods in accordance with procedures and guidelines.
  • Complete paperwork as required and use SAP Plant Maintenance module for work order workflow.

Job offer is contingent upon passage of a background check, drug screen, physical examination, and respiratory fit test.


Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary expectation no later than May 31, 2020 at

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Kemira is an equal opportunity employer