• *Maintenance E & I Technician - Virginia

    Job Locations US-VA-Franklin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/31/2018 12:49 PM)
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  • Overview

    Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company operates 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of 3,500 professionals in 118 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit |Twitter | LinkedIn.


    Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 3,500 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers’ unique challenges. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.


    The E&I Mechanic is an active participant in a high performance team responsible for the daily maintenance of all electrical systems and instruments located on the Franklin site.  As an E&I mechanic you will work in an active chemical manufacturing environment between a control room, outside process equipment area and warehouse/ charging area.  This is a day shift position but will require you to be available for on call 24/7 at least one week out of three.  Ambient environmental conditions apply (rain, cold, heat, etc); Frequently traverses steps and walks across uneven surfaces; May bend, squat or kneel periodically during day, lifts loads of up to 50 lbs, exerts force by pushing and pulling while using grip strength; required to wear special PPE when doing specific work orders including a full face respirator.


    Other role responsibilities:

    • Read and understand procedures, policies and daily documents
    • Demonstrate elementary schematic reading of motor control drawings and instrumentation drawings.
    • Able to use electrical test equipment to troubleshoot electrical and instrumentation issues.
    • Communicate accurately, precisely, timely and completely
    • Make accurate mathematical calculations in support of completing designated work orders.
    • Investigate/ troubleshoot electrical and instrument issues per work order issued.
    • Check all paperwork for completeness and accuracy
    • Maintain accurate file system for area records
    • Maintain compliance to safety, environmental and shipping regulations  
    • Participate on plant or inter-plant teams as requested
    • Maintain safety and order of work area through daily housekeeping activities
    • Manage all chemicals and waste (hazardous and nonhazardous) in accordance to RCRA regulation and the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.
    • Participate in investigation of maintenance concerns as needed
    • Participate as a high performance team member; attend morning shift meetings when scheduled.
    • Work at heights with fall arrest gear.
    • Ability to be certified in CPR and First Aid
    • Operate and work from an articulating boom lift.



    High school diploma and more than four years related experience and/or training; or the successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program.


    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and electrical schematics.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 


    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


    Certificate of completion of an approved apprenticeship program preferred.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high places; fumes or airborne particles; acidic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    At Solenis, we understand that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. So, if you are interested in working for a world-class company and enjoy solving complex challenges, whether in the lab or the field, consider joining our team.


    Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.  
    Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


    Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701. #LI-DS1


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