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Job ID:  38141
Job function:  US Jobs
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Resins & Functional Materials

Maintenance Technician Electrical & Instrumentation - Augusta, GA

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.



The Challenge

To perform planned maintenance tasks free of injury and assembly or modification of equipment within specialism (Electrical, Instrumental & Control or Mechanical).  The maintenance specialist will perform preventive maintenance, repairs, and modifications in Augusta Manufacturing.



The Position

    • Ability to work safely and independently, pay attention to detail, and follow all DSM Life Saving Rules, Corporate SHE procedures, and Wilmington site safety procedures.
    • Knowledge of industrial electrical equipment
    • Efficiently and accurately perform general skilled maintenance tasks including, pipefitting, carpentry, pneumatics, instrumentation, and other mechanic skills.
    • Develop an understanding of the mechanical operations of the site-specific manufacturing equipment and processes.
    • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems, provide solutions, and implement.
    • Work well in a team orientated environment.
    • Communicate and work well across all functions within and outside manufacturing.
    • Basic knowledge of computers, PLC’s, DCS system (DeltaV preferred), and programmable controllers.
    • Knowledge of controls and control wiring.
    • Coordinate and support activities executed by contractors – ensure work is performed to DSM safety and quality standards.
    • Repair damaged or broken equipment to manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Computer literacy – able to perform site specific online training and work in CMMS System (Computerized Maintenance Management System) - Open and close work requests, enter mechanic time, and ensure proper supply of spare parts.
    • For continuous improvement – complete 2 job related trainings a year.
    • Participate on improvement team(s).
    • Flexibility to accept new responsibilities and / or expectations as business focus changes.
    • Ability to work off shift hours, weekends, and holidays.


SHE responsibilities


    • Give Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) priority – ALWAYS!
    • Accept personal responsibility of your own Safety and Health and that of your colleagues.
    • Accept personal stewardship of our environment by understanding the potential impact of job activities, plant wide activities, and business in order to protect it during daily activities.
    • Use the Safe Work Permit System to complete necessary maintenance activities in a safe, responsible manner.
    • Maintain high standards of and continuously improve housekeeping.
    • Have an understanding of the OSHA Process Safety management standards and how it affects maintenance activities.
    • Understand risks, hazards, and how to complete risk assessments.
    • Ability to participate in Confined Space Entry.
    • Ability to safely work in level B suit (full face respirator and SCBA supplied air)
    • Make Safe Choices. All rules and procedures must be followed. Unsafe practices will not be tolerated. Each employee is required to meet the standards.
    • Prevent future accidents. Each employee must report all incidents and near misses in IRIS reporting system. Share learning and learn when others share.
    • Participate in incident / near miss investigations.
    • Correct unsafe behavior and conditions by using root cause analysis to generate effective corrective actions.
    • Participate in safety meetings and SHE related activities.
    • Seven days organization and working (24x7)
    • Available to be on-call for weeknights and weekend duties


The Ideal

  • Good communication skills, and the flexibility to change tasks when necessary
  • Strong aptitude for understanding the manufacturing equipment
  • Journeyman’s electrical license preferred.
  • Good communication & connecting skills.
  • Learning agility and being able to adapt mindset & behaviors in a changing environment
  • Knowledge of Maintenance programs and tools
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • SAP
  • Microsoft Office tools
  • 5 years’ experience as technician
  • Associate Degree preferred
  • Certified maintenance skills, strong aptitude for understanding the manufacturing equipment


The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve  people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/)


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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