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Job ID:  43339
Date:  Jul 22, 2021
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Maintenance Technician - Freeport, TX

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative 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 was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.



The Challenge
Responsible for maintaining the Freeport facility to be safe and reliable and for the equipment to perform as designed and in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), sanitation/safety/regulatory requirements and divisional goals.
The Position

  • Demonstrate proficiency within core competencies in one of three primary disciplines; Mechanical, Civil, or Instrumentation & Electrical within a multi-skill environment. 
  • Perform preventive/predictive maintenance tasks to enhance equipment reliability and maintain product quality in a RCM environment. 
  • Troubleshoot, Repair, Rebuild, or Replace failing and or failed equipment efficiently and effectively. 
  • Perform all tasks with highest quality.
  • Provide technical assistance as required. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety by performing all tasks safely and assuring all work performed on site is performed in a safe manner. 
  • Document “as found / as left” conditions and brief description of what tasks performed on all corrective, preventative/predictive work orders for historical purposes.
  • Must be reliable and dependable. Tardiness and absenteeism must be kept at a minimum.
  • Provide input to RCA’s and incident investigations.
  • Conduct oneself professionally in such a manner as to support a team environment.
  • Supports plant and corporate initiatives as outlined in the manufacturing plan.  Follows the Manufex work processes.
  • Maintains skills and abilities through classroom training classes,  computer based training modules, Required training sheets, etc.  Helps assess training effectiveness and identify training needs.  Helps develop and deliver training to others within the plant.  
  • Works to SHE standards and encourages fellow colleagues to work to the same standards.
  • Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors at all times; uses proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures to ensure that self and others go home safe each day; that area and equipment operate at the highest safety levels; that all people in the area comply with the safety directives and keep the area neat and clean.
  • Follows all SHE instructions and procedures to include awareness of and following all DSM Life Saving Rules.  Acts in such a way that safety awareness and accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
  • Ensures that all personal safety, quality and assigned training is up to date and in compliance.
  • Supports and follows the policy of reporting incidents, near misses and improvement possibilities.
  • Encourages co-workers and management to improve SHE results and incidents.
  • Ensures Quality procedures, Management Directives and Quality improvement projects are supported and followed. 
  • Reports any quality deviations or non-conformances observed.
  • Availability and responsibilities of site call-out list schedule.  
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights utilizing ladders, scaffolding, and personnel lifts. 
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.  
  • Must be able to clean, test, remove, and install equipment throughout the plant site. 
  • Must be able to squat, kneel, and bend over when working sometimes for extended periods of time. 
  • Must be able to pull and tug on wrenches, when bolting and unbolting equipment and components. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate flexibility and dexterity to perform assigned tasks. 
  • Must be able to ride a “workman ” tricycle and / or pull a work cart, loaded with tools and materials.
  • Requires ability to work overtime.
  • Able to perform a wide variety of very diverse tasks safely with high quality in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Able to perform equally well on routine and high priority tasks and able to shift from one to the other at a moment’s notice.
  • Able to work independently and interdependently in a lean manufacturing team environment.
  • Must work with some level of autonomy without direct supervision.
  • Must have a technical understanding of a large variety of diverse and varied equipment in a highly automated facility. 
  • Able to function within a tightly scheduled environment.
  • Able to perform to site standards with limited or varying quality of information.

 The Ideal

  • The level of education generally necessary to effectively handle the job’s essential functions is a High School diploma or GED with Journeyman Certification in one traditional craft disciplines or equivalent experience will be considered. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in core craft discipline
  • Knowledge of other relevant craft skill sets
  • Demonstrate competency of craft skill sets in this multi-craft environment
  • The level of experience generally necessary to effectively perform the job’s responsibilities is five plus years Maintenance or equivalent Construction experience with demonstrated troubleshooting/diagnostic techniques.

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/)
Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.



DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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