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Job ID:  37595
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Senior Maintenance Technician - Freeport, TX

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company 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 Instrumentation & Electrical or Millwright & Electrical (troubleshoot start stop stations/motor control systems, unwire/rewire motors) 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. 


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 or more traditional craft disciplines or equivalent experience will be considered.

  • Knowledge of and experience in core craft discipline
  • Knowledge of and experience in other relevant craft skill sets
  • Demonstrate competency of other relevant craft skill sets in this multi-craft environment


The level of experience generally necessary to effectively perform the job’s responsibilities is eight 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 on-line by sending us your resume and cover letter via the career portal (www.dsm.com/careers).

Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be

contacted when these references checks are required.


DSM provides nutritional solutions for the food and beverage, dietary supplements and early-life and clinical nutrition markets, with a parallel focus on solutions for the pharmaceutical industry for the use of vitamins, nutritional lipids (ARA/EPA/DHA) and carotenoids as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). Its fundamental driver is the link between nutrition and health, supported by a number of global megatrends.


Our Human Nutrition & Health business strives to make a positive impact on some of the most important health issues, such as cardiovascular, eye, cognitive and gut health, through helping to create awareness by engaging with multiple stakeholders. It also aims to help eliminate micronutrient deficiencies at the Base of the Pyramid.

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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