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Job ID:  36215
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Maintenance Technician-Schenectady, NY

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:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring that the facility and all of its production equipment are kept in good working condition.


The Position:

  • Performs/Applies knowledge and skills to diverse reactions up to and including:
  • Machine repair
  • Plumbing
  • Minor electrical
  • Painting
  • Minor welding and soldering
  • Preventative maintenance including all documentation and record keeping
  • Floor repair and paint
  • Assist all departments in repairs
  • Exterior building maintenance
  • Troubleshoot repair of specialized equipment
  • Plowing and shoveling of snow
  • SHE critical PMs (Preventative Maintenance)
  • 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.


The Ideal:

  • Excellent mechanical skills, computer skills & problem-solving ability.
  • Must be team player with good communication skills
  • Position generally requires at least 1-3+ years’ experience knowledge of all production rooms.
  • Valid unrestricted driver’s license.
  • High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • Knowledge and skills to operate a personal computer and computer driven controls systems.  
  • On call 24 hrs. and weekends
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of duties in the assigned work area.
  • Accurate recordkeeping skills.

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.


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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