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Maintenance Technician


La Vergne, US

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About Umicore 

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do? 


About Cobalt & Specialty Materials 

Mastering the cobalt value chain. Umicore’s expertise covers the sourcing, production and distribution of cobalt and nickel products. Umicore’s materials are at the heart of products we use every day such as rechargeable batteries, tools, paints and tires. Our recycling and refining processes give new life to cobalt and other metals and reduce environmental impacts. To meet the demands of our customers we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in. 


What you will be doing 

As our Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for conducting preventative maintenance for all manufacturing equipment in our chemical plant, troubleshooting and repairing plant equipment, and performing skilled work with an emphasis on electrical installations.  Specifically, this will include:

  • Pipefitting and general plumbing;   
  • Rebuilding, repairing, and maintaining pneumatic and hydraulic pumps;   
  • Assisting with removal of mechanical equipment;  
  • Aligning pumps and motors;  
  • Running electrical conduit;
  • Using electrical testing equipment;
  • Preparing material lists for electrical installations;  
  • Working on three phase motors and motor controls;
  • Other duties as needed.


Who we are looking for 

Our success is based on individuals who are ready to make the most of their skills and prepared to tackle any challenge they face.  As well as a high school diploma or equipment, you should have:

  • At least three years’ maintenance experience in a manufacturing facility (chemical plant preferred, but not required);
  • The ability to troubleshoot and repair small gas engines;
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency in maintenance of electrical and instrumentation equipment;
  • Basic mechanical knowledge of pneumatic and centrifugal pumps;
  • Experience with PLC systems or aptitude to learn;
  • Working knowledge of the Electrical Code and the National Safety Code as applied to installing electrical wiring and performing electrical equipment repairs; and,
  • The ability to wear PPE (including an air purifying respirator as needed), lift 70 lbs, and climb stairs and ladders. 


What we offer 

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organization, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do? 


Additional Information

This position is located at the Palm Commodities International, LLC facility.  The facility is a Drug-Free Workplace, and pre-employment drug testing is required.


This is a first shift position, working Monday – Friday with occasional overtime.


We offer an excellent benefits package, including health insurance options, vision insurance, dental insurance, company paid life insurance and short/long term disability insurance, voluntary critical illness and accident insurance, and a 401K Plan with employer matching and profit-sharing eligibility.  Employees are also eligible for regular bonuses.  We recognize 12 paid holidays per year and provide three weeks’ vacation plus paid sick time.


Our company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, or other status protected by law.


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