Maintenance Technician

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

Perform routine, preventive and emergency repairs on manufacturing/packaging equipment, building and grounds, and laboratory to ensure on-time delivery of quality products to our valued customers and to preserve Akzo Nobel’s investment in the facility and the grounds.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilize the computerized maintenance system to plan/prioritize preventive maintenance responsibilities, work requests, and report findings.  Record all the work done on a daily basis to support and maintain the work order system.
  • Analyzes mechanical problems on assigned equipment, plans for and takes corrective action. Makes necessary repairs and adjustments to maintain maximum production efficiency and quality. Tests equipment operation after repairs or installations is completed and notifies necessary persons of equipment operational status. Assists with new equipment installations as needed. 
  • Performs preventive/predictive maintenance on assigned equipment by visually inspecting, greasing, testing safety switches, measuring with go-no-go gauges, recording critical information, oil analysis etc. and reporting adverse findings to the Maintenance Manager. To maximize equipment up-time potential problems are identified and either repaired immediately or scheduled for repairs to eliminate breakdowns during operation.
  • Assists with inventory management and keeps storerooms and shop neat and clean. 
  • Complies with all Health, Safety and Enviromental policies and reports any concerns, which may have an adverse impact on health safety and the environment. Attends monthly safety meetings, maintains a neat, clean and safe work area, works safely and requires others to work safely also. Adheres to AkzoNobel’s Code of Conduct.  Corrects or notifies supervisor of unsafe conditions. 
  • Work with the external contractor(s) to provide necessary help and assistance in order to complete their work on site and issue the required Work Permits.   
  • Assist with on call duties after hours and weekends

Job Requirements

  • Must possess a valid and current driver’s license.
  • Must possess manual dexterity and have the ability to lift at least 55 pounds and be able to use ladders, hoists, industrial trucks and material handling equipment.
  • Must be able to stand or walk for periods of eight to twelve hours. Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must have the ability to wear a breathing apparatus and other associated Health, Safety and Enviromental personal protective equipment. 
  • Must possess the ability to read and comprehend technical documentation including Piping & Instrument Diagrams, loop drawings, wiring schematics, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams. Must be proficient in the safe use of a wide variety of hand tools, measuring devices (tape measures, calipers, gauges, micrometers etc.), power tools (table saw, cut off saw, bench grinders, sanders), and test equipment (multimeters, process meters, insulation testers). Must be able to perform electrical and mechanical repairs to processing machinery and associated equipment.

Benefits on Day 1

  • Pay: $28/hr. + 4% annual bonus.
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits.
  • 401K with 6% company match.
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday pay.
  • Progression pay plans.
  • Short- & Long-term disability.
  • Career growth opportunities.
  • Employee appreciation days.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 27860 


Nearest Major Market: Houston