Craftsman III

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Date: Nov 24, 2023

Location: Lancaster, SC, 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

The purpose of this position is to execute preventative, predictive, & corrective maintenance activities in support of achieving the highest levels of asset integrity as assigned by site management, the Craftsmen Team Leader, & Site Responsible Engineer.

Key Responsibilities

•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair AC & DC electrical power distribution systems up to 600 VAC.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair AC & DC motor control systems including PLC’s, VFD’s, & motors.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair thermal oxidizer systems including system controls & auxiliary support equipment.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair steam generation / distribution systems including system controls, feedwater, condensate, & auxiliary support equipment.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair HVAC systems and chilled water systems, including system controls & auxiliary support equipment.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair pneumatic systems including system controls, compressed air generation / treatment systems, and auxiliary support equipment.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair hydraulic systems including system controls & auxiliary support equipment.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair fire protection systems (wet, powdered, & special agent) including fire / jockey pumps, controllers, water distribution system assets, and auxiliary support equipment.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, & repair access control / physical security systems including system controls,  operators, & auxiliary support equipment.
•    Interface with computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to perform all preventative, predictive, & condition based monitoring job duties.
•    Interface with building automation system (BAS) to perform required job duties.
•    Interface with supervisor control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to perform job duties.
•    Maintain a clean & safe work environment within current company & plant standards.
•    Perform any necessary plumbing, welding, or carpentry work as necessary.
•    Safely operate powered hand tools & metal working machinery (i.e. machine tool equipment).
•    Follow all company safety / plant / department safe work rules.
•    Participate in Plant Safety Program and be an active member of the Plant Emergency Response Team.  

Job Requirements

Education requirements: 
Associate’s Degree (preferred), high school diploma, or GED.

Experience requirements:
Five year’s related maintenance experience in an industrial / chemical manufacturing plant environment.

Essential Skills:
•    read and interpret electrical & mechanical schematics.
•    perform Industrial Math.
•    read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedures, manuals, & equivalent.  
•    write simple correspondence.  
•    effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, team members, site management, & corporate management.  
•    deal with ambiguity in written or oral instructions.  
•    apply diagnosis / troubleshooting / problem solving skills across a wide variety of applications.

Essential Abilities:
Must be able to
•    lift weight or exert force up to 50 pounds.  
•    stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Forklift (powered industrial truck) certification or equivalent
Aerial work platform (scissor / articulating truck) certification or equivalent

Other Skills / Competencies:
Must be computer literate, capable of utilizing Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word, & PowerPoint.
Must be able to demonstrate interpersonal / soft skills in interactions in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, team members, site management, & corporate management.

Working Conditions:
Normal work duties involves exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, & health hazards.  Required to wear appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE) for execution of normal work duties, as required, including but not limited to, safety shoes, safety glasses / goggles, bump cap / hard hat, face shield, apron, gloves, FR clothing, FR suit, etc.

Work Schedule:
Normal work schedule is 5 or 6 days / week (Mon – Fri / Sat), 8 hour shifts, as assigned by the Craftsmen Team Leader & / or Site Responsible Engineer.

Must be able & available to work overtime as necessary including but not limited to weekends / holidays


Annual Salary range: $53,000 to $56,000 depending on experience.
Annual Bonus:  4%

Benefits beginning Day 1

Medical insurance with HSA, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits, 401K retirement savings with 6% company match (dollar for dollar), generous vacation, personal and holiday pay, Paid Parental leave, hybrid work for most exempt roles, Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks, career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale, Tuition Reimbursement, and Employee referral bonus.


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 31899 



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