Maintenance Technician 1

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Reading, PA, 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 building and grounds, laboratory, and manufacturing equipment 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 Accountabilities

  • Analyzes mechanical, problems on assigned equipment, plans for and takes corrective action
  • 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 minor repairs on flooring, concrete, drywall repair and painting. Repairs, and replaces lighting, process, pneumatic, and water piping (potable and fire protection)
  • Moves furniture, miscellaneous boxes and files as required. Assists with inventory management and keeps storerooms and shop neat and clean
  • 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
  • Complies with all HSE 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
  • Perform area housekeeping responsibilities
  • Assist with on call duties after hours and weekends
  • Makes necessary repairs and adjustments to maintain maximum production efficiency and quality.

Job Requirements

  • 3 – 5 years experience in manufacturing maintenance and or related skilled trades. 
  • Two years of technical training with state of the art maintenance practices preferred. 
  • Proven experience using basic hand tools and power hand tools; as well as an ability to present continuing recommendations for plant and process improvement. 
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand technical documents and drawings of plant equipment. 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Position will require ability to perform confined space entry, work at heights, lifting and manual labor. 
  • Basic PC skills and ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel software. 
  • High School degree or equivalent 


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


Requisition ID: 17017



Nearest Major Market: Reading PA