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Specialist II R16

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Reading, PA, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

Responsible for physical and mechanical condition of buildings, utility systems and facility equipment. Usually has specialized training/certification in two or more maintenance disciplines such as electrical, electronics, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing/pipe fitting, carpentry, hydraulics, pneumatics,welding, etc.  Use and coordinate outside services for more involved and complex work. Provides technical guidance to lower skilled employees. 

Key Accountabilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty safely, satisfactorily, and in a timely manner.

  • Lead maintenance support for CAPEX and improvement projects through design, installation and start-up
  • Diagnose equipment problem, determine repair needs, tear down, repair/replace defective parts and reassemble equipment
  • Ability to find and fix programming errors in pneumatic logic / systems
  • Inform the Supervisor of project status, training status and requirements as well as material requirement
  • Develop and deploy new fabrication of equipment as needed – act as the resident “maker” expert
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices
  • Must demonstrate integrity while performing duties as per company’s Code of Conduct
  • Must be familiar with all plant site equipment and maintenance as needed
  • Perform preventive and active maintenance on all facets of buildings and equipment to allow safe and proper operation of facility
  • Monitor and assist outside workers allowing safe and effective completion of jobs required
  • Skilled fittings of parts and components to close tolerances, requiring precise alignment and adjustment
  • Ensure that all vendors, contractors and visitors brought on site comply with appropriate HSE, Security policies and rules
  • Use full range of precision measuring instruments and gauges

Experience & Education


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential qualification satisfactorily.

  • Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence
  • Conform with all site and laboratory safety requirements and policies, including participation in AkzoNobel safety programs including audits, safety meetings, and demonstrating safe practices and behaviors
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills
  • Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to climb stairs wearing steel-toed footwear
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments and inclement weather
  • Ability to work in a heavy manufacturing environment with limited exposure to chemical agents
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time

Physical Demands

The physical demands described in the essential qualifications are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum of high school diploma or GED equivalent is required, must possess a valid driver license, and at least four years of maintenance experience. See essential qualifications.


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:  15966



Nearest Major Market: Reading PA