Electrical Maintenance Technician 2 - 1st Shift

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Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Waukegan, IL, 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

AkzoNobel Waukegan is seeking an Electrical Maintenance Technician to ensure the proper functioning and reliability of electrical systems and equipment within our facility.
You will also 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 Responsibilities

  • 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 minor repairs on roofing systems, 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. Corrects or notifies supervisor of unsafe conditions
  • Adheres to site security policies, workplace violence, entry procedures, weekend and evening site security policy, smoking policy etc. Performs repairs on perimeter security gates, fences and resets boiler and air compressor alarms. Assists with the repair of alarm switches, wiring and cameras. Assists with testing of the fire alarm system flow switches, pull stations, deluge systems, diesel fire pump, booster pump and foam tanks
  • Utilize SAP CMMS (computerized maintenance management software) equipment look-up and inventory functions, update work orders function, input purchase orders and the use of vendor file functions. Utilizing report data from SAP, reoccurring breakdowns and excess repair costs are examined, causes identified and fixes implemented which in turn reduce equipment down time and cost to maintain the equipment

Key Activities

  • Must possess a valid and current driver’s license 
  • Must possess manual dexterity and have the ability to lift at least 55 pounds
  • 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 be able to use ladders, hoists, industrial trucks and material handling equipment.
  • Must have the ability to wear a breathing apparatus and other associated HSE personal protective equipment
  • Must possess the ability to read and comprehend equipment repair manuals, standard operating procedures and work instructions.
  • 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, routers etc.)
  • Skillful in building and grounds maintenance carpentry, plumbing, pipefitting and related operations involving building repair and grounds maintenance.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime as required

Rewards & Benefits

  • Pay: Starting at $35.00 per hour
  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match
  • Annual bonus
  • Medical insurance with HSA
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • Progression (pay-for-skill) pay plans
  • Short & Long term disability
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee appreciation days

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: 32170