Site Engineer,

United States, South Carolina, Lancaster

Business unit: Speciality Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


If you can think it, we can coat it! Unleash your creativity….
As a leading global supplier of advanced coatings and inks, we turn our customers’ visions into reality.
Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of its employees globally. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need YOU!
Our Specialty Coatings manufacturing site in Lancaster, SC has an outstanding opportunity for a passionate professional to assume the role of Site Engineer.
This position has overall responsibility for site maintenance and engineering activities, to include all preventative maintenance, design and installation of new equipment,  continuous process improvement efforts, and execution of capital projects. It will report directly to the Site Director and it has 7 direct reports including: 1 Maintenance Lead; 5 Maintenance Craftsman and 1 Electronics Engineer. 
- Prepare for and coordinate installation of equipment/machinery modifications.
- Prepare and coordinate installation of capital equipment.
- Manage energy conservation program.
- Control the activities of outside service vendors.
- Monitor capital budget system.
- Enforce contractor compliance with standard practices and insurance requirements.
- Ensure that the day-to-day operations of the department and the machines are consistent with the Quality standards and system.

Key Accountabilities:
- Champion and actively support and participate in BBS and Near Miss Reporting
- Actively participate in meeting Annual Site Safety improvement plans
- Identify common health, safety, environmental, and security issues across site and work with others on corrective actions
- Participate in company safety networks.
- Advocate AkzoNobel’s HSE&S programs
- Drive HSES&S actions and, culture across site, teams and entire organization
- Actively participate in site training and insure all direct reports attend necessary training
- Proactive in actions that promote HSES&S culture
- At least once per year, take part in a training session related to hazardous waste management at AkzoNobel
Interface with insurance carriers for loss prevention and compliance with all:
- Fire
- Electrical
- Building
- EPA codes and regulations

Advise Product Development, Marketing, and Manufacturing of:
- Fire
- Electrical
- Building code requirements

Prime resource for:
- Product Development
- Marketing
- Manufacturing for coating technology
- ACAD system
- Calibration system setup and operation for ISO


Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States


South Carolina



Business unit

Speciality Coatings

Sub business unit

Speciality Coatings_North America

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- B.S Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering

- At least 5 years with Maintenance and/or Engineering in a manufacturing facility

- At least 5 years of prior project engineering in a manufacturing facility.

- At least 2 years of people management experience

- Working knowledge of equipment design and specifications (electrical and mechanical)

- Experience managing cap-ex projects

- Budget management, facilities management, and contractor management experience

- Expertise with a computerized maintenance management system

- Title V Compliance

- Knowledge of web handling, moving film