Maintenance Mechanic,

United States, Tennessee, Nashville

Business unit: Powder 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.


Essential Functions Addendum
Employees in this area work five (5) days a week; some weekend work (Saturdays) may be required as the Nashville facility necessitates.  A Maintenance Person #1 is considered a full time, non-exempt employee.  This position reports to the Plant Engineering Manager, with additional reporting to the Engineering Manager-SBU Americas and the HSE Manager.  This position requires bending, stooping, squatting, walking, lifting, and carrying.  The Maintenance Person #1 may be exposed to the following items including, but not limited to, raw materials, finished goods, rework, dust, carbon black, catalysts, hardeners, slippery surfaces, hot surfaces, polyester resin, titanium dioxide, and filters.   The Maintenance Person #1 is also responsible for keeping the work area safe and clean.  The Maintenance Person #1 is also responsible for operating carts, scoops, tow motors, lift trucks, brushes, clippers, utility knives, brooms, and vacuums throughout the day.  All Maintenance Person #1s are responsible for cleaning equipment.  This position requires physical strength and dexterity.
Maintenance Person #1
This position requires special skills; persons interested in becoming a Maintenance Person #1 must possess the necessary skills.  These skills are listed below.  The Maintenance Person #1 must conduct the job responsibilities in a safe, productive, and efficient manner.  The Maintenance Person #1 reports directly to the Plant Engineering Manager.  The work hours depend upon the shift worked: 1st shift = 7am – 3pm; 2nd shift = 3pm – 11pm; 3rd shift = 11pm – 7am, including a 30 minute lunch break and two (2) 10 minute breaks; one in the first 4 hours of the shift and one in the last 4 hours of the shift.  The Maintenance Person #1 is subject to pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, promotion and transfer, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.  This position is classified as Non-Exempt.  The employee is subject to a pre-employment pulmonary function and hearing/vision screen.  The Maintenance Person #1 will operate light-duty vehicles, hand tools, and tow motors throughout the day.  The Maintenance Person #1 will be working both inside and outside the factory.  This position is characterized by the necessity for considerable physical exertion throughout the day and may be exposed to the following items including, but not limited to, raw materials, finished goods, rework, dust, carbon black, catalysts, hardeners, slippery surfaces, hot surfaces, polyester resin, titanium dioxide, and filters. The person(s) in this position is required to furnish the tools to perform this job.
Physical Demands
Rarely – suggests the employee is required to perform tasks less than 8 repetitions per hour, or less than 33% of the work day.
Occasionally – suggests the employee is required to perform tasks 8-15 repetitions per hour, or 33% of the work day.
Frequently – suggests the employee is required to perform 16-32 repetitions per hour, or 34-65% of the work day.
Constantly – suggests the employee is required to perform tasks 33 or more repetitions per hour, or 66% or higher of the work day.
Depending on the job duties for the work day, the Maintenance Person #1 may have to perform lifting, pushing, or pulling on a more or less frequent basis.  However, the job duties may change throughout the week depending on the needs of the facility.
Bending/Squatting/Twisting:  Is required frequently throughout the work day while conducting Maintenance Person #1 responsibilities.  A combination of all three components may be needed to handle daily responsibilities.
Pushing/Pulling:  Is required frequently throughout the work day while responsibilities are being done.
Lifting/Carrying:  Is required constantly throughout the work day for lifting maintenance items on/off shelves among other lifting and carrying functions while performing the responsibilities of the Maintenance Person #1.
Employees are able to get help with lifting heavy objects and are encouraged to do so if an object weighs over 55 pounds.
Standing/Walking:  Required constantly throughout the work day.
Sitting:  Can be required occasionally throughout the work day depending on workload.
Reaching:  Is required frequently throughout the work day, primarily reaching forward.
Manual Dexterity/Gripping:  Performed frequently when using tools.
Fine Motor Control:  Can be performed frequently when writing.
Overhead Activity:  Occasionally performed.
Tools Handled: 
Scoops, brushes, clippers, utility knives, brooms, vacuums, miscellaneous hand tools including (but not limited to) hammers, screwdrivers, and wrenches.

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


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Business unit

Powder Coatings

Sub business unit

Powder Coatings_North America

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Ability to weld; both electric and gas, on both carbon steel and stainless steel.
Ability for gas and plasma cutting of carbon steel and stainless steel.
Drilling and tapping.
Fitting, cutting, and threading pipe.
Perform moderate electrical work with voltages up to 480-3 phase.  This will include connecting motors, small wiring installations, maintaining electrical equipment, and troubleshoot electrical machinery as necessary.
Must be qualified to operate a fork truck and other light-duty equipment.
Possess basic carpentry and plumbing skills.
Ability for sheet metal layout and fabrication.
Perform necessary preventive maintenance procedures on all plant machinery.
Perform job duties as described on Essential Functions addendum. page 3
Attend and participate in Powder Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioural Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, ISO, Life Saving Rules or any other safety programs.
Participate in the Powder Safety Journey. Adhere to the Golden Principle which is   Simply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behaviour are unsafe.
Promotes health, safety, and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards,           policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.
Promotes the current quality system through adhering to the elements of and being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and procedures. 
Perform job duties as per polices, procedures, and requirements for the success of Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc., including ISO and OSHAS procedures.
Any other duties as required ensuring the efficiency of the facility.
High school diploma or GED required.
Prior experience and a working knowledge of maintenance procedures including repair, overhaul, and servicing of large scale industrial machinery is mandatory.
Possess basic math skills and must be able to read and write.
Be able to read and follow basic blueprint instructions.
Be able to take measurements using micrometers and make a working sketch from a machine part.
Must be able to operate light-duty equipment and a tow motor/pallet jack or other material handling equipment as needed.
Must have valid driver’s license.
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States of America.
Must pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, pulmonary function test, and hearing/vision test.
Must have knowledge of and/or ability to learn about the care and proper use of tools and equipment used.
Must be able to report for work on time and to perform the duties of the job for the entire work day.
Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.
Must have the ability to use good judgement while performing job-related tasks.
Must have sufficient physical strength and ability to independently and repeatedly lift, move, and carry objects weighing up to 55 pounds and repeatedly lift, move, and carry objects weighing more than 55 pounds with assistance.
Must be able to pass physical ability test/post offer screen for employment