Reliability Specialist,

United States, Illinois, Morris

Business unit: Surface Chemistry

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.


• Supports the maintenance and reliability work processes consistently striving for continual improvements.
• Has “Ownership” of Vibration Program.
• Collect and analyze vibration data.
• Maintain database in data collector and AMS software.
• Provide equipment training and mentoring for vibration Techs.
• Write corrective work orders and follow up as required.
• Provide technical guidance for Mechanics with seal, pump, gearbox, and general equipment repairs.
• Become rotating equipment and mechanical seal SME.
• Perform troubleshooting as required.
• Provide detailed, accurate reports as determined by management.
• Conduct meetings, training sessions, demonstrations, and seminars.
• Become involved with Root Cause Analysis. (Complete training as needed)
• Support other Predictive Maintenance Programs. (Oil Analysis, Thermography, Acoustic Emissions, etc.)

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Surface Chemistry

Sub business unit

Surface Chemistry Operations

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• Minimum of 5 Years’ experience or training in related subjects (maintenance and reliability work processes)
• Possess the ability to achieve certifications. (At a minimum Vibration Categories I and II within 3 years.)
• Experience in the chemical industry desired.
• Ability to reach a conclusion using relevant information and data and to determine the best course of action in a time frame that is consistent with business requirements
• Ability to provide people written information necessary to do their job correctly; ability to make relevant information known in a responsive and effective way.
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with operations, technical, mechanical/electrical maintenance technicians.
• SAP experience a plus.
• Safety-minded professional with demonstrated skills and accomplishments.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a high involvement work team environment and facilitates organizational effectiveness by modeling, reinforcing and coaching the elements of the Company Values reflecting critical organizational behaviors.

As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).