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Maintenance Mechanic

Job ID 9825 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. The Industrial function’s role is to help the Solvay Group in safety initiatives and support the group's transformation in operational excellence.

As a part of Solvay’s Special Chem Global Business Unit (GBU), the Cincinnati Site produces world-class materials for the automotive industry. Products manufactured at the plant help reduce the automobile’s weight, increase fuel efficiency, and decrease emissions.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:


  • Preforms a wide variety of duties as required in the maintenance, repair and installation of plant equipment and buildings in a chemical manufacturing plant. 
  • Expected to diagnose problems, plan and perform necessary repairs with minimum supervision.
  • Work closely with engineering and operations to improve reliability plant wide
  • Responsible for maintaining safety culture to produce an accident free through established safety programs and practices.
  • Preforms work order repairs, inspections and adjustments as scheduled.
  • Safe use of power and hand tools.
  • PLC knowledge – installation, programming, and trouble-shooting
  • Background in digital control systems, including field termination, analog/digital signal trouble-shooting, 
  • Installation and programming of Variable Frequency Drives
  • Wiring of motors and HP load controllers, for 120VAC and 480VAC
  • Calibration and trouble-shooting of dp transmitters, flow meters, pressure transmitters, temperature transmitters, level transmitters, etc.
  • Installation and testing of pressure switches, temperature switches
  • Knowledge of grounding systems and power grids
  • Interlock testing and setup
  • Instrument to Pneumatic signal conversion 
  • Potential for loop tuning, but not mandatory

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or equivalent required; ISA certification is desirable.

  • 7-10 years of maintenance experience with a thorough knowledge of instrumentation and electrical installation, trouble-shooting, and diagnostics.
  • Broad range of experience in electrical controls, PLCs, variable frequency drives, electrical distribution, etc.
  • Experience with instrumentation for slurry, abrasive applications and dry powder transfer a plus.
Qualification will be verified via testing and evaluation.

  • PLC knowledge – installation, programming, and trouble-shooting
  • Background in digital control systems, including field termination, analog/digital signal trouble-shooting.

Additional Information
Starting pay for this position is $30.27 with increase reviews based on skills and experience up to  $36.51.  
This is a union negotiated position. 


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