Mechanical Maintenance Craftsperson


Mechanical Maintenance Craftsperson

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Selkirk, NY

Starting wage from $31.41- $37.43 based on experience with the potential to earn over $46 per hour


Explore what Matters

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let us explore this together!


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Job Summary

The Mechanical Maintenance Craftsperson is responsible for adhering to site safety processes related to confined space entry, lock out tag out, line breaks and safe work permits while performing hands-on repairs, re-builds, preventative and predictive maintenance tasks to ensure continuous operation of the production facilities. This role services manufacturing process equipment including: rotating equipment, pellet manufacturing equipment, pneumatic transfer systems, liquid materials transfer equipment, and raw material loading and unloading systems.  This role also utilizes a Central Maintenance Management System to document all maintenance activities. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated, self-directed individual, with a safety mindset, who is ready to work in a team environment. 


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Install and maintain mechanical equipment across the site.
  • Perform repair/replace, rebuild, preventative, and predictive maintenance activities.
  • Troubleshoot failures and upsets and complete repair of equipment including pumps, gearboxes, hydraulic systems, valves, piping, tracing, motors, seals, bearings, machines, etc.
  • Working with Central Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and computers (PC's or mainframe systems) is required for accurate and timely documentation of all activities and ability to research information as required by the role. Investigation and documentation of root cause failures and suggested corrective actions with proper coding in CMMS.
  • Successful completion of all assigned training (internal & external).
  • Complete any other tasks required to maintain plant operations.


What Matters to SABIC

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Five years’ experience in equipment repair, rebuild and maintenance or equivalent millwright experience
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of chemical and manufacturing plant equipment (gearboxes, pumps, bearings, hydraulic systems, seals, motors, blowers, etc.)
  • Contemporary technical skills and problem-solving aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to use general equipment (saws, presses, grinders, power tools)
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, equipment manuals, and P&ID's
  • Working knowledge of a Central Maintenance Management System
  • Solid math skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a high involvement team environment
  • Ability to work overtime as required including call-in on off-shifts/weekends to perform emergency repairs as necessary as well as availability during unit shutdowns.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, climb vertical ladders and work at heights/elevated platforms up to 130'. Work outdoors including during periods of excessive heat and cold weather.


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Desired Skills

  • Associates Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Maintenance or Engineering
  • Experience with rotating equipment, lubrication systems, rigging, welding, pipe-fitting, laser alignment, precision measurement and vibration analysis
  • Experience with computers (Microsoft programs, mainframe applications, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Vocational Training in a related area
  • ISA Certification


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work Monday – Friday during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.

Nearest Major Market: Albany