Dewey Plant - Mechanical Technician

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Date: Jan 9, 2022

Location: Inman, SC, US, 29349

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.




Milliken’s Dewey Plant in Inman, SC is seeking a qualified individual to join its manufacturing team as a Technician. This position creates value by ensuring reliability of equipment to help meet and exceed the facility's goals for quality and production by inspecting, troubleshooting, and diagnosing mechanical problems on all manufacturing equipment in accordance with plant policies and procedures. This will primarily be a 9 hour day, Monday-Friday position that will include an on-call rotation.  This position will report to the Senior Engineering Services Engineer and works effectively with cross-functional departments including, but not limited to: Operations, Environmental/Health/Safety, Engineering, and Supply Chain personnel. 


Basic Responsibilities:

- Perform maintenance and repairs on equipment, tools, machines and buildings.

- Analyze and solve mechanical problems and assist manufacturing personnel on process-related problems.

- Performs preventative maintenance and establishes new PM activities as needed.

- Involvement in installation of machinery, machine moves and plant rearrangements.

- Continuous process improvement implementation with respect to Lean Manufacturing principles.

- Understands, follows, and implements all safety-related standards and practices.

- Interface with plant maintenance software to track, trend, schedule and maintain equipment.

-Participate in the Milliken Safety Process

-Work in and around various chemicals in a safe manner.

-Analyze problems using critical thinking skills.

-Work effectively with members of a team to achieve team and individual project targets and deadlines.


What you will need:

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One of the following:
  • Associate or Technical degree or higher in Mechatronix, Mechanical Engineering, Automation Engineering, or similar
  • A minimum of two (2) years of mechanical and industrial equipment maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting experience in a manufacturing, industrial, military or production environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite applications, creating and editing Word documents and Excel spreadsheets
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, on-call and holidays
  • Experience reading and following control scheme, electrical and maintenance schematics/blueprints
  • Willing and able to work at heights, in confined spaces, and in hot or cold weather conditions
  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to 12 hours a day
  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Willing and able to follow facial hair guidelines for respirator usage
  • Understanding of working knowledge of a wide range of industrial equipment, including pumps, bearings, mechanical seals, steam traps, steam heaters, safety relief devices, agitators, conveyers, air compressors, HVAC systems, heat exchangers, cooling towers, fire protection systems, and industrial scales
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding of blueprints, P&ID and equipment specification documents
  • Basic proficiency in aerial lifts, rigging, and hoists; to include hoist maintenance and inspection

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSHA 10-hour for General Industry
  • NFPA 70E certified
  • Proficiency with machinery alignment, including laser alignment
  • Proficiency with vibration analysis and machinery lubrication analysis and handling
  • OSHA 30-hour for General Industry
  • Entry Level Vibration Analysis (ISO Category I) and Analysis I (ISO Category II) certified
  • Thermography (ISO Level I) certified
  • Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Proficiency with ultrasonic analysis, for use with greasing applications, and leak detection
  • Proficiency with oil analysis, understanding of machinery lubrication, and lubrication oil handling requirements
  • Understanding of PSM/IPL Fundamentals
  • Previous experience in Energy, Chemical, or Pharmaceutical production environment
  • Understanding of Reliability Centered Maintenance Concepts
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT)
  • API 510 Vessel Inspection certified

Documented training in Job Planning and Scheduling


Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.