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Maintenance Multi-Craft Tech ( 1st Shift Mon - Friday)



Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Why work for us?

Want to join a truly global company with over 37 manufacturing facilities around the world? Want to be part of a forward thinking, progressive organisation that is growing at an extraordinary pace? Why not become part of an organisation that truly cares about its commitment to its customers and its fellow colleagues.

Alkegen is a global leader in high-performance specialty fibers and inorganic materials used in high-temperature industrial, automotive and fire protection applications. We have nearly 80 years' experience in providing innovative solutions to our customers' application problems across several different business sectors.

Our purpose, mission and values are based on our commitment to produce high quality products that help our customers save energy, reduce pollution and improve fire safety

This role is responsible for maintaining plant equipment and systems from both an electrical and mechanical perspective such that they operate safely and effectively.

This individual’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

• Responding to breakdowns and the associated troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical and automated equipment systems, analyze failures and make or suggest improvements.

• Collecting and completing documentation of repair details as well as permits and other safety documents. - Performing assigned preventative maintenance assignments and completing associated documents and observations.

• Installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems.

As the role develops you may be expected to take on additional responsibilities and learn new skills.

Skills and Proven Capabilities (Training Certificate preferred):

• Read and understand CAD or other mechanical equipment drawings

• Identify and understand pump, pipe, pressure regulators, flow sensors, solenoids, switches, valves, gauges etc. on pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

• Identify and understand cooling system components, pumps, strainers, cooling towers, heat exchangers.

• Read electrical schematics and identify wiring for motor starters, relays, photo eyes, limit switches, proximity sensors, solenoids, control valves, and other industrial control components.

• Understand the function and use of variable speed drives and PLCs.

• Ability to operate and use electrical test equipment (multimeter, ammeter, IR temperature, vibration probe

• Ability to share knowledge, train and mentor others.

• Resistance welding, MIG welding. Metal cutting and fabricating

• Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email etc.)

• Advanced ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and correct mechanical, and electrical systems and equipment.


In addition, to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Minimum of 3 years of experience as a multi-craft technician

• Minimum of 5 years of repairing and maintaining, manufacturing and facility equipment. (hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical)

• Rigging equipment

• Troubleshooting and technical knowledge of VFDs, PLCs, pneumatic and water piping systems - Experience with CMM (computerized maintenance management) systems such as SAP


• Two year degree or formal trade training (Mechatronic Degree preferred)

• Multi-craft technician training

• Vendor training and or classes

• Certificates of competence

Other Qualities:

• Coachable

• Able to take and give good feedback

• Good Communication

• Level Headed

• Ability to make decisive decisions and take accountability for all actions

• Team Player

• Raise and resolve problems quickly

***Schedule is rotating shift 7am-7p and 7p-7am***

*** OT will be needed on many days ***

If you are interested in being part of a world class function here at Alkegen then we would love to hear from you.

At Alkegen, we strive every day to help people – ALL PEOPLE – breathe easier, live greener and go further than ever before. We believe that diversity and inclusion is central to this mission and to our impact. Our diverse and inclusive culture drives our growth & innovation, and we nurture it by actively embracing our differences and using our varied perspectives to solve the complex challenges facing our changing and diverse world.

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, nation of origin, religion, colour, gender identity and expression, age, disability, education, opinions, culture, languages spoken, veteran’s status, or any other protected class.