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Maintenance Mechanic 1


Newport, DE, US, 19804

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site




Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and over 22,000 employees supporting customers around the world.


What You'll Be Doing – The Maintenance Mechanic is a skilled industrial mechanic familiar with pumps, blowers, and other rotating equipment, as well as valves, piping, heat exchangers, tanks pressure vessels and other mechanical equipment. This role works throughout the site and in the maintenance shop on repairs of all types of equipment, both stationary and rotating.


  • Job Duties:
    • Comply with all company and site policies and procedures.
    • Overhaul rotating machinery including centrifugal pumps and fans, rotary lobe and progressing cavity pumps, and other precision, custom rotating machinery. Install mechanical seals on rotating equipment, including agitators.
    • Perform in-field rotating equipment installations, including mounting equipment and motors, coupling assembly, and laser alignment
    • Monitor equipment condition and performance.
    • Perform preventative maintenance as assigned, including lubrication routes and oil sampling.
    • Complete maintenance of mechanical equipment to correct any issues identified through the predictive and preventative maintenance program.
    • Use basic root cause failure methodology to conduct first level equipment failure analysis.
    • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems using site procedures, vendor maintenance manuals, and trade skills.
    • Perform breakdown maintenance of mechanical equipment, including disassembly, overhaul, and reassembly of complex equipment and components.
    • Make and break piping systems safely and fabricate threaded piping systems and tubing.
    • Assemble components from supplied instructions or drawings and fabricate simple components, assemblies, or machine modifications per engineering designs.
    • Properly use hand tools, fixed and portable power tools, and rigging equipment.
    • Document repair work history per site process.
    • Participate on site improvement teams.
    • Interface with vendors.
    • Assist with the installation and commissioning of capital projects, as required.


  • Required knowledge:
    • Bearings and correct handing/installation methods
    • Mechanical seals and correct handing/installation methods
    • Packing and installation methods
    • Rigging
    • Laser Alignment
    • Couplings
    • Belt and chain drives
    • Conveyors
    • Measurement devices and proper use (micrometers, dial calipers, dial indicator, inside micrometer, tape measure, etc.)
    • Operation of pipe threader
    • Ability to fabricate threaded pipe
    • Ability to fabricate tubing
    • Ability to read and understand drawings, prints, instructions, and procedures.
  • Preferred knowledge
    • Ability to perform general fabrication tasks
    • Welding ability


  • Minimum Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience related to the job roles and responsibilities
    • Ability to drive forklift
    • Ability to use scissor lift or boom lift
    • Physical Requirements: 
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach and lift with hands and arms and to talk or hear.
      • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
      • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. 
      • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to twenty pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. 
      • The employee is required to ascend/descend ladders or steps.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
      • Employee is required to be respirator qualified


  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience working in an industrial maintenance organization
    • Chemical manufacturing experience
    • Working knowledge of SAP maintenance modules
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Employee must supply their own basic hand tools as follows
    • Combo wrenches from 3/8” to 1 ¼”. Must have doubles used for back up.
    • Combo wrenches from 10mm to 32mm. Must have doubles used for back up
    • Channel locks
    • 3/8” drive standard socket set up to 7/8 “
    • 3/8” drive metric socket set up to 22mm
    • 1/2" drive socket set up to 1 ¼”
    • 1/2" drive socket set up to 32mm
    • Hammers regular and dead blow
    • Wire cutters
    • Tin snips
    • Pipe wrenches 14”-24”
    • Snap ring pliers
    • Packing pullers
    • Allen wrenches (metric and standard)





It is Sun Chemical's policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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