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Industrial Mechanic


Newport, DE, US, 19804

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site


Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Industrial Maintenance Mechanic  – Wilmington, DE


The Industrial 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:
    • 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 and 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.
    • 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, and use scissor lift or boom lift


  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience working in an industrial maintenance organization
    • Chemical manufacturing experience
    • Working knowledge of SAP maintenance modules
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office


  • Physical Requirements: 
    • Regularly required to reach and lift and/or move up to 20 lbs and Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
    • Required to ascend/descend ladders or steps
    • Required to be respirator qualified
    • Frequently required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
    • Occasionally required to climb or balance. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


  • 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” and one 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)



We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance.

It is Sun’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.


Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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