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Maintenance Mechanic/Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice


Peekskill, NY, US, 10566

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/Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice will perform duties to install, maintain, and repair equipment at the Peekskill Manufacturing Site.  Tasks include complex process equipment installation, maintenance troubleshooting and repairs, utilizing advanced skills in pipefitting, structural steel, pneumatic, hydraulic, rigging and other millwright work on rotating and fixed equipment such as process machinery, tanks/pumps/agitators, furnaces, boilers, and general building & grounds maintenance.  Perform basic welding and fabrication; assist other mechanics in mechanical assignments as required.  Operate forklift truck and other mobile equipment as required.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work from complicated drawings, design specifications and/or utilize good maintenance practices and ingenuity to solve problems.
  • Work in coordination with multi-craft maintenance activities.
  • Notify status of work, and communicate deficiencies in equipment and/or repair information.
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping practices throughout the workplace.
  • Communicate all problems or difficulties to supervision, and utilize current technology as required. 
  • Enter and work within confined spaces.
  • Maintain and update necessary maintenance records, use basic computer programs, and learn and maintain computer skills to support programs.



  • High School or Trade School Diploma, or equivalent
  • Pass pre-employment assessment
  • Experience working in a chemical, refining, or manufacturing facility
  • Possess good computer skills 
  • Good communication skills



  • Further education in the mechanical field  
  • Experience in the safe and proper use of maintenance hand tools, power tools, and diagnostic instruments.  
  • Knowledge of and skill in the basic use of shop equipment such as metal lathe and milling machine in fabrication and repair work.     


Hourly Rate: $25.69 up to $38.15




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 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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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