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Maintenance Mechanic A (Welding & Cutting)

Maintenance Mechanic A (Welding & Cutting)

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Ashland is currently looking for a Maintenance Mechanic A (Welding & Cutting) to work at our facility located in Kenova, WV.


Responsibilities of the Maintenance Mechanic (Welding & Cutting) include the following:

  • To be a leader for less skilled assistants.
  • Applies journeyman skills, experience, and general knowledge of theory to a wide range of maintenance tasks, sticks and TIG welding, oxy-acetylene cutting, beveling, and fabrication from isometric piping drawings.
  • Uses all shop machinery and hand tools.
  • Uses expertise for diagnosis and for emergency repairs, provides preventive and cost effective repairs. May consult with engineers and vendors.
  • Performs other work incidental to tasks in principal skill.
  • RCRA job duties: (a) May clean up small spills. (b) May package and drum plant materials. (c) May mark and label packages and containers for shipment as directed by the Supervisor of Plant Administration. (d) May transport plant materials to and from storage via forklift.
  • Maintains current principal skill by practice and specialized training.


  • High School Diploma, Trade school training (Welding, pipefitting or boilermaking) preferred.
  • Training in the use of isometric piping drawings, preferred.
  • 5 plus years of experience as a certified welder
  • Completed and passed pipe welding tests with SMAW and GTAW for stainless steel and carbon steel.
  • Maintains current principal skill by practice, specialized training and testing.
  • Must have the ability to be exposed to extremes in outside temperatures, noise and dirt, perform overhead work, as well as climb ladders and stairways on a routine basis.
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Must be an independent worker who takes the initiative.
  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6823 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.



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We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


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Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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