Ashland Corporate

  • Electrician/Instrumentation Mechanic

    Job Locations US-AR-Jacksonville
    Job Post Information* : 5 months ago(6/4/2018 8:20 AM)
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  • Overview

    Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?
    Are you always solving?
    Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.
    Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for an Electrician/Instrumentation Mechanic to join our Manufacturing group at our Composites plant located in Jacksonville, AR. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Manufacturing function.


    The Electrician/Instrumentation Mechanic is responsible for the installation, preventive maintenance and repair of all facility instrumentation and electrical components, utilities and chemical processing equipment, including but not limited to: valves, transmitters, motors, VFD’s, MCC, DCS, and PLC components. The successful candidate must have prior experience in a chemical or industrial environment. Can safely and effectively troubleshoot, repair and calibrate designated equipment, take appropriate actions, complete work orders, document findings and provide appropriate feedback. The successful candidate will perform preventive maintenance tasks on electrical, instrument, and mechanical equipment and help identify and implement reliability improvements. Must understand and comply with OHSA, NFPA and NEC Standards and company policies and procedures. Prior mechanical experience is preferred. 


    General Duties (May include but are not limited to):

    • Run Conduit & install electrical equipment in accordance with National Electric Codes
    • Troubleshoot & repair electrical & instrumentation problems
    • Program & Troubleshoot PLC’s
    • Maintain Tankage Instrument Loops, Scales, Measurement systems
    • Install screwed, flanged & compression-fitting piping & tubing
    • Rebuild plant gear, centrifugal and diaphragm pumps
    • Repack & Rebuild valves and agitators
    • Maintain Boilers, plant steam and utility systems
    • Work on hazardous waste piping, tankage and Oxidizer systems
    • Dispose of all hazardous & contaminated refuse per plant procedures
    • Maintain proper housekeeping to insure a safe work environment
    • Operate computerized preventive maintenance systems
    • Operate & maintain water treatment system
    • Weld steel & stainless piping
    • Perform pipe leak tests per Ashland Specification
    • Work around rotating equipment safely
    • Other Duties as assigned by Supervision





    Minimum requirements - Must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

    • Successful applicants must either have a Journeyman’s Certificate in a related capacity (Approved by Jacksonville Supervision).
    • Completion of an accredited vocational technical training program as an electrician/instrument technician and minimum 5 years’ experience in the chemical or related industries.
    • Equivalent industry experience as an electrician/instrument technician or Maintenance Mechanic may be considered.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Lifting 50 lbs.
    • Handling 540 lb. oil drums with aid of drum dolly
    • Walking entire plant site (2 acres) & multiple levels (using stairs & ladders)
    • Continuous standing for max of 4 hours
    • Read Instruments, hazardous information, charts and operating instructions
    • Must be able to discern various color tests
    • Activities may require frequent bending, crouching, kneeling and work at elevated levels.

    Successful candidates will have the following:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Must be willing to work overtime, shutdowns, and call-ins, as required
    • Must be able to perform the essential physical requirements of the position.
    • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions
    • Must be willing to learn other general mechanical maintenance tasks/duties (e.g. boiler operation, general pump troubleshooting and maintenance, piping systems, miscellaneous preventive maintenance tasks, etc.)
    • Must be able to read and understand P&ID and electrical diagrams and other complex electrical drawings and manuals
    • Must be proficient in troubleshooting 120-volt AC and 4-20ma controls, 480-volt motors and switch gear and loop controlled systems
    • Must have strong instrumentation experience
    • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check
    • 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 2018-7142 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.

    Ashland. always solving™


    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.


    The Ashland Way


    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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