Ashland Corporate

  • Maintenance Mechanic (Welding & Cutting)

    Job Locations US-WV-Kenova
    Job Post Information* : 2 months ago(9/11/2018 4:51 PM)
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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 has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Mechanic (Welding and Cutting) to join our Composites business at our Kenova, WV plant. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Maintenance function. This position will report to Maintenance Supervisor.


    The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, 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
    • Maintains current principal skill by practice and specialized training



     In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

    •  High School Diploma, Trade school training (Welding, pipefitting or boilermaking) preferred.
    • Training in the use of isometric piping drawings
    • 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 2018-7309 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 approximately 6,500 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. Our people 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. 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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