Ashland Corporate

  • Journeyman Pipefitter

    Job Locations US-MA-Assonet
    Job Post Information* : 1 week ago(12/5/2018 11:47 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 has an exciting opportunity for a Journeyman Pipefitter to join our Specialty Ingredients business at our Freetown, MA site. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Manufacturing function. This position will report to Safety Manager.


    The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following

    • Works closely with the Maintenance Planner and others in the Maintenance group to accomplish the goals and objectives of the department.
    • Fabricates pipe from various kinds of materials, including carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, plastic, cast iron and any other material used in a chemical plant.
    • Disassembles and repairs leaks and other problems in exchangers, reboilers, preheaters, towers and other equipment used in chemical plants.
    • Read and understand P&IDs, piping specifications and similar material and performs basic rigging.
    • Coordinates project work with other Maintenance work groups and the Production department.
    • Complies with all ASI procedures and safety rules and reports all incidents and events to immediate supervision for corrective action.
    • Attends all departmental safety meetings, actively supports and participates in safety programs and implementations.
    • Complies with all ASI plant policies, procedures and practices applicable to the Maintenance Department.
    • Participates in various company and regulatory training designed to improve plant processes and/or increase unit production.
    • Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.


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

    • A minimum of four (4) years pipefitting experience in a chemical or manufacturing facility is required with an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Technology or related discipline also strongly preferred
    • Must possess a valid Massachusetts Journeyman Pipefitter License
    • Desired prior experience should include being knowledgeable in chemical process manufacturing, pipe fabrication, welding, plant safety rules and regulations, Process Safety Management (PSM), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGPM), environmental compliance standards, site quality processes, and emergency response requirements
    • Possess a high level of mechanical aptitude
    • Must be an effective communicator and possess basic computer competencies
    • Must be capable and willing to work overtime and holidays, as may be required
    • Must also have the ability to work in confined spaces and from elevated areas within the plant
    • Must be able to think clearly and solve multifaceted problems in the field with personnel of various degrees of skill levels, education and training
    • Must be authorized to work in the US.  



    Individual must be able to respond appropriately during site emergencies as directed by the Site Emergency Coordinator. Must be capable of evacuating the manufacturing process areas in a timely manner should an emergency situation arise.  The candidate must also be able to wear and properly

    utilize appropriate personal protective equipment if required to work or visit within the manufacturing process area.  This may include hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel-toed shoes, or other equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being done.  May be required to operate a company vehicle on company business.


    Other physical requirements for this position include:

    • Able to climb scaffolds, ladders, and stairs, at varied excessive heights.
    • Capable of entering and working in confined spaces, when required.
    • Possess ability to lift an object weighting 50 pounds and carry a minimum of 100 feet.
    • Able to perform very strenuous jobs while wearing breathing air masks, and other safety-related material.
    • Exposure to various temperature extremes as dictated by local climate.
    • Exposure to loud noise levels created by running equipment in the process areas.



    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 2017-6831 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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