Ashland Corporate

  • Mechanic Level 2

    Job Locations US-MA-Assonet
    Job Post Information* : 7 days ago(12/5/2018 3:27 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 Mechanic Level 2 to join our Specialty Ingredients business at our Freetown, MA location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Manufacturing function. This position will report to the Maintenance Manager. 



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

    • Participates in all Safety activities as defined by the Site Zero Incident Culture.
    • Predictive and preventive maintenance of mechanical equipment: including lubrication, alignment, and vibration analysis.
    • Mechanical repairs: including agitator removal, gear drive repairs, pump rebuilds, seal changes and glass lined vessel repairs.
    • Equipment troubleshooting, failure analysis, plan and layout sequence of equipment assembly.
    • Assist purchasing: Consult with suppliers to determine applicability of new designs and materials and order repair parts where applicable.
    • Verify environmental compliance: including inspecting and emptying tank farm berms as necessary.
    • Cross-function with other trades as well as engineering personnel where applicable.
    • Other duties as required



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

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Some technical education (degree, trade school, or military experience) or previous related 0n-the-job training is preferred.
    • Associate in engineering a plus
    • Eight to ten years’ experience of equipment installation, service and repair in a chemical processing or industrial environment. Maintenance of mechanical systems such as air compressors, pumps, air handling units, HVAC, fans, blowers, chillers, seals, heat exchangers, and various water systems.
    • Working knowledge of Maximo, MS Products, and AutoCAD preferred.
    • Knowledge of pumps, compressors, agitators, drives and glass lined equipment is a requirement.
    • Knowledge of mechanical seals and packing is a requirement.
    • Capable of wearing a respirator and to perform confined space entries is required.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be capable of operating a fork truck. Training will be provided.
    • Understanding of Maintenance Managements Systems, Maximo CMMS is preferred.
    • Ability to communicate well with coworkers, Engineering, EHS, and Production.
    • Mechanical aptitude, resourcefulness and creativity
    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
    • Ability to troubleshoot equipment, recommend and perform equipment repairs
    • Ability to prioritize work assignments.
    • Ability to read and understand blueprints.

    Training on chemical and equipment hazards is preferred


    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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