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*Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright

Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: Belpre, OH, US, 45714

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world. Kraton Polymers, located in Belpre, OH is seeking experienced Maintenance Mechanic/ Millwright. This position requires a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced chemical plant environment and is looking to learn and grow with our Company. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing maintenance on process and production equipment throughout the facility.  Kraton Maintenance Mechanic / Millwright duties include but are not limited to:  hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, troubleshooting, plumbing/pipefitting, parts rebuilding/refurbishing and preventive maintenance with the goal of improving facility and process reliability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Disassembly, Assembly, installation, and repair industrial machinery, piping, and heavy equipment (pumps, conveyors, bearings). Read blue prints, align Couplings and equipment using Laser Alignment and other various methods
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime and extra scheduled shifts as required
  • Working as part of a team but would routinely perform work independently and maintain a high level of accuracy and safety, while performing your duties
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures
  • Participates in plant-wide safety, housekeeping and continuous improvement processes
  • Ensures reliability of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pumps, blowers, pneumatic systems, conveyor systems, and various production equipment; using information sources such as (diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, plant databases, and engineering specifications)
  • Assisting mechanical focal points with root cause analysis and identifying potential problems and performing corrective actions as well as troubleshooting malfunctions
  • Operating machine tools to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machineries
  • Ensuring safety devices function properly on completion of repairs, modifications and installations
  • Sharpening and maintaining machine tools
  • Keeping detailed and accurate maintenance reports and documentation
  • Cleaning, lubricating and performing other routine maintenance work on Plant Equipment
  • Maintaining a clean and environmentally safe work area
  • Basic electrical, machining, and fabrication experience beneficial, but not required
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices utilizing hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; rigging skills are required
  • Ensure correct and safe operation of equipment and machinery
  • Conduct work in a safe manner including safe operation of machinery and equipment
  • Installing stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment according to layout plans using hand and power tools
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Understanding of mechanical systems, hydraulics, and pneumatics
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills enabling effectiveness in a diverse work environment
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of safety standards
  • Ability to work independently without supervision while meeting deadlines.
  • Able to deal with people compassionately, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial maintenance – chemical plant preferred
  • High school diploma or GED


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.

Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Athens