Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Date: May 22, 2023

Location: Berre L'Etang, FR, 13131

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.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Manuefacturing Maintance team at our Berre location.

In coordination with the Maintenance Manager, the Mechanical Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the optimal technical condition of the production assets at the site, to ensure safe, environmentally compliant, reliable operation, while maximizing on stream time and profitability in accordance with the technical rules and regulations. He/she provides mechanical expertise to the maintenance team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate maintenance activities, taking into account procedures, production schedule, resources, safety, environmental aspects, etc.  Improves the maintenance process and provides mechanical expertise to the plant. 
  • Improve the maintenance plans in SAP to improve reliability results
  • Insure that SAP is correctly used to identify, track, document all the maintenance activities 
  • Maintaining KPI’s, ensuring deadlines are met and keeping inventory of spare parts 
  • Coordinating the use of services from specialist departments and contractors
  • Initiates vulnerabilities analysis, assesses the results, takes corrective action to correct and suggests proposals for improvement
  • Initiates cost estimates and requests the necessary funds
  • Manage minor modifications or extensions, participate in the MOC process
  • Perform functional tests and commissioning together with the team and special departments 
  • Help operation and maintenance to troubleshoot and participate in the on-call duty at the site
  • Conduct simple 5-why’s analyses on equipment failures
  • Insure maintenance methods are adequate and understand operation practices effect on the equipment reliability
  • Identifies, collaborates, recommends, documents, and implements initiatives to improve unit performances, with the goal to capture incremental production, and to improve further the plant efficiency,   and the safety and environmental performance
  • Provides technical expertise for PHAs, relief valves, incident investigations, safety system disablement, and other process safety activities in the area
  • Participate in safety inspections with HSE experts, fire brigade and authorities
  • Conduct work planning and scheduling and work execution Quality Audits 
  • Act as a contact person for technical aspects related to authority approvals

Required Skills


Minimum Qualifications

  • Mechanical Engineer degree
  • 5+ years of experience in maintenance in a petrochemical, refining, or chemical environment is desired
  • Robust knowledge in mechanics 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering concepts to solve performance problems
  • Good troubleshooting skills and techniques
  • Knowledge in SAP 
  • Knowledgeable in chemical and process engineering fundamentals
  • Knowledgeable in HSE regulations and legal requirements and relevant company procedures 
  • Good level in English (written and spoken)


  • Strong technical and analytical skills, ability to work independently
  • Structured work style, drive to meet objectives in time, capability for teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Organizational talent
  • Ability to motivate people towards common goals and objectives
  • High level of personal drive for results and own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Open to learn
  • Integrity and trust
  • Networking skills

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Mechanical Engineering degree


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.