Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Savannah, GA, US, 31415

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 the world. With manufacturing sites on four continents – North America, South America, Europe, and Asia – Kraton has an extensive global reach that enables us to deliver quality service and reliable supply to meet the needs of customer operations worldwide. With both the specialty Pine Chemical Manufacturing Plant and an Innovation Center located in Savannah, these sites have been long established members of Savannah employers for over 50 years.  We Make a Positive Difference, We put Safety First, We Champion for our Communities.  We don’t do it because we have to, we do it because “We Care”!

The Maintenance Mechanic works in an outdoor (90%) chemical industrial plant to inspect, repair, install and maintain production equipment within the facility.  Maintenance may also lubricate, clean and perform applicable preventative maintenance on equipment.  This position includes routine shop repairs including shop work and fabrication.  Availability to work nights, holidays, weekends, or overtime may be required based on operational needs. Plant operations occur in a 24/7 environment and required work includes work that may be in inclement weather, as part of confined space entry or as part of a confined space team and may occur at heights up to 150 feet.  Participation in Confined Space, Emergency Response, and Safety programs and processes are required.


Kraton offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package including: 

  • Medical Insurance, including TelaDoc – multiple plans available with Flexible Spending Account & Health Savings Account options 
  • Dental & Vision Insurance 
  • Health Advocate – free support to help you understand your coverage
  • Life Insurance – base coverage paid for by Kraton with option for additional coverage 
  • 401k – Kraton provides matching contributions based on enrollment level 
  • Employee Assistance Program – provided at no cost to employees 
  • Accident, Disability, and Critical Illness Insurance 
  • Child Care, Pet Care, Legal Assistance, and Identity Theft options also available 

We are seeking journeyman mechanics that are experienced pipefitters, mechanics, boilermakers and/or millwrights. Starting hourly rate is $34.77-$37.54.

Key Responsibilities

  • Personal and job risk assessments including permit to work, lock out tag out, and confined space entry.
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to solve problems.   
  • Adjusting equipment control settings and recording data.
  • Lubricate, clean, and perform routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Provide immediate and break-in assistance to maintain production and repair equipment.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of contractor, project, and shut down projects as needed.

Required Skills

  • Critical Physical requirements include lifting, generally 50 lbs, sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, stair climbing, ladder climbing, operating of heavy equipment, and manual manipulation with both hands.  Required physical abilities include, but are not limited to vision, peripheral, depth perception, and auditory functions within normal ranges.  Utilized Tools include parts and equipment, forklift, overhead hoist, boom/crane truck, motor jack-manual hydraulics, safety harness, and confined space PPE.  The use of PPE is required as determined by job tasks and employees are subject to working in dusty environments while wearing a respirator. 

  • Good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to effectively work on teams.
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and SAP (or other CMMS).
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, with demonstrated mechanical ability.
  • Trouble shooting, ability to utilize critical thinking, sound decision making, and disciplined problem solving.    

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • 1-3 years’ experience in chemical manufacturing preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Journeyman, licenses, and professional trade certification preferred.


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: Savannah