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Facilities Recovery/Dissolving Technician

Req # JR - 031183 Location Opelika, Alabama Job Category Maintenance Date posted 12/03/2020

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This position is an integral part of a team that will operate and maintain the ultra-filtration, distillation and dissolving processes for the facility. These are highly specialized processes that require an intensive training period.  

Daily operation, repair and preventive maintenance of the following

  • Feed systems including filtering and tank management
  • Ultra-filtration process for water and & distillation for NMP recovery
  • Handling of NMP and UF waste streams
  • Dissolving operations for polymer and center solutions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates ultra-filtration, distillation and dissolving processes. Dissolving involves the loading of raw materials by vacuum transfer, mixing and preparing the polymer for use by production. Ultra-filtration and distillation are the recovery processes to recover and reuse the solvent NMP in our Production process.
  • Performs preventive, predictive and calibration tasks assigned as Maximo work orders and performs periodic maintenance according to written instructions.  All results are logged and filed as a permanent record.
  • Performs general maintenance and repair activities as required. Unplanned breakdown or repair activities are captured as an unplanned Maximo work order and issued. The results are logged and filed as a permanent record.
  • Executes all work in accordance with established procedures. Written procedures are followed to perform equipment maintenance and operation.
  • Monitors and operates the recovery/dissolving system. This system is used to control the majority of the recovery/dissolving equipment in the plant.
  • Responsible for monitoring the temperature, pressure and vacuum parameters to ensure proper operation.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2 year degree preferred.
  • Plant Maintenance Technician or equivalent preferred.  

Additional Skills Needed

  • Troubleshooting experience utilizing a multi-meter and test devices
  • Understand and perform calibration procedures
  • Ability to utilize mathematic formulas to calculate steam, pressure, & vacuum
  • Must possess a good working knowledge of maintenance and preventive maintenance activities
  • Demonstrates a positive, proactive approach to problem solving
  • Team player - Work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Willingness to travel as required
  • Technically proficient in mechanical and electrical activities
  • Computer literate
  • Must be able to work in a plant environment without daylight / windows and in outdoor conditions
  • Frequently ascends/descends ladders and stairs to access machinery
  • Lifting and/or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds using lifting aids, techniques, or appropriate assistance
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required
  • Requires standing, walking, bending, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling.  
  • It involves climbing vertical ladders and stairs to access equipment for service and repair
  • Ability to walk and access all areas of the plant on a scheduled basis of at least 2 times per 12 hour shift.
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts to include day and night time hours, weekends and holidays
  • Able to drive motorized lift equipment for hauling material or lifting personnel to work aloft.
  • Able to work at heights, which may include a ladder or personnel lift equipment.
  • Able to use various hand and power tools in performing daily maintenance duties.

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