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Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanic

Country:  United States
City:  Allentown
State:  Pennsylvania
Location:  SSC Allentown
Department:  Operations
Posting date:  May 24, 2024

Sappi North America
Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston with corporate offices in Portland, Maine, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, a global renewable resource company that uses every part of the tree to make sustainable woodfiber products. With over 12,000 employees and operations in seven countries, we serve customers worldwide. Our diversified businesses include Packaging, Speciality and Graphic Papers and Dissolving Pulp, offering premium products for various industries. From cosmetics packaging and food industry barrier papers to textiles and the clothes you wear, Sappi’s solutions are vital to the future of sustainable alternatives to plastic and other fossil fuel-based products. 

Sappi North America
Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston with corporate offices in Portland, Maine, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, a global renewable resource company that uses every part of the tree to make sustainable woodfiber products. With over 12,000 employees and operations in seven countries, we serve customers worldwide. Our diversified businesses include Packaging, Speciality and Graphic Papers and Dissolving Pulp, offering premium products for various industries. From cosmetics packaging and food industry barrier papers to textiles and the clothes you wear, Sappi’s solutions are vital to the future of sustainable alternatives to plastic and other fossil fuel-based products. 

​​​​​Position Responsibilities: 

  • Follow all safety regulations and policies as mandated by the company 

  • Must wear all required and proper PPE for the task(s) being performed  

  • Maintain clean and organized work area 

  • Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), suggest revisions as needed, and create SOPs as directed 

  • Prepare and document work plans, job hazard analysis, job safety analysis, code required forms, checklists, LOTO, and internal procedural documents as required 

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform immediate repairs and preventative maintenance  

  • Diagnose and repair all mechanical power transmission equipment and have knowledge of gearboxes, mechanical drives, and variable speed applications  

  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems with knowledge of cylinders, valves, manifolds, vacuum systems, air filtration, and lubrication devices.  

  • Diagnose and repair sensors, positioners, actuators, basic electrical AC/DC troubleshooting, and related systems  

  • Use prints, schematics, program documentation, service manuals, and manufacturers technical bulletins as aids to complete tasks 

  • Work on installation, construction, operation, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining mechanical equipment  

  • Accomplish tasking working from verbal information, schematics, blueprints, wiring diagrams, documents, vendor/manufacturer manuals, and applicable electrical specifications and codes 

  • Analyze situations and make technical decisions based on specifications, safety, and the appropriate codes 

  • Generate parts request to ensure adequate inventory and complete work orders as assigned 

  • Work directly with operations and scheduling to plan and complete tasks to achieve continuous operations 

  • Advise immediate direct report of job progress and material/labor requirements and communicate tasks performed  

  • Proactively identify any unsafe conditions, hazards, or Code violations, and communicate them effectively with potential resolutions  

  • Perform other duties as required 

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 5-10 years maintenance experience in manufacturing/industrial facilities and/or fabrication shops  

  • Must be able to read and decipher mechanical schematics/diagrams and install/modify equipment 

  • Ability rebuild and fabricate parts and follow manufacturer’s specifications  

  • Skilled in welding and rigging – verniers, calipers, depth gauges, etc. 

  • Knowledge of 480V 3 Phase  

  • Possess prior computer experience; SAP preferred 

  • Understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanics  

  • Proficient knowledge in bearings, pulleys, chain drives, belt drives, and lubricant standards and applications.  

  • Maintaining punctual attendance and dedicated to meet expectations  

  • Willingness to alter the work schedule to attend training to further develop maintenance skills 

  • Willingness to work off-shift hours as needed and be on call 

  • Willingness to cover and assist with electrical maintenance  

  • Able to work in a team environment and have quick adaptability to learn on the job 

  • In-house aptitude test required   

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. on frequent basis  

  • Work in standing, bending, and stretching positions  

 

Education: 

  • High School Diploma/equivalent; higher education preferred  

​​​​​Position Responsibilities: 

  • Follow all safety regulations and policies as mandated by the company 

  • Must wear all required and proper PPE for the task(s) being performed  

  • Maintain clean and organized work area 

  • Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), suggest revisions as needed, and create SOPs as directed 

  • Prepare and document work plans, job hazard analysis, job safety analysis, code required forms, checklists, LOTO, and internal procedural documents as required 

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and perform immediate repairs and preventative maintenance  

  • Diagnose and repair all mechanical power transmission equipment and have knowledge of gearboxes, mechanical drives, and variable speed applications  

  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems with knowledge of cylinders, valves, manifolds, vacuum systems, air filtration, and lubrication devices.  

  • Diagnose and repair sensors, positioners, actuators, basic electrical AC/DC troubleshooting, and related systems  

  • Use prints, schematics, program documentation, service manuals, and manufacturers technical bulletins as aids to complete tasks 

  • Work on installation, construction, operation, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining mechanical equipment  

  • Accomplish tasking working from verbal information, schematics, blueprints, wiring diagrams, documents, vendor/manufacturer manuals, and applicable electrical specifications and codes 

  • Analyze situations and make technical decisions based on specifications, safety, and the appropriate codes 

  • Generate parts request to ensure adequate inventory and complete work orders as assigned 

  • Work directly with operations and scheduling to plan and complete tasks to achieve continuous operations 

  • Advise immediate direct report of job progress and material/labor requirements and communicate tasks performed  

  • Proactively identify any unsafe conditions, hazards, or Code violations, and communicate them effectively with potential resolutions  

  • Perform other duties as required 

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 5-10 years maintenance experience in manufacturing/industrial facilities and/or fabrication shops  

  • Must be able to read and decipher mechanical schematics/diagrams and install/modify equipment 

  • Ability rebuild and fabricate parts and follow manufacturer’s specifications  

  • Skilled in welding and rigging – verniers, calipers, depth gauges, etc. 

  • Knowledge of 480V 3 Phase  

  • Possess prior computer experience; SAP preferred 

  • Understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanics  

  • Proficient knowledge in bearings, pulleys, chain drives, belt drives, and lubricant standards and applications.  

  • Maintaining punctual attendance and dedicated to meet expectations  

  • Willingness to alter the work schedule to attend training to further develop maintenance skills 

  • Willingness to work off-shift hours as needed and be on call 

  • Willingness to cover and assist with electrical maintenance  

  • Able to work in a team environment and have quick adaptability to learn on the job 

  • In-house aptitude test required   

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. on frequent basis  

  • Work in standing, bending, and stretching positions  

 

Education: 

  • High School Diploma/equivalent; higher education preferred  

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ABOUT SAPPI

Sappi is a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. As a diversified, innovative and trusted leader focused on sustainable processes and products, we are building a more circular economy by making what we should, not just what we can.

HR Contact for Questions:

Name:  Kathleen Porazzo
Email:  kathleen.porazzo@sappi.com
Telephone number:  2074205374

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