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Messina Group is currently assisting our client, Verdant Specialty Solutions in University Park, IL (https://www.verdantspecialty.com/), with their immediate need for a Maintenance Technician. This position is a multi-skill position with emphasis areas. The successful candidate will be required to work, independently and in partnership with other staff members, on general mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and utility operation tasks. An on the job and off-site training program will be available to support these required activities. Emphasis areas include Millwright, Pipefitter, and Utilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 
THE FOLLOWING IS INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL, ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS JOB.  IT IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, OR REQUIREMENTS. 
 
General: 

  • Test fabricated and installed equipment to ensure adequacy of repair and safe operation upon commissioning 
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous 
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power bender, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment 
  • Lift and rig equipment and piping 
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair equipment, and fixtures 
  • Operate fork lift to transport work or maneuver equipment as necessary 
  • Operate man lift, scissor lift or ladder to safety position self at a height to complete a task 
  • Attend daily meeting to receive and discuss work orders that include dismantling, repair, or changing of pipes, valves, process equipment, structures, etc. 
  • Coordinate repairs with production to ensure work site has been prepared to avoid interfering with activities of other workers 
  • Verify proper life critical documentation is prepared prior to the start of work 
  • Inspect work site to determine best possible placement and routing of equipment and pipelines to allow long-term maintainability 
  • Analyze problems to determine materials needed to complete task and transports materials to job site 
  • Remove product from dismantled equipment by washing surfaces prior to transport 
  • Perform housekeeping within areas of responsibility, both in the field and in the shop 
  • Utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) according to specific job task 
  • Perform painting in the production areas, and in the office areas as directed 
  • Operate company vehicles safely both within the plant perimeter and on the road 
  • Assist in maintaining correct MRO inventory control by signing out material used in jobs 
  • Perform demolition work on pipe and equipment that has been taken out of service 
  • Perform other duties or projects as specified by supervisor 
  • Support / adhere to all quality system requirements, including ISO 9001, European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI), Good Manufacturing Practices and Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), consistent with Manufacturing Excellence and HSSE Management Systems as it relates to this position. 

Millwright Emphasis: 

  • Design, fabricate and install foundations and support for rotating equipment 
  • Install, using all appropriate techniques, all types of equipment to the highest industry  standards 
  • Rebuild all types of equipment back to original condition meeting all of the original equipment manufactures standards and specifications 
  • Accurately align shafts to the accepted industry standards for excellence, using dial indicators and/or laser alignment equipment 
  • Accurately diagnose and correct equipment problems with minimal information 
  • Assemble and install a variety of rotating and other equipment; may use big and small cranes, chain fall, or come-a-long to position work 
  • Perform related metal working tasks as required to manufacture supports, shields, etc., needed for safe, reliable repairs and installation of rotating equipment 

Pipefitter Emphasis: 

  • Assemble and install a variety of pipe, tube, and equipment; may use big and small cranes, chain fall, or come-a-long to position work 
  • Assemble pipe using threaded, caulked, soldered, brazed, fused, or cemented joints and hand tools 
  • Secure pipe to structure using brackets, clamps, and hangers 
  • Cut pipe and steel using saw, pipe cutter, hammer and chisel, or pipe cutting / threading machine 
  • Bend and install instrumentation stainless steel tubing 
  • Follow applicable specifications, particularly piping specifications, such that piping is installed to standard 

 
Utility Emphasis: 

  • Proficient in the operations, general maintenance and capable or maintaining controls within prescribed limits for plant utility equipment, including but not limited to: boilers / deaerators, air compressors, water softeners, Reverse Osmosis, cooling pond, cooling towers, Chlorine Dioxide system 
  • Monitor and maintain water treatment chemistry of boiler feed water system, boilers, cooling pond, cooling towers, and Chlorine dioxide system within desired control ranges.  Proactively monitor condition of associated equipment to maintain the highest level of operational availability (reliability) 
  • Perform work to free blockages within closed systems, such as cooling water piping and waste lines 
  • Perform periodic inspections, including but not limited to: eye wash & safety showers inspections, Alarms and other alarms, emergency exit light and sign testing, and other miscellaneous safety inspections 
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance tasks, including but not limited to: pump lubrication, routine fluid checks, heat transfer equipment de-scaling (i.e. Ryd-Lyming), filter replacement, etc. 
  • Perform basic mechanical work, including but not limited to: strainer / filter cleaning, fuse replacement/resetting breakers, belt replacement, replacement  of valves / piping / gaskets “in kind” following applicable standards, hose and hose reel repairs, resetting circuit breakers, etc. 
  • Perform related general facility maintenance, including but not limited to:  Snow removal, painting, air and water filter replacement, light bulb replacement, piping and equipment demolition, and other general work including housekeeping activities and HVAC maintenance 
  • Assist in the MRO store room by receiving goods, notifying requisitioner, staging materials, stocking shelves, and maintaining housekeeping 
  • Operate company vehicles safely while picking up supplies off site 
  • Assist craftspeople (Solvay or contract) to successfully complete assigned tasks
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Maintenance Technician | Direct Hire

University Park, IL

Messina Group is currently assisting our client, Verdant Specialty Solutions in University Park, IL (https://www.verdantspecialty.com/), with their immediate need for a Maintenance Technician. This position is a multi-skill position with emphasis areas. The successful candidate will be required to work, independently and in partnership with other staff members, on general mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and utility operation tasks. An on the job and off-site training program will be available to support these required activities. Emphasis areas include Millwright, Pipefitter, and Utilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 
THE FOLLOWING IS INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL, ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS JOB.  IT IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, OR REQUIREMENTS. 
 
General: 

  • Test fabricated and installed equipment to ensure adequacy of repair and safe operation upon commissioning 
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous 
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power bender, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment 
  • Lift and rig equipment and piping 
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair equipment, and fixtures 
  • Operate fork lift to transport work or maneuver equipment as necessary 
  • Operate man lift, scissor lift or ladder to safety position self at a height to complete a task 
  • Attend daily meeting to receive and discuss work orders that include dismantling, repair, or changing of pipes, valves, process equipment, structures, etc. 
  • Coordinate repairs with production to ensure work site has been prepared to avoid interfering with activities of other workers 
  • Verify proper life critical documentation is prepared prior to the start of work 
  • Inspect work site to determine best possible placement and routing of equipment and pipelines to allow long-term maintainability 
  • Analyze problems to determine materials needed to complete task and transports materials to job site 
  • Remove product from dismantled equipment by washing surfaces prior to transport 
  • Perform housekeeping within areas of responsibility, both in the field and in the shop 
  • Utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) according to specific job task 
  • Perform painting in the production areas, and in the office areas as directed 
  • Operate company vehicles safely both within the plant perimeter and on the road 
  • Assist in maintaining correct MRO inventory control by signing out material used in jobs 
  • Perform demolition work on pipe and equipment that has been taken out of service 
  • Perform other duties or projects as specified by supervisor 
  • Support / adhere to all quality system requirements, including ISO 9001, European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI), Good Manufacturing Practices and Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), consistent with Manufacturing Excellence and HSSE Management Systems as it relates to this position. 

Millwright Emphasis: 

  • Design, fabricate and install foundations and support for rotating equipment 
  • Install, using all appropriate techniques, all types of equipment to the highest industry  standards 
  • Rebuild all types of equipment back to original condition meeting all of the original equipment manufactures standards and specifications 
  • Accurately align shafts to the accepted industry standards for excellence, using dial indicators and/or laser alignment equipment 
  • Accurately diagnose and correct equipment problems with minimal information 
  • Assemble and install a variety of rotating and other equipment; may use big and small cranes, chain fall, or come-a-long to position work 
  • Perform related metal working tasks as required to manufacture supports, shields, etc., needed for safe, reliable repairs and installation of rotating equipment 

Pipefitter Emphasis: 

  • Assemble and install a variety of pipe, tube, and equipment; may use big and small cranes, chain fall, or come-a-long to position work 
  • Assemble pipe using threaded, caulked, soldered, brazed, fused, or cemented joints and hand tools 
  • Secure pipe to structure using brackets, clamps, and hangers 
  • Cut pipe and steel using saw, pipe cutter, hammer and chisel, or pipe cutting / threading machine 
  • Bend and install instrumentation stainless steel tubing 
  • Follow applicable specifications, particularly piping specifications, such that piping is installed to standard 

 
Utility Emphasis: 

  • Proficient in the operations, general maintenance and capable or maintaining controls within prescribed limits for plant utility equipment, including but not limited to: boilers / deaerators, air compressors, water softeners, Reverse Osmosis, cooling pond, cooling towers, Chlorine Dioxide system 
  • Monitor and maintain water treatment chemistry of boiler feed water system, boilers, cooling pond, cooling towers, and Chlorine dioxide system within desired control ranges.  Proactively monitor condition of associated equipment to maintain the highest level of operational availability (reliability) 
  • Perform work to free blockages within closed systems, such as cooling water piping and waste lines 
  • Perform periodic inspections, including but not limited to: eye wash & safety showers inspections, Alarms and other alarms, emergency exit light and sign testing, and other miscellaneous safety inspections 
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance tasks, including but not limited to: pump lubrication, routine fluid checks, heat transfer equipment de-scaling (i.e. Ryd-Lyming), filter replacement, etc. 
  • Perform basic mechanical work, including but not limited to: strainer / filter cleaning, fuse replacement/resetting breakers, belt replacement, replacement  of valves / piping / gaskets “in kind” following applicable standards, hose and hose reel repairs, resetting circuit breakers, etc. 
  • Perform related general facility maintenance, including but not limited to:  Snow removal, painting, air and water filter replacement, light bulb replacement, piping and equipment demolition, and other general work including housekeeping activities and HVAC maintenance 
  • Assist in the MRO store room by receiving goods, notifying requisitioner, staging materials, stocking shelves, and maintaining housekeeping 
  • Operate company vehicles safely while picking up supplies off site 
  • Assist craftspeople (Solvay or contract) to successfully complete assigned tasks

Learn More:

Taylor Johnson

Talent Advisor

tjohnson@messinagroupinc.com

847-692-0630

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Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was an integral part of the hiring process and was with me every step of the way. Even after I had accepted the position she continues to be in touch with me.Ian G.