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IF Shift E&I Technician

Company: Ascend Performance Materials
Location: Greenwood
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Industrial Fibers E&I Manufacturing Technician is responsible for electrical system troubleshooting, process troubleshooting, assisting the area engineer with data collection and interpretation, organizing and conducting tests, assisting maintenance as needed for troubleshooting and maintenance work and repair, and assist with development of new products, electrical components, and coordination of other resources as necessary for repairs. This person could also be called whenever additional maintenance support is needed for a given job. The resolution of manufacturing problems in the pursuit of optimizing the product quality and unit on stream-time will be a key focus area.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

(This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.)

  • As mentioned above in the summary, this position is responsible for electrical system troubleshooting, process troubleshooting, assisting the area engineer with data collection and interpretation, organizing and conducting tests, assisting maintenance as needed for troubleshooting and maintenance work and repair, and assist with development of new products, electrical components, and coordination of other resources as necessary for repairs
  • Assist with coordination of the daily work effort via procurement of materials, equipment, and resources for all emergency work that breaks the routine schedule
  • Ensure all work execution meets Ascend standards
  • Assist area Planner and Scheduler with reactive work, job scopes, and critical paths
  • Take a leadership role within the group
  • Work with area Resource/Planner to construct flow charts, time lines, and critical paths for shutdowns
  • Coach/train the work group to meet area expectations
  • Insure that prints and equipment specifications are updated
  • Maintain area equipment files
  • Use SAP, Outlook, prints, sketches, vendor information, and equipment data to ensure that work is accomplished in a timely and productive manner
  • Lead/participate in area improvements through the A2E process

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum Education Requirements: High School diploma or GED
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical systems with some background in rotating equipment, pumps, blowers, gearboxes and conveying equipment.
  • Must be responsible, self-motivated, and able to function effectively in demanding situations with little or no supervision
  • Knowledge of plant policies, procedures and safety and environmental standards
  • Ability to effectively lead and direct work groups
  • Provide technical and general coaching to peers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use flow charts and schedules; maintain a system of records.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment using an analytical, step-by-step process, standard maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting guidelines.
  • Analyze jobs for specific requirements and assist/direct shop personnel to meet these requirements
  • Knowledge of plant Engineering procedures, maintenance redesign, and SAP
  • Knowledge of PSM/KMS procedures and guidelines
  • Effective team building skills

COMPETENCIES DESIRED:

  • Education: Associate Degree or Equivalent Years of Experience
  • Computer Skills: Basic computer PC skills and SAP Experience (Work Order and Parts Management)
  • Other: SPC, Provox, PLCs, AC&DC Drives, troubleshooting electrical systems, circuitry, and operations issues
  • Experience with spinning process, both upstream and downstream
  • Experience with rotating equipment, mechanical seals and additive pumps

Relationships:

Interface daily with supervision plant wide and other technicians to coordinate work schedules and solve area problems. Frequently contact supervisors, engineers and vendors to obtain data required for solving highly technical/complex equipment problems. The contacts often involve the discussion of highly technical data,, and the decision on how to solve a problem can be controversial, which requires negotiations to reach a final solution.

Independent Judgment:

During the dark hours and weekends, make the decision to shut equipment down for emergency repairs and/or to correct safety problems and call in other technicians on overtime to assist with repairs when needed. With the supervisor's and engineering approval, make changes in equipment design and work priorities. Coordinate the installation/start-up of E & I equipment. Test work/minor changes in design to equipment must be done in a manner that will not jeopardize the safety of personnel or cause damage to equipment. The E/I must have supervisor's approval to alter equipment or protective devices/safety interlocks.

Continue to upgrade job technical seminars and on-the-job training. Work overtime as needed to expedite the repair of critical production equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work from heights
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Ability to push/pull up to 55/20 lbs
  • Ability to carry 25 lbs or less
  • Ability to climb work platforms (if necessary)

Why work at Ascend?

Our vision is to be the recognized leader in the nylon 6,6 value chain, creating new possibilities with PA66 for everyone, everywhere, every day. We achieve that through living our Ascend values.

We care. We operate safely with high integrity for our employees, our customers and our communities. Our people are our greatest assets, and our Total Rewards Program extends beyond traditional benefits to include access to on-site medical clinics at our U.S. facilities, a global wellness rewards program and Performance Matters, an employee-driven recognition plan. Our Commitment to Zero demonstrates our belief that is it possible to operate with zero personal injuries, zero process safety incidents and zero environmental releases. And the Ascend Cares Foundation, led by Ascend employees, supports Ascend families in times of need, provides inspiring opportunities for community engagement and facilitates community leadership.

Customer-focused. We exist for our customers; they drive our actions. Their success is our success. Our plastics and chemicals are building blocks that help make everyday essentials safer and more sustainable, and we constantly strive to develop new and innovative products to meet the future needs of our customers. And that customer focus doesn't only apply to the marketplace - it also applies to how we treat our colleagues and our fellow community members.

Better every day. We invest in our people and our processes to improve every day. A2E, our continuous improvement program, guides the way we do business. And this way of problem solving applies not only to our manufacturing practices but also to our commitment to developing our people. You'll see it during your career at Ascend in our leadership development, skills training and mentoring programs

Agile. We think broadly and lead proactively in a constantly evolving organization and industry. Agility doesn't mean simply working quickly - it means critical thinking, creative problem solving and novel approaches to everyday challenges.

One Ascend. All together, with a common set of goals and an eye toward the future. We don't accept silos. We look for ways to share across departments, sites and geography. This means you won't be boxed into a single role at Ascend - you could get the chance to work with teams across the globe to improve the way we serve our people, our customers and our communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Ascend Performance Materials, Augusta , IF Shift E&I Technician, Other , Greenwood, Georgia

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