Maintenance Technician

Date:  Nov 15, 2023

Alexandria, LA, US

Company Overview


Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

What We Offer

At Hexion, we prioritize providing progressive, inclusive, and competitive benefits that acknowledge the valuable contributions made by our associates while enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthy work-life balance. 


  • Healthcare, Vision, Dental and Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to start
  • 401k Match 
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time
  • & More


Our commitment to investing in our employees goes beyond these exceptional benefits, as we also offer continuous training and certification opportunities that enable you to advance your career with Hexion. 

Position Overview


Serves as a Site Maintenance Technician (mechanic). A Maintenance Technician should be fully (and demonstrably) confident of their technical and personal abilities and should be able to use their abilities to positively affect the personnel and plant around them on a daily basis. A Maintenance Technician should be willing to play a larger role in “looking outward” and promoting positive change throughout the entire plant.


Job Responsibilities

  • Installing, configuring, troubleshooting, maintaining, and documenting plant process equipment, instrumentation and control systems. 
  • Ensures work is captured in SAP maintenance module system. 
  • Participates in plant safety, environmental, and production programs, including improvement teams. 
  • Assists with project activities as necessary.
  • Environmental compliance, quality control, inventory management, housekeeping, and maintenance within the resin department.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by Leadership.





  • Ensures that safe work practices are followed; ensures Hexion FPD Safety Manual is followed.
  • Participates in safety audits, training, inspections, and PSM/PHA activities.
  • Ensures that unsafe conditions are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Ensures all incident management and emergency communications are completed. 
  • Direct emergency response activities and play a leadership role in developing and executing emergency preparedness drills.
  • Ensures excellent housekeeping is maintained at all times, Ability to safely direct activities during resin unit maintenance and operational changes (including safe work and hot work permits, etc).
  • Initiate Management of Change process by recognizing changes within the process that necessitate the Management of Change process.

Environmental Compliance:

  • Ensures environmental policies and practices are followed and that spills are properly reported and managed. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the site air permit and waste management program and assists in training of other employees. Quality Participates in the investigation of quality incidents and takes action to prevent recurrence. 
  • Ensures that maintenance procedures are adequate and followed.
  • Demonstrates analytical insight and process knowledge of entire production process.

Core Functions:

  • Coordinates, schedules, performs and completes work orders and PM inspections technically.
  • Ensures all I&E and mechanical work and inputs information into SAP maintenance system to record and document repair.
  • Performs hands-on mechanical installation, repair and maintenance for all process equipment at the site.
  • Build maintenance/equipment technical data and update equipment files.
  • Develop and maintain inventory of maintenance materials and equipment spare parts.
  • Interact with vendors in getting parts identified properly for ordering and delivery.
  • Gain an intimate understanding of process and process variables.
  • Works closely with the Regional Mechanical Integrity & Reliability Specialists to maintain consistent equipment standards of operability and documentation.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to coordinate the activities of the team when a resin outage occurs.
  • Effectively troubleshoots and solves operational issues.
  • Demonstrates analytical insight and process knowledge and the ability to offer appropriate and timely corrective actions.  Willingness and courage to accept the responsibility for one’s actions, act appropriately based upon the situation, and be accountable for the results.
  • Independently completes day-to-day tasks with minimal supervision and to complete other special assignments, with an appropriate level of supervisory involvement.
  • Ensures reporting and resolution of process or mechanical variations or deviations.
  • Knowledge of SAP maintenance modules including the work order notification process.
  • Assists in scheduling shutdowns to maintain reliable and efficient operations.
  • Leadership Works well with others; promotes attitude of continuous improvement.
  • Effectively manages change in a positive way.
  • Adheres to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Willingness and ability to represent site management during their shift (observes all rules and company requirements whether management is present or not).
  • Assists Shift Leaders to direct shift activities of operating personnel, contractors, etc. during routine and abnormal operations if required.


Minimum Qualifications


  • 5 years of experience in industrial mechanic and instrumentation
  • Excellent organizational, communication and planning skills; learns quickly, and is detail oriented
  • Ability to read mechanic, electronic and pneumatic schematics
  • Ability to troubleshoot instrumentation systems
  • Understanding of chemical plant processes while demonstrating good safety practices
  • Mechanical experience with pumps and motors.
  • Pipefitting, conduit installation/wiring and general millwright skills
  • Must be available for night call-ins
  • Experienced forklift operator
  • Understanding of process equipment
  • Good trouble shooting skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Computer experience
  • Good Organization Skills
  • Strong Mechanical Aptitude
  • Strong Team Player
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Self-Starter
  • Must be able to analyze and interpret data, come to sound conclusion and make recommendations.
  • Physical:  Walking, driving, standing, lifting 55 pounds repeatedly, sitting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, fingering, talking, hearing, and seeing.  Ability to enter confined spaces and wear a respirator.
  • Aptitudes:  Must possess the ability to understand the meaning of words and their ideas, as well as instructions and their underlying principles.  Perform some arithmetic operations, possess eye-hand motor coordination and be able to operator a forklift.
  • Temperament:  Must have the ability to accept responsibility, perform duties under stress, adapt to situations requiring preciseness and adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.  Must be able to adapt to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts; be able to influence people in the opinions, attitudes or judgments; and be able to generalize, evaluate, make decisions and perform repetitive work. 


High School Diploma



We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.