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Maintenance Technician - Mechanical

Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Missoula, MT, 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. 


Competitive pay, with years of experience accounted for

Position Overview

The Maintenance Technician - Mechanical is primarily responsible for the functionality, equipment operational readiness and maintenance of all types of rotating equipment (including but not limited to blowers, pumps, fans, agitators, etc.) used in the manufacturing processes at the Missoula MT production facility.
The Maintenance Technician - Mechanical is the primary liaison between the operations associates and the maintenance group for troubleshooting rotating equipment issues and completing repairs/replacements/upgrades of all rotating equipment on the Missoula Site.

Job Responsibilities

  • Inspect, assemble/disassemble, troubleshoot, and repair all types of rotating equipment used on the Missoula site. 
  • Carry out routine maintenance tasks safely.  
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting mechanical system to include pumps, fans, blowers, gearboxes, etc.
  • Knowledge of rebuilding different pumping systems, centrifugal, positive displacement, diaphragm pumps, vacuum pumps, turbine pumps, vertical pumps.      
  • Investigates repair and rebuild parts requirements for all rotating equipment. 
  • Assists in obtaining & evaluating quotations for parts and service. 
  • Assists in ordering and obtaining services and parts for repairs and replacements.
  • Ensure routine PM and inspection tasks are executed as planned and recommend changes/upgrades as required to improve equipment reliability.
  • Assist in maintaining the integrity of Hexion Canada Inc. required standards; including, but not limited to ISO, SOX & PF standards.
  • Participates in regular housekeeping audits and daily tours of production areas to identify and communicate areas of strength and improvement.
  • Participates in quality and customer incident investigations and assists with identifying and implementing recommendations to prevent recurrence. 
  • Participates in equipment failure root cause analysis and employee training as requested.
  • Participates on site PSM and PHA teams.
  • Provides input into capital and maintenance upgrade projects.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Computer literacy in SAP and computerized process systems.
  • Previous experience maintaining heavy industrial equipment.  Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical seals, equipment laser alignment, rigging, schematics, blueprints, overhead cranes, basic welding techniques are needed.
  • Possess good organizational skills.
  • Possess an understanding of industrial safety requirements.
  • Must be familiar with safety, environmental, and Industrial Hygiene rules and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of engineering/pipe and equipment standard specifications.
  • Must know how to specify material and equipment needs.
  • Must have prior experience with maintenance information systems.
  • Computer literacy in SAP experience is a benefit.  



  • High School Diploma 
  • Certificates of Competency as well as any required certification must be maintained and available upon request


Special Skills or Requirements

  • Must be physically fit, fit for duty and be capable of working while wearing a respirator (clean shaven at all times) and climbing vertical ladders.  
  • Capable of working at heights or within confined spaces.
  • This position requires “On Call’ availability.
  • Physical: Walking, driving, standing, lifting, sitting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, fingering, talking, hearing and seeing.  
  • Aptitudes: Must possess the ability to understand the meaning of words and their ideas, as well as instructions and their underlying principles.  Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately, and possess eye-hand motor coordination.  
  • Temperaments: 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.
  • Department Specific: May be required to operate (and be fully licensed to operate) a telehandler forklift, standard gas powered forklift, aerial work platform (telescoping boom or scissor lift) or any other equipment that may be required for maintenance related tasks. All training for operation of these devices will be provided, as required, by Hexion.



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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Missoula
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

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