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Maintenance Technician

Date:  Nov 7, 2023

Morganton, NC, 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 Morganton Site Maintenance Technician (mechanic).  Responsibilities include 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.

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.

This document is a guide only.  Based on the nature of the position, there will be some overlap with other unit positions.  Contents may be modified as needed, i.e. redefined expectations and accountability, based on exclusive management rights for the business.

Job Responsibilities


  • 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.  Willingness and ability to enter incident investigations into the system and to participate on the incident investigation teams (and others) for continuous improvement, and to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Participate in emergency response activities including developing and executing emergency preparedness drills.
  • Ensures excellent housekeeping is maintained at all times, both personally and as a unit team.  Understands that a clean plant is a safe plant.
  • Demonstrates the ability to safely participate in maintenance and operational changes (including safe work and hot work permits, etc).
  • Willingness and ability to ensure that all team assigned safety requirements are met on a monthly basis for review by the site’s Safety Committee.
  • Willingness to participate in the development of safety and environmental programs for site wide implementation as detailed in the Hexion corporate safety and environmental manuals.

Environmental Compliance

  • Ensures environmental policies and practices are followed and that spills are properly reported and managed. Actively participate and promote the facility recycle programs.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the site environmental permits and discharge limits and assist in training of other employees.


  • Participates in the investigation of quality incidents and takes action to prevent recurrence.  
  • Ensures that maintenance procedures are adequate and followed so that equipment is able to produce the product in spec. 
  • Demonstrates analytical insight and process knowledge of entire production process.

additional Job Responsibilities

Core Functions

  • Works in a manner that reinforces the Hexion Core Principles and beliefs.
  • Coordinates, schedules, performs and completes work orders and PM inspections technically, in cooperation with operations personnel.
  • Performs hands-on mechanical installation, repair and maintenance for all process equipment at the site.
  • Build maintenance/equipment technical data and update equipment files.
  • Interact with vendors in getting parts identified properly for ordering and delivery.
  • Gain an intimate understanding of process and process variables.
  • Provides marked-up documentation as required for “as-builts”.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime as needed to maintain business coverage.
  • Willingness and ability to coordinate the activities of the team when a resin outage occurs to ensure productive value-added work continues despite no resin production. 
  • Effectively troubleshoots and solves operational issues.
  • Demonstrates analytical insight and process knowledge in the ability to offer appropriate and timely corrective actions.  
  • Demonstrates ability to train and evaluate new personnel with clear, easily understood instructions and measurement metrics (willing and able to be a trainer).
  • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to generate new or update existing procedures.
  • Demonstrates the 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.
  • Demonstrates genuine concern and caring for the impact of one’s decisions upon all of the others in the workplace.
  • Demonstrates the desire and ability to implement processes, build ownership, and hold each other accountable.
  • Promptly ensures reporting and resolution of process or mechanical variations or deviations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of SAP maintenance modules including the work order notification process.
  • Assists in scheduling shutdowns to maintain reliable and efficient operations.


  • Works well with others; promotes attitude of continuous improvement.
  • Effectively manages change in a positive way.
  • Practices Hexion Core Values in daily activities and adheres to all Company polices and procedures.
  • Willingness and ability to represent site management during their shift (observes all rules and company requirements whether management is present or not).


  • Complete other tasks as assigned by Leadership


  • Reports through the Maintenance Leader and Site Leader.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years 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 design and troubleshoot instrumentation systems
  • Understanding of chemical plant processes while demonstrating good safety practices
  • Mechanical experience
  • Pipefitting, conduit installation/wiring and general millwright skills
  • Ability to rotate weekend on-call responsibility
  • Must be available for night call-ins
  • Experienced forklift operator
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Attention to Detail
  • Computer experience
  • Good Organization Skills
  • Strong Mechanical Aptitude
  • Strong Team Player
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Self Starter
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of process equipment
  • Good trouble shooting skills
  • Post Secondary Education/ Vocational Preferred
  • Must be able to analyze and interpret data, come to sound conclusion and make recommendations.


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.

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