Maintenance Apprentice at Clariant Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

Job ID: 33342 | Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

The Maintenance Apprentice will work with a trained Maintenance Person to assemble, install, align, program, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and make improvements on a variety of high tech flexible machine systems. Apprentice will also support product quality and lowest cost production via strong people skills, effective communication, and continuous improvement of maintenance. This is a 4-year program. Upon completion of required on the job training and education, the apprentice is eligible to apply for a Maintenance Tech IV position and will receive Journeyman Level Factory Maintenance Repairer Certificate.


  • Clean and lubricate equipment and check fluid levels

  • Perform tolerances on equipment

  • Read blueprints and apply layout and precision measurement skills to prepare work

  • Correct deficiencies as indicated while performing preventive maintenance

  • Clean, inspect and disassemble pumps, machinery and equipment

  • Evaluate work and broken components to determine the feasibility of repairs, rework or replacement

  • Reassemble using new gaskets, and repaired, remanufactured, or new parts as needed

  • Test reassembled devices to determine conformance with manufacturer's specifications

  • Adjust mechanical devices as needed for optimum performance

  • Repair/replace belts, pulleys, bearings, gears, couplings, and shafts

  • Test and repair plumbing and boiler systems and piping for steam, water, waste, and process fluids

  • Replace plumbing parts as needed

  • Test for proper operation and integrity

  • Test and repair compressed air and vacuum systems and devices as needed

  • Replace or repair defective Pneumatic and Hydraulic components, and reassemble system

  • Troubleshoot and repair of hydraulic systems including testing and adjusting for correct operation

  • Conduct preventive maintenance on tablet press equipment

  • Repair and replace tablet press parts as needed

  • Weld machinery components and or structural members as needed

  • Work in teams to solve problems and make improvements to machine and production processes

  • Follow Samaco (Safety Maintenance and Control Program) requirements for all equipment

  • Perform preventive maintenance on a variety of machines and follow PM

  • Participate in Performance Dialogs including (but not limited to): completing the daily 5S checklist, identifying and resolving action items, providing data for performance indicators and maintaining work area effectiveness

  • Adhere to all safety rules and initiatives


  • Acceptance into the GL FAME program (Greater Louisville Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education)

  • Excellent mechanical and spatial aptitude

  • Excellent attendance, performance and safety

  • Proficient personal computer skills, including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, etc.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based near Basel in Switzerland. Last year the company recorded CHF 4.4 billion in sales for its continuing businesses, harnessing the talents of its 14000 employees across 50+ countries. Clariant's portfolio is optimized for future growth, with a focus in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. We believe that our growth is all about our customers and their success. Investment in innovation capabilities and developing an inspiring environment for courageous and determined minds are therefore key to reaching our goal.Join us and help create sustainable value through chemistry for customers all over the globe.

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