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Maintenance Technician – Corporate Office

Kymera International, with over 100 years of tradition in metal powder manufacturing, operates production facilities and sales offices with technical consultancy in 10 countries on four continents. Offering a variety of specialty alloys, including aluminum, copper, tin, and zinc, the product portfolio includes powders, pastes, ingots, and granules used in aerospace, chemical, automotive industries, and various industrial applications.

Work Location: In Person

SCM Metal Products Inc., part of the Kymera International
2601 Weck Dr
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27703

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand Priority for safety issues that arises in the facility
  • Ability to read and act on instructions from MSDS/SDS; Confined Space, LO/TO, and Arc Flash Procedures
  • Perform installation, corrective maintenance or preventive/predictive maintenance on production equipment such as melting furnace, dryers (gas and oil fired), continuous belt furnaces, blenders, packers, blowers, screens, bucket elevators, electric motors, dust collectors, high velocity air and water equipment.
  • The following technical skills are required for the position:
    • Troubleshoot pneumatic, hydraulic & power transmissions systems
    • Read electrical schematics and hardwiring to prints
    • Troubleshoot electrical systems via electrical test equipment (multi-meters, amp probes, data recorders)
    • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC License is preferred)
    • Plan and install a variety of electrical equipment such as control panels, switchboards, junction boxes, and switches.
    • Troubleshoot AC motors and controls to 480Vac 3 phase & DC motors and controls to 180Vdc
    • Troubleshoot and repair servo drives and motors and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
    • Interface PCs to PLC controllers for troubleshooting equipment (Siemens and A/B PLCs)
    • Operate machine tools (mills, lathes, breaks)
    • Welding processes (MIG/TIG)
    • Familiarity with the Cooling Tower Systems, HVAC Units, Air Compressors (up to 150hp), Power Distribution Systems (from secondary side of utility transformer to equipment), Motor Control Centers (MCC), Fire Suppression and Sprinkler Systems
  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for work order tracking and closure
  • Handle Continuous Improvement Projects in the production areas of the facility
  • Provide feedback to the engineering functions concerning areas that need of improvement and ideas for implementation
  • Apply practical problem-solving techniques to help correct complex issues
  • Train operators to perform autonomous maintenance tasks
  • Responsive and dedicated to meeting production needs and requirements
  • Escalate complex situations to Maintenance Team Lead or Maintenance Manager
  • Continuously improve the level of housekeeping and implement 5S throughout the facility
  • Monitor machine spares for equipment and flag up shortages, obsolescence, and inventory requirements
  • Learn and Implement advanced PdM techniques (thermographic imaging, ultrasonic, vibration analysis, oil analysis)
  • Must be willing to work altered shift schedules/overtime as needed to support the business
  • Daily and weekend overtime may be required to complete duties of the position
  • Perform any other duties as specified by Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • May lead other Technicians and contractors in work in the plant
  • If filling in for Team Lead, carry-out leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable law


  • Highly safety conscious
  • Able to work well with all levels of personnel whether individually or in a team environment
  • Interface and communicate with different levels of management
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service

  Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is:

  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear
  • Frequently required to stand; occasionally required to walk; sit and taste or smell
  • Required to lift and /or move up to 10 lbs. (regularly); 25 lbs. (frequently); 50 lbs. (occasionally)
  • Required to use their close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception

 Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is:

  • Frequently exposed to high, precarious places and extreme heat.
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions.
  • Exposed to the risk of electrical shock and vibration and high levels of noise.

Reports to:  Maintenance Supervisor

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