Maintenance Mechanic

US-NC-Bessemer City
Job ID
# Positions
Exp. (Yrs)
Experienced (non-manager)
Full Time
Domestic Travel Required
Int'l Travel required
Company Vehicle
Working from Home Office
Relocation Eligible
Works with Chemicals
Lifting required

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is one the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. In short, If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


Position Specific Competencies


Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging

Approachability - Is easy to approach and talk to; spends extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant, and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well.

Composure - Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Timely Decision Making - Makes decision in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision

Technical/Functional Skills - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

Informing - Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can ;make accurate decisions; is timely with information

Learning on the Fly - Learns quickly when facing new problems; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks

Listening - Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.

Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; evaluates results

Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers; can see hidden problems; probes all fruitful sources for answers.




Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repairs of machinery, equipment, physical structures, and pipe systems; and performs emergency response tasks as needed.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



  • In emergency situations, removes people from confined spaces.
  • Participates on the PERT team as an entry member.
  • Contains and cleans-up hazardous waste spills.
  • Suppresses fires inside and outside of buildings.
  • Administers basic first aid.
  • Performs standard duties related to fire suppression, fire prevention, hazard spill response, emergency response, and rescue operations (PERT).
  • Completes all applicable permits and job walk-downs for repair work (i.e. Lockout/Tag-out, Safe Work, Confined Space Entry, Line Break, etc.).
  • Ensures all maintenance practices are in compliance with State and Federal environmental regulations.
  • Participates in incident investigations identifying root causes and appropriate corrective action to improve safety and environmental performance in the area.
  • Enters near miss or incident reports into SIMS database. Takes appropriate action to resolve then provides sufficient detail to enable root cause analysis through an incident investigation.
  • Actively participates in the Behavior-Based Safety program.
  • Responsible for maintaining 5S standards in shop areas and in the area where a job has just been completed.
  • Complies with all position, regulatory, and safety training.
  • Performs daily safety inspections
  • Intervenes when unsafe acts or conditions are encountered.

Business Support

  • Responsible for executing mechanical work orders as scheduled and planned
  • Responsible for visually inspecting and tests machinery and equipment.
  • Responsible for dismantling defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as grinder, drill, and saws to repair or fabricate machine parts, fixtures, and tools.
  • Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Responsible for keeping accurate records of work performed, time spent on jobs, and materials used.
  • Responsible for recommending and implementing improvement ideas/methods for maintenance to lower costs and to improve equipment performance and reliability, and personnel safety.
  • Responsible to enter production data into VDBs, log/batch sheets, databases and systems (SAP).
  • Drives forklift to move material to and from maintenance areas.



  • Responsible for informing supervisor of needed maintenance
  • Responsible to keep personal training up to date.
  • Works effectively with the production team ensure safe and effective repair of equipment. 

Key Relationships/Customers

Internal:  Maintenance Planner, E&I technicians, Engineering, Production, Stores.


External: Vendors, Contractors, Auditors

Required Education

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience:                                                                 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); minimum 3 years experience in process manufacturing or equivalent trade school diploma or certification.



To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of SAP Manufacturing software and Microsoft Office applications.


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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is often required to operate equipment such as golf carts or equivalent, forklifts, trucks, and man lifts.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. To perform emergency response activities, the employee will occasionally be required to don a positive pressure respirator.

EEO Statement

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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