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Maintenance I&E Technician

Rowell Chemical Corporation Willow Springs Full-Time
$35.00/ hour
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Rowell Chemical Corporation, a bulk chemical manufacturer and distributor in the Chicago area, is seeking experienced maintenance technicians to fill maintenance department positions at their expanding south suburban Chicago facility. This hourly position will play a key role in the day-to-day maintenance of the plant site.

Ideal candidates for this position will have a significant background in maintenance at a chemical manufacturing or distribution facility.



Maintenance I&E Technician


Position Description

The Maintenance I&E Technician will utilize his or her electrical maintenance/repair skills along with mechanical abilities to safely maximize plant availability and provide upkeep of the property buildings, grounds and utilities.


Key Position Responsibilities

·         Repair, installation and maintenance of all plant equipment, buildings, grounds and utilities with minimal supervision

·         Read and interpret electrical, mechanical, and P&ID diagrams and manuals in order to effectively carry out job assignments

·         Maintain and calibrate various instrumentation installed in the facility, such as automated valves and metering devices 

·         Ability to troubleshoot, repair/replace and install new instrumentation devices

·         Working knowledge of electrical systems, 460/230/120 as well as plant lighting repairs and upgrades

·         Maintain, troubleshoot, repair and install new electrical piping and equipment heat trace systems

·         Perform maintenance and troubleshooting of plant PLC systems

·         Carry out electrical and/or instrumentation system repairs, installation and maintenance up to 480 volts and 3 phase motors

·         Installation of new electrical services

·         Support operations technicians on task training in preventative maintenance and minor repairs

·         Manage small projects as required

·         Works with other maintenance personnel to provide required support

·         Able to perform preventative maintenance and repairs of facility fleet vehicles

Minimum Qualifications Required

·         Seven+ years mechanical/electrical maintenance experience in the chemical or manufacturing industry (Industrial trade school attendance may be considered work experience)

·         High school diploma or equivalent

·         Valid driver’s license

·         Requires lifting and handling of heavy objects; must be able to lift up to 70 lbs.

·         Ability to climb ladders and storage tank stairs (approx. 50' in height) for maintenance, inspection, and gauging operations

·         Work outdoors in adverse weather conditions

·         Able to wear PPE (e.g., hard hat, safety glasses, respirator and safety work boots) as required

·         Available for shifts and occasional on-call rotation (nights and/or weekends) to respond to plant "call-outs" as required

·         Understanding of State and Federal OSHA and EPA industry standards

·         Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word)

·         Good time management skills (manage overtime)

·         Able to work in a Team environment


Preferred skills include:

·         Electrical repair, installation and maintenance up to 480 volts/3 phase equipment

·         Instrumentation repair, installation and maintenance of digital and/or analog equipment

·         PLC ladder logic and programming

·         Experience supervising electrical/mechanical work

·         Experience estimating/pricing/bidding electrical work

·         Experience purchasing materials for mechanical/electrical work

·         Welding (Stick; structural, pipe)

·         Pipefitting (welded, threaded, glued/plastic)

Skills required

Production Equipment Controls
Conveyor Systems
Wiring Diagram
Three Phase
Variable Frequency Drive
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Founded in 1980, Rowell Chemical Corporation has grown its products and services to include chemical manufacturing, bulk truckload distribution and regional storage for various manufacturers. Unwavering commitment to customer service, quality, safety and value has been the key to Rowell's success. A product of particular note is Sodium Hypochlorite, which is offered in a variety of strengths. We also offer Crystal Hypochlorite, which through a series of special filtering steps, produces a bleach solution of extraordinary quality.

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