Maintenance/Instrumentation Technician

Sun Chemical | Valparaiso, IN

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Posted Date 7/01/2024

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter

Maintenance/Instrumentation Technician

Valparaiso, IN

Day Shift

The Maintenance/Instrumentation Technician is responsible for being highly proficient in the independent assessment, repair, and preventative maintenance work on all equipment within the facility and under minimal supervision.


  • Capable of the installation, repair, and maintenance of all plant equipment, including new equipment installations and special project work.
  • Performs safely and adequately under stress when confronted with hazardous, critical, or urgent situations.
  • Able to follow instructions given in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
  • Interpret complex technical manuals, specifications, schematics, layout drawings and blueprints to complete repairs or installations.
  • Communicates with the Maintenance Supervisor/Manager, Engineering Manager, and other personnel, such as the Production Supervisor off-shift and weekends, as required, regarding the status/progress of repairs, estimated time of completion, etc.
  • Clearly, accurately and concisely documents all activities, needs and status of repairs in the shift report.
  • Completes any and all other duties as required or assigned, such as carpentry, office furniture assembly, landscaping, plumbing, housekeeping, snow removal, etc. and during periods of extenuating circumstances assists production to return the plant to normal operation. This could include packing, dropping presses, etc.
Education & Experience:

  • HS Education or Equivalent
  • Proficient in Hydraulics
  • Pipe Fitting Skills
    • Glued & Threaded Pipe Installation and Repairs
    • Valve & Actuator Installation and Repairs
    • Natural Gas, Ammonia, Hydrogen, and Nitrogen Systems
  • Millwright Skills
    • Pump / Valve Repairs & Rebuilds
      • Durco & Gould's & Galigher Type Pump Rebuilds
      • Diaphragm Type Pump Rebuilds
      • Gaso Pump Inspections w/basic rebuilds
      • Hydraulic, Air & Ammonia
    • Diaphragm Type Valve Rebuilds
    • Gearbox, Screw Conveyor, Bucket Elevator Repairs
    • Haskel/Corkin/Positive Displacement pumps
  • Welding Skills
    • Basic structural welding
    • Structural steel
  • Electrical Skills
    • Voltage up to 480 volts
    • High and Low Voltage Fuse Replacement
    • Valve Positioner Installation and Setup
    • Test Instruments Usage (Fluke)
    • ASCO Solenoid Replacement
    • Wiring motors up to 100 HP
    • VFD/VSD installation/troubleshooting
    • Transmitter Setup and Calibrations
      • Level, weight, pressure, radar, flow, etc.
    • DCS Wiring
    • Bucket replacement or repair
    • Basic FOXBORO programming and troubleshooting
    • Basic PLC
  • Utilities
    • Air Compressor Startup & Troubleshooting
    • Cooling Towers & Chiller Startup & Troubleshooting
    • Boiler Startup & Troubleshooting
  • Must be able to lift up to 55 lbs.
  • Physical attributes are standing, bending, lifting, heights, and confined space entry
A Mechanical Comprehension and Skills Assessment test will be a part of the candidate selection process.


We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance. Eligibility of benefit timing may vary.


It is Sun's policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Salary34.38 Hour
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