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Job Category:  Engineering
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3751

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Maintenance Mechanics are responsible for the mechanical, and electrical, inspection and upkeep of all Facilities related equipment in the plant.  The position also performs preventive maintenance activities, system rebuilds, assistance in parts procurement, spare parts inventory maintenance and other related duties. Currently recruiting for 3rd shift. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Minimum three (3) years maintenance experience. Food or beverage manufacturing environment preferred.


Essential Job Functions


Following prescribed guidelines and under general supervision, the Maintenance Mechanic performs the following duties:

  • Diagnose mechanical, electrical or instrumental problems and makes necessary repairs. Repairs can include adjustment, parts replacement, lubricating, tear down, rebuilding, and other repairs.
  • Performs preventive and predictive maintenance duties including equipment checking, parts replacement, lubrication, fluid analysis, treatment additives analysis, efficiency checking, and other duties.
  • Works from work orders, piping schematics, engineering drawings, and other instructions.
  • Prepares and maintains records on spare parts inventories. Follows department procedures to maintain levels of spare parts inventories. Assists supervision in procurement of parts and supplies.
  • Uses equipment as required to complete the duties of their position guide. Some equipment used by Maintenance Mechanics includes arc welders, acetylene torches, various power tools, lathe drill press and all types of hand tools.
  • Fabricates and constructs for new and existing facilities. Fabrication and construction can include mechanical, masonry, carpentry, electrical (3-phase and single phase), or other areas of work. Some work must be done from ladders, scaffolding, or other forms of temporary work platforms.
  • Cleans and sanitizes equipment as required by Plant Operating Standards. Maintains a clean, neat and orderly work area to meet plant sanitation standards.
  • Takes action as instructed by the Maintenance & Engineering Manager or other management by direct communication either written, oral or plant communication system.
  • Takes action consistent with established procedures during any emergency condition. Notifies appropriate personnel when an emergency condition is observed. Always works in accordance with established safety procedures and uses prescribed safety equipment. Follows all safety rules.
  • Performs other jobs in other classifications as instructed by supervision.
  • Assists in training personnel as required.
  • Prepares records of activities in established systems, on batch log sheets, or on other forms and presents them to supervision.  Correctly indicates all repairs made, parts used, analysis performed, and other related information.
  • Must have a good level of comfort with Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems to appropriately track and complete work orders. This requires tracking of parts used, hours worked and any other comments necessary.


General Working Environment

Maintenance Mechanics are required to work with equipment that handles acids and products at elevated temperatures. When working with this type of equipment, Maintenance Mechanics are expected to wear PPE such as face shields, safety glasses, “hot” gloves, and safety shoes. Maintenance Mechanics must be familiar with vessel entry, pipe opening, and electrical lockout procedures.


Work Relationships

In the absence of the Maintenance & Engineering Manager or other department leader, the Maintenance Mechanic will report to the Production Supervisor (primarily applies to Maintenance Mechanics on duty during evening and midnight shifts).


Usual Physical Activities

Through the course of a typical shift an individual in this position will perform the following activities;

  • Sits,
  • Stands,
  • Walks,
  • Kneels,
  • Bends,
  • Reaches above and below the shoulders,
  • Traverses multiple levels via stairs,
  • Minimum lifting capability of 50 pounds,
  • Corrected vision, speaking ability, and hearing are usually involved in performing written and verbal job functions.



About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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