Senior Maintenance Specialist

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. East Providence , RI 02914

Posted 3 weeks ago

Summary of Duties:

Working under limited supervision of the department leader, the Sr. Maintenance Mechanic ensures the plant's operational equipment remains safe, reliable, and properly maintained. This position requires demonstrable capabilities in managing several operations and tasks at the same time. Must be able to effectively communicate with plant team managers, operators and other staff to understand operational issues communicated verbally, in writing or through written diagrams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports operational goals by diagnosing and executing unscheduled repairs on production and facilities equipment

  • Works safely and follow implemented safety policies of the plant (e.g. PPE, safe work permits, lock-out tag-out).

  • Coordinates and performs preventative maintenance on instrument and electrical (I&E) equipment according to schedule.

  • Understands wiring diagrams, piping and instrument diagrams (P&ID's), process flow sheets, schematics, technical manuals, etc.

  • Utilizes the Management of Change (MOC) process for documenting and acknowledging changes to procedures, equipment, etc.

  • Interfaces frequently with operators to understand and respond to maintenance issues.

  • Supports reliability effort by leading small projects, identifying reliability problems and serving on investigation teams.

  • Supports project teams with constructability, maintainability and spare parts input to layout and equipment design.

  • Attends scheduled maintenance team meetings and trainings.

  • Checks e-mail frequently for meeting notices, changes in plans, general communications, etc.

  • Maintains good housekeeping in daily work area and within the common maintenance shops and fabrication areas.

  • The ability to adopt and follow the Company's core values of Safety, Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer and Innovation on both a personal and professional level.

Major Electrical Duties:

Performs skilled work of average to considerable difficulty to accomplish a variety of electrical, mechanical and/or instrumentation maintenance tasks including:

  • Set-up, calibration, testing, and repair of all types of controls and instruments with pneumatic, electrical and electronic variables.

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of 480VAC and lower equip.

  • Diagnosing fluid transfer systems and repairing pumps, valves, heat exchangers and other related components.

  • With the Process Control Engineer, support DCS (including Hardware & Software Programming, troubleshooting and optimizing)

Major Mechanical Duties:

Performs skilled work of average to considerable difficulty to accomplish a variety of mechanical maintenance tasks including:

  • Pipefitting (threaded, welded, tubing).

  • Welding.

  • Equipment setting and alignment.

  • Mechanical repair and/or rebuilds of pumps, valves, etc.

  • Diagnose and repair material handling systems, conveyors, and roll-to-roll transfers

  • Diagnose and repair air handling systems (fans, dampers, HVAC systems)


  • Electrician Certification in RI is preferred.

  • A.S. Degree in a technical discipline, Military training/experience in a technical discipline, or directly related work experience required.

  • At least 5 years in a similar role in a production environment with pipefitting experience preferred.

  • Prior work history within a chemical manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills required. Must be able to communicate in verbal and written English.

  • Must be computer literate and able to become proficient with Company-specific programs.

Work Environment:

Manufacturing plant: Production operations are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year as production demands.

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, continuous operating environment,
  • 12-hour shifts; 4 days on/ 4 days off

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting: Frequent lifting between 50-75 lbs

  • Pushing: Frequent pushing between 75-100 lbs - assisted

  • Pulling: Frequent pulling between 75-100 lbs - assisted

  • Standing: Most of the shift, except for breaks and meals

  • Walking: Most of the shift, except for breaks and meals

Environmental Considerations:

  • Personal Protective Equipment Requirements (provided): Steel toed ESD-rated safety shoes; safety glasses; hard hat; NIOSH-approved air-purifying respirator. All Manufacturing Operators must complete an OSHA-required medical questionnaire; complete a medical physical and pulmonary function exam; and successfully pass a fit test wearing a full face air-purifying respirator.

  • This is an industrial manufacturing environment. Our process creates dust and there is a consistent, noticeable chemical odor in the plant and some individuals may find the dust and odor irritating. Furthermore, there may be situations during emergency response efforts where exposure levels may increase. Employees will be trained to manage these situations and will be provided the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with which to do so.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here:

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

For Our Rhode Island Applicants: Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The East Providence, RI facility of Aspen Aerogels is subject to Title 28, Chapter 29-6.2 of Rhode Island General Laws, which governs Worker's Compensation.

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