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Industrial Maintenance Engineer - St. Louis, MO

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Company Name:Jost Chemical Co.
Location:St. Louis, MO
Employment Type:Full Time
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Industrial Maintenance Engineer

Jost Chemical is seeking ambitious, hard-working talent for the Jost Maintenance Team!

Are you looking for a career at a fast-paced environment, where your hard work and dedication will pay off? Are you a team player, who sets goals to get the job done and would like to use your skills to grow with a great company?

Then, this position is right for you!

Industrial Maintenance Engineer

Position: Full time

Our offer:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Plan Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance after 60 days.
  • 3% Safe Harbor contribution to your 401k.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Employees eligible after 90 days of continuous employment.
  • 9 Company Paid Holidays (72 hours) each year.
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Foot Protection- annual allowance for all laboratory, maintenance and production employees.
  • 24-hour access to our free, on-site fitness center.
  • We provide Individual development, on-the-job training, and development programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Jost Chemical is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. We consider applicants, and make all employment decisions, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the chemical manufacturing industry.

Industrial Maintenance Engineer


  • Works under general direction from the Plant Manager in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment operating under Q7A standards.
  • Broad responsibility to provide industrial maintenance support, technical expertise, and guidance for those engaged in maintaining and repairing physical structures and equipment.


  • Collaborate with management to establish priorities and address needs of the maintenance department and production facility with an emphasis on machine reliability and customer needs
  • Work with maintenance staff to determine the presence and availability of critical spare parts, accurate engineering drawings and parts lists.
  • Work to improve upon the preventative maintenance program and help the company move towards more predictive maintenance.
  • Provide technical expertise related to equipment function and repair procedures such that it positively impacts availability and maintainability of facility.
  • Troubleshoot utility and process equipment that is in need of repair.
  • Performs limited detailed design and review of mechanical and fluid system designs and installations.
  • As needed, direct workers to complete maintenance tasks and projects to include aspects of welding, pipefitting, painting, electrical and industrial maintenance.
  • Establish, evaluate or adjust work procedures to standardize in-depth repairs and meet production schedules.
  • Analyze and resolve work problems; assist workers in solving problems
  • Perform or direct general plant maintenance (corrective and preventive tasks) as needed
  • Inspect completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications and standards; ensure repair documentation is maintained
  • Interpret company policies to workers and enforce safety regulations
  • Requisition tools, equipment and supplies
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary by Management for the betterment of Jost operations


  • H.S. diploma required, supplemented by advanced engineering/ industrial mechanics training; B.S. degree in Engineering preferred
  • 5 or more years experience in a manufacturing environment; previous supervision experience preferred
  • Knowledge of:
    • Mechanical Seals, Fluid Pumps, Bearing Assemblies, Machining/Fabrication Techniques, Power Transmission, etc.
    • High level mathematics and English comprehension
    • Comprehensive level of electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems
    • Advanced level of safety, health and environmental rules and regulations, policies and procedures

  • Skill in:
    • Troubleshooting and maintaining mechanical and technical aspects of manufacturing equipment
    • Reading drawings, service manuals and blueprints
    • Organization and self-motivation
    • Negotiations and cost-consciousness
  • Ability to:
    • Train, supervise and motivate the work of others
    • Comprehend and interpret oral and written English instruction
    • Write routine reports and correspondence
    • Deal with problems involving several variables in multiple situations
    • Work in cold and hot (120F) environment
    • Lift up to 50 pounds and drive fork truck in safe and efficient manner
    • Operate and maintain wide variety of maintenance tools and equipment
    • Exhibit manual dexterity, perceptual speed and extent flexibility
    • Adopt to rapidly changing priorities based on business needs
    • Pass pre-employment physical with drug screen and physical capabilities test


  • Exempt

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