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Maintenance Mechanic - South Haven

Date: May 19, 2023

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Band Grade: 8


Job Description

Grace is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic for our South Haven Site.  The South Haven Site produces a portfolio of products for the specialty pharmaceutical industries, specifically Active Pharmaceutical Intermediates.  Consisting of a cGMP kilo lab, pilot plant and custom manufacturing at the commercial volumes, the site is fully equipped to develop and manufacture custom drug intermediates and API’s.  South Haven is nestled on the Lake Michigan Coast with beautiful beaches and fun year-round.  This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and starts at $21.52 per hour. Will pay for experience.


The Maintenance Mechanic at Grace, repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment typical to the chemical manufacturing industry such as, pumps, motorspneumatic tools, conveyor systems,  reactors, and other equipment by performing the following duties and insuring safety procedures are observed.  Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment.  Performs said duties with little or no supervision on assigned shift. 


  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors, chemical operators or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair equipment.
  • Provides input for equipment history, testing frequencies, recording observed data, writing reports, and maintaining records (computerized maintenance management data base).
  • Plans sequence of operations and methods to use when making repairs, replacements, mechanical alterations, and overhauls, following recognized good engineering practices and manufacture’s specifications.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.   Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
  • Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment. Starts devices to test their performance. Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
  • Dismantles defective machines and equipment, repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.
  • Manage hazardous waste in compliance with regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Is an active member on Emergency Response Team for Site. #indeed, #WRGRACE

Education, Experience


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).


  • Candidate must pass background screening
  • Candidate must pass drug screen including THC


  • One to three years’ experience in a manufacturing plant. 
  • Must be proficient in the use of mechanics’ hand tools including micrometers, calipers and other measuring devices as well as, electrical testing instruments such as voltage testers, meggers and volt/amp/ohm meters. 
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints. 


US Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program
  • Site Specific contribution to local Wellness Center

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

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