Maintenance Mechanic

The ALTANA Group develops and manufactures high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products. With us, you can help shape many important details of the world of the future. Our four divisions BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA have set worldwide standards in their markets. Our innovative products enable companies to develop technologies of the future today, technologies that make life easier, safer, and more comfortable. With sales of around 2.7 billion euros, we are one of the world‘s most innovative, fastest-growing, and most profitable chemical companies. We currently employ more than 6,700 people who have good ideas for the world of the future. Discover your decisive plus for your future. Bringing you many advantages.

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Around the world, the additives of BYK ensure that coatings and plastics obtain precisely the desired properties and the correct quality.

Maintenance Mechanic

Your task structure


Performs general mechanical, electrical, and maintenance duties in the plant, warehouse, and office facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows emergency response procedures
  • Responsible for environmental compliance (i.e., spill reporting, hazard waste inspection)
  • Performs other duties as required by supervisor
  • Must be available to perform emergency repairs when required
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Perform snow removal duties
  • Maintain the facility to a high standard with regard to safety and appearance

Your recipe for success


  • High School Diploma
  • 3+ years of maintenance experience
  • Proficient in all types of welding is a plus
  • Pipe fitting skills- measurement, layout, fabrication, installation
  • Basic trade skills, i.e., carpentry, masonry
  • Working knowledge of pumps, compressors, and boiler maintenance/repair
  • Working knowledge of electrical equipment and circuitry

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Able to maintain records of repairs and modification of facilities through work order software
  • Must be aware of hazardous waste requirements
  • Participates in emergency response as defined in the program and training capability
  • Working knowledge of agitators, pumps, compressors, and boiler maintenance/repair
  • Maintain, trouble-shoot and repair pumps, motors, agitators, boilers and other equipment
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Performs minor electrical repairs
  • Maintains physical condition of equipment and buildings
  • Repairs, fabricates, and installs non-code piping systems
  • Pipe fitting skills - measurement, layout, fabrication, installation
  • Basic trade skills, i.e., carpentry, masonry



  • Medical, Dental Vision- Participation within the first 30 days of employment
  • Company paid Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Competitive Bonus Potential
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • PTO

Your spectrum of advantages

In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. 

We invite you to get to know us better and to become part of our team. Discover your career plus in specialty chemistry. Please send us your application, preferably via our jobmarket

ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job number: US00596

Legal entity: BYK USA Inc.

Location: Chester, NY

Area of operations: Produktion / Fertigung