Kuraray America
  • 02-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018 (CST)
  • EVAL
  • Pasadena, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Title               Maintenance Engineer                   

Location        Pasadena, TX 


Who we are:

Voted one of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, Kuraray America, Inc. (KAI) is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray leads the industry in specialty dental, fiber, resin, and elastomer products. Kuraray America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Company, Ltd. Based in Tokyo, Japan.  Kuraray has operations in 28 countries and employees more than 10,000 employees, including over 750 in the United States.

Why Kuraray:

Kuraray is building a better tomorrow, today. Our team members are dedicated to expanding our business with committed professionals who share essential values such as integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability.

As a part of Kuraray America, Inc., our team shares the advantages of working for the leader in specialty chemicals, resins and fibers. Our international presence and resources allow us to be a world-leading innovator in the industries we service. Yet, despite our size, our people are more than just a number. As a new team member you can expect to earn responsibility quickly.  Our commitment to our people is visible in our comprehensive benefits package.  As a Kuraray team member, you will have the opportunity to enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, incentive opportunities, and an excellent work environment. 


Position Summary:

The Maintenance Engineer position requires troubleshooting mechanical and electrical equipment issues and managing maintenance activities. The person in the position will also troubleshoot, program, design, and maintain PLC systems.  In addition, the position requires the development and maintenance of programs including preventive maintenance, root cause analysis, calibration records, and safe work procedures in line with Kuraray's values.  



Major responsibilities for the Maintenance Engineer include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Work safely by following all KAI policies, procedures, and Leadership expectations.
  • Create, implement, and manage a preventive maintenance and reliability program in accordance with Kuraray America guidelines
  • Plan, schedule, lead, and coordinate maintenance activities
  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical equipment
  • Troubleshoot PLCs
  • Calibrate and troubleshoot instrumentation, as well as ensure accuracy
  • Supervise and manage third party maintenance contractors
  • Implement small projects
  • Identify necessary spare parts and manage the stock thereof



  • Minimum of B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical or related engineering field.
  • Minimum three (3) years of relevant maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Basic understanding and familiarity with PLCs (i.e. familiarity with ladder logic, able to troubleshoot with the ladder logic)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot problems  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience on extrusion systems either in a process or maintenance position.
  • Experience in lean manufacturing methods (e.g. 5s, Six Sigma, Kaizen, TPM)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Value teamwork. Ability to get along with all groups of people to drive results
  • Ability to understand and explain complex problems and solutions
  • Previous experience working in a start-up environment

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base pay and an annual incentive. This program is designed to reward individual performance and align overall rewards with corporate and team performance. 

Our employees enjoy an attractive healthcare benefits package, including wellness reimbursements to promote a healthy lifestyle. We also provide an Educational Reimbursement Plan, helping our employees fulfill their career goals, as well as a competitive 401(k) .

Please apply online at: http://www.kuraray.us.com/careers/


Kuraray America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/disability/protected veteran status


No third party candidates accepted. 


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