Maintenance Mechanic Technician - Night Shift
Celgard, LLC

Concord, North Carolina

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The Asahi Kasei Group operates with a commitment of creating for tomorrow. Our business sectors, Material, Homes, and Health Care, contribute to the development of society by anticipating the changing needs of those around the world. We look for candidates that offer a fresh perspective and a variety of skills to help us achieve our commitment.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Celgard where we develop and manufacture membrane battery separators that are critical components used in lithium-ion batteries for electric drive vehicles (EDVs) and energy storage systems (ESS).

Celgard, LLC

Job Description:

Maintenance Mechanic Technician

Celgard - Concord, NC

About Us

For more than 50 years, Celgard has been a proven global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane technology. Our products are used in a broad range of energy storage and other barrier-type applications, including lithium-ion batteries, lithium primary and other specialty battery solutions, technical textiles such as waterproof breathable apparel and medical personal protective equipment (PPE) and other specialty applications. Headquartered in the United States, we operate manufacturing facilities in the USA and China and have sales and technical service staff located strategically throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Celgard is part of Polypore International, a leading global high technology company specializing in microporous membranes. Polypore brings advanced development and manufacturing know-how as well as unique problem-solving capabilities to customers' lithium-ion and lead-acid battery development teams. Polypore is an Asahi Kasei Group company, which is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. We are creating for tomorrow!

About the Role

We are seeking a Maintenance Mechanic to be a part of the Celgard team based in Concord NC. This is a night shift position typically working from 7pm - 7am on a 2-2-3 schedule.

Reporting Relationships

This position directly reports to the Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor and does not supervise others.

Asahi Kasei's Values

  • Sincerity - Being sincere with everyone
  • Challenge - Bolding taking challenges, continually seeking change
  • Creativity - Creating new value through unity and synergy

Key Accountabilities

Perform preventative maintenance, mechanical repairs, and troubleshooting of production & development equipment.
  • Follow department guidelines and Standard Operating Procedure work instruction for equipment repair of plastic film processing equipment, specifically extrusion line cleanings, preventative Maintenance & other equipment maintenance
  • Properly complete and submit all paperwork associated with equipment maintenance and safety protocols
  • Perform minor modifications to equipment to eliminate the root cause of the mechanical problems.
  • Diagnose equipment issues & assist in the diagnosis of process related problems through collaborative teamwork with Engineering & Operations staff
  • Perform minor fabrication and machine work, i.e. welding, milling machine, lathe, and drill press
  • Support new equipment installations
  • Train other maintenance personnel on mechanical systems and personal areas of expertise
  • Work collaboratively with all maintenance and manufacturing personnel; lead and participate in cross-functional teams
  • Follow all Celgard safety guidelines and procedures, plan safety into projects and tasks
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 30 feet, lift and carry up to 30 lbs., climb ladders, bend and twist in order to reach remote equipment
  • Operate equipment such as forklifts, portable hoist, cherry picker, one man lift, etc.
  • Use computer to update mechanical procedures
  • Flexibility to carry a pager/cell phone for coverage and site wide communication. Also willing to work a night shift schedule.


Education Background:
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • Associate Degree or diploma in Mechanical technology preferred

Knowledge & Experience:
  • 1+ years experience in an industrial environment performing mechanical maintenance required, 2-3 years of experience preferred
  • Formal industrial maintenance training required
  • Mechanical troubleshooting experience required
  • Ability to troubleshoot, maintain typical mechanical drive systems (brakes, clutches, couplings, bearings, belts, chains, gears, sprockets, etc.)
  • Troubleshooting pneumatic systems is required.
  • Strength in one or more of the following is highly preferred: Welding, Machine Shop, Optical Alignment, and proper Rigging Techniques.
  • Knowledge of small centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, piping layouts, and polymer extrusion, preferred
  • Experience with predictive techniques such as infrared and ultrasonic are preferred
  • Proficiency with computers and computer applications (MS Office, Word, Excel)

Key Attributes:
  • Able to troubleshoot, maintain typical mechanical drive systems (brakes, clutches, couplings, bearings, belts, chains, gears, sprockets, etc.) Troubleshooting pneumatic systems is required.
  • Lubrication Practices
  • Able to perform precision alignments and installations.
  • Experience and knowledge of electrical systems a plus
  • Experience troubleshooting and doing PMs
  • eMaintenance system
  • Must obtain PIV license

Working Environment

This position is in a manufacturing plant setting that would require working in a production environment around chemicals. Work will require standing and walking for up to 80% of the time. Lighting and temperature are adequate. You may be required to lift up to 35 pounds and/or force necessary to push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Celgard manufacturing sites are IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 certified.

Location Information

Concord is part of the Charlotte metro area. Charlotte, NC, known as the Queen City, is a thriving metropolitan area of over 2.6 million people across 15 counties and is situated just north of the South Carolina border, within a weekend drive to the mountains and the beach. It is comprised of diversity in people, industries and living, from urban to rural. It is ranked second among 25 largest cities for most desirable place to purchase a home by and is ranked eight among the top 10 big booming cities by Charlotte is home of one of North Carolina's largest college campuses, UNC Charlotte. Along with a friendly southern culture, Charlotte offers dining, arts, museums, major league basketball, football and soccer teams, a minor league baseball team, NASCAR, shopping, festivals, a variety of amenities and quick access to several parks and reserves for people who love the outdoors.


As an equal opportunity employer, Asahi Kasei believes a diverse workforce will provide us with the ability to continuously support the changes in the economy, society, and environment.

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