Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Sep 7, 2022

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter


Business/Function Overview

Our Stine Research Center in Newark, DE has an exciting opportunity for a Craftsperson Mechanic to join our company.  Accountable for providing scheduled and off-hour mechanical maintenance support for all phases of mechanical equipment/systems including installation, troubleshooting and repair, preventative and predictive maintenance, and documentation of this work on the equipment/systems in a way that it can be used to maximize equipment reliability.



Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, balancing, vibration analysis, laser alignment and repairs on rotating equipment, such as pumps, compressors, blowers, seals, bearing, mechanical packing and gears/reducers.
  • Manipulating carbon and galvanized steel piping and stainless steel and copper tubing and components. Fabricating and installing various piping systems (steel, stainless, copper (sweated/compression), composite piping), glue joints and gaskets.
  • Installing, troubleshooting, testing of various research equipment such as Growth and Dew Chambers, Autoclaves and Greenhouse equipment.
  • Reading and properly interpreting repair manuals, blueprints, and mechanical seal drawings.
  • Repairing, troubleshooting, and installing pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.
  • Documenting work and repair history.
  • Performing preventive maintenance on equipment per schedule and specifications.
  • Using proper rigging techniques to lift equipment.
  • Operating manlifts, trucks, and forklifts.
  • Collaborating and supporting the maintenance Execution Control System (ECS) and participating in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA).


Other Requirements:

  • Drives and ensures 100% compliance with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), quality standards, and performance.
  • Ensures 100% compliance with training requirements (individually and team, if applicable).
  • Participates in Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR), Job Hazard Assessments (JHA), and permitting as assigned to ensure compliance and drive site performance.
  • Participates in and supports Root Cause Analysis (RCA) at the site in response to issues identified.
  • Operates and maintains their area with a high level of ownership, accountability, and ethics



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent with 5 years’ experience in an industrial mechanical role.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with diverse groups of people such as line supervision, external suppliers, research leads, engineers and operations and maintenance staff.
  • Ability to work as a self-managed individual, be responsive to emergency situations and make decisions.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Knowledge of using hand tools, portable power tools and diagnostic equipment. 
  • Ability to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions, adjust quickly to changing conditions, and anticipate needs.
  • Ability to lift, perform repetitive motion, frequently stand, climb, lift, pull and/or push, carry, grasp, reach, stoop and crouch.
  • Capability to problem-solve and make independent decisions.
  • Multi Craft/NCCER certification preferred.


At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department

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