Future Fuel

Control Systems Maintenance Apprentice


FutureFuel Chemical Company is looking for a new member for our electrical and control maintenance team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Control System Maintenance (CSM) Mechanics work under the supervision of a team manager and performs a wide variety of skilled maintenance work related to the installation and repair of plant instrumentation and electrical equipment.
  • CSMs works with peers to manage the day-to-day needs of the clients in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Using electrical single line drawings, schematic diagrams, the National Electric Code, Process Industry Practices, and Standard Engineering Practices associated with Control Systems Maintenance (CSM) work and equipment, CSMs performs a wide variety of electrical, electronic, and instrumentation work as well as performing limited mechanical tasks.
  • Because most documentation for electrical equipment and instrumentation, work orders, process change orders, and cost systems is maintained electronically, this position requires the use of SAP system and internal computer databases to enter and retrieve data daily.
  • CSMs work in elevated locations, confined spaces, and extremes in ambient temperatures and must wear FR Clothing.
  • This is a safety sensitive position. CSMs must satisfactorily pass a respirator fit test and be capable of working near rotating and moving machinery.
  • CSMs agree to enter a DOL licensed apprenticeship program managed by FutureFuel with the majority of study being conducted on their own (non-paid) time.
  • Progress reviews documenting job growth, performance, and attendance will be conducted at 16-week intervals.
  • After approximately 18 months, CSMs are required to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule 3-4 months a year.
Required Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 2-year associate degree in industrial electrical maintenance or electronic technology or be a graduate of a registered electrical/electronic apprenticeship program or have four years of directly applicable industrial or military electrical/electronic experience.
  • Aptitude testing is required for this position and applicants must successfully achieve Silver level on the Arkansas Career Readiness Certification including the WorkKeys Skills Applied Technology and Workplace Observation sections OR have passed the FutureFuel/Eastman pre-employment tests for Operations and Maintenance (Reading Comprehension, Troubleshooting, Graphic Arithmetic, Background and Work Interests Inventory, Assembly, Mechanical Comprehension)
  • Applicant must be a US Citizen or be able to work in the US without sponsorship
About FutureFuel

FutureFuel Chemical Company (FFCC) is a specialty and fine chemical manufacturing producer with an over forty-year successful plant history. FFCC has three business segments: custom/toll manufacturing, performance chemicals, and biodiesel. FFCC serves a wide variety of markets including pharmaceutical intermediates and products, nylon and polyester fibers, cleaning products, agricultural products, paints and coating, and fuels and energy.

FFCC is a small publicly traded company with approximately 500 employees that has a rich history of complex organic chemistry innovation, excellent environmental stewardship, and excellent health and safety compliance. We are a growing U.S. manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals and premium biofuels. Our company is headquartered in Clayton, St Louis and publicly listed on the NYSE under "FF". We have a world class integrated biofuels and specialty chemicals manufacturing facility in Batesville, Arkansas.

About the Location

Batesville, Arkansas is a small rural town of about 10,000 on the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with excellent area schools, a University of Arkansas 2-year college and Lyon College, a highly rated Liberal Arts College. We are a strong outdoor community with the White River, nearby lakes, parks, bike trails, dog park, walking trails, excellent soccer and baseball/softball facilities, a thriving community and aquatics center and Historic Main Street, and close access to Blanchard Springs Caverns, The Ozark Folk Center, and the Buffalo River, one of the longest undammed rivers west of the Mississippi and the nation’s first National River designated by Congress in 1972 to preserve its clean water and other outstanding values. Batesville has a regional health care center, Community Theatre and Arts Council, a strong Chamber of Commerce, Mark Martin NASCAR Museum, and a regional historic. Visit Batesville at cityofbatesville.com.

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