The Maintenance Technician is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing all plant systems and equipment. Safely and effectively performs routine and non-routine maintenance on plant equipment utilizing preventive and predictive measures.
• Makes daily workplace inspections and pre-shift equipment inspections.
• Disassembles machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
• Repairs and replaces broken or malfunctioning parts of machinery and equipment.
• Observes and tests the operation of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions using meters, gauges, and/or other testing devices.
• Reads and interprets work orders and equipment manuals.
• Completes work orders by recording work performed, parts used and amount of time taken for maintenance or repair.
• Cleans, lubricates and adjusts parts of equipment and machinery.
• Uses cutting torches, welding, power tools, and instruments used in maintenance activities.
• Aligns machines and equipment using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, plum bobs and straight edges.
• Assists Process Attendants with blockages as needed.
• Follows all plant safety policies and uses personal protective equipment as required.
• Keeps all tools in good working condition.
• Keeps the working area clean.
• Is on call as required.
• Participates in shift changeover meetings as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
• 2+ years' experience in material handling, preventative maintenance, and equipment repair in a mechanical/industrial related job.
• Must be familiar with the use of welding/cutting equipment, mechanical and pneumatic hand and power tools, meters, and test equipment.
• Must be able to return to work during emergency situations and to perform work on a scheduled stand-by assignment within a one hour timeframe. Ability and willingness to work nights and days during outages and/or for emergency purposes.
• Ability to read, write and verbally communicate in English language.
• Ability to read operations and maintenance manuals, drawings, blueprints and schematics.
• Strong mechanical aptitude.
• Proficiency in basic math skills-adding, subtracting, division, multiplication, averaging, percentages, etc.
• Must have dependable transportation.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, kneel, walk, push, pull, stand, sit, reach, twist, balance, crouch, and climb equipment, ladders, and stairs to for extended periods of time to inspect facilities and observe/perform work activities.
• Ability to work for long periods of time in extreme heat, dusty areas, and confined spaces.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to clean up the work space after the job.
• Must be able to climb 60 feet above ground on ladders and/or catwalks.
• Ability to work at heights of up to 300 feet.
• Must possess good dexterity and hand/eye coordination for use of various hand tools.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
• Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions and in all areas of the plant; ability to tolerate extreme heat and cold temperatures.
• The worker is subject to noise, vibration, and heights.
• The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to
moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high
places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
• The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that
affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
• The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.