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Houston, TX

Date Posted: March 8, 2018
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 293562

Job Description


Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Technicians install, overhaul, dismantle, construct, inspect, replace, test and make mechanical and electrical repairs to buildings and mechanical equipment such as boilers, compressors, sprinklers, piping, plumbing, production and material handling equipment, line equipment and controls.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Troubleshoot using working knowledge of programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, hydraulics, and pneumatics
  • Performs plumbing and pipefitting duties as required on plant piping, such as steam, water, air, gas, and chemical lines
  • Operates and repairs electrically and mechanically, all boilers, compressors, sprinklers, cooling towers and pumps as needed
  • Read and interpret machine electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Reads and interprets blue prints and schematic diagrams
  • Installation, modification and fabrication of equipment and systems to meet production needs and schedules
  • Welds and fabricates as necessary for repair or projects
  • Maintains interior and exterior of buildings including windows, drain spouts, roofs, floors, ceiling, etc.
  • Inputs and retrieves information from the Maintenance Management/PM System
  • Participate in continuous improvement in safety, quality and housekeeping.
  • Performs preventative maintenance as directed
  • Performs various inspections on safety equipment
  • Requisitions material, parts and tools
  • Communicates clearly from one shift to another and to the Production Foreman and Maintenance Manager
  • Coordinates the scheduling of repairs with department managers.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Fork trucks, propane and electric
  • Overhead cranes
  • Upenders
  • Jib crane
  • Lathes
  • Various small hand tools
  • Power saw
  • Mills
  • Shears and knives
  • Coil grabbers
  • Welding equipment
  • Testing devices
  • Personal protective equipment

Work Environment:

  • Periodic temperature extremes, including  temperatures over 90 degrees
  • Some work areas located on 2nd or 3rd floor
  • Concrete or asphalt floors
  • Exposure to high levels of noise
  • Exposure to dust
  • Periodic exposure to fumes from paints and chemicals used in coating processes
  • Use of respirator required while performing some job functions

Job Requirements:

  • Four or more years of experience repairing and troubleshooting pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems, to include the following over-head cranes, forklifts, hoists, 3 phase motors, variable speed drives and controls, and heavy industrial wiring and/or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience
  • Ability to read and comprehend work orders, equipment manuals, blue prints, and electrical schematics.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to read and write clearly, and communicate effectively with co-workers, vendors, and supervisors.
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability to apply troubleshooting techniques
  • Does require training checklist and demonstration of skills
  • Available to work up to 16 hours per day on rotating shifts, that could include weekends and holidays
  • 6 to 12 months previous experience on a coating line is preferred