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Maintenance Technician


Bedford, VA, US, 24523

Req ID:  82512
Facility:  BEDFORD-5001
Department:  Maintenance - BVO
Division:  Global APS



LyondellBasell is currently seeking a qualified, dedicated Maintenance Technician for our plant located in Bedford, VA. This position will work DAY SHIFT with a schedule that runs 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Con Ops schedule working every other weekend. Some overtime may be necessary for Plant Shutdowns and equipment repairs. This position is an immediate, direct hire with competitive pay.  Offering a full benefits package that starts your first day on the job, benefits include: medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, health savings, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts. The position offers a 401K matching program, generous benefits package, pension plan, and employee discounts. 

Basic Function

The position of Maintenance Technician includes multiple tasks that ultimately provide good manufacturing practices and on time delivery to the customer.  The individual must be able to support all manufacturing maintenance activities in the facility. Responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety standards.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Comply with all safety requirements resulting in zero safety violations. This includes participating in all safety related activities such as safety talks, behavioral based safety observations, audits, etc.
•    Proper use of Lock Out, Tag Out and Try Out procedures
•    Follow all company Safety Procedures, Fall Protection, Arc Flash, etc.
•    Troubleshoot PLCs and AC, DC Drives. 
•    Disassemble equipment using a wide variety of hand and power tools as well as micrometers, calipers, gages, and meters to determine if tolerances of critical components are within prescribed limits.
•    Re-assemble equipment using precision-measuring equipment to properly fit and adjust critical clearances and components.
•    Performs preventative maintenance (PM) related duties as assigned. 
•    Enter work orders and Notifications in SAP. 
•    Work with production to scheduled downtime needed for PM’s and repairs.
•    Develops the proper approach to correcting specific malfunctions then independently plans and organizes the repair sequences necessary to correct problems pertaining to mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.
•     Various mechanical repairs, consisting of, but not limited to:
o    Grinding and bending of metal.
o    Changing/adding oil to gearboxes and bearings.
o    Changing oil filters and other filters as necessary
o    Replace miscellaneous belts on all equipment.
o    Remove and install heater bands.  
o    Using torch for burning and heating including light welding as necessary.
o    Performs other duties within the scope of the position as assigned.
•    Complies with established safety policies and procedures.
•    Shift reporting and record keeping.
•    Housekeeping - maintain shop areas in a clean and organized fashion.
•    Assist production personnel as need. Product changeovers.

Min. Qualifications

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/GED or equivalent.
•    2 or more years’ experience in industrial/manufacturing maintenance.
•    Ability to use shop and hand tools, multi-meter, and Meg ohm meter.
•    Ability to read blueprints and schematics.
•    Proficient knowledge of preventative maintenance practices.
•    Ability to work overtime or weekends on short notice as needed; Provide On-Call Service when required. 
•    Ability to apply basic mathematics skills.
•    Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
•    Ability to work proactively and support other personnel and departments.
•    Possess a professional attitude.
•    Ability to multitask and utilize the time available to organize and complete work within given deadlines.       
•    Maintain good attendance habits missing minimal work.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Advanced knowledge of working with control and 480 volt electrical circuits preferred.
•    Electrical apprenticeship completion preferred.
•    Ability to weld carbon and stainless steel. Using a Mig and Stick welder.
•    PLC knowledge a plus.
•    Technical degree a plus.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

•    Stand on feet for 8-12 hours.
•    Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more.
•    Willing and able to comply with respiratory fit testing (where applicable).
•    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required to be worn.
•    Ability to work in moderate noise level atmosphere.
•    Ability to work in an environment that is not temperature-controlled; very warm temperatures in summer months and very cold temperatures in winter months.  


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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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