Technician, Maintenance


Clinton, IA, US, 52732

Req ID:  84017
Facility:  Clinton Operations-Lyo
Department:  CLO Maintenance Polymers
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

This position performs mechanical repairs, preventive maintenance, and reliability improvements on plant equipment and piping in order to maintain plant on-stream time while increasing plant reliability. Maintenance activities must be performed safely and efficiently to high-quality standards. The maintenance technician is expected to function in a multi-craft environment.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Use proactive Hazard Recognition techniques to work safely at all times and actively support the plant safety process.  
  • Follow and know the plant policies and procedures.
  • Be available to work overtime, off hour call outs and duty weeks.
  • Fulfill plant and department qualification requirements and continuously develop new skills.  
  • Make quality decisions based on company needs and efficiencies.
  • Be able to use computer systems to execute and report on maintenance work.
  • Have the ability to use precision measurement tools.  
  • Have knowledge on how to read mechanical drawings and blueprints.
  • Use the proper rigging techniques and proper signaling for lifting heavy loads.
  • Have strong analytical skills to systematically troubleshoot and repair rotating and reciprocating process equipment.  
  • Repair and maintain various pieces of stationary equipment.
  • General knowledge of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, gear reducers, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, hydraulics and piping systems is preferred.
  • Familiar with different mechanical equipment driver alignment techniques and be able to properly align mechanical equipment.
  • Complete layout and fabrication of piping and tubing.  
  • Repair or replace valves and fittings and properly disassemble and assemble.
  • Become qualified and safely operate rolling equipment (Crane, Fork Truck, etc.) as needed.
  • Self-starter and capable of leading formal or informal work groups.

Min. Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess strong math and measurement skills.  
  • Candidates must have the ability to perform heavy lifting and a willingness to work under adverse conditions such as cramped working conditions, extremes in weather conditions, confined spaces, elevated heights and noisy areas.
  •  Applicant must be willing to work extended hours, weekends, outages (day or night) and to respond to callouts with short notice.  
  • Other personal qualities essential for success are a desire to share knowledge and experiences, a willingness to work cooperatively with others while maintaining high quality of work, good housekeeping standards, must be self-motivated with a willingness and desire to improve, and must possess a high degree of ownership.

Preferred Qualifications

  • NCCER millwright certification or similar knowledge and ability desired.


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