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Technician, Maintenance Entry, JKO


Jackson, TN, US, 38301

Req ID:  76336
Facility:  Jackson-Lyo
Department:  Maintenance
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

As a member of our dynamic team and in the Maintenance Technician position, you will be responsible to perform all phases of general plant maintenance and become proficient in specialized areas of maintenance functions.

Roles & Responsibilities

1) Support the health, safety and environmental initiatives and programs at the Jackson facility.

  • Work in a safe and effective manner.
  • Follow all safety and environmental procedures.
  • Attend monthly safety meetings.
  • Perform safety observations.
  • Report all Near Misses and incidents.
  • No recordables.


2) Responsible for the proper usage of general maintenance tools and equipment

  • Responsible for having a working knowledge of maintenance language, verbal and written, shop arithmetic, elementary trigonometry, and physics. 
  • Must be able to interpret and understand prints and schematics of hydraulics and pneumatics. 
  • Must be able to interpret and understand electrical schematics and PLC ladder diagrams. 
  • Certification or become electrically qualified as defined by OSHA 1910.331-1910.335.
  • Ability to determine voltage of exposed energized parts.
  • The ability to determine working clearance distances to specified voltages.
  • Responsible for installing and repairing any wiring on electrical equipment. 
  • Determine safe loads, amp loading and voltage of conductors.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following: Available Fault Currents, Interrupting rating, Power Factor and Arc Flash Hazards.
  • Assist in the upkeep of spare parts supply and storage system.

Roles & Responsibilities (continued)

3) Repair and install various plant equipment, determining failures and develop root cause.

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse set of cross functional groups.
  • Responsible for having a working knowledge of maintenance language, verbal and written, shop arithmetic, elementary trigonometry, and physics. 
  • Responsible for trouble shooting, determining failures and developing root cause analysis.
  • Must be able to interpret and understand electrical schematics and PLC ladder logic to troubleshoot problems. 
  • Must effectively repair, adjust, tear down and rebuild to OEM specifications any equipment in the plant.  
  • Must have a basic knowledge and understanding of all plant processes, equipment/machinery, plant utilities, and predictive and preventive maintenance programs.
  • Ability to read and interpret common P&ID’s, equipment drawings, pneumatic and hydraulic schematics.
  • Document records of all activities through a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Responsible for properly using multi-meters, temperature and voltage calibrators, grinders, sanders, pipe cutters, threaders, hand and power tools. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate measuring equipment such as, micrometers, dial indicators, depth gauges and other measuring tools.
  • Problem solving and corrective action in support of continuous performance improvement


4) Perform necessary preventative, predictive maintenance and scheduled repairs as necessary.

  • Proper usage of general maintenance tools.
  • Effective setup and usage of gas, T.I.G. and arc welders.
  • Effectively construct, assemble and install guards and repair equipment

Min. Qualifications

Education:  Must have high school diploma or GED equivalency. Preferred candidates will have or will be pursuing  an Associate’s degree or higher in a maintenance related field.

Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years Industrial Maintenance experience, to include electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, PLC’s and mechanical equipment maintenance. Computer literate and knowledge in Microsoft Office Products is a requirement. Knowledge of SAP Maintenance Module is a plus. Must have the ability to work in a team environment. Position requires attention to details.

Licenses & Certifications: Technical certification and/or class certification would be a plus.

Additional Qualifications


Must be a self-starter requiring minimal supervision, able to influence colleagues at all levels.

Must be relentless in driving results from self and others.

Must be willing to work 12 hour rotating shifts and provide overtime coverage.

Must be willing to work occasional plant call-outs.

Must be willing to work with hazardous and/or flammable chemicals (with proper safety precautions, training and equipment).

Must be willing to work around and/or manually interact with heavy equipment.

Must be willing and able to work outside, year around under various weather conditions.

Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

Must be willing and able to work in an environment that requires frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.

Must be willing and able to work in tight or confined spaces.

Must be willing and able to work at heights above 25 feet by climbing stairs and vertical ladders.

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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