Maintenance Technician

Axiall Corporation Geismar, LA
Job Description

Maintenance Technician

Position Summary:

Provide the mechanical maintenance knowledge and skills to support the preventative, overhaul repair and maintenance of the rotating equipment in assigned operations unit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for personal safety and that of fellow employees.

* Adhere to and carry out all company environmental rules, polices, standards & procedures.

* Participate in and promote the Continuous Improvement Process.

* Possess troubleshooting skills to define the problems with the plant machinery and participate in failure analysis on equipment as requested.

* Provide quality repairs centrifugal and reciprocal pumps, compressors and other rotating equipment.

* Set up, maintain and revise as needed the documentation for the units rotating equipment.

* Interpret, maintain and initiate necessary revisions to the equipment documentation and repair history. This includes all critical measurements before and after repairs.

* Develop as needed spare equipment status tracking data and report to unit operations as requested.

* Provide technical information and assist planner and validator in planning and scheduling equipment PM's and repairs.

* Review and recommend additions, revisions and deletion of spare parts stocked in the storeroom and in the CMMS Bill of Material lists for all rotating equipment.

* Review and recommend equipment specifications changes. Document changes in the CMMS.

* Develop, review and revise as needed equipment and component repair/rebuild "Standard Job Plans" and as needed equipment and component "Preventative Maintenance Job Plans".

* The technician should be capable of writing an assembly and testing procedure excerpted from the equipment manuals.

* Participate and assist in the training of company and contractor technicians.

* Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent OR completion of a formal millwright training program (i.e. Millwright apprenticeship program, ABC, Military, Associates Degree in Maintenance Technology, etc.).

Minimum of five (5) years of industrial/chemical plant maintenance in a millwright and/or related industrial rotating equipment maintenance.

Good communications skills, both verbal and written.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and basic understanding of a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS), SAP PREFERRED

Knowledge and proficient use of precision measurement instruments (i.e. micrometers, dial indicators, laser alignment etc.)

Knowledge relating to machine alignment, vibration analysis, non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques, rotating equipment tolerances and clearances.