Maintenance Technician-GC, PE&O

POSTED ON 10/11/2021 CLOSED ON 11/9/2021
Westlake Chemical Hired Organization Address Sulphur, LA Full Time

Job Posting for Maintenance Technician-GC, PE&O at Westlake Chemical

Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate.​ Westlake Chemical  is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.

If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".



Responsible for assisting in the ensuring the safety, quality and productivity problems by evaluating, executing and continuous follow-up. Part of a team whose responsibility is to continually increase reliability and efficiency of production processes and equipment with a specific focus in mechanical fixed equipment filed craft work. Responsible for the evaluation of the job site for safety, obtain the appropriate permits, reserve proper parts and tools for job and thorough execution of work orders in an efficient manner ensuring safety for all. Must be able to perform general maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting on typical industrial mechanical fixed equipment such as exchangers, vessels, towers, drums, tanks, heaters, boilers, furnaces, and associated piping components, etc. Needs to have familiarity with fabrication methods, welding processes, lifting and rigging techniques, and all associated general craft tools required for work requirements.   The successful candidate, who receives a job offer, must present proof he or she is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment prior to their start date.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:


 Evaluate the job site to make sure it is safe for the craftsperson and team members

 Determine, prior to beginning the work, that appropriate permits and precautions are in place and all requirements are met

 Determine if the proper parts have been reserved for the job described in the Work Order

 Determine if all necessary support is available to complete the Work Order

 Determine what tools are required to complete the job as described

2. Execution

 Perform the work required in the Work Order in a manner that ensures the safety and efficiency of all involved

 Perform the work required at an acceptable fast pace to assure high productivity

 Perform the required work correctly the first time

 Clean area after work has been completed.

     Properly document the cause of the failure based on the observations made during the repair and based upon the experience of the craftsperson and others involved.

3. Follow up

 Review completed job briefly with Mechanical Supervisor to assure accurate information regarding the failure(s) is entered into the equipment history database and that job has been

     completed as required in Wok Order.

     Review with the Planner and/or the Maintenance Supervisor the reasons for any variances exceeding the predetermined criteria (NOTE: This is for the purpose of identifying and solving        problems, not for finding fault).

 Express opinions about how this job might have been done faster, better and/or at less cost

 Discuss any additional training need identified.

4. Communication

 Works with all others to develop communication and a Team Environment

 Must be willing to assist in training of others. *



 Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.

 Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

 Fully supports Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement

     opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.

 Any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned.

 Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of others. Promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental issues or incidents to management.


 A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.

 Position requires a high school degree

 Must have 5 years in petrochemical plant maintenance experience

 Must be able to read and understand P&ID drawings

 Must be willing to work overtime, shift schedules and assist other craft discipline in performing a repair task.

Know when and how to use the following hand tools and miscellaneous equipment:

◦ Vises and clamps

◦ Screwdrivers

◦ Hammers, mallets, and sledges

◦ Punches

◦ Non-adjustable wrenches, adjustable wrenches, socket wrenches

◦ Torque wrenches

◦ Pliers

◦ Snips and hacksaws

◦ Chisels

◦ Power hand tools

Taps, dies and reamers

◦ Files

◦ Steel rule

 Know and understand the following:

◦Welding (equipment principles and metallurgy)

◦Welding (cut and bevel)

◦Welding (preparing different types of pipe)

◦Grinders (tecniques and tools)

◦Fabrication - fitting - correcting errors

◦Saddling on and saddling in

◦ISO’s (symbols, angles, layout and elevation)

◦Blueprint reading, P&ID reading

◦Shielded metal-arc "stick" welding on carbon steel plate

◦Shielded metal-arc "stick" welding on carbon steel pipe

◦TIG welding on carbon and stainless steel pipe

◦MIG welding on carbon and stainless steel plate / pipe

◦Oxy-acetylene cutting

◦Brazing and braze welding

◦Plasma-arc and air carbon-arc cutting

◦Cutting with torch

◦Trade math, calculator

◦Rigging and hand signals

◦Removing and installing fittings, gaskets and fasteners

◦Removing and installing valve packing

◦Removing and installing screwed pipe, flanged pipe, SS tubing, steam tracing

◦Removing and installing different types of process valves (gate, globe, etc.)

◦Removing and installing process control valves

◦Removing and installing pump piping

◦Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

◦Removing and installing pipe supports

◦Piping specifications

◦Equipment operation - forklift, overhead traveling crane, mobile crane, drott

◦Removing and installing pressure relief valves

◦Cutting with torch


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate inside, but can be high outside. Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators. Inside exposure includes but not limited to A/C 90% of the time. Outside exposure includes but not limited to outside elements 10% of the time. May be exposed to finished carpet, tile/linoleum and/or outside concrete or gravel. Job may require working in both closed and open quarters. Exposure to dust, fumes, and gasses are at a minimum on the inside, and can be moderate outside.

Westlake Chemical  is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.

If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".

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