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Precision Vibration Technician



INVISTA is a global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. From parts for the automotive industry to medical equipment, air bags, food packaging, carpet and clothing, our ingredients in the nylon 6,6 and polypropylene value chains help bring many of life’s essential products to market. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA is committed to innovation and responsibly creating more value for its customers and society while consuming fewer resources to make these products. See the bigger picture at INVISTA.com.

Join INVISTA as Precision Vibration Technician at our Orange, TX plant, where you will execute comprehensive vibration preventive/predictive maintenance strategies. You will help us achieve our Operations Vision by performing with a Business Owner mentality, implementing rotating equipment reliability strategies to transform our time-based strategies into condition-based strategies. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Manage/Own the vibration program, while continuously seeking new opportunities to improve the program
  • Provides technical expertise and comprehensive support for site vibration analysis
  • Collecting and analyzing vibration, ultrasound and thermographic information on fans, blowers, boilers, electrical motors, gearboxes, compressors, conveyors, and various other equipment at the site
  • Interpreting vibration findings to ensure all plant equipment is operating at optimal levels
  • Assisting with the development of new predictive techniques and programs for plant equipment
  • Performing precision maintenance activities to improve equipment performance
  • Implementing reliability best practices for plant equipment by identifying operating conditions such as load, speed, and environment
  • Optimize our mechanical integrity strategies by implementing condition-based strategies using SAP, wireless sensors, and Pi Dashboards to increase transparency of asset condition
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis to identify causes of failures and effective solutions that will prevent/minimize failures.
  • Manage vibration procedures, develop electronic inspection forms, and build data for equipment history / learnings.
  • Provide operations and shift technician training to build capability within the team.
  • Support production with the startup and shutdown of analyzers systems as needed.
  • Support DCS team for on-stream vibration optimization

The Experience You Will Bring


  • ISO Vibration Level 2 minimum
  • 3 years’ minimum experience in maintenance or facility operations in an industrial, manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in millwright role

Physical Requirements:

  • Work schedule is subject to change with notification, depending upon business needs. Additionally, must be available to work scheduled (Planned) or unscheduled (unplanned/short-notice hours on nights and/or weekends, holidays as needed), to meet business needs.
  • Required to wear any or all of the following PPE: safety glasses, hearing protection, goggles, hard hats, FRC, gloves, safety boots, respirators. PPE use is in accordance with the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for a given task.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, and inclement climate conditions.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, ladders on vessels and columns, ladders associated with scaffolds

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Knowledge of and experience in applying mechanical precision maintenance fundamentals
  • Experience with Bently Nevada Ranger Pro vibration monitoring
  • Asset 360 process monitoring and trending

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

This role is subject to a pre-hire physical abilities test.

This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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