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Reliability Technician - I&E

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Koch Fertilizer is one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of fertilizers. Together with our affiliates, we are a global provider of value-added solutions for the agriculture, turf and ornamental, energy and chemical markets. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. See the latest ways we’re creating value for our customers and doing more with less at kochfertilizer.com.

Koch Fertilizer in Beatrice, NE is looking to add a Reliability Technician to our team! Our Reliability Technician role extends their responsibilities from assisting our team with Instrument & Electrical maintenance to working on project planning. Planning responsibilities are roughly 75% of the role with 25% of the role is working I&E maintenance.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Pay rates from mid $30s - low $40s / hour depending on skills and experience
  • Bonus eligible
  • Automatic 401K company contribution along with competitive matching program
  • Excellent Health benefits

This role has a flexible day schedule available.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Perform job site assessments to view the work areas
  • Review drawings, customer requirements and specifications to develop work scope activities
  • Use knowledge of best work practices and procedures to develop project execution strategy and identify task constraints
  • Assess manpower requirements and determine estimated durations for the work activities for Turnarounds by providing work activities, activity durations and manpower for scheduled development
  • Define “Division of Responsibilities” for project resources (manpower, equipment, support contractors, PPE, consumables, etc.…)
  • Interface with Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygiene and Operations Professionals to develop Safety Execution Plans for the work
  • Develop and compile Job Packages for field execution team, containing drawings, work scope, safety plans, etc.
  • Assess and determine construction equipment needs
  • Interface with contractors to verify work plans
  • Assist in daily maintenance tasks:
    • Electrical work on installation of new services, trouble shooting, grounding and repairs.
    • Calibration, installation, and preventive maintenance on variable frequency drives, electric motors, motor control centers and mechanical relay services.
    • Adjustments and repairs to electrical, electronic, mechanical, Pneumatic systems, and systems used in indication, and record process conditions at our facility.
    • Perform general maintenance work, such as valve replacement, torqueing of flanges on piping, and heat exchanger work.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Experience with industrial turnaround/construction work package development
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Experience with PLC, calibrating, testing, troubleshooting, and installing instrumentation or electrical equipment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools, specifically MS Word, MS Outlook and MS Excel

Physical Requirements

  • Climb stairs, ladders, ladders on vessels and columns, ladders associated with scaffolds in excess of 100 feet
  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and push and pull up to 150 lbs.
  • Work in hot, cold, and inclement climate conditions
  • Required to wear any or all of the following PPE: safety glasses, hearing protection, goggles, hard hats, FRC, acid suits, breathing air, gloves, safety boots, respirators, ACR Flash suits, and encapsulated suits. PPE use is in accordance with the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for a given task
  • Work in confined spaces with supplied breathing air and congested areas

What Will Put You Ahead

  • 5+ years or more of related industrial plant experience
  • Knowledge of industry standard Best Practices and Procedures for the Installation of Mass Transfer Equipment, Lifting/Rigging, heat exchangers, valves and piping
  • Microsoft Project/Primavera planning software experience
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)

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

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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