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Shift Mechanical Technician


Our INVISTA Victoria, TX facility is seeking entrepreneurial, innovative leaders to join the team as a Shift Mechanical Technician. We are looking for individuals interested in leading transformation and strengthening our competitive advantage in the growing nylon intermediates market. This role will have responsibilities to first and foremost protect the health and safety of our workforce, the community and the environment. You will deliver effective and efficient production and maintenance to the facility to ensure continuous operation. You will have the opportunity to assist in advancing our Shift-runs-the-Shift ownership culture to create superior value for our customers. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

Shift Mechanical Technicians are primarily responsible for mechanical preventive maintenance and repair work in accordance with our Environmental, Health, and Safety practices as part of the operating shift team. You will:

  • Review the weekly work schedule and coordinate with the operating shift team to align on priorities to successfully execute critical work to maintain equipment availability and PM compliance
  • Execute preventative maintenance and condition monitoring on shift
  • Maintain accurate maintenance logs including labor hours and critical preventive maintenance findings, and analysis and suggestions on frequency
  • Assist in the development and implementation of reliability centered maintenance strategies
  • Provide mechanical training for operating shift team members to build capability within the team
  • Expand your capabilities within the operations teams as needed to create superior value on shift
  • Challenge yourself to understand the value of you work and market competitiveness
  • Type of work can include but not limited to troubleshooting, installing, aligning, dismantling, repairing, and maintaining industrial machinery, and mechanical equipment that may include motors, bearings, valves, piping, pumps, compressors, gearboxes, hydraulic, and pneumatic components

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Experience working with and understand mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics and P&IDs
  • One of the following requirements:
    • Associate Degree or Higher in a related Mechanical field 
    • Minimum of 5 years of Mechanical experience in a manufacturing, industrial or agriculture facility
    • Minimum of 3 years of Mechanical experience in a manufacturing, industrial or agriculture facility and NCCER certification or equivalent in one of the following areas:
      • Boilermaking
      • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
      • Millwright
      • Pipefitting
      • Etc.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work a rotating 12-hour shift. 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, 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.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, and inclement climate conditions.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces with supplied breathing air and congested areas.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, ladders on vessels and columns, ladders associated with scaffolds in excess of 80 feet 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • SAP Experience
  • At least 1 year Operations experience in a refining or chemical facility
  • At least 1 Year of experience as a I&E Technician (Instrument Fitter/Electrician/E&I Technician/Analyzer Technician) in a manufacturing, industrial or agriculture facility
  • At least 1 Year of experience as a Soft Craftsman (Scaffolding/Rigger/Painter/Sandblaster/Operator) in a manufacturing, industrial or agriculture facility
  • Multi-craft certifications
  • Planning experience in a refining or petrochemical facility
  • Experience troubleshooting equipment issues and facilitating RCA, Cause Mapping, and Failure Mode Cause Analysis.
  • Served as a member of the emergency response team
  • Experience utilizing a variety of technology 

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.

This role is subject to the Transportation Workers Identification Credentialing (TWIC) rule and requires the successful candidate to obtain a TWIC dentification badge, allowing for unescorted access to the facility within a specific time period

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

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