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Instrument 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.

Our Longview, TX polypropylene plant is hiring an Instrumentation Technician to join our Maintenance team. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Responsible for daily instrumentation work activities in assigned areas
  • Remain current with assigned area work order request backlog
  • Perform reliable instrument maintenance and repair (self-planned and scheduled)
  • Suggest and develop PM and repair optimization ideas
  • Maintain shop documentation
  • Perform Instrument Mechanical Integrity testing and documentation
  • Perform Instrument turnaround maintenance activities (ID potential scope items, enter t/a work orders, lead work crews for scope as assigned, and perform instrument scope work)
  • Perform Root Cause Failure Analysis on reactive instrument failures
  • Perform incidental maintenance activities through the self-planning process
  • Participate on afterhours, on-call or rotation schedule

The Experience You Will Bring


  • One of the following:
    • A.A.S. in Electronics or Instrumentation Technology
    • 3+ years instrument maintenance experience in a refining, chemical, or power plant 
  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting requirements up to 50 lbs
  • Walking distances of up to a mile
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, ladders on vessels and columns, ladders associated with scaffolds up to 215 feet  
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • 80% of work is performed in an outside petrochemical manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, and inclement climate conditions. 

  • 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. 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • 5+ years instrument maintenance experience in a refining, chemical, or power plant

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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