Maintenance and Technicians
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The primary responsibility for the Equipment Technician position is collecting, analyzing, and reporting the health of rotating equipment based on multiple technologies including vibration, thermography, oil analysis, pump and motor performance, and key operating parameters. This position works closely with operations, engineers, specialists, and maintenance personnel in troubleshooting and repairs. This position will provide support for multiple sites.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain vibration analysis program. Establish equipment routes and frequency. Collect and enter equipment data necessary for proper vibration analysis.
  • Be familiar with rotating equipment and motor analysis techniques, and perform as required.
  • Develop and maintain lube oil analysis program establishing routes and frequency.
  • Periodic (monthly, quarterly, etc) data acquisition from rotating equipment, including vibration data with portable systems, critical machinery performance metrics (flow rates, equipment rotating speed, temperatures, and process fluid characteristics) and lube oil samples and analysis.
  • Perform analysis of data to resolve or proactively anticipate equipment failures.
  • Lead / Assist in root cause failure analysis
  • Implements continuous monitoring systems, such as alarm, report, and acceptance regions
  • Coordinate scheduling of repairs by taking ownership of notifications and corresponding follow-up
  • Monitor equipment repairs in the field and at vendor shops
  • Report equipment deficiencies in SAP system making recommendations for corrective action.
  • Collaborate with responsible Maintenance/Reliability Specialist, engineers, planners, and supervisors to ensure proper priorities are placed on deficiencies and continuous learning/improvement process is fostered
  • Support the lubrication program by monitoring its effectiveness or, when required, take samples, interpret analysis and take corrective actions
  • Perform other duties related to this function to ensure the reliability of plant rotating equipment

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of rotating equipment design; including, bearings and support systems, seals and support systems, pump rotors and high voltage motors.
  • Level 1 certification from the Vibration Institute
  • Proficiency in the use and application of vibration data acquisition tools and software such as Emerson CSI and AMS Machinery Health Manager or equivalent.
  • Basic understanding of other predictive techniques to include thermography, lube oil analysis, centrifugal pump performance testing and use of amplification cameras.
  • Solid troubleshooting skills and ability to interpret and analyze data.
  • Experienced with on-line monitoring systems.
  • Strong computer skills with experience with Microsoft Office suite.

Preferred skills:

  • Level 2 vibration certification desired
  • Experience with Bentley Nevada machinery health monitoring systems or equivalent
  • Experienced with ODS/Modal Vibration diagnostics.

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:

  • Level C requires a minimum of 0 - 2 years of relevant experience in a midstream operations role or equivalent work experience
  • Level B requires a minimum of 2 – 4 years of relevant experience in a midstream operations role or equivalent work experience
  • Level A requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant experience in a midstream operations role or equivalent work experience

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally
  • Driving, walking, and standing frequently
  • Exposure to adverse weather, cramped conditions and some heavy lifting
  • Visits to industrial/manufacturing settings, which may include exposure to various materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the assigned position. 

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