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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic



INEOS Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 90 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets, and at the same time, help make the circular economy for styrenics a reality. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging and toys/sports/leisure. In 2019, sales were at 5 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.

We are looking for an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic for our plant in Texas City, TX.


The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for ensuring rotating and fixed equipment reliability, availability and overall performance meets production demands.  It will require troubleshooting and repair of a wide range of industrial equipment, and installation of mechanical equipment and utility services for new equipment and for equipment relocated and upgraded.  The ideal candidate will ensure that the plant and equipment are maintained at the highest performance level and will strive to minimize cost, energy usage, and waste in accordance with corporate policies and health and safety regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This position – and all positions - within the INEOS Styrolution organization requires that the incumbent commit to learning, following and practicing INEOS 20 Principles of Process and Behavioural Safety as applicable to the position. These are posted within each INEOS Styrolution facility.  Each employee must also commit to following INEOS’ Life-Saving rules on a daily basis and have a “safety-first” mindset. These rules are posted within each INEOS Styrolution facility.  Additionally, incumbents:
    • Participate as needed for incident investigations, Management of Change, Process Hazard Analysis/LOPA
    • Support integrity management by completing assigned Preventative Maintenance and ensure proper follow through on reliability concerns 
  • Ensure effective maintenance of rotating and fixed equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, compressors, blowers, gear boxes, valves, pumps, hydraulic and pneumatic tools, and other machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.  Report progress on assigned PM’s.
  • During plant outages, coordinate and direct the activities of contractors of a different craft or experience level.
  • Troubleshoot sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Inspect and assess equipment for defects such as misalignment, wear, insufficient lubrication and maladjustment.
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts. 
  • Repair, rebuild, clean, adjust, and calibrate mechanical components and systems and return them to operations.
  • Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
  • Implement most effective methods to make repairs to production equipment and support systems to control and minimize downtime.  Inform operations of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitor compliance.
  • Fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.  Utilize basic welding and metal cutting skills. 
  • Conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Identify and request parts, supplies, and tooling needed for repairs and to replenish maintenance inventory.
  • Maintain and apply technical knowledge as specified through NCCER certification for Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Millwright and Crane and Rigging, keeping certification current.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Required Profile:

Level of Education & Knowledge

  •  High School diploma or GED required.
  •  Ability to obtain (within 24 months) and maintain NCCER Certifications for Millwright, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, and Crane & Rigging Level II is required.
  •  Journeyman experience is preferred.
  •  Completion of college level Basic Millwright/Machinist program is preferred.
  •  NCCER Certification as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic or Millwright is preferred. 
  •  NCCER Certification as a Boilermaker is preferred. 
  •  NCCO Crane and NCCO Rigger (or NCCER Rigger) is preferred.
  •  Working knowledge of computers and SAP

Experience in general

Experience in the petrochemical industry required and should include experience in safe practices such as Lock Out/Tag Out.

Technical Skills

  • Read and understand instructions of a technical nature reflecting the requirements of the job; this includes interpreting pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical schematics and drawings, manuals, and set-up procedures.
  • Troubleshooting and repair of blowers, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal pumps, fans and material handling equipment, positive displacement pumps.
  • Experience in the repair and overhaul of large centrifugal compressors and multi-stage steam turbines would be an asset

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to wear a respirator and/or fresh air mask
  • Must be able to use all types of hand tools
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good communication and documentation skills
  • No relocation provided

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