• Mechanical Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 7 months ago(9/15/2017 3:45 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Manufacturing and Operations
  • Overview

    Mechanical Technician

    This position is part of the ASU Construction group, responsible for the installation, alignment, testing and maintenance of future plant equipment.  Additional requirements include, but not limited to, learning the plant mechanical systems, specific equipment design and determining spare parts and lubrication needs. Responsibilities will include assisting with construction, commissioning activities, and bringing the plant on stream safely.  Interaction with the operators, maintenance, process engineering, and controls team will be required. This position will be required to provide on-going support, maintenance and troubleshooting for the compressors, expanders, pumps, mechanical seals, vessels, heat exchangers, gear drives, and other rotating equipment in the ASU as required.




    • Demonstrate maintenance technical skills such as trouble-shooting, instrumentation calibration/repair, rotating equipment maintenance/repair, electrical equipment knowledge, piping installation, etc.
    • Demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and open mindedness.
    • Possess the ability to work well within a team environment.
    • Good organizational and communication (written/oral) skills.
    • Strong level of basic computer skills desirable.
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently to achieve goals.
    • Demonstrate a high level of professional behavior, displaying patience and respect for others.
    • Ability to use hand tools and power tools.
    • Must be capable of routinely walking, standing, climbing ladders.
    • Must be capable of lifting and walking with weights up to 50 lbs.
    • Ability to operate mobile equipment - fork truck, aerial lifts, etc.
    • Familiarity with engineering codes and standards preferred.
    • The individual will be very safety conscious when working with and around chemicals.
    • The individual must show initiative, have excellent attention to detail, be results oriented.
    • The individual must possess the willingness and ability to work outside in various weather conditions.
    • The individual must also have basic computer skills.
    • Works alone or with others to install, service and maintain various types of rotating equipment typically found in ASU under tight deadlines.
    • Assists in planning and review of new or modified installations for mechanical and or electrical systems.  
    • May work more than 8 hours in any particular day or on off hours on short notice.
    • This position provides necessary technical and hands-on support to maintain, troubleshoot and continuously improve plant mechanical equipment integrity, reliability, cost and on stream factor.

    Matheson is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth under EEOC.


    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, Religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, or disability

    EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability




    QUALIFICATIONS: • Requires 5 years mechanical maintenance experience in a bulk chemical manufacturing facility. • HS diploma/equivalency required. • Trade/Technical degree or apprenticeship in a related field • Strong machinery and rotating equipment knowledge is a plus • Detail oriented and willing to document details appropriately. • Strong personal safety philosophy • Must be team oriented and have a willingness to learn and further develop technical skills in this position.  This position provides necessary technical and hands-on support to maintain, troubleshoot and continuously improve plant mechanical equipment integrity, reliability, cost and on stream factor.


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