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Maintenance Mechanical Technician

Braskem America
La Porte, TX 77571
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Job: Maintenance Mechanical Technician


Every day, Braskems 8,000 team members work to improve peoples lives by creating sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics. In alignment with our commitment to a circular economy, we focus our global sustainable strategy in three key areas: sustainable processes to reduce waste; an innovative product portfolio; and solutions to support our clients and communities.

We pride ourselves on a culture that promotes diversity and inclusivity (D&I) encouraging its team members to be who they are, following the motto: You are free to be you. This mindset adds value to the organization by unlocking untapped potential. Braskem promotes collaborative behaviors that encourage new ideas and different perspectives. As a global organization, Braskem offers competitive employee benefits such as parental leave and educational reimbursement. We strongly encourage people with all different backgrounds and experiences, of all races and ethnicities, abilities, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community, to apply.

Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and a new operation in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa.

Department: Maintenance & Reliability

Location: La Porte, TX

Travel Involved: 0% - 5%

Job Type: Full time


Seeking an industrial maintenance Mechanic to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on the facilitys equipment, including rotating and fixed equipment.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Welding/Pipe Fitting/Oxy Fuel Cutting
  • Line opening, flange breaking, gasket replacement
  • Bolting and torqueing
  • Crane Operation/Rigging
  • Valve, filters and PSV change outs
  • Lubrication, Bearings, Couplings
  • Laser Alignment
  • Cartridge and Component mechanical seals
  • Precision measuring Tools
  • Drill Press, Parts Washer, Grinder, sandblaster and band saw
  • Specialty tools, like rams, wedges, spreaders, hydraulic torque guns, etc.


  • High School diploma
  • Five + years of experience in equipment maintenance
  • Strong organizational skills, troubleshooting and root/cause assessment skills, multitasking skills, oral and written communication skills, and detail oriented
  • Capable of the physical demands related to this position, including frequent walking, standing working in confined spaces, climbing ladders/scaffolding to perform elevated work, repetitive motion, and occasional lifting of weights in excess of 50 pounds
  • Flexibility to work potential overtime, if needed (including weekends and holidays), given advanced notice
  • Team oriented with strong spirit of service, and willing to learn and further develop technical skills

Preferred Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Experience within a chemical plant environment
  • Experience with SAP
  • Received training either through a formal apprenticeship program or through community colleges combined with informal on-the-job training
  • SMRP, NCCER or equivalent certification
  • Equipment Operator certified
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, etc.)

Posted: 2021-01-09 Expires: 2021-02-10

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