Job Description

Have you considered a profession in Industrial Maintenance?  Would you like to find a company that provides tuition support along with on the job training within the Maintenance field?  Are you a motivated self-starter who is mechanically inclined with a passion for fixing things?  If so, Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship with Westlake may be the perfect opportunity for you! 


We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers and encourages our associates to succeed through individual achievement and teamwork.  A career at Westlake is enriched with an innovative spirit, high work ethic, and rewarding experiences.  We foster a culture that supports professional development, personal growth, and opportunities for advancement.  Westlake is dedicated to top environmental performance, sustainability efforts and safety. No job can be so important or urgent that people cannot take time to work safely.


  • Benefits Effective Day 1
  • Med, Den, Vision, 401k (4% match), Annual Retirement Contribution (2%), Life & AD&D
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Tuition (State Registered Apprenticeship Program) - Must maintain a C average
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Opportunity for Advancement


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Learn and perform basic preventative maintenance services
  • Assist with mechanical, electrical and control systems duties as required
  • Learn how to proactively predict the operational state of equipment, filters, oil, hydraulics, compressors, motors, pumps, plumbing and electrical systems and determine course of immediate and future action as needed to eliminate unscheduled downtime.
  • Assist with installation and setup of barrels and screws on all extruders.
  • Complete welding and fabrication work as needed, process repairs, improvements, and capital projects.
  • Learn eMaint Maintenance Module software to generate work orders, track labor, and consume materials/parts.
  • Make shift rounds at a minimum of once per shift to inspect Air Compressors, Chillers, Water Pumps, Storage Silos, Material Transfer Systems, Extrusion Equipment; Air, Water, and Electrical Systems and other Operation-Critical Equipment to insure functionality to required operational standards.
  • Learn how to resolve problems with equipment, leaks, and other deficiencies and act as needed
  • Assist with preventative maintenance tasks in accordance with the Preventative Maintenance Program.
  • Training and development in troubleshooting PLC based control systems and making component adjustments and/or repairs.
  • Maintain high level of organization and high standards for housekeeping.
  • Make suggestions for improvements to safety, efficiency, and costs to management.
  • Attend and complete required curriculum through Technical College as outlined and required by the State Registered Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program.


  • HSED Diploma or GED required.
  • Strong academic performance and interest in Industrial Maintenance Field
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems to determine root cause
  • Passion to learn and grow while building your skills and abilities
  • Self-motivation, dedication and drive to initiate and succeed
  • Positive attitude that can initiate self-driven activities
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Integrity, diversity and value teamwork
  • Must pass Admissions Placement Test at the designated Technical College to meet enrollment requirements
  • All tuition and books will be paid by the company upon enrollment.  Apprentice may be subject to reimbursing the Company educational expenses if unable to maintain a C average each semester or fails a class


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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