Job Description


The duty of the maintenance craftsperson is to utilize his / her skills and experience to perform a high-quality repair at a high level of productivity.  The work is to be performed in a safe manner, both for the craftsperson and his / her team members, observing all appropriate procedures and requirements.  The job site is to be left clean and safe for others.  The maintenance craftsperson is part of a larger team whose responsibility is to continually increase reliability and efficiency of all of the various production processes and equipment.  The craftsperson will assist the team in solving all safety, quality and productivity problems encountered in the functioning of the Reliability Improvement Program.


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

  • Evaluation:
    • Evaluate the job site to make sure it is safe for the craftsperson and team members
    • Determine, prior to beginning the work, which appropriate permits and precautions are in place and all requirements are met
    • Determine if the proper parts have been reserved for the job described in the Work Order
    • Determine if all necessary support is available to complete the Work Order
    • Determine what tools are required to complete the job as described
  • Execution:
    • Perform the work required in the Work Order in a manner that ensures the safety and efficiency of all involved
    • Perform the work required at an acceptable fast pace to assure high productivity
    • Perform the required work correctly the first time
    • Clean area after work has been completed
    • Properly document the cause of the failure based on the observations made during the repair and based upon the experience of the craftsperson and others involved
  • Follow up:
    • Review completed job briefly with Mechanical Supervisor to assure accurate information regarding the failure(s) is entered into the equipment history database and that job has been completed as required in Work Order
    • Review with the Planner and/or the Maintenance Supervisor the reasons for any variances exceeding the predetermined criteria (NOTE: This is for the purpose of identifying and solving problems, not for finding fault)
    • Express opinions about how this job might have been done faster, better and/or at less cost.
    • Discuss any additional training need identified
  • Communication:
    • Work with all others to develop communication and a Team Environment
  • Perform any other duties as requested.
  • Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of all personnel on site. Whenever appropriate, promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental incidents or issues to management so the situation can be corrected.  Attend Monthly Safety Meetings to help prevent off site and job accidents
  • Must be willing to assist in training of others


  • Position requires a HS Diploma or the equivalent
  • Must have one of the following:
    • Completion of 2 year technical program (i.e. Industrial Maintenance) is preferred
    • Completion of recognized maintenance apprenticeship program is preferred, or
    • Must have 5+ years in petrochemical plant maintenance experience
  • Must be willing to work overtime, shift schedules and assist other craft discipline in performing a repair task.  The ability to operate mobile equipment is a plus (manlift, drott, forklift).
  • Successful candidates must satisfy background screening, including motor vehicle record screening, drug testing & pre-employment physical requirements before starting work.


This job is performed mainly outdoors; physical presence is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; climb, have full use and range of motion of arms, hands and fingers to reach, grasp, hold, push or pull, twist, and work with tools; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to perform tasks that may require bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lying down or working from elevated platforms. The employee must be able to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Lifting may occur from the ground, waist-high, or shoulder-high.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to see details of objects that are more/less than a few feet away; see differences between colors, shades and brightness and determine the distance between objects. This job requires response to audible emergency alarms inside of the plant.  Employee must be able to evacuate when required.


The employee must be able to work in a normal factory environment, including enclosed spaces and exposure to various hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, flame retardant clothing, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

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