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Millwright Maintenance Technician in Plaquemine, LA at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

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Job Description

Millwright Maintenance Technician

Westlake Chemical is offering an opportunity to apply your experience and skills as a Millwright Maintenance Technician based in Plaquemine, LA  This position will be responsible for providing the mechanical maintenance knowledge and skills to support the preventative, overhaul repair and maintenance of the rotating equipment in assigned operations unit.


The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for personal safety and that of fellow employees.
  • Adhere to and carry out all company environmental rules, polices, standards & procedures.
  • Participate in and promote the Continuous Improvement Process.
  • Possess troubleshooting skills to define the problems with the plant machinery and participate in failure analysis on equipment as requested.
  • Provide quality repairs centrifugal and reciprocal pumps, compressors and other rotating equipment.
  • Set up, maintain and revise as needed the documentation for the units rotating equipment.
  • Interpret, maintain and initiate necessary revisions to the equipment documentation and repair history.  This includes all critical measurements before and after repairs.
  • Develop as needed spare equipment status tracking data and report to unit operations as requested.
  • Provide technical information and assist planner and validator in planning and scheduling equipment PM’s and repairs.
  • Review and recommend additions, revisions and deletion of spare parts stocked in the storeroom and in the CMMS Bill of Material lists for all rotating equipment.
  • Review and recommend equipment specifications changes. Document changes in the CMMS.
  • Develop, review and revise as needed equipment and component repair/rebuild “Standard Job Plans” and as needed equipment and component “Preventative Maintenance Job Plans”.
  • The technician should be capable of writing an assembly and testing procedure excerpted from the equipment manuals.
  • Participate and assist in the training of company and contractor technicians.
  • Other duties as assigned.  


  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus completion of a formal millwright training program (i.e. Millwright apprenticeship program, ABC, Military, Associates Degree in Maintenance Technology, etc.).


The ideal candidate will possess the following essential skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of industrial/chemical plant maintenance in a millwright and/or related industrial rotating equipment maintenance.
  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and basic understanding of a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Knowledge and proficient use of precision measurement instruments (i.e. micrometers, dial indicators, laser alignment etc.)
  • Knowledge relating to machine alignment, vibration analysis, non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques, rotating equipment tolerances and clearances.