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Maintenance Technician - Apprentice

Company: Westlake Chemical
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Starting Pay: $20.30/HrHave 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! Westlake is a leading polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer in North America. Founded in 1992, Westlake Pipe & Fittings manufactures a broad range of gasketed, solvent welded, and restrained joint pipes for a diverse range of markets including municipal water and sewer, residential plumbing, water well, agricultural irrigation, turf and mining. Westlake offers a broad range of standard and specialty piping, and fittings; including brands such as Certa-Lok, Yelomine, Certa-Set and Certa-Flo. SO WHY WESTLAKE?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.COMPETITIVE PAY & BENEFITSBenefits 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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay 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 SAP Maintenance Module software to generate work orders, track labor, and consume materials/parts.

Make shift rounds at a minimum of twice 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.


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

PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile 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.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe 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.Take your career to the next level and join Westlake's pipeline to success!

Keywords: Westlake Chemical, Wichita Falls , Maintenance Technician - Apprentice, Professions , Wichita Falls, Texas

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