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Maintenance Technician

Company: Westlake Chemical
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:


This role is a maintenance technician role that may be focused on people, process and/or systems as it pertains to the upkeep and/or repair of all plant processes, systems, buildings, and production equipment. The Maintenance Technician ability to respond by use of effective mechanical, electrical, process or support systems skills is critical for success in this position. The position also works to eliminate failures resulting in downtime having direct impact on the plants the overall available operating systems.


  • Comply with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures

  • Regular attendance, timeliness and scheduling flexibility

  • Provide safety leadership in promoting and creating a zero-injury safety culture.

  • Ability to solve practical mechanical/process problems and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal, written, or diagram instructions

    • Communicate with shift supervisors, and other line support regarding maintenance issues

    • Ensure proper performance of all plant maintenance processes/systems and production equipment through effective use of planning, troubleshooting and/or diagnostics skills.

    • Ensure proper preventative maintenance on all plant systems and production equipment to maximize machine uptime

    • Ensure compliance with all maintenance processes and work being performed

    • Assist in determining necessary actions to address quality issues on molds, stones, and production equipment, as necessary.

      • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein

      • housekeeping standards

      • Conduct Huddle Meeting with Maintenance Techs

      • Assign work orders to each maintenance tech

      • Communicate with shift supervisors and all operational support personnel regarding maintenance issues

      • Ensure compliance with all maintenance work being performed

      • Keep Maintenance leadership informed of maintenance issues

      • Generates Work Orders and closes them out in SAP.

      • Follows up and reports craftsmanship (Good/Bad) to Maintenance Supervisor

      • Provide peer coaching discussions to correct issues

        • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein

        • Perform at an acceptable level as required to meet or exceed daily safety, quality and productivity standards

        • Maintain a clean and orderly work area to ensure facility meets department.

        • Mechanical/Electrical troubleshooting

        • Blueprint/ Diagram reading


          • Must be able to work well in a team environment

          • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

          • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions

            • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills

            • Must have to ability to do basic mathematical calculations

            • Must have the ability to multi-task

            • Must have strong internal and external customer service skills

              • Must be able to problem solve and use basic trouble shooting skills

              • Must be able to work independently and use good judgment

              • Ability to maintain attention to detail

              • Ability to hear audible noises

              • Ability to distinguish basic colors


                The employee must be able to:

                • Operate a computer or other keyboard instrument

                • Operate in an SAP environment


                  The employee should have the following:

                  • High school diploma or equivalent is required

                  • Two or more years of maintenance work experience and/or training in an industrial environment.

                  • Maintaining industrial equipment (i.e. conveyors, gear boxes, Hydraulic, Batch, Water systems, pumps, etc.)

                    • Have not been removed from a Maintenance Lead position for performance issues (company initiated) or voluntarily "stepped down" from a Maintenance Lead position within the last 6 months

                    • Must have been in current position for 6 months (wearable upon needs of company)

                    • Have no disciplinary write-ups above a verbal warning in past 6 months (wearable upon needs of company)


                      The employee should possess the ability to:

                      • Be exposed to temperature extremes inside or out

                      • Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable

                        • Prolong standing or in stationary position for up to 12 hours performing shift work

                        • Complete repetitive movements

                        • Bend or twist

                        • Wear all required personal protective equipment

                        • Work in constant noise above 85 decibels

                          • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls

                          • Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds

                          • Ascend or descend stairs

                            This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

                            A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

                            This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

                            Westlake Management Services, Inc. is proud to offer equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants to join our company and to succeed as members of our team regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Westlake Chemical, Carrollton , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Carrollton, Texas

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