Maintenance Mechanic

Pedricktown, New Jersey
20 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem's market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2017 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Maintenance Mechanic at our Manufacturing Facility located in Pedricktown, New Jersey.

Main Function:

  1. Perform reliable mechanical repairs on all plant process equipment.


  1. Minimum requirement will be completion of Secondary formal education or equivalent, i.e. GED.

Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Understand and comply with all written site and corporate safety, health and environmental procedures. Attend all required scheduled Health, Safety and Environmental training sessions.

  1. Participate in required Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security initiatives and programs such as Management of Change procedures, Process Hazard Reviews, EVI system, Planned Inspections, Hazard Cognition Programs, etc.

  1. Performs reliable mechanical repairs on all plant process equipment.

  1. Troubleshoots, fabricates, modifies, removes, repairs, overhauls, or replaces parts or equipment involved directly or indirectly with chemical processes or associated support equipment in a safe, cost efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

  1. Performs safety, quality, and environmental inspections as assigned.

  1. Participates in special information or problem-solving teams as requested.

  1. Maintains craft skills over time to insure ability to complete assigned work.

  1. Attends company or vendor training as directed.

  1. Utilizes the Maintenance files and other engineering data as a resource in solving plant mechanical problems.

  1. Performs recordkeeping required to properly document inspections and repairs performed.

  1. Utilizes the Computerized Maintenance Management System to record time and attendance, document repair notes, review repair history, obtain materials from Stores, etc.

  1. Cooperates with other employees in a team atmosphere to solve plant problems and achieve plant goals.

  1. Identifies the need for and obtains the necessary parts, tools, equipment, materials, and supplies to safely perform assigned work.

  1. Identifies and evaluates alternative plans of action required to solve mechanical failures.

  1. Completes the necessary activities to comply with the requirements of the Routine Maintenance Work Process Accountability/Responsibility Matrix as found in the Routine maintenance Work Process Manual.

  1. Performs regular housekeeping to maintain a clean and safe work area.

  1. Complies with all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations.

Assignment, Review and Approval of Work:

  1. Receives assignments from the Maintenance Team Leader.

Responsibility and Decision –Making Authority:

  1. Shutdown unsafe operations or tasks.

Work Conditions:

1. Work will be performed throughout the entire plant. This individual may be required to work overtime as necessary. Safety equipment will be worn as appropriate for the specific plant area/task.

2. Normal hours will be straight 10-hour days Monday through Thursday except where schedule is modified as required and carry a pager to be available for rotating on-call duty and emergencies.

3. Will adhere to all plant HESS procedures and actively support all plant HESS programs.

Experience and knowledge of the following would be advantageous:

  • Minimum of three years experience in industrial mechanical millwright work
  • Must be able to pass NCCER certification for maintenance millwright
  • Must be skilled in the following: pump maintenance, mechanical seal rebuilds, equipment alignments, gearbox repairs, fan & Blower repairs, pipe fitting, safe use of shop tools, basic machining skills, basic welding skills, proper rigging knowledge.
  • Computer skills including Word, SAP, Excel, Access, Outlook