Pipe Fitter / Maintenance Mechanic

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 


The Maintenance Mechanic / Pipe Welder reports to the site's Maintenance Supervisor and specializes in welding.  They will be responsible for the inspection, evaluation, repair and installation of new and existing piping and equipment in the plant.  You will perform general mechanical inspections and repairs, but will also serve in a leading role for any required welding activities.  In this role, you will directly impact the safety and reliability of an operating chemical plant.  To accomplish this role, you will interact and consult with other employees like Maintenance Mechanics, Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians, Maintenance Planners, Reliability / Process / Project Engineers, Chemical Operators, and all levels of plant supervision.    


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs welding for mechanical equipment, structural and piping applications, including SMAW (Stick), MIG, and TIG methods; equipment metallurgies will include carbon steel, stainless steels, and aluminum
  • Leads and assists in the fabrication, construction, installation, and modification of new, existing and customized equipment throughout the facility
  • Determines finalized pipe routing, fit up dimensions, and support requirements for a variety of industrial piping
  • Safely performs preventive and predictive maintenance and repair of all industrial equipment associated with the operation of the facility and production of chemicals
  • Leads and assists in equipment troubleshooting for mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Performs general carpentry and metal fabrication work with a variety of materials
  • Performs equipment lubrication tasks with oils, greases, filters, pumps, and other advanced tools (ultrasonic tool)
  • Performs basic facility maintenance tasks including cleaning, sweeping, and occasional snow removal and salting
  • Operates or works with forklifts and other heavy equipment (telehandler, boom truck / crane, skid steer, etc...) 
  • The Maintenance Mechanic is also expected to perform other reasonably related maintenance and business duties as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor, Site Engineering Staff and Site Management.


Minimum Requirements – Experience / Education / Skills and Training

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 3+ years’ experience welding carbon steel and stainless steel process or power piping
  • 3+ years’ skilled industrial maintenance experience in a chemical plant
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent math, reading comprehension, and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Ability to follow departmental practices, procedures and safety guidelines
  • Ability to safely work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays and call-ins.
  • Familiarity with ISO procedures, plumbing, millwrighting, rigging, rotating/stationary equipment repair, metal fabrication, insulating, and reading prints/diagrams preferred.


Preferred Requirements

  • Associate’s degree, diploma, or certificate in Welding Technology (or similar), including pipe welding
  • Associate’s degree, diploma, or certificate in Industrial Maintenance programs (or similar)
  • Experience ASME / NBIC code welding, boiler and pressure vessel repair, or AWS / CWI weld inspection
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations including Lock Out Tag Out, Hot Work, and Confined Space Entry
  • Experience with isometric, plan, elevation, or other layout related engineering drawings for piping fabrication
  • Experience with air-operated diaphragm, centrifugal, positive displacement, and other pumps
  • Experience with mechanical seals and seal pots for rotating equipment
  • Experience with reactors, storage tanks, agitators, and materials handling equipment
  • Experience operating or maintaining boilers, chillers, compressors, and water purification systems
  • Experience with predicative maintenance (ultrasound, IR thermography, oil analysis, or vibration)
  • Experience with basic electrical / electronic controls and instrumentation


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Must be medically certified to wear a negative-pressure respirator and other PPE as required
  • Will be subjected to extended periods of climbing ladders and stairways, sitting, kneeling, walking, standing, bending, stooping, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, moving and lifting up to 55 pounds.


What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment


Learn more at benefits.lubrizol.com!

If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

Job Segment: Pipe Welding, MIG Welding, Facilities, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Operations, Science

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