CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • LM Maintenance Technician - Mechanical

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    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    The candidate will work in a refinery environment repairing all types of rotating equipment which includes pumps, steam turbines, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal compressors, fin fans, cooling tower fans, gearboxes, and other types of specialty rotating equipment.


    Minimum Qualifications

     Minimum Qualifications Include:

    1. Basic maintenance skills
    2. Must understand mechanical drawings
    3. Must understand precision measurement
    4. Must understand basic shop equipment
    5. Must understand basic pump fundamentals
    6. Must understand operation of swing davit and overhead cranes
    7. Must understand rotating equipment preventative maintenance fundamentals
    8. Must understand appropriate repair documentation
    9. Must be able to work in a refinery environment
    10. Must be able to work outdoors, climb, and wear supplied air
    11. High School Diploma or G.E.D.
    12. Valid Driver's License
    13. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Eligibility
      • Eligibility Requirements:  The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration.  All candidates must be eligible to receive a TWIC in order to be considered for an offer.  To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and to check eligibility requirements, please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website:




    Preferred Qualifications Include:

    1. Mechanical craft experience in the Chemical/Petroleum industry
    2. College degree or certificate in related field
    3. Experience with maintaining back pull out & vertical lift pumps
    4. Experience with mechanical seal fundamentals
    5. Basic to mid-level machining skill set
    6. Ability to perform computer alignments
    7. Ability to perform belt alignments
    8. Remove/replace reciprocating compressor suction/discharge valves
    9. Experience maintaining horizontal multistage pumps
    10. Experience maintaining reciprocating compressors
    11. Balance rotating elements to API Standard
    12. Overhaul steam turbines
    13. Ability to operate carry deck crane


    Job Duties

    1. Remove rotating equipment from the refinery for repair which at times would require the applicant to wear supplied air.
    2. Rebuild pump or other piece of rotating equipment per CITGO Standards and procedures in the Maintenance Shop or in the refinery.
    3. Reinstall rotating equipment which includes performing alignment between the driver and driven piece of equipment.
    4. Complete appropriate repair reports based on the type of repair.
    5. Perform preventative maintenance on all types of rotating equipment.
    6. Troubleshoot rotating equipment in the field.
    7. Machine parts for rotating equipment as directed.
    8. Fabricate/install piping and tubing associated with rotating equipment.
    9. Operate carry deck crane (8 ton crane) to facilitate installation and removal of rotating equipment or other equipment as directed.
    10. Perform other duties as assigned by Management.


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