Chemical Facility Maintenance Technician gea

Windsor, WI

Chemical Facility Maintenance Technician gea


Perform standard maintenance on equipment used for plant scale chemical synthesis (e.g., 2000 L glass-lined reactors, vacuum pumps, drying ovens, glass condensers, and filter dryers.

Perform repairs and manage specialized contractors to perform needed repairs.

Working with the Engineering and Chemistry teams, execute preventive maintenance and service to equipment used to support the manufacture of APIs.

Examples of equipment responsibilities:

Glass-Lined Reactors

Inspection and measurement of glass integrity for thickness and imperfections

Inspection and change out of gaskets and seals.

Calibration of temperature probes and pressure gauges

Repair and inspection of drain valves

Acid Gas Scrubber

Calibration of pH meter and controller

Inspection and change out of column packing media.

Inspection and change out of caustic soda reservoir.

Monthly coordination with operators to replace scrubber water.

Heat Exchangers for Reactors

Check, maintain appropriate levels and change oil as needed.

Inspect and replace heat exchanger for hard water buildup.

Coordinate cleaning of water side of the heat exchanger

Filtration System

Check, maintain appropriate levels and change oil on vacuum pumps.

Change oil filters on vacuum pumps.

Inspect integrity of piping and change parts as needed.

Friction Aire Drying Ovens

Calibrate thermocouples.

Inspect and change gaskets as needed.

Floor Balances

Calibrate on a scheduled basis.

Level or adjust support carts.

Material Transfer Pumps

Inspection and changeout of gaskets

Level or adjust support carts.

Rebuild as needed.

Freezer System

Filter changeout

Calibration of temperature readout

Nitrogen Generator

Testing proper flow to reactors

Change Filters

Coordinate annual PM.

Water Supply

Inspection of safety shower and eye wash station

Coordinate inspection of sprinkler system

Inspection and repair of plumbing supplying water to cooling towers.

Mobile Fume Hood

Changeout of HEPA filter

Filter testing

Flow velocity check

Concentrate Mix Tanks

Inspection of agitator motors

Inspection of drain valves

Vent inspection

Agitated Filter Dryer Systems (Nutsche)

Inspection and routine preventative maintenance

Ensure proper mechanical operation.

Monthly Tank Inspections

Level Switch Tests

Vent Inspection

Annual Relief Vent Change outs

Hot Oil



Boiler PM’s

Annual Boiler PMs

Daily Water testing and Chemical Addition

Monthly third-party water treatment testing coordination

Steam Trap Surveys/Inspection/Replacement

Ultrasonic Leak testing PM

Conduct survey of process areas to locate leaks of Air/N2 and other gases.

Oil Heaters/Coolers

Monthly PMs

Annual Oil Testing and Analysis

HVAC system Maintenance

Filter Change outs

Exhaust fan bearing greasing.

Belt Tension and replacement PM

RO system maintenance

Water Softener PMs

Water Testing Checks


Membrane Replacement

Grounding bonding PM

Checking resistance for all grounding locations.

Monthly Greasing PM

Completion of United States EPA RCRA Hazwoper Training.

Help facilitate accurate inventory of spare parts and records of PMs.

Available to be on call as needed. Overtime may be required to meet production demands.

Other related duties as required.



Associates Degree in Industrial Maintenance or similar degree preferred.


Ideally 10+ years of previous maintenance of glass-lined chemical reactors within a chemical manufacturing environment. Demonstrated success working within and performing maintenance on equipment that manufactures highly toxic API substances and within reactor rooms that routinely employ highly flammable, combustible liquids. Must have hands-on experience and knowledge of safety measures required for operating within chemical synthesis spaces.


Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics are required. Logical trouble shooting and excellent verbal communication skills are required. Teamwork, flexibility, patience, diplomacy and a high level of initiative are necessary.


Hand and power tools, spark tester, welding equipment, forklift, electrical test devices, and computers. Full-face respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) when required.


Ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently/100 pounds occasionally is required. Must complete respirator evaluation and comply with the Facial Hair policy.

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