Technician

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Date: Jun 7, 2024

Location: Owensboro, KY, US, 42303

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at Milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Open and close top and bottom manways on all applicable vessels - Reactors and tanks require manways open for inspection and cleaning.  Bottom manways may require controlled release downward and heavy lifting to close.
  • Piping installation and replacement – Repair/replace piping and valves throughout plant site.  Piping varies in size and schedule from .5 inch to 12 inch in carbon and stainless, schedule 5 through schedule 80.  Pipe is mostly overhead and can be screwed, flanged, or welded.  Requires overhead lifting and tightening/loosening of pipe threads or flange bolts.
  • Welding/Fabrication – Projects requiring welding and fabrication of metal pipe and securing means.  Cutting and welding of trench and floor grating.  Welding repairs on plant equipment. 
  • Vessels –  Perform needed repairs.  Confined space entry into various vessels. Equipment Maintenance & Repairs – Assembly, disassembly, and repairs of pumps, agitators, gearboxes and seals require some climbing onto vessels and lifting of replacement parts.
  • Hydroblaster – Use tools to complete needed repairs of high pressure pump.  Use chain hoist and/or lever hoists to install blaster unit. 
  • Forklift Operation – Obtain certification/license to mount, dismount and operate powered forklift.
  • Clean-up Activities – Janitorial tasks for maintenance areas including trash removal, sweeping, picking up after repair job is completed.
  • Full-face respirator is required for portions of this job. OSHA mandated fit test and medical clearance by a licensed health care professional is required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work alone on a rotating shift

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in chemical manufacturing
  • Welding experience
  • Previous experience with hazardous materials
  • Previous experience with Maintelligence or other Maintenance Management System

 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to use multiple hand tools to perform repairs
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to read CAD drawings

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT/SAFETY-SENSITIVE POSITION

           This job operates in a manufacturing facility. This position is a safety-sensitive position and regularly works around moving mechanical parts and powered industrial vehicles. Noise                   level is generally loud. Temperatures can be more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity level can be more than 98% for 100% of day. 

 

SHIFT/WORK HOURS

       Shift schedule will depend on open positions at time of hire and will be communicated with new hire paperwork. Weekends and holidays are scheduled depending on business demands. 

  • 1st Shift: 7 AM – 3 PM 
  • 2nd Shift: 3 PM – 11 PM  
  • 3rd Shift: 11 PM - 7 AM 

By combining science with design and insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance people's lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful.

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