Facility Operations Technician

Port Allen, LA 70767

Posted: 07/20/2016 Employment Type: Temporary Industry: Light Industrial Job Number: 00004L4R Pay Rate: 22.00
Spherion has an opening for an experienced facility operation technician in the Port Allen area.

We produce and supply to 500+ customers and the operations tech keeps the entire plant running smoothly. The Operations Tech position will be responsible for operating, maintaining and troubleshooting the equipment and facility. The basic function of this role is to provide necessary technical and hands- on support to continuously improve plant operation, maintenance, mechanical equipment integrity, reliability, cost, and on-stream factor. Technicians will be responsible for I/E maintenance and plant operations on a regular basis as identified by the shift schedule.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Participate in the basic safety process as a key member of the Site Safety committee and sharing responsibility for the site's overall safety performance.
Provide day-to-day operation of the plant to support the plant on-stream, production and reliability targets.
Provide hands on support as required to resolve Instrument/Electrical/Mechanical/Operational field problems as they occur.
Interact with staff personnel to maintain operation of plant; assist in plant equipment mechanical repairs, instrument calibrations and electrical troubleshooting.
Develop maintenance procedures for maintenance tasks.
Investigate equipment failures, determine root cause of failure, and recommend appropriate solutions to reduce reoccurrence of/or eliminate cause of failure.
Assist in the development, implementation, and periodic review of preventative/predictive maintenance programs to reduce unplanned shutdowns and improve overall plant on-stream capability.
Maintain an error-free execution. Pay very close attention to details and execute work to the highest possible standard. Apply a Continuous Improvement philosophy to daily work.
Participate in the planning and execution of minor and major shutdowns. Provide technical and hands- on support as required during shutdowns.
Provide troubleshooting expertise for the production units.
Follow Operating procedures.
Promote safety rules and regulations.

High School Diploma/GED.
Certificate in process technology or maintenance field (preferred) or 3 years minimum in a manufacturing/production, processing or chemical/ petrochemical environment.
Strong instrument and electrical aptitude is desired.
Proven commitment to safety and continuous improvement
Position may require weekends and on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis.
Must be a self starter and willing to work alone.
Candidates with a background in plant/refinery instrumentation and electrical systems is strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to climb ladders and steps and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Be able to meet call-in requirements as needed.
Elevated work required


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