Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Kinder Morgan Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 weeks ago

Primary purpose:Performs repairs and maintenance on multiple types of heavy equipment, as directed by Crew Leader, Supervisor, or Manager, for primarily Houston Refining Terminal and other terminals within the Kinder Morgan Gulf Bulk business unit, while following Kinder Morgan Inc. and customer policies, procedures, safety rules, and federal and state laws.Essential duties and responsibilities:Reads and understands parts books and schematic drawings to determine parts needed and work procedures

Dismantles and repairs heavy equipment including mobile cranes, excavator, forklifts, loaders, dozers, crusher, etc.Moves machinery and equipment as needed to check out and repair as needed

Repairs and lubricates machines, equipment and heavy equipment

Diagnoses problems and make repairs to heavy equipment and assets i.e. dismantling, assembling, and installing parts and or service on equipment / machinery.Initiates repairs on mechanical engines and equipment used in petroleum coke handling operations/steel operations

Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and safety devices on equipment, and makes adjustments

Operates a variety of tools/equipment such as cutting torch, welder, forklift, hand tools, power tools (impact wrench, drills, etc) and electric meters

Lubricates moving parts and operates repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications

As directed performs activities of co-workersOther duties as assigned

Requisitions and control spare parts inventory

Position Requirements

Competencies, skills, and abilities:Must be willing to carry company issued cellular telephone/radio and be on-call during and after regular business and non-working hours including after dark hours, for work as may be required, assigned and scheduled

Must be willing and able to work at heights above ground in order to provide maintenance functions

Must be willing to work shift and/or overtime hours during the week including after dark hours, and/or weekends, and holidays as dictated by operations

Respond to emergency call-outs to perform maintenance duties

Demonstrate aptitude to execute and maintain necessary records

In order to appropriately perform essential duties of this job, regular work attendance is required

Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules

Ability to carry out supervision/direction and work effectively and cooperatively with other people

Must be able to successfully work with minimal direct supervision

Must possess general understanding of how corporate policies, procedures, practices and processes relate to the material handling business segment, associated business units, and internal and external customers.Treat people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values.Prioritize and plans work activities using time efficiently, plans for additional resources, organizes schedules of other people and their tasks, develops realistic action plans.Ability to communicate effectively

Recommends measures to improve equipment performance, and quality of product handling

Physical demands:Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and also but not limited to: heights in excess of 5 feet, moving mechanical parts, moving on track rail equipment, fumes, airborne particles, vibration, uneven terrain and high noise level in the work environment

Required to stand, walk and climb for extended periods of time

Communicate with supervision and co-workers via radio and hand signals

Must wear FRC clothing

Regularly lift and /or move a minimum of 50 pounds

Education:High school diploma or general education degree (GED) Experience / specific knowlededge:Must possess understanding of bulk handling operations/equipmentUnderstanding of diagnosing heavy equipment (D9 Dozer, Front End Loader, Track Hoe, etc)Understanding the maintenance of mobile cranes, excavator, forklifts, loaders, dozers, crusher, etc.Operation/Repair of A/CTrouble shooting hydraulic and pneumatic repair on heavy equipment Certifications, licenses, registrations:Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers

Willingness to use personal and/or company vehicle in the course of employment

Must possess Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by Kinder Morgan at all locations

Must obtain and/or meet all requirements to enter foreign trade zones; such as background checks by both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, i.e. obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets

The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Kinder Morgan