Vibration Technician

Job Order Number: lh21168

Posted on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:47

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Job Description: 
Vibration Technician needed for Chemical Plant in Geismar, LA

• Direct Position

The Vibration Technician is responsible for executing condition monitoring of machinery as an integral component of the overall reliability program for the site. Primary responsibilities include vibration data collection, analysis, documentation and reporting results. Other responsibilities may also include involvement in troubleshooting and/or Root Cause Failure Analyses and providing recommendations based on equipment condition.

We are looking for a Vibration Technician that will:

- Conduct field data collection on operating machines according to the Predictive Maintenance Schedule or a special request.
- Analyze vibration data using historical data and computerized statistical and diagnostic tools, document results, and make recommendations based on as-found condition. Report results to field Operations and to assigned Maintenance and Reliability Engineers.
- Maintain and manage the equipment monitoring (vibration) database, including Predictive Maintenance schedules, frequencies, recommendations, and follow-up comments from the field.
- Participate in failure analysis and problem solving activities for rotating equipment using vibration data and other equipment condition data.
- Assess repair quality by conducting vibration analysis on repaired equipment establishing baseline vibration signature.
- Perform witness acceptance testing on rotating equipment that is repaired at off-site facilities.
- Track and report number of data points collected each month.
- Track and report number of special requests completed each month as a percentage of total points taken.
- Manage and service all vibration collection devices as per service agreement.
- Participate in annual assessment of vibration routes for predetermined equipment.
- Assist with design, installation and repair of permanent vibration monitoring systems during equipment shutdowns.
- Assist with purchase of vibration monitoring equipment as appropriate.
- Make recommendations for upgrades of vibration monitoring equipment as equipment becomes obsolete.
- Assist with machine shop audits.
- Assist with motor repair shop audits.
- Perform formal Root Cause Failure Analysis as needed and as defined in personal goals using Apollo software.
- Participate in development of critical equipment list for all units.
Desired Skills: 
The ideal Vibration Technician will have:

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Minimum ISO Category III or ASNT Level II-B Vibration Certification from a recognized organization is required
• Minimum 3 years of experience in vibration data collection and evaluation in an industrial environment (Chemical Plant, Refinery, Paper Mill)
• General knowledge of mechanical equipment design and maintenance and reliability activities associated with rotating equipment
• Ability to communicate effectively with facts and figures along with the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate. Strong interpersonal skills are required in this position.

EOE F/M/Disabled/Veteran

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