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Field Service Technician

Company: Flowserve Corporation
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview: If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you're searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at Flowserve. As an individual contributor, or as a leader of people, your enterprise mindset will ensure Flowserve's position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions. Here, your opportunity for professional development and industry leading rewards will be supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people first, integrity and safety. Thinking beyond opportunity and reward, at Flowserve, we are inspired by working together to create extraordinary flow control solutions to make the world better for everyone! Role Summary: Our Field Service Technician's will travel to customer locations to troubleshoot and repair all Flowserve Control Valve Business Unit products, solicit the sale and installation of spare parts. Our Field Service Technician's may also repair and overhaul competitor's valves when needed. This position also involves the use of valve diagnostic systems for predictive and preventative maintenance. They will need the ability to troubleshoot equipment returned to the factory for failure analysis. Answering customer's questions over the telephone or by e-mail in order to solve problems as well as analyzing parts and equipment that have been returned to the factory for failure evaluation are essential in this position. Flowserve offers competitive pay, annual bonuses, medical benefits on day 1, generous paid vacation time, paid holidays, pension plan, 401(k) and many other excellent benefits. Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Advise plant personnel on correct maintenance and operating procedures.
  • Provide both the company and the client an accurate record of work performed, and actions taken, with conclusions and recommendations as required.
  • Check equipment after installation and prior to startup of valves and associated equipment within the allotted time and in a professional manner, assuring that all customers' problems are handled with a minimum delay.
  • Perform valve walkdowns at customer facilities for large outage preplanning.
  • Write clear, concise daily reports to keep customer and manager apprised of job progress.
  • Conduct required onsite safety training and requirements, complete JSEA prior to work performed, and maintain a safe work site.
  • Identify and attend training to develop personal knowledge and skills.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing equipment in the field. The equipment will primarily consist of Flowserve Control Valve products but may also include control valve products of other manufacturers.
  • Provide technical support to customers whether emailed or phoned.
  • Assist the engineering department with failure evaluations.
  • Conduct diagnostic testing on control valves and interpret the results. Testing can be via SoftTools, Profiler, ValveSight, FAST Test, or StarTalk XP software. Requirements
    • 3-5 years experience with refineries and chemical plants, troubleshooting and repairing valves and actuators.
    • Must have a clean driving record and background screen with DISA.
    • Ability to explain digital and mechanical concepts and articulate recommendations in detail.
    • Comprehensive working knowledge of Instrumentation and process control and the elements in a flow loop (PID control, flowmeters, different process sensors, transmitters, valves, analog and digital communications, DCS, PLC, and asset management systems).
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
    • Excellent writing and documentation skills regarding engineering reports and other documentation.
    • Proficient with demonstration equipment: audio-visual, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic equipment; knowledgeable in removing, installing and starting-up digital products including software installations
    • Must be a self-starter capable of working independently with little to no supervision
    • Capable of collaborating with instrument engineers, site engineers and technicians
    • Comprehensive knowledge of technical designs, engineering drawings, and schematics
    • Physical activity is required, including frequent lifting up to 50 pounds, ascending/descending ladders, and staircases, and climbing and reaching in, under, and around large equipment, often outside.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of main valve competitors (Fisher, MN, Metso, Samson, CCI). Electric actuation competitors are a plus (Limitorque, Rotork, Auma, EIM, Coester, etc.). Preferred Experience / Skills:
      • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment, valve automation, and instrumentation.
      • Ability to read/interpret pneumatic schematics to tube valves correctly.
      • Possess basic computer skills.
      • Microsoft Office Applications Experience (i.e.: Excel, Word, etc.).
      • Hands-on mechanical and electrical repair of valves and valve operators.
      • Knowledge of electricity and electronics.
      • Strong troubleshooting skills
      • Ability to read and understand schematics, wiring diagrams, and overall system drawings.
      • Experience with the use of Process meter/4-20mA, Loop Tester, Signal Generator and Power Analyzer.
      • Familiarity with industrial network protocols (HART, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, DeviceNet, Modbus based protocols).
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills \#COS Primary Posting Location: Corpus Christi, Texas US Job Advertising Title: Field Service Technician Job Posting Category: Operations Employment Type: Full time Country: United States Auto req ID: 55581BRFlowserve is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more. Flowserve will also not discriminate against an applicant or employee for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers Click here to learn more.If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to In order to quickly respond to your request, please use the words "Accommodation Request" as your subject line of your email. For more information, read the Accessibility Process.

Keywords: Flowserve Corporation, Corpus Christi , Field Service Technician, IT / Software / Systems , Corpus Christi, Texas

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