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Analyzer Technician

Braskem America
La Porte, TX 77571
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Job: Analyzer Technician


Every day, Braskems 8,000 team members work to improve peoples lives by creating sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics. In alignment with our commitment to a circular economy, we focus our global sustainable strategy in three key areas: sustainable processes to reduce waste; an innovative product portfolio; and solutions to support our clients and communities.

We pride ourselves on a culture that promotes diversity and inclusivity (D&I) encouraging its team members to be who they are, following the motto: You are free to be you. This mindset adds value to the organization by unlocking untapped potential. Braskem promotes collaborative behaviors that encourage new ideas and different perspectives. As a global organization, Braskem offers competitive employee benefits such as parental leave and educational reimbursement. We strongly encourage people with all different backgrounds and experiences, of all races and ethnicities, abilities, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community, to apply.

Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and a new operation in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa.

Department: Maintenance & Reliability

Location: La Porte, TX

Travel Involved: 0-5%

Job Type: Full Time


Seeking an Analyzer Technician with instrumentation proficiency for the La Porte plant M&R Team. The technicians primary purpose is to provide maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs to analyzers (process, environmental, and safety) in an industrial setting as well as being responsible for performing preventive and corrective maintenance on instrumentation equipment at the plant, as needed

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Able to maintain Gas Chromography Analyzers, Moisture Analyzers, LEL Meters, Online utility Analyzers and sample systems.
  • Upkeep and maintenance in PLCs and Microprocessors related to analytical systems.
  • Perform Corrective and Preventive Maintenance on plant instrumentation.
  • Perform calibrations of instrumentation and testing of interlocks.
  • Effectively use typical test and calibration equipment including pneumatic calibrators, RTD calibrators, digital and analog multi-meters, meggers, and laptops for equipment communication.
  • Utilize prints and plant documentations to resolve equipment problems.
  • Run conduit, cable, tubing, etc. as necessary to facilitate maintenance of equipment.
  • Document work performed in procedures and/or work packages and update equipment records and files in plant library as appropriate.
  • Maintain portable measuring and test equipment, and electrical safety equipment in accordance with established requirements.


High School diploma.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of I&E experience in maintenance within a chemical plant environment and at least 5 years Analyzer Chromatography experience. Demonstrated troubleshooting and fault isolation skills, good organizational skills be detail oriented and have a willingness to document details appropriately.. The candidate must be willing to be called out on off shifts and/or weekends to support plant operations, and must be willing to work overtime when required. This position requires work to be performed outdoors as well as indoors, frequent walking, standing, and climbing with the ability to perform elevated work using portable ladders, scaffolding, and fall protection equipment. The position also involves repetitive motion, stair climbing, and frequent lifting of weights up to 60 pounds.

Preferred Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Experience with SAP.
  • Degree or certification in I&E related field.
  • Extensive prior I&E experience in a chemical plant.
  • Experience in ABB, Yokagawa, and Siemens Gas Chromatography Equipment.
  • Very strong organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, etc.)



Posted: 2021-04-14 Expires: 2021-05-15

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