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Website Universal Plant Services


Headquartered in the Houston metropolitan area, Universal Plant Services has 16 full-service facilities spanning the U.S. Gulf Coast, West, and Midwest, making it one of the largest specialty service companies in North America. With our demonstrated commitment and capability to address client needs and requirements wherever their operations occur, UPS offers a world of equipment service capabilities.

For over 30 years, Universal Plant Services (UPS) has been a comprehensive service provider for the energy industry, providing project management, installation, maintenance and repair services for rotating and fixed equipment for daily maintenance requirements, turnarounds, and capital projects.

Position Summary:

Universal Plant Services is in search of an experienced Millwright to join our team.  This is a long term maintenance opportunity at the Citgo Refinery in Lemont.  The ideal candidate will work in a refinery environment repairing all types of rotating equipment which includes pumps, steam turbines, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal compressors, fin fans, cooling tower fans, gearboxes, and other types of specialty rotating equipment.

Job Duties

  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, manuals or other drawings.
  • Install, assemble, dismantle, maintain, troubleshoot, rebuild, and repair rotating equipment.
  • Layout, level and align pumps, compressor turbines, paper machines and centrifuges.
  • Repair pumps, set impeller clearances, set fan blades, and align belts and motors to gearboxes using manual tools, lasers, and computers.
  • Construct foundations for machines, perform lubricating maintenance, and cleaning activities.
  • Compete repair reports.
  • Machine parts for rotating equipment in the field.
  • Fabricate/install piping and tubing associated with rotating equipment.
  • Operate carry deck crane to facilitate installation and removal of equipment.


  • Must be able to pass drug screen and background check
  • Must be able to pass a physical and PFT/FIT test.
  • Must have transportation to and from job site.
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)


  • Minimum 4 years Millwright experience in a Petrochemical facility
  • Must be proficient with the safe usage of swing davits and overhead cranes
  • Ability to understand and apply API Standards
  • May be required to pass applicable test for this position
  • Experience with fabricating and installing piping and tubing associated with rotating equipment
  • Have a working knowledge of different types of metals, bearings, mechanical seals, valves, packing, vertical and horizontal multi-stage pumps, drive couplings, agitators, gas and steam turbines, agitators, reciprocal and centrifugal compressors, and gearboxes.
  • Must understand precision measurement


EEO statement

Universal Plant Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Tagged as: Mechanic, Millwright, Rotating Equipment

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