Reciporcating Engine/Compressor Mechanic Level B


Reciporcating Engine/Compressor Mechanic Level B


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Headquartered in the Houston metropolitan area, Universal Plant Services has 14 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 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.


Universal Plant Services is a 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.

Job Summary:

Responsible for maintenance and service of engines & compression equipment as described in the scope of work reporting to the field service supervisor or project manager. Applies some advanced skills to the position or specialization. May adapt procedures, processes, tools, equipment, and techniques to meet the more complex requirements of the position.

With minimal supervision the typical areas of responsibility include safely performing planned & unplanned maintenance.

Job Description:

  • Perform inspection, repair and/or replacement of equipment and components with minimum supervision as required for the completion of service contracts.
  • Identify and diagnose maintenance problems, determine, and perform corrective action including disassembly, repair, overhaul, re-assembly, check-out, clean-up, and provide feedback for inventory records and engineering changes.
  • Properly apply company permit and tag, and other safety measures.
  • Identify and requisition materials, parts, supplies and equipment as necessary to perform the contract.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Field Service Supervisor or Project Manager regarding project progress.
  • Adhere to procedures and documentation as required to adequately record the work and critical engine parameters as determined during project completion.
  • Troubleshooting and general mechanical – diagnose source of trouble where one or more systems are involved to correct improper performance of equipment; select and use proper maintenance procedures; adjust, align, balance, repair, overhaul, rebuild, test, inspect all equipment.
  • Capable of working on engines, HRUs, heat exchangers, pumps, fan compressors, blowers, controls, fuel oil and natural gas systems.
  • Machine shop practice – rebuilding heads, test injectors, work on pump shafts, impellers, bushings, sleeves, wear rings, slats, discs, guides, valves, pump bodies and other equipment requiring similar skill; make shrink fits, seat valves; perform metal spray overlays; cut keyways; fit and scrape bearings; perform other similar duties.

·         Travel is required up to 95% of the time worked.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Technical or trade school certification or additional work experience in the Petro-chemical industry.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in the field of mechanic position.
  • Understanding of diesel engine mechanical and auxiliary systems to ensure the ability to perform the description of duties noted above.
  • Prefer at least 2 years of experience in gas compression with preference to Ingersoll-Rand, Dresser-Rand, Cooper, Ajax, GE, Ariel, CAT and/or Cummins certifications and or experience.
  • High degree of mechanical ability & the ability to problem solve.
  • Experience reading and understanding technical manuals.
  • Capable of safely driving a commercial size truck.
  • Ability to understand and apply company safety rules, permit, and tag systems.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check.
  • Ability to get a TWIC card.
  • Must be able to pass a physical and PFT/FIT test.
  • Hold a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license and have reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

This is a physically demanding position and may accommodate some physical disabilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs/vertical ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Known Hazards:

Environmental Conditions:

This position works in the shop or on the jobsite. There is exposure to hostile environments, loud noise levels more than 85dBA, hazardous chemicals/fumes and airborne particles, smoke, extreme temperatures and moving mechanical parts.


During worksite visits you will be required to wear appropriate PPE including, but not limited to:

Hard hat

Ear plugs or attenuator

Safety shoes

Dust mask or respirator


Job Type: Full-time

Tagged as: Compressor, Engine, Level B, Mechanic, Reciprocating

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