Koch Engineered Solutions

Field Service Technician - Houston

Houston, TX
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Job Description

Field Service Technician

Posted: Sunday, 11/12/2023
Are you someone that likes to perform hands-on electrical and mechanical work?

Are you the type of person that likes to work in different environments and you don't mind travelling for work?

Then, you would be a perfect fit a s a Field Service Technician for John Zink in the Fired Equipment Group for the refining and petrochemical industries!

John Zink Company, a KOCH ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS (KES) company, serves customers with innovative, engineered-to-order solutions. Our equipment group business supplies components for applications in various markets with a focus on the refining and petrochemical Industry. Our Technical Services business supports this equipment with knowledgeable Field Service Specialists, who perform commissioning, tuning, troubleshooting and maintenance services for our customers worldwide.
This is a remote position located in Houston, TX.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • The successful candidate for this role will be responsible for installation supervision, troubleshooting and maintenance recommendations to our customers.
  • They will have operational and functional knowledge of register burners, duct burners or utility burners and must possess good mechanical aptitude with the ability to learn complex mechanical systems.
  • The successful candidate will also need to know how to communicate with PLC's, PLC logic, and HMI's and have a rudimentary knowledge of electrical design and wiring skills.
  • The technician will be expected to travel on a regular basis to customer job sites on a regular basis.
What You Will Need:
  • Experience working with process burners on process heaters and other combustion related equipment
  • Experience working in the petrochemical and oil refining industries
  • Able to travel to job sites approximately 75% of the time
  • A TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card) will have to be obtained within first six (6) weeks of employment
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Candidate must live within a 50 mile radius downtown Houston.

Physical requirements:

  • Able to lift up to 50# on occasion and 25# routinely, able to bend, stoop, crawl and maneuver around skidded equipment and piping.
  • Able to hear distinct sounds, visualize all colors of spectrum and visually see up close and at distance.
  • This work is in an outdoor environment and long workdays on occasion.
What Will Put You Ahead?
  • 2-year Technical Degree from an accredited college or trade school in a mechanically-based technical major, OR 4 years of military service working with boilers
  • Work experience with John Zink, Coen, TODD, Peabody brand of burners, duct burners, utility burners or operations.
  • Experience working on Allen Bradley PLC's, in the combustion or steam generation industries.
  • Field work experience in the petrochemical, power generation, pulp & paper or food processing industries.

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

Koch Engineered Solutions At A Glance

Koch Engineered Solutions is a dynamic network of businesses that work together seamlessly to create an ecosystem of domain expertise. We have global engineering and sales offices, research and development, manufacturing facilities, comprehensive aftermarket support and more than 9,000 employees to meet your needs as they evolve with your business. Our mission is to understand your challenges and become your go-to partner that helps you meet and exceed your long-term vision through reliable, proven, integrated technologies and services.
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