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Valve Repair Technician - Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC

General Description

The Valve Repair Technician position is responsible for the repair, assembly, calibration, and diagnostics of all types of valves, actuators and related instruments.   

Specific Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and repair control, safety, relief, gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly and plug valves.
  • Evaluate and repair pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators.
  • Work is performed at R.E. Mason authorized repair facilities and customer locations and includes;
  • Pre-testing, disassembly, cleaning, in-process inspection, machining, lapping, surface preparation, painting, assembly, testing, and final inspection on various types of valves and actuators.
  • Calibration and testing of valves, related instruments and process instrumentation.
  • Assembly of new and repaired equipment.
  • Document repair, testing and assembly activities - cause of failure, actions taken, parts used, etc.
  • Customer communication - technical assistance, troubleshooting and determining disposition of repairs.
  • Adherence to all safety, quality and company rules/regulations.
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping standards.
  • Participation and involvement in Safety, Quality and Activities Committees.
  • Execute work in adherence to the guidelines stated under a National Board VR/UV program.
  • Reference appropriate technical sources.
  • Complete site specific safety requirements.
  • Maintain driver eligibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Competencies

  • Excellent communication (verbal & written), interpersonal and customer relations skills - exhibit an ability to effectively communicate with plant personnel.
  • Time Management Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Mechanical Ability/Aptitude
  • Problem Solving
  • Troubleshooting
  • Ability to stay task focused
  • Must be able to work off hours, weekends, and OT on a short notice basis based on business needs
  • Knowledge of rigging, lifting and moving heavy and awkward products.
  • Able to work in abnormal (heat/cold/clean room) operating conditions.
  • Must to able operate repair equipment namely; overhead cranes, forklifts, sand blasters, seat facing machines, lift assist devices and power tools.

Required Education & Experience

  • High school diploma
  • Industrial plant experience
  • Nuclear experience or 3+ years valve related experience
  • Basic computer skills

Physical Requirements

Standing - long periods of time Walking - long periods of time Sitting
Kneeling - long periods of time Reaching Overhead Climbing
Pushing and Pulling Lifting - 50 Pounds Using a Computer
Using a Telephone Driving  

About R.E. Mason

R.E. Mason is an Emerson Impact Partner covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Emerson is the global leader of process systems and solutions.  Since 1940, R.E. Mason has provided industry leading process equipment and services for process control, automation, safety, and reliability.  Industries served by R.E. Mason include Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Power & Utilities, Food & Beverage, and Pulp & Paper. 
As an employee-owned company (ESOP), we believe our associates are the foundation of both our customers’ and R.E. Mason’s success. Our strong company culture, and belief in continued investment in our associates, has helped us realize long associate tenures, as well as, long lasting relationships with our customers.