Pipe Welder/Fitter Job at Kensing LLC, Kankakee, IL

  • Kensing LLC
  • Kankakee, IL

Job Description

Job Type



The Pipe Fitter/Welder is responsible for performing daily welding and fabrication tasks as part of a team to ensure safe, productive, reliable, and cost-efficient maintenance of plant equipment and facilities. In addition, these positions provide field level support for reliability efforts, innovation, and continuous improvement. Performs duties in a safe manner that fosters good teamwork between maintenance and operations and is consistent with our vision of maintenance being a high-performance work team.

  • Follow all Kensing corporate safety culture and procedures.
  • Work in a safe manner to prevent injury to self or others.
  • Practice safety and housekeeping in the performance of job duties.
  • Performs ASME B31.3 pipe fitting and welding work.
  • Utilize plasma, gas, or electric arc welding on various metallic materials together.
  • Conduct hydrostatic on fabricated parts to verify weld quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Utilize blueprints, schematics, manufacturer specifications and manuals to troubleshoot and repair piping and equipment.
  • Complete preventive maintenance work and provide feedback on any issues.
  • Requires carrying an off-shift pager for one week on a rotation basis to performs unscheduled and emergency repairs of production equipment as needed:
  1. Perform emergency welding tasks.
  2. Overhaul and installation of pumps, agitators, compressors, blowers.
  3. Performs general mechanical tasks including, but not limited to mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production equipment.
  • Performs troubleshooting of equipment failures and participates in root cause investigations of major or repetitive equipment issues.
  • Perform all the necessary installation inspections and quality checks on new equipment.
  • Provide feedback to planners on quality of job plan detail and accuracy.
  • Follow SAP workflow process required for technician craft.
  • Document actual time spent on work.
  • Close notifications and TECO work orders, as required.
  • Document work repair history - detailed description of what was done: "as found, as left".
  • Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology, and Legal Compliance, policies, and procedures.
  • Adhere to all GMP Standards/Requirements.
  • All other duties as assigned.




Required: High School diploma or equivalent experience. Kensing recognizes schools accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation . Technical training strongly preferred.

  • 3+ years Pipe welding and fitting experience.
  • 2 + years of related maintenance experience in an industrial setting.
  • 5 + years in a manufacturing environment.
  • Maintain ASME Sect. IX welding certifications for various processes, positions, and materials:

o Carbon Steel,304L/316L Stainless Steel
  • Read and create as-built drawings.
  • Familiarity with Precision maintenance practices.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Capability to perform basic mathematics, including fractions, decimal, and minor algebra.
  • Prior SAP experience is preferred.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting experience.
  • Prior experience with Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Condition Monitoring programs with exposure to Process Safety Management (PSM) is preferred.
  • Demonstrate competency of Microsoft Office products.
  • Adhere to all GMP Standards/Requirements
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • Communicate with supervision and Production.
  • High sense of urgency
  • Deal effectively with the unknown and unexpected and possess the ability to handle non-routine and emergency activities, such as plant shutdowns, start-up, commissioning, etc.
  • Be able to lift 60 lbs., walk, sit, squat, bend, push/pull with arms/legs, body, reach overhead, stoop.
  • Be able to wear full-face and half-face respirator.
  • Available for flexible hours and overtime as required to support Maintenance activities including shutdown both planned and un-planned.
  • The process problems include dealing with the technical difficulties of corrosive and hazardous chemicals and operating temperatures up to 2400°F.

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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