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Shop & Field Service Technician (Pumps), Pasadena, Tx at SPX Flow

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Type: Full Time
Location: Pasadena, Texas

Job Description:

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE: FLOW) innovates with customers to help feed and enhance the world by designing, delivering and servicing high value solutions at the heart of growing and sustaining our diverse communities. The company's product offering is concentrated in rotating, actuating and hydraulic technologies, as well as automated process systems, into food and beverage, industrial and power and energy markets. SPX FLOW has approximately $2 billion in annual revenues with operations in more than 30 countries and sales in more than 150 countries.


The Shop & Field Service Technician will perform hands on maintenance, troubleshooting / assessment, and repair work on pumps at various customer sites and / or an SPX Flow Service Center. Must be a safety first minded individual who can perform a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) at job-sites. Must be able to work from prints, process sheets, with written and verbal instructions to tolerances of .0005. Will require frequent interaction with customers to help understand and agree upon work scope and final acceptance criteria. Will require the use of gauges, calipers, laser-alignment tools, and micrometers to measure work. Works with minimal supervision while following routine procedures. The ability to fill out detailed inspection reports is required. Must be available for travel, overtime, call-ins, etc. as needed to meet customer requirements.


* Dismantles pumps and performs repairs on a variety of industrial pump types such as centrifugal, reciprocating, vertical in-line, and direct acting steam pumps.

* Interface with customer personnel and SPX Flow personnel to perform hands-on shop or on-site pump troubleshooting / assessment, maintenance, vibration testing, and repair of pumps, and other mechanical equipment.

* Uses mechanical aptitude to assess damage and diagnose possible problems with the pumping equipment.

* Perform preventative maintenance procedures as required.

* Read and interpret schematics for assembly, repair, and reassembly as required including completion of applicable quality documentation in either paper or electronic form.

* Use of hand tools to perform disassembly and reassembly of rotating equipment.

* Use of overhead bridge crane and jib crane to position components safely in a position for work to be performed.

* Use of gauges, calipers, micrometers to measure work.

* Quality assurance inspection of parts according to Standard Operating Procedure requirements.

* Manual statistical testing to ensure machine is re-built to specifications.

* Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that interfaces well with customers and SPX Flow team members.

* Must be available for overtime, call-ins, etc. as needed to meet customer requirements.

* Follow safety procedures to assure a clean and safe work environment is promoted and maintained.

* Responsible for thoroughly filling out detailed inspection reports.

* Work to standard work procedure (SOP).


* Able to work independently performing basic pump service / maintenance activities with the ability to accurately take measurements, complete documentation, and reference proper standards / documentation to ensure quality craftsmanship.

* Experience repairing at least 3 of the following Pump Types; API Overhung, Between Bearing, Multistage, ANSI, Vertical Turbines, Positive Displacement or Piston.

* Able to use hand tools (wrenches, sockets, screw drivers, impact tools, hammers, mallets, ect) effectively

* Basic math skills, including percentages and the ability to count accurately.

* Strong mechanical aptitude.

* Good interpersonal skills for daily interaction with customers and fellow employees.

* Safety oriented.

* Measuring skills

* Basic Computer skills

* Good communications and writing skills

* Must be physically fit for standing, bending and using hand tools

* Able to work effectively as part of a team.

* Quality oriented, with attention to detail.

* Ability to work overtime including weekends, and alter hours as business needs dictate.


* Ability to work on multiple types of industrial equipment such as valves, gearboxes, and mixers a plus


High School Diploma Required. Minimum of 5 years of pump repair or very similar experience required and at least two years of Technical Training desired. Experience with other types of equipment such as Valves, Industrial Mixers, and Gear Boxes is a plus.



Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Continuous Learning

Actively identifying new ideas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

Contributing to Team Success

Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Initiating Action

Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Work Standards

Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Capable of physically pushing/pulling up to 100 lbs. Must be physically fit for standing, bending, and using hand tools. Hand tools include: air grinders, air impact tools, sanders, hand wrenches and hammers. Must be able to physically lift up to 50 lbs. Must be physically fit to turn, push buttons, and work with levers on the machines at knee-waist level and above.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


All SPX Flow divisions are committed to the effective use of the SPX Flow Values. It is important that all employees understand and utilize these values when performing the duties of his/her position.


Quality encompasses all aspects of SPX Flow s business, and every employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system. All employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.

SPX Flow is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without