We have as little to do with the fascination for Formula 1 racing as we have over the wonderful feelings you experience at a great concert. However – you will often find OXEA products in the fuel for racing cars, in car body paints, in the many plastics used in sound engineering, and in DVD and Blu-ray discs. OXEA is one of the world‘s largest manufacturers of Oxo products and is Number 1 in the Merchant Market. We are economically sound and continually growing – with a strong environmentally green conscience and a respect for cultural values. With approximately 1400 employees worldwide, we offer a working environment with a streamlined hierarchy which provides a wide variety of responsibilities that will challenge you professionally and provide opportunities to advance your career development.

Rotating Equipment Mechanic

Maintenance & Reliability

Bay City, US, 77414

OQ Chemicals Company Overview |World leader in Oxo Chemicals

Oxo products are the core competency of OQ Chemicals. We are producing more than 70 oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives for customers in a wide range of industries with various end market applications. Our chemicals are important ingredients in products that are used in daily life around the world. "We" refers to more than 1,400 OQ Chemicals employees worldwide. At our plants in Germany, the USA, China and the Netherlands, we produce intermediates and derivatives.


Job Purpose: 
The Machinist will troubleshoot and repair various in-plant rotating equipment, perform routine PMs and lubrication on equipment, and recommend improvements for bad actors. The role also includes assisting other crafts when required and performing duties within the guidelines of OQ work processes.  

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for troubleshooting and repairing rotating equipment (positive displacement, centrifugal pumps, centrifugal & reciprocating compressors, gear boxes, turbines) and a working knowledge of precision alignment methods and tools. 
  • Disassemble and reassemble the equipment for repair or transportation.
  • Build the foundation for machines as required.
  • Construct and install equipment such as shafting conveyors.
  • Review and interpret engineering specifications, schematics, and blueprints to determine work procedures.
  • Transfer equipment to the applicable site for maintenance to avoid contamination or safety hazards.
  • Grind and file machinery parts.
  • Supervise onsite contractors when using the equipment.
  • Work with a range of hand tools, including measuring tools.
  • Determine which machines, techniques, and tools to use when moving equipment and completing jobs. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Notable Working Conditions: Position requires working 10 hours/days 4 days/week with alternating scheduled weekend duty. May have to work overtime and callouts when required.

Education, Background, Experience, Competencies and Skills:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Five years as a rotating equipment mechanic in a commercial and industrial environment preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of industrial equipment and machinery.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent mathematical skills.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment or independently.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to communicate well with customers
  • Perform above mentioned duties with minimal guidance/ assistance
  • Availability for call outs and overtime is a must 
  • Reciprocating compressors knowledge


  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Lathe & Mill experience 
  • Preferred Completion of an accredited millwright certification program.

All individuals are invited to participate regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, religion, disability or veteran status, and any other criterion prescribed by law.

Check Out Our Benefits

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Health Equity Health Fund for health and dependent care
  • Disability Benefits
  • Basic Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Paid Time Off for a balanced life
  • Competitive salary, bonus, 401(k) plan with match and profit-sharing match

Nearest Major Market: Houston