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.


Maintenance & Reliability

Bishop, US, 78343

Job purpose

This position must have the knowledge and experience to perform work on rotating equipment including revisions, modifications, and fabrication of components of new or existing equipment.  Machinist may be required to work in any process unit or Maintenance Shop.  The machinist works closely with maintenance leadership and Reliability Specialists to accomplish tasks.  This position, like all maintenance positions, is expected to qualify in other crafts to provide maximum flexibility in the Maintenance Department.

The position will act in accordance with the Group’s Mission, Vision, Values & Strategies, as well as, policies, guidelines and international standards, supported by an IT Technology platform, HSE standards, Omani’s government & other legal justification’s, and best international practices in consonance with national objectives.


Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Perform associated work with a variety of pumps including the repair and installation of mechanical seals.
  • Perform troubleshooting techniques for a variety of in-plant rotating equipment.
  • Perform routine PPMs.
  • Perform lubrication on equipment.
  • Assist in the recommending of improvements for bad actors.
  • Perform work on variety of rotating equipment; compressors, gearboxes, turbines, etc.
  • Update SAP with documentation of executed work and findings on equipment
  • Participate and complete all requirements as defined by the Hourly Qualification Progression Program (AIT).
  • Assist other crafts in performing maintenance tasks.
  • Machinists are required to work at elevated heights ranging up to 250 feet working from scaffolding, platforms, aerial personnel work baskets suspended from a mobile crane and others.
  • Machinists are required to work in permit required confined spaces and other difficult work areas.
  • Machinists may be required to wear several different types of safety equipment including fall restraint and respiratory protection for specific jobs.  They are required to be in the Respiratory Protection Program
  • Participate and complete all requirements for job progression.
  • Assist other crafts in performing maintenance tasks.


Key interactions

Internal: Maintenance, Technical (including Reliability Specialist and Production/Process Engineers), Operations, HSE, QA

External: Third party service providers and vendors


Notable Working Conditions: Work in a chemical plant environment, often working outside and subject to harsh weather conditions; subject to work holdover, scheduled or called back overtime with short notice.  Must be on after hours call out rotation.


Background and Experience:

Preferred: 3-5 years’ experience as a journeyman Machinist in a Chemical Manufacturing or Oil Refining facility.

Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent, Minimum of one year experience working as apprentice to a journeyman Machinist in a Chemical Manufacturing or Oil Refining facility.


Competencies and Skills:

  • Perform basic mathematical calculations associated with the Machinist craft.
  • Be able to read and follow equipment drawings and instructions.
  • Skilled in the use of all tools commonly used by Machinist in a chemical plant or similar environment

Nearest Major Market: Corpus Christi