Flowserve Corporation Pump Repair Mechanic in West Chicago, Illinois

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Description:

Flowserve is looking for an experienced repair mechanic to work on all processes related to disassembly and assembly of high energy pumps and decoking equipment. This is a first shift position, 6:00am to 2:30pm, at our air-conditioned, clean, well-organized Quick Response Center in West Chicago, IL

  • Able to work alone and troubleshoot mechanical issues

  • New and repaired pump assembly, instrumentation diagnostics, seal leak and hydrostatic testing

  • Experience in disassembly, inspection, re-assembly and testing of repaired pump products in a rapid response, \"quick ship\" environment.

  • Read and follow accurately all routers, instructions, checklists and engineering drawings or blueprints during all processes

  • Use torches and liquid nitrogen when appropriate for the disassembly process

  • Inspect pumps and equipment, checking dimensions of all critical components

  • Ensure components are clean and free from foreign material and replaces and repairs worn parts in pump assemblies

  • Assembles pumps to API standards.

  • Complete accurate, thorough inspection documentation, including photos and written descriptions of the wear and condition of components. Submit documentation for quotation.

  • Explain and discuss as needed the condition of all critical components of the pump or equipment

  • Collaborate with others, sharing information and resolving problems with others in the shop, supervisors, sales engineers, buyers, and planners.

  • Run balance machine to properly balance impellers and shaft

  • Self-verify workmanship. Inspect all components for critical fits and run-outs.

  • Complete accurate, thorough assembly documentation, including inspection records, photos, and customer-specific forms.

  • Paint, tag, and prep the pump for shipment to the customer.

  • Act in a way that that encourages teambuilding, decision-making, problem solving, and continuous improvements.

  • Make regular process improvement suggestions; implement improvements after approval from manager.

  • Be willing to take Drug & Alcohol tests regularity to be able to access client sites as needed

  • Be clean shaven for fit testing as needed

Position Requirements:

  • 3 to 7 years of experience in after-market repair and service of mechanical equipment, with specific experience in rotating pumps highly desired

  • Dismantle, clean, inspect, grinding, under filing, cleaning, sandblasting and assemble pumps and equipment following all safety requirements and meeting tight deadlines

  • Skilled in using precision measuring instruments, such as Micrometers, Verniers, Bore Gauges, Pressure Gauges, Meters, Dial Indicators, Rulers and Depth Gauges

  • Must be able to operate dynamic balancing equipment to balance single and multistage pump rotating assemblies to API standards

  • Must have a personal set of mechanic tools and roll-around tool box (some tools provided)

  • Demonstrated track record of reliable, dependable work ethic with a personal commitment to quality workmanship

  • Show an attention to detail, a respect for processes & instructions customer-service, and be results-oriented mindset at all times

  • Standing for long times required, full range of movement required, frequent lifting with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as required on short notice

  • Complete a final inspection on all parts, stamp heat codes and part numbers in both the shop and Field.

  • Adhere to all Safety Procedures & Policy. Complete all Pure Safety and other safety training as required.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace through proper housekeeping, use tools and equipment safety and complying with Flowserve applicable Safety, Health, and Environment standards, policy, rules and procedures.

  • Work to achieve company production goals on time delivery objectives.

  • Adhere to and maintain quality work practices, qualifications, and procedures

  • Basic computer skills - Word / Excel


  • Industrial Equipment Installation, commissioning and start up, and plant maintenance exposure would be an asset

  • Complete inspection reports to a high quality, highlighting any adverse running conditions that could impact pump reliability

  • NDT experience a plus Must be willing to assist welders, machinists and others on the millwright team in the performance of their duties.

  • Forklift certification desirable Must be flexible to work in all areas as workload requires.

  • Ensure the quarterly equipment maintenance program is carried out

  • Rigging experience is preferred

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Pump Repair Mechanic

Primary Posting Location:

West Chicago, Illinois US

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United States of America

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Employment Type:

Full time

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