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Experience Valve Tech $15.00/hr. – $25.00/hr. DOE

Location: Houston, TX

Post Date: 04/20/2018

Growing Company is North West Houston is looking for Experience Valve Tech

Pay Rate: $15.00/hr. – $25.00/hr. DOE

Required skills:

  1. Has a stable work history

  2. Has worked in a valve shop for a min of 2 years working on “ball valves”

  3. Has a min of 2 years’ experience testing and assembling valves in all three of these applications

    1. Hydrostatic testing

    2. Air testing

    3. Nitrogen testing

  4. Experience in API6D and API598 procedures

    1. These are the international standards to test a ball valve

  5. Has problem solving abilities in regards to modifying valves

    1. Bare stemming valves

    2. Changing operating systems on valves from lever to gear or gear to lever

    3. Breaking down a valve and changing O-rings then reassemble to be tested

  6. Can read a tape measure

  7. Has basic computer skills or greater.

    1. The test beds sends the testing reports to a computer so that a report can be produced and sent onto the customer. The tech would not correspond with the customers but would create the test report.

  8. Has experience using torque wrenches

    1. Must know how to set the wrench to desired torque spec for the application.

  9. Has experience with hand tools

    1. Air tools

    2. Misc. tools for valve assembly

  10. Forklift experience

  11. Very detailed oriented

Desired skills but not required

  1. Shipping experience

  2. Receiving experience

The position would consist of testing or modifying new ball valves that come from our factory in India to meet customer spec. When no work is needed in the testing / mod shop then the employee would fill in where needed in the warehouse. This could include shipping, receiving, warehouse cleaning or working on special projects. Must be able to hit the floor running for candidate will be running the dept. by themselves. Must be very versed in Ball Values (API 598- floating Balls) (API560 – Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves), must be able to break them apart and understand what is causing leaks; then put the value balls back together

There is a onetime shot at getting the torque wrench put together and achieve zero failure rates – very little error rates required.

  • The hours would typically be 7am to 4pm Monday thru Friday.

  • There would be over time as needed but mostly the hours would be 40 to 45 hours a week.

  • All employees must wear steal toes and safety glasses at all times if in the warehouse.

  • Long pants are required and at no time will shorts be allowed.

  • No hats of any kind are allowed.

  • Cell phones are NOT allowed to be used while working.

  • Cell phones can used while the employee is on break or at lunch only.

  • If an employee is found on their cell phone during working hours they will be warned two times and the third time will be a dismissal.

  • We provide two paid 15 min breaks (9am – 9:15am and 3:00pm – 3:15pm) and there will be one lunch break unpaid for one hour.

  • We provide all the tools so no tools are required from the employee.

  • The pay rate is $15.00 to $25.00 an hour.

  • To be qualified for the upper part of the pay scale the tech would need to be very experienced and could hit the ground running with little to no training.

Contact Karen Rivera, Recruiter – VIP-Staffing: 281-443-6060


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