Maintenance Operator

Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: USA: Knoxville, TN, US, 37932

Company: CPChem

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Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, is the largest producer of polyethylene piping products in North America. To learn more about Performance Pipe please visit our website at The Performance Pipe location identified below has the following job opportunity:


Performance Pipe, an extrusion manufacturer of polyethylene pipe, located in Knoxville, TN is seeking a full time Maintenance Operator for day shift operations (7:00 am – 3:30 pm).

The available safety sensitive position requires the ability to work safely in a team-oriented environment.  The plant operates 24 hours / 7 days a week.  Overtime may be required which includes weekends. Must be willing to work to an “On-Call” schedule. Applicants must be 18 years old or older with a high school education or GED and must have a valid driver’s license.

We are looking for a detail-oriented candidate with a consistent work history, in addition to working injury free and following workplace / plant safety practices and procedures.  Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in technical training or a minimum of 5 years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing / industrial environment.
  • A minimum education of High School education or GED.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Available to work the day shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm), including overtime which includes nights and weekends, as required.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Self-motivated.
  • A demonstrated work history of shift work, in addition to working injury free and following workplace / plant safety practices and procedures.
  • Must maintain safety as a core value and general understanding of OSHA safety regulations.
  • Must possess basic analytical skills.
  • Must be a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams of individuals.
  • Ability to climb a ladder and work at elevated heights.
  • Must be well organized in handling a variety of tasks.
  • Must have the ability to stand / walk throughout the day and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Basic computer skills (specifically in Microsoft Office) and possess a good understanding in math.
  • Ability to use measuring equipment and gauges typically required by a Maintenance Technician.
    • Some examples include tape measures, calipers, and laser measuring devices
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
    • Some examples include pumps, motors, extruders, pullers, hydraulic power units, and gearboxes.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, prints and schematics.
  • Understand and ability to work safely with single phase and 3-phase electrical systems up to 480V.
  • Must pass all MOBI requirements for forklifts and cranes and possess the ability to operate this equipment.
  • Proficient in communicating in English language, both verbal and written.


Testing Requirements:

  • Pre-employment and on-going testing include: controlled substances, physical, background check, audiogram and vision.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with computer-controlled equipment, PLC’s, HVAC and process water systems.
  • Experience in plastics extrusion.
  • Ability to perform fabrication work




Performance Pipe offers a competitive benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance, 401k, incentive plan, paid vacation and holidays. We support a safe and drug-free workplace through pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background checks. To apply for this position, please visit us online today at


Paper resumes will not be accepted. All job seekers must go to the web site to be considered for positions. If you are interested in applying for this position and need an accommodation to apply, please contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-800-446-1422, option 4.


Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


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Travel Requirements: None

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 04/22/2024

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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