Maintenance Operator - Performance Pipe (Startex, SC)

Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: USA: Startex, SC, US, 29385

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 is currently seeking a Maintenance Operator to join the Startex, SC manufacturing location. This role is for the 1st shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm) and is a full-time employment opportunity in a 24/7/365 polyethylene pipe manufacturing extrusion operation, producing high quality polyethylene products. 

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing / industrial environment, a combination of 1 year technical training with related coursework, e.g. Electrical, Pneumatics, HVAC, Hydraulics and 1 year of industrial maintenance experience, demonstrated troubleshooting skills, minor maintenance skills, and understanding of plastic process equipment.
  • A minimum education of High School education or GED.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Available to work overtime which includes weekends, as required.
  • Must maintain safety as a core value.
  • Must possess basic analytical skills.
  • Must be a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, prints and schematics.
  • Ability to perform welding and cutting tasks.
  • Ability to work safely with electricity up to and including 480 volts.

 Testing Requirements:

  • Pre-employment and on-going testing include: controlled substances, physical, background check, audiogram, and vision.
  • Must pass all MOBI requirements for forklifts and cranes and possess the ability to operate this equipment.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of industrial maintenance experience.
  • Experience with computer-controlled equipment, PLC’s, HVAC, and process water systems.
  • Proficiency in electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, plumbing, welding, metal fabrication, pump and gearbox repair and maintenance of all plant and process equipment.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

Work Schedule:

  • 1st shift (7:00 am – 3:30 pm).
  • Overtime may be required which includes weekends.


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


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Travel Requirements: None

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 03/01/2024

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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