Flowserve Corporation Pump 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 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. Flowserve is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected statuses.

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.

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

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

  • Able to work alone and troubleshoot mechanical issues.

  • Inspect pumps and equipment by using micrometers to check dimensions of all critical components.

  • 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 assembly and disassembly processes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Position Requirements:

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in 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 and or an understanding in using precision measuring instruments, such as Micrometers, Verniers, Bore Gauges, Pressure Gauges, Meters, Dial Indicators, Rulers and Depth Gauges

  • Knowledge 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

  • Have an understanding on how to complete a final inspection on all parts, stamp heat codes and part numbers.

  • 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 and 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

  • Prior knowledge of pump operation and maintenance, including conditions which could impact pump reliability.

  • Welding and manual machine experience is a plus.

  • Forklift certification desirable

  • Must be flexible to work in multiple areas as workload requires.

  • Equipment maintenance experience is a plus.

  • Rigging experience is preferred

Primary Posting Location:

West Chicago, Illinois US

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Pump Mechanic

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United States of America

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Employment Type:

Full time

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