Shop Field Valve Technician in Channelview, TX at CIRCOR

Date Posted: 1/5/2022

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Job Description

Shop/Field Valve Technician 

BUSINESS: Refinery Valves – TapcoEnpro and DeltaValve

LOCATION: Channelview, TX and Sandy, UT

REPORTS TO: Sr. Manager, Services & Aftermarket 



CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) is one of the world’s leading providers of mission critical flow control products and services for the Industrial and Aerospace & Defense markets. The Company has a product portfolio of market-leading brands serving its customers’ most demanding applications. CIRCOR markets its solutions directly and through various sales partners to more than 14,000 customers in approximately 100 countries. The Company has a global presence with approximately 3,200 employees and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit the Company’s investor relations website at


About CIRCOR Refinery Valves

CIRCOR Refinery Valves consists of two product brands, DeltaValve and TapcoEnpro, offering a diverse range of products and services, mainly for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.

TapcoEnpro: For nearly seven decades, TapcoEnpro has been the leader in providing severe service, critical flow, high temperature control valves, electrohydraulic actuators and other essential products and services to the global refining and petrochemical industry. Our multi-step process includes research, conceptualization, feasibility assessment, establishing design requirements, preliminary design, detailed design, production planning, and finally production. TapcoEnpro valve and actuator service handles the needs of customers throughout the world with the capability to perform complete valve overhauls in the field with an emphasis on safety, quality, and on time completion.

DeltaValve: DeltaValve is a world leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of critical service equipment for delayed coking. Our renowned fully automated coke drum unheading valves have become a global standard for safe, reliable, and easy-to-operate coke drum unheading. This revolutionary technology was the foundation for many other innovations, including the Top Unheading Valve, Retractable Center Feed Injection Device, Planetary Roller Screw Electric Actuator, Isolation Valves that are in-line maintainable, Auto-Switch Coke Boring/Cutting Tools, and other related equipment.



Position Summary

The Shop/Field Valve Technician serves multiple roles in the manufacture, installation, and aftermarket support of a critical service hydraulic/electrically driven gate valve system in petrochemical refinery service.  Responsible for shop fabrication and site support to including shop build of new and teardown/reassembly of refurbished valves, testing, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance turnaround support. This position will support both shop and field activities as required.  This position, under direct supervision, includes developing relationships with technical teams at customer sites and participating in aftermarket service activities during and between turnaround events. The job may require up to 75% travel both domestic and international.


Principal Activities

  • Final assembly and testing of valves and related components
  • Read and understand mechanical drawings and apply that understanding to the assembly process
  • Verification of parts against drawings
  • Physical assembly of components into a final product
  • Generate punch list of assembly action items and ensures action items are completed
  • Monitor and assist with product testing, as overseen by others
  • Collaborate with others to troubleshoot issues and identify and apply solutions
  • Create and update work instructions, safe job procedures, and shop equipment maintenance activities
  • Maintain safe work environment and promote safe work practices amongst coworkers, peers, and customers
  • Assist with assembly of new engineered valves and supporting equipment, to include new construction
  • Maintain and refurbish valves and valve systems in shop and field environments
  • Ensure all materials for project execution as provided by seller are available and in proper condition
  • Oversee client installation efforts and provide technical assistance, as overseen by others
  • Confirm system has been installed properly onsite and is ready for site acceptance test
  • Participate in SAT activities to assure owner of proper operation
  • Responsible for onsite documentation including JSA, time sheets, work permits, etc.
  • Maintain daily field service journal evidencing progress
  • Carry out safety activities, as assigned
  • Assure that all work activities performed on assigned projects are timely, accurate, high in quality and cost effective

Job Requirements


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A strong technical and or mechanical background/aptitude is required.
  • The ability to read and interpret drawings (mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic), understand materials terminology, and manufacturing techniques is preferred.
  • The assembly function requires the ability pass a fit for duty test in order to work with cranes, rigging, tools, and fixtures in a safe, competent, and efficient manner.
  • Ability to understand, communicate, and adhere to CIRCOR safety and ethics policies.
  • Ability and willingness to accept direction in fulfilling assigned tasks.
  • Good time management, organization, analytical, and customer service skills
  • Strong internal and external customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Assertive, driven, and team-oriented attitude and personality
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and organize flow of work or processes
  • Understand the application of, and possess the ability to manipulate basic hand and power tools
  • Able to consistently lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to operate shop equipment, bridge cranes, forklift, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of valves, controls, and hydraulics a plus.
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office suite)
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license, with a clean driving record.
  • Ability to travel extensively, manage timely expense reporting, obtain, and maintain a valid passport and TWIC card, as applicable to assigned projects, and organize and set travel plans for approval.
  • The ability to demonstrate CIRCOR’s Values & Absolutes, which are Customer Intimacy, Team Before Self, Commitment & Accountability, Speed, Excellence & Innovation, Safety, Ethics & Controls.
  • The ability to demonstrate CIRCOR’s Core Competencies, which are Adaptability, Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Focus, Drive for Results & Accountability, Innovation, Leadership, Talent Development, Teamwork & Inclusion, Technical/Functional Skills.


Education & Experience

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years previous industry or related industrial/manufacturing experience preferred
  • Light machining experience preferred
  • Although not a prerequisite a certificate or diploma as a valve technician, machinist, millwright, or heavy-duty mechanic is a plus

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities