Mechanic Pipefitter

Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Panama City, FL, US, 32401

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and the world.  We are looking to hire key members of the Maintenance team.

The Maintenance Mechanic works in an outdoor chemical industrial plant to inspect, repair, install and maintain production equipment within the facility.  This position includes routine shop repairs including shop work and fabrication.  Availability to work nights, holidays, weekends, or overtime may be required based on operational needs.

Critical Physical requirements include the ability to lift generally up to 50 lbs., sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, stair climbing, ladder climbing, both hand manipulations, operating of heavy equipment, which requires vision, peripheral, depth perception, and auditory functions within normal ranges.  Utilized Tools include parts and equipment, forklift, overhead hoist, boom/crane truck, motor jack-manual hydraulics, safety harness, and confined space PPE.

Key Responsibilities

  • Safely operate equipment, lulls, JLG, forklift, Boom trucks etc.
  • Remove/Install/Rebuild/Align various types of pumps. 
  • Adjusting equipment to pursue functional performance.
  • Working with screw piping throughout the plant demo/fab/install
  • Rebuild components seals on mixers, agitators, pumps.
  • Rigging and transporting heavy loads
  • Replacing various types of valves.
  • Performing routine safety equipment checks and other audits.

Required Skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to effectively work on shift teams.
  • Computer knowledge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, with demonstrated mechanical ability preferred.
  • Trouble shooting, ability to utilize critical thinking, sound decision making, and disciplined problem solving.    
  • Ability to weld is plus

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • 1-3 years’ experience in chemical manufacturing preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Journeyman, licenses, and professional trade certification preferred.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Panama City