Mechanical Technician
Koch Pipeline Company, LP - Cottage Grove, MN

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Koch Pipeline Company strives to create value for our customers and society through the safe and environmentally responsible operation of about 4,000 miles of pipelines in the United States. With a presence in seven U.S. states, Koch Pipeline's commitment to safety and environmentally responsible operations have earned praise and commendations from industry and governmental organizations, including being named one of America's Safest Companies. The company integrates Market-Based Management® into its systems and processes. Koch Pipeline is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies. See

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. (KPL) is looking for a Mechanical Technician who is able to make sound economic decisions, ensure incident prevention, drive predictable execution and achieve competitive results. A successful candidate for this role will be responsible for the safe and efficient operations of pipeline and station assets.

Responsible for the maintenance and repair of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps 5hp to 2000hp

Responsible for maintenance of valves, actuators, tank mixers, and all other types of pipeline mechanical equipment

Accurately document operational activities which will require computer work, including using Microsoft Office products and electronic work orders

Other tasks include: measurement, facility station checks, and responding to customers’ needs

Compliance responsibilities include equipment inspections, documentation, and training requirements.


Two years of work experience in mechanical preventive or predictive maintenance

Experience working on Positive Displacement, centrifugal pumps or compressors

General valve maintenance experience

Computer skills, specifically the ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and ability to learn to use proprietary databases

Verbal and written communication skills

Valid driver's license

Must be able to work without direct supervision to accomplish goals and meet schedules

High School Diploma (or equivalent)


One year mechanical experience in the pipeline industry

One year Liquid Pipeline Field Technician experience

6 months experience on large, horizontal, split case, multi-staged centrifugal pumps, or can pumps

Valve repair experience on any type of slab, ball, wedge, twin seal, or butterfly valves API process pump experience

2 year Technical School Degree - Mechanical/Engine Repair, Industrial Maintenance, or Gas Compressor Repair

Other Considerations

Frequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions equipment

Frequently works in hot, cold, or inclement climate conditions

Frequently climbs ladders and stairs to reach equipment

Position requires the ability to be on-call on a rotational basis and to respond to calls 24/7 for emergency response

Position requires travel of up to 20%

Position requires the ability to wear a respirator and to pass a respirator fit test

Position requires the ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Position requires the ability to respond to assigned assets within 30 minutes

Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, DOT drug screen, and pre-hire HAZWOPER physical

This role is subject to the Transportation Workers Identifications Credentialing (TWIC) rule and requires the successful candidate to obtain a TWIC identification badge within a specific time period.

We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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