Maintenance Technician for Fixed Equipment

Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) is looking for a Maintenance Technician for Fixed Equipment to join our Maintenance team in Wever, Iowa. This individual will be responsible for performing highly diversified duties including installing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives. The successful candidate will have a skill set aligned with the expectations of a pipefitter/ pipe welder.


At a minimum, tasks will include:

  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Ability to pass internal welding tests on carbon steel and stainless.
  • Ability to work from and generate isometric piping drawings.
  • Assemble and secure pipes, tubes and fittings, and related equipment according to specifications by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, and threading joints.
  • Ability to follow WPS and generate weld maps and weld logs.
  • Layout, cut, thread, and form pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, and pipe threaders and benders.
  • Select pipe sizes and types and related materials, such as supports, hangers, and gaskets according to specifications.
  • Inspect, examine and test installed systems and pipelines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation and other methods.
  • Knowledge of process valve types, specifications and functions.
  • Maintain qualifications and continuity log.
  • Support metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection and testing using knowledge of metal properties and mathematics.
  • Ability to read and interpret P & IDs.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Plan and execute rigging for overhead lifts.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • May be required to occasionally work overtime (turnaround, shutdowns, nights, weekends, on-call).
  • Domestic and International travel by airplane may be required.
  • Follow company safety and health guidelines and other company policies.
  • Ability to climb straight ladders.
  • Some work may require heights in excess of 100 feet.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Physical requirements – bending, kneeling, lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Confined space entry may be required.
  • Wearing a respirator when/where required to perform inspections/job duties.
  • Industrial chemical plant environment.
  • Noise levels may require hearing protection.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to gather and evaluate complex information.
  • Ability to use personal computer software for word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Valid driver’s license required.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 4-year apprenticeship or documented vocational and on-the-job training.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years, experience supporting environmental compliance in the chemical industry or other industrial manufacturing.  A skill related associate degree will count towards experience.
  • Fertilizer manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Mechanical and Electrical knowledge.
  • Good trouble shooting skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, be a self-starter and hard working.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to gather and evaluate complex information.
  • Ability to use personal computer software for word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Experience with SAP a plus.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associate with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, IFCo reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as business needs arise. In compliance of EEOC regulations, if the employee cannot perform the essential functions of this position in a satisfactory manner, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

Title:                   Maintenance Technician for Fixed Equipment

FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt

Reports to:         Maintenance Supervisor

Department:      Maintenance & Reliability

Location:            Wever, Iowa (Burlington, IA area)

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. A valid driver’s license is required. Iowa Fertilizer Company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, color, veteran status, age, disability, sex, national origin or religion. We value diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.


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