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Tech I - Shop at Total Safety in La Porte, Texas

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safety: Maintaining a safe work environment is the most important responsibility for every employee.  Wear PPE as required.  Observe all applicable safety rules, regulations, and instructions.

  • Mechanical: Assist in mechanical maintenance and repair as requested.  Service and clean shop equipment to maintain equipment usability.  Replace worn parts as necessary.  Use lock out tag out procedures to separate any non-working equipment.  Refurbish and repair rental equipment as instructed to maintain it in excellent working condition and promote the Total Safety image in the field.

  • Fabrication: Assist Welder/Fabricator Specialists with welding as requested.  Participate in pipe and plate fabrication, prepare of materials, operate equipment and machinery, and paint.

  • Maintenance: Clean and organize shop daily.  Move materials, equipment, boxes, and furniture as requested.  Replace light bulbs, air filters etc. as they need service or in accordance with manufacturer instructions.  Keep eye wash stations clean, medicine cabinets stocked and perform required inspections for fire extinguishers etc.  As supplies are purchased work with the Safety to keep MSDS books up to date.  Recommend necessary expenditures and upgrades to keep the shop functioning at its best.

  • Yard: Keep yard organized to maximize effective use of space.  Assist in cost effective disposal of outdated equipment, materials, and scrap.  Dispose of non-usable parts and materials in accordance with Company protocols.  Assist in recycling, and waste disposal as requested.

  • Other: Building and grounds maintenance oversight.  Assist in records management and retrieval as requested.  Move furniture as requested.  Get supplies as necessary.  Replace light bulbs & general building maintenance.

  • Problem Resolution: Routine problems and schedule interruptions are handled throughout the day. 

  • Performance: Perform all assigned duties and functions in accordance with instructions.  Obey Company rules and regulations.  Effectively work with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.


Education:  High School diploma or GED. 

Experience:  Equivalent work experience in a shop environment will be considered.

Required Licenses or Specific Training:  Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence and valid proof of vehicle insurance.  Must possess good driving record and be insurable for Total Safety vehicle insurance while driving company truck.

Other Required Skills, Knowledge or Abilities:  Must be self-motivated, flexible and able to meet deadlines.  Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities.

Interpersonal Communications:  Ability to understand directions and communicate effectively with other employees.  Must remain amiable and able to work under pressure.  Must use professional language while working.

Physical Demands

Good physical fitness is necessary to perform this job.  Heavy lifting may be required (up to 60 lbs.), bending, stooping and other stressful physical activity is often required.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit, walk, talk, and hear.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.  There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause significant mental and physical stress.

Work Environment

The work performed by Total Safety is dangerous.  Our drug and alcohol use policy is zero tolerance and includes random drug testing.  Every employee has stop work authority.  This means that if any employee deems an area or situation is dangerous and unsafe, they have the authority and obligation to stop all work without repercussion in that area until the location’s safety authority declares it clear and safe.  Failure to follow appropriate safety protocol is grounds for immediate termination.

Work is typically performed in the shop, which is a  hazardous environment.  Safety considerations include but are not limited to electrical, heat and fire, mechanical hazards, radiation, fumes and deposits, noise, equipment operation, heavy materials moving, and working in close quarters, working at great heights, and driving hazards.  The employee will be required to attend a number of classes and seminars.

Reporting Relationships

Complexity of Duties and Decisions:  Work consists of procedures and tasks where basic mechanical ability is required.  An awareness of personal safety requirements and the safety of others is necessary.  Effective time management and organization skills are required.

Authority:  Acts under the direction of the Production Manager to perform assigned tasks.  Regularly serves as a resource to others.  Works in compliance with all safe work practices, policies and procedures.


About Total Safety:


Total Safety is the world's premier provider of integrated safety and compliance services and the products necessary to support them, including gas detection, respiratory protection, safety training, fire protection, compliance and inspection, comprehensive flare services, industrial hygiene, onsite emergency medical treatment/paramedics, communications systems, engineered systems design, and materials management.


Total Safety operates from 176 locations in 20 countries to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide (W3).


Total Safety is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.


If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Total Safety, please contact Human Resources at (713) 353-5152. (For telecommunications device for the hearing impaired – TTY, please contact 711).