A.W. Chesterton Company

API Seal Repair Tech & Seal Failure Analyst

Location US-TX-Pasadena
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/17/2022 10:53 AM)
Job ID
1st Shift


Who We Need:


You have experience with seal repair.

You have knowledge of rotating equipment.

You are mechanically inclined and you are a quick learner.



Given these skills, you could work anywhere.  So why not bring your talents somewhere great? 


How about working at a company:


  • With 130+ years in US manufacturing, whose business is still growing
  • That is led by successful, strategic, personable leaders who know your name
  • That has a significant global environmental impact with products and services that prevent and reduce industrial pollution
  • That encourages you to dedicate 5% of your on the clock time to career development 
  • That gives you a formal on-boarding program to get you on a fast path to success  
  • That offers tuition reimbursement, a global employee recognition program where you can win gift cards, a mentoring program, a paid volunteerism time-off program, a scholarship program for children of employees and many more!
  • That has people who are fun, smart, engaged and like working together to bring world-class service to our Customers every day


Check out our formal job description below:


Job Summary

Responsible for performing various functions associated with the repair and exchange of seal assemblies under the Chesterton Exchange/Repair programs - - including any requests for seal failure analysis. Serve as the subject matter expert regarding seal failure analysis. Receives and disassembles incoming seal assemblies requiring extensive knowledge of Chesterton Seal designations and component parts. Sets up and operates both simple and complex machinery, including sandblasting/filtering units, buffing wheels, bench thread tappers, ultrasonic cleaners, industrial oven and general shop equipment. Operates hand/power and air tools. Reads assembly and manufacturing drawings. Performs routine in process quality control functions. May perform final quality control inspection on completed reworked exchange components. May provide direction to other employees as required. Responsible for the assembly of complex mechanical seals with up to five sub-assemblies in the Bill of Material (B.O.M.). Operates automatic and semi-automatic assembly test equipment.

Job Model:  On-Site

Hybrid positions will require employees to work both on-site and remote each week under a schedule that has been determined and agreed upon by you and your manager.


On-Site positions will require employees to work on-site for each of their scheduled shifts.



·    Perform seal failure analysis and submit report via CRM

·    Prepare analysis reports for presentation to customers.

·    Receives and disassembles incoming seal assemblies based on established work procedures and instructions. Must be capable of following detailed, procedures and verbal instruction. Must be capable of applying knowledge of Chesterton seals and components.

·    May perform specialized tasks as required. Sets up and operates machinery; i.e., sandblasting/filtering units, buffing wheels, and ultrasonic cleaners.

·    Must be capable of reading and understanding assembly and manufacturing drawings.

·    Operates various hand and power tools, bench grinders, hand tappers, manual presses, and other manual equipment used in re-work and assembly/testing area.

·    Performs routine visual, mechanical, and/or functional inspection of repair components and finished components at time of assembly.

·    May perform re-work assignments as required.

·    Consults shop order to determine parts needed for the seal assembly. Retrieves component parts from inventory locations for purposes of assembly based on both shop order and customer input. Must be capable of reading and understanding instructions. Must be capable of following verbal instructions.

·    Puts stock away into designated inventory locations based on inventory data supplied via shop and/or purchase receivers.

·    Tests seal using automatic and semi-automatic vacuum and/or pressure test equipment. Maintains clean assembly area. Performs in process Q.C. inspections.

·    Validates accuracy of components to shop order by part # and various inspection criteria.

·    Identifies and selects appropriate packaging for each assembled seal in accordance with the shop order.

·    May be directed to perform inventory cycle counts, incoming stock order counts, and related inventory control tasks.


Complexity of Duties

·    Ability to follow verbal or written directions.

·    Manual dexterity and the ability to operate machinery and power/hand tools.

·    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

·    Ability to read and understand blueprints.

·    Ability to lift up to seventy pounds on a regular basis.

·    Ability to interact with internal and external customers, i.e; Engineering, Customer Service, Quality, etc.


Essential Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·    Have proficient knowledge of our ERP system to monitor/manipulate production orders as well as check on open transfer orders and purchase orders.

·    Operates full range of machine tools.

·    Maintains complete documentation of cell operation.

·    Be able to work with minimal supervision.

·    Ability to work according to written/verbal instructions and procedures which will ensure safety on the job.

·    Ability to work in a typically noisy shop environment.

·    Ability to work under pressure and work well with others.

·    Mechanical aptitude.

·    Manual dexterity.

·    Ability to read blueprints.

·    Strong communication skills required.

·    Comprehensive reading, writing, and math skills.

·    Ability to know and understand when to use hoist equipment and other safety equipment as necessary.

·    Ability to be available for on-call emergencies 24 hours/day.


Education and/or Experience

·    Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

·    3-5 years related experience in manufacturing environment preferred.


Other Skills and Abilities

·    Manual dexterity

·    Strong mechanical aptitude.

·    Ability to lift up to 70 pounds on a regular basis.

·    Ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employees assigned to certain tasks within this job may be required to participate in our Medical Surveillance Program. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, to lift up to 70 pounds, grasp and squeeze with hands, make repetitive wrist and elbow movements, stand, walk, bend, twist, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Moderate to loud noise (i.e.; computer printers, traffic, machinery) exists on a daily basis in the work environment. Manual dexterity required.


All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.


Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer  M/F/V/D




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