Cooling Tower Technician 1 (CTT1)

Job Locations US-TX-Deer Park
Field Operations
Regular Full-Time


Established in 1958, International Cooling Tower, Inc. (ICT) designs, manufactures and constructs a complete line of industrial cooling towers for the petrochemical industry, power plants, petroleum refineries, pulp & paper mills, steel factories, mining applications and the food industry. Our operations complete cooling tower projects, aftermarket maintenance activities and a full range of field services in 42 states in the United States.


The purpose of this position is to assist with the construction of cooling towers by erecting, installing, fabricating, and repairing all types of cooling towers. The CTT1 must always adhere to blueprints, sketches, or building specifications as directed by ICT Foreman and Superintendents.


The incumbent should exhibit leadership qualities while performing duties. The incumbent must work diligently to ensure tasks are completed safely, efficiently, on time, and to ICT quality standards. This position may require extensive travel depending on project location.  Must understand carpentry concepts.


  • Installs mechanical equipment including: motors, fans, gear boxes and fan shafts with knowledge of proper alignment
  • Oversees and accounts for CTT2 and CTT3 tasks that are assisting them
  • Reads blue prints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, dimensions of the structure or fixture; liase with Foreman to plan tasks
  • Select lumber, hardware and other materials to be used on the assigned job
  • Prepares layout, using rulers, tape measures, framing square and calipers.
  • Marks, cuts and assemblies lines on materials using pencil, chalk, and marking gage
  • Shapes materials to prescribed measurements using saws, chisels, and chainsaws
  • Assembles cut and shaped materials
  • Performs piping installation
  • Erects framework
  • Fits and installs cooling tower material as needed
  • Assists with daily and weekly Safety meetings
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned by Superintendent, Field and Area Managers and Foreman


  • Ability to work within precise limits and/or standards of accuracy
  • Ability to apply basic mathematics to solve problems
  • Ability to general problem solve including employee relations
  • Ability to select and use tools properly
  • Ability to compare and accurately determine differences in sizes, shapes and forms of objects
  • Ability to read tape measures
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work at a productive pace and follow instructions
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision,and to demonstrate initiative after the completion of your tasks
  • Ability to listen well, follow instructions, and make sure that directives are completed

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma, or GED equivalent
  • 1-3 years in field cooling tower construction
  • 1 year (minimum) Cooling Tower Technician 2 in cooling tower construction
  • Must pass level 1 DISA background
  • Must pass drug & hair follicle
  • Prefer TWIC card -

Certifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have a Valid Drivers License, and reliable transportation
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Must have steel toe boots
  • Rigging, forklift, and man lift certification (preferred)
  • Ability to lead small crews to complete job tasks
  • Basic knowledge of structural, mechanical and piping installation
  • Basic knowledge of the operation of construction tools and terminology
  • Knowledge and application of safety standards through OSHA training and experience (preferred, but will train)
  • Ability to pass Safety Council training in English
  • Ability to pass Confined Space training in English
  • Basic knowledge of construction safety guidelines (OSHA 10 preferred)
  • Work at heights of 60 feet
  • Working hours range from 40-70, no set hours. Must be flexible to work Sat or Sun, depending on project
  • PROJECT LENGTH: Projects last 3-6 weeks, so you’re a traveling from one plant project to another.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS: You are working outdoors in ALL weather conditions in the refinery, chemical and power plants, in cooling towers. Sometimes you will get wet working inside cooling towers.
  • JOB LOCATION: This is a road warrior job, traveling throughout the Houston area, TX and LA from plant to plant, sometimes longer.
  • Per diem pay (must have utility bill with your name and address that matches your Driver License)



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