Production Technician

Company presentation
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
Entity and activity description
Air Liquide Large Industries provides our customers with industrial gas and energy solutions that are vital to their own industrial production. We own and operate over 2,000 miles of industrial gas pipelines in the U.S. supplying mainly oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and syngas in large quantities from multiple production sources to major customers in the chemicals, petrochemicals, refining and steel industries. Our pipeline operations and industrial gas production facilities are closely monitored 24/7 within our leading-edge operations control center located in Houston, Texas. Our operations control group monitors over 89,000 data points and assists with product supply and coordination. We are constantly optimizing our supply network to provide high reliability and energy efficiencies allowing Air Liquide to adjust supply needs more quickly and effectively enabling growth to our customers.
Candidate must have valid employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. This position is not open for non-immigrant visa sponsorship.
Job Responsibilities
Support, complete, maintain, and instill corporate Health, Safety and Environmental policies/procedures, relevant documentation at the facility in operating/maintaining responsibility for a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly facility
Demonstrate identified skill sets in daily operational duties as well as actively pursuing own growth/career development through self-initiative practices; work with resources made available as coordinated with supervisor
Participate in operational/routine maintenance tasks within facility work group without interruption of customer product deliveries
Foster open communication among all facility technicians in relation to best practices, operational/facility needs, safety issues/concerns, conflicts of interest between shifts/other departments; share operational knowledge/expertise
Assist/work closely with lead production technician or plant manager with daily facility needs
Ensure accurate/complete work order generation
Determine if immediate maintenance action is required; document it; report to appropriate personnel
Identify potential needs; enter them into CMMS
Study/maintain site-specific standard operating procedures, P&IDs, PFDs, all other technical documentation as relates to operational/equipment processes
Calibrate all plant process analytical equipment
Keep accurate records; be diligent in documentation/record retention policies/procedures
Conduct acceptance PSSR reviews with operations/maintenance Innovations/improvement project involvement
Generate initial documentation for on-site contractor, vendor, guest, visitor site-specific training needs
Escort on-site contractors, vendors, guests, visitors throughout facility as needed; ensure their compliance with national safety policies/procedures
Active participation in facility safety meetings, inspections
Instill safety in others by being safety minded; model good safety practices; work safely in all situations
Load & Unload cryogenic transports and railcars as necessary
Follow policies/procedures on proper notification for vacation scheduling, floating holidays, personal days off
Required Qualifications
High school diploma or GED
2+ years of related industrial operations experience
Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts & fill in for vacations/emergency shift relief coverage as situations warrant
Overall understanding of plant safety rules, regulations, company safety policies/procedures
Performs all work in compliance with standard operating/maintenance procedures utilizing current Life Safety skills, Safe Start, safety requirements including, safe work permits, energy control isolation, IDLs, confined space entry work, hot work, work plans, pre-job discussions, plant safety inspections, etc
Ability to communicate with written/spoken English
Acquiring knowledge/ability in all plant operations including processes/equipment
Understanding of governmental regulations including environmental permitting/compliance, loading /quality assurance, basic electricity, national/local operating procedures, CMMS, maintenance management process, all HSE issues associated with the facility
Ability to learn/follow national/local standard operating procedures; follow through on instructions; work with minimal supervision; read/interpret blueprints, flow charts, process piping ISOs, schematics, P and IDs, electrical schematics; perform basic math operations
Basic knowledge/understanding of control board, operating off of operator interface consoles (computer)
Basic computer (PC) skills; ability to use required software computer applications
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to wear required PPE safety equipment including, hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes/boots, and FRC clothing
Must be able to lift 50lbs
Preferred Qualifications
Technical Associate's degree

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