ASU operator since September 2014. As a plant Operator, I am responsible for monitoring 3 large Air Separation Units (ASU), an Argon Purification Unit, Nitrogen Liquefier, and Oxygen Purification Unit. Some of the duties I perform are monitoring, operating, starting and stopping equipment, process optimization, tanker loading and unloading, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting. Our ASUs are also responsible for supplying over 80 miles of pipeline with ultra pure nitrogen to many customers throughout Silicon Valley to meet their business, manufacturing and research needs. I am directly involved in the site's safety program and continuous improvement projects. As an operator, we cannot afford any unplanned downtime and much of my efforts are spent being proactive in finding problems before they find me. I am fortunate to have a position which I am so empowered to make the right choices when needed in order to get the job done.