OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN - GEISMAR
Location:
Posted:
November 19, 2016
Reference:
19926BR
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases and chemicals, has an immediate opening for an experienced Operations Technician for its Geismar, LA facility.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include working in a plant environment, and filling high pressure CO Tube Trailers. Specific duties include performing residual and final product analysis, conducting equipment inspections, and the loading and unloading of CO trailers. Candidates must be comfortable working 12 hour shifts and working weekends.

Additionally, it is also expected that the successful candidate will eventually progress through the various levels of operational responsibilities, with goal of becoming a fully qualified plant operator.

The Operator Technician is responsible for controlling and monitoring a number of processes in the production of gaseous hydrogen, carbon monoxide and syngas including the following:

-Assist in plant equipment mechanical repairs, instrument calibrations and electrical troubleshooting.
-Participate in the basic safety process as a key member of the Site Safety committee and sharing responsibility for the site's overall safety performance.
-Provide direct interface with the pipeline and merchant customers.

Qualifications/Requirements:

-High school diploma or equivalency
-Must have a minimum of 2 years plant process experience and/or Process Technology Degree/Certification
-Commitment to safety
-Strong oral and written communications skills
-Must have strong computer skills especially with Excel spreadsheets

Physical Requirements:
-Must be able to climb ladders and steps and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
-Will be exposed to high noise levels.
-Be able to meet call-in requirements as needed.
-Elevated work required.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
-Strong mechanical aptitude and/or military
-Team player that is flexible
-Computer Skills
-Must be a self starter and willing to work alone at times.

Shift:
-willing to work overtime as needed
-willing to take 24 hour on call responsibilities on a rotating basis

Air Products offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The company's core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world's leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company's Performance Materials Division serves the polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. The company had fiscal 2016 sales of $9.5 billion and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 17,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world's safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers.

To apply for this position, please visit the Air Products Career Center. Click on the link Search job openings from the left navigation bar. You can apply specifically to Job Req #19926BR.

If you are a current Air Products employee, please apply via APOnline by clicking on Online Applications, then selecting Career Center.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.
A little about us:
Air Products has been enabling its customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable for 75 years.

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