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Plant Operation Technician - Ashland, KY
Ashland , Kentucky
February 13, 2017
A Super Opportunity Awaits You!

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding and safety products is seeking a Plant Operation Technician in Ashland, KY.

Known locally and nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise.

Job Responsibilities:
* Meets or exceeds the company's safety goals, standards and policies
* Fully supports, accurately completes, maintains, and instills corporate Health, Safety, and Environmental policies & procedures and relevant documentation at the facility
* In operating and maintaining responsibility for a safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly facility
* Actively demonstrates identified Mastering Skill sets in daily operational duties, in addition
* Ensures customer product delivery requirements and pertinent documentation and affiliated reporting requirements are completed on time and with zero defects
* Participates in operational and maintenance tasks within facility work group without interruption of customer product deliveries
* Fosters open communication amongst all facility technicians in relation to best practices, operational or facility needs, safety issues or concerns, conflicts of interest between shifts or other departments, and sharing operational knowledge and expertise with

Acquiring level technicians
* Completes all work in compliance with all medical standards within a medical facility
* Assists and works closely with Assistant Plant Manager with daily facility needs including
* Administrative function responsibilities as delegated by supervisor
* Facility record keeping and documentation
* CMMS input and work order generation
* Involvement in generating and maintaining site-specific Standard Operating Procedures
* Innovations and improvement project involvement
* Ensuring on-site contractors, vendors, guests, or visitors site specific training requirements are met and documented, as applicable to the facility
* Active participation in facility safety meetings and inspections
* Routine communication with customer operations group ensuring product delivery requirements are being satisfactorily fulfilled

Shift Coverage:
* Follows policies and procedures on proper notification times for vacation scheduling, floating holidays, and personal days off
* Fills in for vacations and emergency shift relief coverage as situations warrant
* Will be required to share "on-call" responsibility

* High School diploma or GED required; Associate's degree desirable or technical training (or equivalent experience) preferred
* 2 years of related operations experience
* May be asked to travel as needed
* Exhibits and understanding of customer requirements, operational goals and demands, plant process optimization, and critical process loops
* Understands and follows National & Local Standard Operating Procedures
* Performs light and routine maintenance in accordance with EAP & LST procedures
* Conducts acceptance test/start-up reviews with Operations & Maintenance
* Approves acceptance tests for completed maintenance
* Plans and schedules own work and others' work
* Optimizes plant process
* Fully starts-up, operates, stops, secures, and re-establishes steady state conditions after a shutdown, without direction
* Conducts efficiency analysis (power, heat transfer, etc.) including troubleshooting
* Documents maintenance history in CMMS
* Applies problems solving skills effectively
* Demonstrates understanding of plant efficiency goals and customer product demands
* Demonstrates in-depth understanding of plant process
* Demonstrates basic understanding of equipment control logic and critical process loops as performed by the PLC/DCS

Physical Requirements:
* Must be able to wear required PPE safety equipment including, hardhat, safety glasses, safety shoes/boots, and FRC clothing
* Must be able to lift 50lbs
* Ability to climb cold box (140FT
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

A little about us:
Airgas is a company of hardworking men and women dedicated to helping our customers succeed.

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