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Specialty Gas Blending Technician - Chicago, IL
Location:
Chicago , Illinois
Posted:
October 19, 2017
Reference:
14075
A Super Opportunity Awaits You!
Airgas Specialty Gases
, an Air Liquide company, the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding and safety products is seeking a Blending Technician.
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 SUMMARY:
This function requires strict adherence to safety, regulatory and quality procedures in the filling of high-pressure gas mixtures in addition to pure gas products utilizing gravimetric, pressure/ temperature and dynamic blending equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Ensure cylinder filling records are accurately maintained and that all required procedures are followed complying with local, state and federal regulations.
• Complete necessary production steps in production system.
• Loading and unloading pallets.
• Stocking cylinders using forklift or hand truck.
• Assist with inventory and general housekeeping
• Able to perform nonconforming product problem solving.
• Understand basic compressor operation and maintenance
• Understand basic liquid pump operations
• Ability to troubleshoot and perform basic equipment maintenance
• Operate and safely maintain equipment for pumping or repacking gases into cylinders
• Perform all required pre-fill and post-fill inspections.
• Ensure cylinders are adequately maintained
• Regularly inspect and maintain pumping equipment and associated pressure gauges and monitoring devices.
• Maintain neat, clean and orderly plant appearance.
• Perform mathematical calculations.
• Perform routine calibration on process analytical equipment.
• Basic knowledge of equipment troubleshooting
• The ability to train new employees in all of the above aspects of the department
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Shift work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• High School diploma or GED equivalent required and 1 to 5 years related experience and/or vocational training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must be compliant with a drug-free workplace.
• Able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written English
• Ability to read and comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets - MSDS
• Must be able to safely operate a forklift.
• Able to work shift work as required.
COMPUTER SKILLS:
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
COMMUNICATION and/or CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS:
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals using the English language.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
• Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.
Qualifications:
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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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