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Company: Praxair, Inc. Website: www.praxair.com
Company Description: Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.
The Praxair Field Service Technician is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of two oxygen producing plants. This is a challenging and rewarding job that requires sound technical abilities in instrumentation, controls, and electrical systems with training provided in site-specific applications. The Plant Technician must demonstrate initiative in handling issues and be self-motivated.
Field Service Technicians must be dependable. They work with minimal supervision and must demonstrate initiative. Praxair Field Service Technicians usually work alone and have primary responsibility for their assigned plant. Service Technicians must be available for call-outs for plant operational issues outside of normal working hours.
Position Description: Field Service Technician
Salary: $58-62K plus 10-15% typical O/T (Total W2 $66-75k)
Shift: Standard M-F – Overnight travel 2-4 times a month
Note – On call on a weekly rotation with flexibility to switch with other FST’s. If called out you are guaranteed 4 hours at 1.5x your compensation, or 6 hours on holidays.
Location: Davenport, IA
Plants in Clinton IA and Davenport. He/she will also be touching plants less frequently in Cordova, IL, Wever, IA, Des Moines, IA Knoxville IA, Sioux City, IA and Prairie Du Chein, WI.
Employees in this role operate all aspects of the Praxair air separation plants, from routine operations to solving production problems. They maintain compressors, pumps, valves, motors and related equipment. A technician can start-up, shut down, and operate the plant. The plant is located at a customer site and is typically within an hour drive from the home location.
The technician must solve a variety of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and process control problems. The technician makes decisions which require coordination of interrelated tasks. The employee develops conceptual solutions to moderately difficult, non-routine issues/problems and provides guidance on technical leadership of projects.
Field Service Technicians are trained and mentored as they develop knowledge and skills. The employee is also supported with supervision, lead technicians, engineers, sales and other technical staff. Occasionally the technician will travel to locations outside the assigned area to support other plants and for training.
Maintain all Safety, Quality, and Compliance activities at each plant location
Start up, shutdown, and operate the production processes.
Perform routine maintenance and calibrations on a variety of process equipment including centrifugal and compressors, gas analyzers, control systems, electrical systems and process control valves
Trouble shoot and repair defective equipment, electrical components, and production processes
Planning and executing operations and maintenance tasks for assigned plants
Purchasing of materials and/or services such as contractors
Monthly plant billing
Documentation, reports, and other administrative duties
Associate's degree in a technical field preferred, or Navy Nuclear candidates
2 - 5 years of experience is highly desirable in many of the following fields:
Air separation or similar complex process control function
Instrumentation and control
General maintenance of industrial equipment
Compressors and compressor maintenance
Industrial mechanical maintenance
Industrial electrical or electrician
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Military technical fields; Machinist Mates, Electrician Mates, Gas Turbine Technicians, and Boiler Technicians
Dependable and honest
Safety commitment and compliance with procedures
Driver’s license with clean record
Trouble shooting and diagnostics
Use volt-ohm meters, calibration devices, and data collectors
Maintenance and repairs of industrial equipment
Process understanding, process control schematic interpretation
Computers, Microsoft applications, FIX 32, and process control computer systems
Maintenance and compliance documentation
Communications, both verbal and written
Quality controls, analyzers
Organization and time management
Full comprehensive benefits package to include Medical / Dental / Pension Plan / 401K (match 100% of 1st 5%) / Education Assistance Program / Life Insurance / Long Term Care Plan / Legal Services / Long Term Disability.
Praxair has exceptional advancement opportunities for Field Service Technicians. Employees must demonstrate advanced skills in plant operations and have a strong sense of ownership. Safety performance, successful operations, and proven leadership are a must. Advancement can lead to careers in Technical Support, Management, Engineering, Safety, Sales, and other positions.