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Production Technician I

Company: US11345-AIRGAS Airgas USA, LLC
Location: Fairless Hills
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

R10033636 Production Technician I (Open)

Fairless Hills, PA (AMG) - ASU

How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?

This position has responsibility for operating a cryogenic Air Separation Unit (ASU). The production technician is responsible for maintaining plant production, operating efficiency, regulatory compliance, and safety.

  • Monitors and maintains the safe operation of an Air Separation Facility which produces cryogenic products.
  • Controls flow purities, pressures process using SCADA/HMI/PLC system
  • Work with management to maximize production and efficiency to meet the needs of our customer base adjusting flows and production rates
  • Reads and interprets technical drawings and manuals.
  • Perform quality assurance functions associated with products to maintain quality assurance.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records in accordance with all safety, quality, regulatory and production requirements, such as plant readings, plant maintenance, instrument calibrations, etc...
  • Identifies potential problems from collected data
  • Responds to plant/production disturbances (on-call).
  • Determines if immediate maintenance action is required and acts appropriately.
  • Performs complex plant functions, including DERIME and warm plant start-ups.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance throughout the entire plant to include compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, electrical equipment, and other plant equipment.
  • Responsible to troubleshoot, repair and calibrate process and system problems to restore efficient operations, including PLC, DCS, and other computer interface stations; control valves, pneumatic and electronic control equipment and instruments.
  • Takes initiative to improve facility (i.e. operations, reliability, and costs) without direction.
  • Performs administrative functions, i.e. requisitioning, purchasing, production accounting, and payroll record-keeping (closure of PO's and receiving / time inputting)

    Recruiter: Tami Morgan -


    Are you a MATCH?

    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 general education degree (GED), two years technical college or military technical experience and 2 plus years of operating an Air Separation Plant or related industrial experience.
    • Critical thinking - ability to work independently to troubleshoot, diagnose & solve issues with process and plant equipment.
    • Requires the use of considerable judgment to recognize plant process problems and interpret malfunctions to make decisions accordingly.
    • Requires the ability to use common hand tools and test equipment necessary for repairing and replacing mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment..
    • Water Treatment - understand the water treatment principles and equipment a plus.
    • Refrigeration - A basic understanding of refrigeration systems a plus.
    • Air Separation - A basic understanding of air separation and associated technologies a plus.

      • Must be able to work overtime and off shifts when requested.
      • Must be able to share on-call responsibilities to facilitate uninterrupted plant operation.
      • Must have the ability to work alone, weekends, and holidays.
      • Requires continuous mental and visual attention to operate equipment, make repairs and adjustments.

        • Occasionally (1-33% of work time);

          Recruiter: Tami Morgan -


          Your differences enhance our performance

          At Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

          We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.


          Equal Employment Opportunity Information

          We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

          Please click here to view the EEO Know Your Rights poster and here to view the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination poster. Airgas, an Air Liquide Company invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company's written Affirmative Action Plan or Policy Statement. This plan or policy statement is available for inspection upon request.

          Airgas, an Air Liquide Company and its group of companies does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of such individuals so as to ensure equal access to benefits and privileges of employment. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact us by email at .


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Keywords: US11345-AIRGAS Airgas USA, LLC, Philadelphia , Production Technician I, Professions , Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

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