MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - Experienced

Air Products and Chemicals • La Porte, TX 77572

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Job Description and Qualifications

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases is seeking experienced Maintenance Technicians for its LaPorte and Baytown, TX ASU Facilities.

The Maintenance Technician will support our Air Separation facilities in the Houston, TX area. Additional support is also needed for the four natural gas fired turbines we operate for a third party power company. Primarily the employee will be based out of the LaPorte Air Separation Unit.

The Air Separation units produce oxygen, nitrogen, argon, xenon through a cryogenic distillation process. The products from these facilities are sent to customers around the country and locally via pipelines and tractor trailers.

The maintenance person will be responsible for the safe operation, troubleshooting, repair, and documentation of all activities surrounding plant equipment.

Work schedule is based on a Mon-Thurs, 10 hour dayshift with on-call responsibilities as needed.

The basic function of this position is to provide necessary technical and hands on support to continuously improve plant rotating and stationary equipment integrity, reliability, cost and on stream factor. Maintenance mechanic is responsible for maintaining / troubleshooting all equipment and facility maintenance.

When it comes to safety at Air Products ZERO IS ACHIEVABLE. Our goal is zero injuries and incidents. People have said that it is an impossible goal. Air Products people have the capability and determination to make "zero" happen across all aspects of our safety performance by prioritizing safety in words and actions to protect self, others and the environment.

The person in this role should demonstrate a positive attitude and be willing to take on new opportunities and embrace tough challenges with a sense of ownership, energy and urgency. He / She must be able to approach work both individually and as a member of the team.

He / She should seek out diverse thinking to maximize the use of others' experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. The ability to introduce new ways of looking at problems and getting work done and proposing value added solutions is important to this position.

Integrity is a vital part of the Air Product's culture and employees are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards and communicate across all channels with respect and honesty.

Qualifications / Requirements:

* 5 years' maintenance experience in a petrochemical or manufacturing environment.

* 2 years' associate degree in mechanical applications or high school diploma

* Ideal candidates may have experience through an apprenticeship training or military experience relating to mechanical functions.

* Ability to troubleshoot and repair a variety of static and rotating equipment using appropriate tools and test equipment.

* A background in maintaining pumps, mechanical seals, vessels, exchangers, turbines gear drives, and reciprocating and centrifugal compressors is essential.

* Experience operator equipment such as crane, loader, large capacity forklifts are a plus.

* Participate actively in department/plant safety programs. Promote safety rules and regulations as well as environmental compliance.

* Engage actively in a team environment, bring a positive attitude, maintain personal accountability and provide mentoring and coaching for team member development.

* Military veterans are encouraged to apply

Technical School Graduates: Students with a background in Industrial Systems, Machine Tool Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Mechatronics, Automotive Technology, HVAC, Process Technology, Electrical Technology, Instrumentation Technology are encouraged to apply.

Military Veterans: Air Products is a military friendly employer that values the skills obtained through military teamwork. Our culture and company values the leadership and focus on safety that is obtained from your service. This position would be best suited for Non-commissioned Officers with specific focus in technical fields. Veterans from any branch or MOS with hands-on mechanical skill sets and, for example, experience in propulsion systems, engineering fields, nuclear power, aircraft maintenance, cryogenic technicians, and civil engineering are encouraged to apply.

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

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.

To learn more, visit About Air Products.

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. industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers.

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