Messer Americas

Operations Technician I

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— Understand and adhere to company safe work policies.
— Follow Lone Worker Requirements.

Promote a safe work environment.
— Report safety incidents and near misses.
— Report any unsafe conditions, environmental concerns and process problems to management
— Contribute to the improvement of the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality programs.
— Apply the Hazardous Work Permit (HWP) process, Lock out, tag out (LOTO) and energy
isolation procedures as required for company and contractor personnel.
— Follow EMOC procedure for all changes to process and operating procedures.
— Maintain site security.
— Maintain site orderliness.
— Perform safety indoctrinations for contractors.
— Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo) to execute, document and
continuously improve equipment preventative and corrective maintenance strategy.
— Support Area Manager, Utilize Web Audit Manager and Synergy to execute, document all
corrective actions issued to the site from Audits and Incidents review (when applicable).
— Collect and interpret trends in equipment condition monitoring data.
— Maintain plant spares inventory and raise gaps to management attention.
— Follow work instructions and annotate with feedback.
— Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks.
— Set up and safely operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.
Process Operation and Efficiency
— Assist Shutdowns, Start-ups, Derime and production slate changes for plant(s) in area.
— Monitor key process variables and maintain plant(s) in efficient steady state operation.
— Troubleshoot process problems to identify equipment requiring maintenance.
— Understand the cooling water treatment chemistry and perform water treatment tasks.
Administrative and Managerial
— Follow all Quality Control requirements to ensure a quality product is delivered to Linde’s
customers. Meet FDA requirements where applicable.
— Document in plant logbook date and time of all machinery start/stops, analyzer calibrations,
process upsets, product losses, customer complaints, or any other major event(s).
— Maintain open continuous line of communication with manager.
— Complete required SHEQ site and equipment inspection forms.
— Maintain orderly and clean work area and vehicle.
— Direct and monitor contractors

— Maintain production logs, perform data entry into SAP system.
— Lead and participate in operations and safety meetings.
— Participate in safety committee activities as required – drill planning, energy isolation reviews,
— Complete all training activities according to schedule and meet annual performance goals.
— Check business email daily.
— Accept On call duty and overtime as required.
— Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.
— Identify cost effective solutions, follow company purchasing procedure and spending


Associate's Degree or certificate in a technical discipline or
recent military training in a technical field or
5 years equivalent experience in an
industrial environment.


Minimum 1 year — Experience in an industrial plant in the operations or maintenance departments is
— Physically able to perform all duties required which may involve among other things;
bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, and lifting and carrying loads of up to 50
— Ability to climb to heights 200 ft above grade and work effectively.
— Reside within a reasonable distance of plant.
— Valid drivers license with good record.

EEO Policy (Text Only)

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy - Messer North America provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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