Messer Americas

  • Instrument Technician I

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    Instrument Technician I

    We are a technology and applications leader with the industry knowledge and applications expertise to meet customer needs across industrial, food, medical, chemical and electronics industries. We offer over 120 years of proven experience in the safe and reliable production and delivery of industrial, medical and specialty gases. We’re the talented people you know and trust, now with a new name.


    Formed in 2019 after our business was acquired from Linde AG by Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners, we draw on a rich heritage of industrial gases expertise to meet customer needs. We know the industries we serve inside and out – and we know our customers depend on us for more than just safe and reliable supply.


    Today our deep understanding of industry trends and customer requirements allows us to collaborate intensely with customers to identify and develop long-term solutions that deliver competitive advantage. Our in-depth knowledge of customers’ manufacturing processes enables turn-key engineering with minimal plant downtime, and our technology development capabilities are unrivaled.



    ▪ 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 immediately
    ▪ 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 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)
    ▪ Maintain plant spares inventory and raise gaps to management attention
    ▪ Follow work instructions and annotate with feedback
    ▪ Calibration, configuration, or replacement of field instrumentation devices
    ▪ Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks
    ▪ Efficiently troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment control circuits
    ▪ Efficiently troubleshoot and repair process control equipment
    ▪ Set up and safely operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work
    ▪ Functionally test or troubleshoot instrument or electrical control loops through to field devices to verify proper operation
    ▪ Calibrate custody meters and manage documentation
    ▪ Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities

    Process Operation and Efficiency
    ▪ Assist Shutdowns, Start-ups, Derime and production slate changes for plant(s) in area

    Administrative and Managerial
    ▪ Follow all Quality Control requirements to ensure a quality product is delivered to Messer North America’s customers.  Meet FDA requirements where applicable
    ▪ Maintain open continuous line of communication with manager
    ▪ Maintain orderly and clean work area and vehicle(s)
    ▪ Direct and monitor contractors
    ▪ Lead and participate in operations and safety meetings
    ▪ Participate in safety committee activities as required – drill planning, energy isolation reviews, etc
    ▪  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
    ▪ Organize, maintain and document calibration of metrological equipment
    ▪ Support sites outside of the home Area as required
    ▪ Support plant and equipment commissioning activities
    ▪ Mark-up engineering drawings to document changes or disparities
    ▪ Identify cost effective solutions, follow company purchasing procedure and spending limitations


    Basic Qualifications:

    ▪ Associate's Degree or certificate in a technical discipline or recent military training in a technical field.
    ▪ Minimum 5 years' experience in a related process plant operations and reliability activity.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ▪ Valid driver's license with good record.
    ▪ Math - basic algebra, fractions/percentages, unit conversion.
    ▪ Personal computer proficiency (Internet, word processing, spreadsheets), and other software used by the company.
    ▪ Strong interpersonal abilities to support team philosophy and strategy.
    ▪ Strong interpersonal abilities to support mentoring/coaching activities.
    ▪ Strong organizational ability.
    ▪ Able to work alone.
    ▪ High mechanical aptitude and ability to work with simple mechanics hand tools.
    ▪ Comprehensive knowledge of applicable chemical manufacturing process and hazards within area or site.
    ▪ Familiar with all process equipment and function.
    ▪ Understanding of electrical hazards and safety, and ability to troubleshoot electrical systems, with support from central engineering.
    ▪ Basic understanding of pneumatically actuated valves and control systems.
    ▪ Understanding of all trip and interlock logic protecting people and equipment.
    ▪ Ability to interpret engineering drawings including P&IDs, PFDs.
    ▪ Ability to interpret electrical drawings including Single line diagrams.
    ▪ Able to navigate LiMSS to find relevant work instructions, forms and supporting documentation.
    ▪ Able to complete all preventative maintenance jobs according to best practice.
    ▪ Capable of operating a forklift, and/or overhead crane, and/or man lift according to company policy (LOCATION DEPENDENT).


    Messer North America offers excellent salaries, world-class benefits, and unparalleled opportunities for development all to create an invigorating and satisfying environment.


    Join a World Leading Team Today!


    For IMMEDIATE consideration, APPLY NOW!


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    Messer North America is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intra-family offense, and place of residence or business.




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