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 Job Information 
  Job Title: Operations Technician - HyCO
  Category: Operations/Manufacturing/Production/Quality
  Position Type: Full Time
  Pay Rate Unit: Annually
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Grade: CG11
  Region: North America
  Country: USA
  Is work location flexible?: No
  Area/Site: US Gases LaPorte TX
  Town/City: LaPorte
  State/County/Province/Territory: TX
  Postal/Zip Code: 77571
  Business Unit: RBU North America


 Job Description 
   
 
Join Linde, the worlds leading global gases and engineering organization. Linde manufactures, supplies, and distributes industrial, medical, and specialty gases. We are recognized as a leader in the development of new gasrelated technologies and applications for the electronics alternative fuels and energy, glass, food, metals, and chemical industries.

Linde North America is a member of the Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company with around 50,500 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 13.787 bn (USD 18.1 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

At Linde we believe that people create our success. Our primary goal is to hire and retain the best, most talented employees who are leaders in their own right, and provide them with a growth environment that is focused on adding value for the customer.

We strongly believe that the diversity of our employees and their ongoing growth and development, combined with our global footprint and broad range of business activities, provide us with the ingredients required to maintain and grow our leading market positions around the world.

Linde is currently seeking an Operations Technician to join the team in the LaPorte, Texas area.

Job Responsibilities:
▪ Safe and efficient operation of all of the HYCO operating equipment.
▪ Monitor the performance of reactors, compressors, towers, pumps, etc. by performing a standard Look, Listen, & Feel task to insure equipment is operating properly.
▪ Performing routine rounds and taking readings during the shift
▪ Open and close valves, start-up and shutdown motors, pumps, steam turbines, compressors, reactors, etc.
▪ Comply with HYCO SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environmental, and Quality) Policies and Procedures
▪ Perform SHEQ related tasks, ie. Inspect fire extinguishers, SCBA equipment, fire monitors, safety showers, eye baths, etc.
▪ Work 12 hour rotating shifts ( DuPont schedule)

Outside Position:
▪ Respond to alarms
▪ Monitor the performance of compressors, and pumps, etc. by performing a standard Look, Listen, & Feel task to insure equipment is operating properly.
▪ Perform routine rounds and take readings during the shift on reactors, compressors, and pumps.
▪ Collect process samples and use analytical equipment to determine results
▪ Pump sumps to maintain level
▪ Make changes to equipment in the field requested by the console technicians
▪ Support chemical off-loading tasks
▪ Start up and shut down all types of process equipment in the field; ie. Reactors, distillation towers, pumps, compressors, motors, steam turbines, etc.
▪ Isolate (manually close valves) process equipment and purge to prepare for maintenance.
▪ Communicate with customers when production is impacted, provide updates during equipment outages, and provide advance notice of start-up timing.
▪ Trouble shoot equipment or process related problems in the field on all compressors to determine the cause and make changes to resolve the problem.
▪ Prepare Task Safety Checklists for maintenance work and review the location of safety equipment and the safety hazards with the maintenance crafts performing the work

Cold Box Console Position:
▪ Communicate with the CO customer when production is impacted, provide updates during equipment outages, and provide advance notice of start-up timing.
▪ Control the process of the plant to meet production demands via a Distributed Control System
▪ Monitor the performance of compressors, and pumps, etc. by performing a standard Look, Listen, & Feel task to insure equipment is operating properly.
▪ Respond to control system alarms and make process changes for the cold box, mole sieve beds, and CO compressors
▪ Start-up and shutdown pumps in the reaction and Rectisol part of the process
- Trouble shoot equipment or process related problems for the purification part of the process to determine the cause and make changes to resolve the problem.
▪ Prepare Energy Isolation Plans for maintenance work in the Cold Box operating area

Reaction Console Position:
▪ Communicate with the O2 supplier of daily volume nominations.
▪ Communicate with the H2 customers when production is impacted, provide updates during equipment outages, and provide advance notice of start-up timing.
▪ Control the process of the plant to meet production demands via a Distributed Control System.
▪ Respond to control system alarms and make process changes for the reaction and rectisol part of the process and all but the CO compressors.
▪ Trouble shoot equipment or process related problems in the reaction part of the process to determine the cause and make changes to resolve the problem.
Prepare Energy Isolation Plans for maintenance work in the reaction operating area

Minimum Qualifications:
▪ High School Degree- Technical training or college courses/degree desirable but not required
▪ Minimum 5 Years or college degree
▪ Operate manual valves
▪ Following procedures to Start-up and shut-down process equipment
▪ Perform “Look, Listen, & Feel” observations of the operating equipment
▪ Trouble shoot problems
▪ Think and act quickly
▪ Instrumentation equipment, control loops, control valves, controllers, transmitters (pressure, temperature, flow), thermocouples, RTD’s, etc.
▪ Manual and automatic process controls
▪ Pump operations, Positive displacement & Centrifugal
▪ Computer PC operation and use of Microsoft Software (Word, Excel, Outlook)
▪ IMS Traccess training - IMS Standards

Linde 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!

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