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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Pipeline I&E Technician in Port Arthur, Texas

26178BRReq No.:26178BRJob Description and Qualifications:

Air Products & Chemicals is seeking an experienced Instrument and Electrical Technician for our West Gulf Coast Pipeline Operations at our LaPorte, TX facility.

Working hours for this role are Mon-Fri / day shift with daily travel to customer sites and limited overnight travel as needed. You will be part of a team of 10 technicians that maintain our operations.

Overall, Air Products’ Gulf Coast hydrogen system is the world’s largest plant and pipeline network and provides over 1.4 billion standard cubic feet of hydrogen per day to refinery and petrochemicals customers. The 600-mile pipeline, which is fed by 22 Air Products’ hydrogen production facilities, stretches from the Houston Ship Channel in Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Applicants must be able to:

  • Read and understand P&ID's, pipeline alignment sheets, ladder logic, and wiring schematics

  • Repair and troubleshoot analog and discrete instrument loops

  • Understand 4-20 m/a, and 1-5v loops and Hart communications

  • Understand miscellaneous instrumentation including mass flow meters such as multivariable transmitters, Coriolis meters and the associated configuration software along with Moore Spa.

  • Effectively use typical test and calibration equipment, including pneumatic calibrators, RTD calibrators, mA calibrators, T/C calibrators, dead weight testers, digital and analog multi-meters, multi-function calibrators and laptops for equipment communication

  • Follow precise step by step calibration procedures

  • Use computerized systems to enter and retrieve data

  • Troubleshoot PLC problems through knowledge of PLC logic and operations

  • Work with and troubleshoot the following: Pressure, temperature and flow measuring equipment, solenoids, limit & proximity switches, valve positioners, I/Ps, control relay circuits, and control valves

  • Understand and follow the PHMSA 192 and 195 Pipeline Code of Federal Regulations

  • Understand and enforce the Air Products damage prevention program

Work with and troubleshoot the following:

  • Pressure, temperature, level and flow measuring equipment-Pneumatic Controls, Solenoids-Limit & Proximity Switches, SCADA RTU's and associated equipment.

  • 811 One Call ticket systems

  • Pipeline location equipment


  • High school diploma/GED - Trade/Technical degree or apprenticeship in a related field

  • Military service in a related field a plus but not required (Aviation Electrician, Electronics Technician, Gas Turbine Technician, etc.)

  • 4 years of Electromechanical or Instrumentation & Electrical experience or equivalent technical school

  • Fabrication, wiring and hook up experience of Instrumentation and Electrical equipment.

  • Detail oriented and willing to document details appropriately.

  • Strong troubleshooting and fault isolation skills.

  • Familiar with PLC's & PLC logic - Bristol Babcock a plus but not required.

  • Experience with voltage switching equipment a plus but not required.

  • Strong personal safety philosophy.- Personal and professional integrity

  • Must be team oriented and have a willingness to learn and further develop technical skills.

  • Must be willing to take on call during nights and weekends

  • SAP experience is a plus but not required

  • Able to work independently and uphold the highest ethical standards, and consistently prioritize safety in words and actions to protect self, others and the environment.

Air Products offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, 401K 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.

Job Title:Pipeline I&E TechnicianEmployment Type:North America - Weekly Employment Status:Full TimeType of Relocation Benefits Provided:NoneLocation:US-TX-Port ArthurCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Industrial GasesBusiness Sector / Division:Industrial Gases Americas