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Praxair, Inc. Maintenance Mechanic in Wilmington, California

Maintenance Mechanic


Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largestworldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialtygases, and high-performancesurface coatings. Our products,servicesand technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety ofindustries, includingaerospace,chemicals,food and beverage,electronics,energy,healthcare, manufacturing, primarymetalsand many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website atwww.praxair.com.

The United StatesIndustrial Gas (USIG) division of Praxair, Inc. is currently seeking aMaintenance Technician located in Wilmington, CA.


This position requires theability to work independently and with a team to perform a wide variety ofskilled mechanic duties: to install, troubleshoot, repair mechanical equipmentand facilities following SMP/SOP's within an ISO/QA/PSM/RMP site. Uses a widevariety of hand, power, and machine tools to troubleshoot and repair variousmechanical equipment and systems. Includes disassembly/assembly of rotatingequipment, pumps, gearboxes, compressors, etc. to repair/replace bearings,gears, seals, structural components and the like. Ability to read andunderstand blueprints. Performs preventive and predictive maintenance onequipment and mechanical systems.   

Specific responsibilitiesinclude: Safely troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all rotating equipment andassociated mechanical systems including compressors, pumps, fans, blowers,boiler systems, valves, and ability to perform equipment alignments. Utilizinga Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), plan and executemaintenance activities including procurement of parts, supervision ofmaintenance tasks, and completion of all follow up required documentation.Complete some repairs of mechanical piping systems including threaded andwelded pipe systems. Complete and document maintenance activities associatedwith predictive and corrective maintenance activities. Excellent computer skillsrequired. Welding and HVAC experience a plus. On-Call ability required within24/7 operation environment.


Praxair has advancementopportunities for employees who demonstrate advanced skills in plant operationsand have a strong sense of ownership. Safety performance, successfuloperations, and proven leadership are required. Advancement can lead to careersin Technical Support, Management, Engineering, Safety, Sales, and otherpositions.


The Maintenance Technicianmust be able to sit, stand, climb, walk, read, talk, see and hear, to performthe essential functions of this job. Additional activities for this job are:

  • Drivea service (pickup) truck up to 2 or 3 hours per day and up to 8 hours onoccasion.

  • Performoffice work requiring computer work and other administration duties 1 or 2hours per day.

  • Walkingon flat or uneven surfaces and in areas of crushed stone on a daily basis.

  • Bending,stooping, and working from just above the ground to 6 foot elevation.

  • Useof stairs, ladders, and scaffolding for elevated work.

  • Lifting5 to 15 LBs loads performed daily.

  • Lifting15 to 45 LBs loads intermittently.

  • Lifting45 to 75 LBs loads occasionally.

  • Useof air purifying full face respirator occasionally.

  • Upperbody work activities, including using wrenches, hammers, and similar handtools.

  • Useof power tools such as drill and saws.

  • Useof fingers/fine manipulation (such as equipment calibration).

  • Useof chemical personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Shiftschedule requiring weekend and/or nighttime shifts. Working extended hoursand/or holidays may be required.

  • OnCall, 24 hours, 7 days a week. Must carry cell Company Cell phone for immediateavailability.


This is a salaried jobwith overtime. The actual starting salary will depend on experience and otherfactors. Praxair offers a competitive benefits package, including medical,dental, 401K, and life insurance.




High School Degreerequired

Associate's or Bachelor’sdegree in a technical field preferred


2 - 5 years of experienceis highly desirable in many of the following fields:

  • Journeymanmillwright/machinist experience preferred 

  • Generalmaintenance of industrial equipment

  • Compressorsand compressor maintenance

  • Industrialmechanical maintenance


  • Dependableand honest

  • Safetycommitment and compliance with procedures

  • Safedriving

  • Competencywith Computers, Microsoft applications, and process control computer systems

  • Troubleshooting and diagnostics

  • Useof calibration devices and data collectors

  • Maintenanceand repairs of industrial equipment

  • Processunderstanding, process control schematic interpretation

  • Maintenanceand compliance documentation

  • Communications,both verbal and written

  • Qualitycontrols

  • Organizationand time management

  • SafeWork Planning

  • Self-directedlearning

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Operations

Primary Location California-Wilmington

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 20000143