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Praxair, Inc. Production Technician (New Hanover, North Carolina) in Wilmington, North Carolina

Production Technician (New Hanover, North Carolina)


Praxair, Inc., awholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company inNorth and South America and one of the largestworldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributesatmospheric, process and specialtygases, and high-performancesurface coatings. Ourproducts,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 informationabout the company, please visit our website atwww.praxair.com.

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.

We are a leading industrial gas company in North America that puts Safety First at all times. We take pride in delivering outstanding safety performance, maintaining our equipment, and using state-of-the-art distribution tools. Own your future. Get your career in gear with Praxair. Become a member of our elite team today and receive the following:

  • We offer one of the highest rates in our industry.

  • We provide excellent medical, dental, and vision benefit packages, pension AND 401(k) retirement savings plan.

  • Paid vacation and holidays, as well as scheduled days off.The United States Industrial Gas (USIG) division of Praxair, Inc. is currently seeking a Production Technician. The technician will be responsible for a safe, reliable, and efficient operating air separation plant located in New Hanover, North Carolina. The air separation plant provides low cost, high purity industrial gas for our customers via pipeline and liquid transport. The position will require a strong focus on production and instrumentation. The role will include butisnot limited to performing routine maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, calibrations, and installations.Key Responsibilities

  • Startup, operate, and maintain the air separation plant and all associated tanks, controls, and truck fill systems. Troubleshoot plant shutdowns and perform corrective maintenance to allow plant restarts.

  • Coordinate scheduling of planned maintenance and perform some preventative maintenance on plant components.

  • Operate units to continuously supply productsat the appropriatequantities and qualities safely and economically, complying with all environmental regulations and daily customer requirements.

  • Monitor process performance and makes appropriate adjustments to remedy deviations and align to the specified norm.

  • Read and interpret P&ID's, Electrical Schematics, One Line Diagrams, Equipment Manuals and company procedures

  • Perform calibration of analyzers, field instrumentation, and have the ability to troubleshoot control system problems.

  • Perform lock-out tag-out, correctly and safely permit maintenance work, and oversee contractors as necessary.

  • Safely troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all rotating equipment and associated mechanical systems including compressors, pumps, fans, and valves

  • Prepare and execute projects to improve facility availability and reliability

This position requires a combination of office work and field work. The technician will support the operation of our facilities to ensure they are maintained in a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly manner. The job requires a rotating on-call status. Some overtime, holiday, and afterhours work will be required. Employee must be able to access elevated electrical and mechanical equipment via ladders, scaffolding and man-lifts. Position may also require providing turnaround support within the region. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed to develop working relationships with maintenance and operations personnel in a team environment.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Associates in Applied Sciences Degree or equivalent apprenticeship preferred.

  • Strong interest in and experience with electrical and mechanical systems.

  • 2 or more years Production Operations experience preferred.

  • Proficiency with a variety of I/E hand tools meters, instrument calibration equipment etc.

  • Have a working knowledge of computers and typical computer programs (i.e. Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

  • Must be able to manage confined space entry, climb ladders and steps, lift up to 50 lbs, and work at heights.

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.

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Primary Location North Carolina-Wilmington

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 20000129