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Linde Gases North America Production Technician-Helium in Otis, Kansas

Production Technician-Helium

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.

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

Principal responsibilities


— 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 HWP process, LOTO and energy isolation procedures as required for company and contractor


— Follow EMOC procedure for all changes to process and operating procedures.

— Maintain site security.

— Maintain site orderliness.

— Perform safety indoctrinations for contractors.


— Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP PM) to execute, document and continuously improve equipment preventative and corrective maintenance strategy.

— Collect and interpret trends in equipment condition monitoring data.

— Maintain plant spares inventory and raise gaps to management attention.

— Follow work instructions and annotate with feedback.

— Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks.

— Set up and safely operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.

Process Operation and Efficiency

— Perform Shutdowns, Start-ups, Derime and production slate changes for plant(s) in area.

— Monitor key process variables and maintain plant(s) in efficient steady state operation.

— Troubleshoot process problems to identify equipment requiring maintenance.

— Respond to plant issues as required.

— Understand the cooling water treatment chemistry and perform water treatment tasks.

-Load trailers and dewars

-Work with the transportation manager and supervisor on a day to day basis to meet customer demands

Administrative and Managerial

— Follow all Quality Control requirements to ensure a quality product is delivered to Messer’s customers. Meet FDA requirements where applicable.

— Document in plant logbook date and time of all machinery start/stops, analyzer calibrations, process upsets,

product losses, customer complaints, or any other major event(s).

— Maintain open continuous line of communication with manager.

— Complete required SHEQ site and equipment inspection forms.

— Maintain orderly and clean work area and vehicle.

— Direct and monitor contractors.

— Maintain production logs, perform data entry into SAP system.

— 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.

— Support entry level technicians through coaching and mentoring.

— Check business email daily.

— Lead Plant tours.

— Accept On call duty and overtime as required.

— Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.

— 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.

Required Skills

— Math – basic algebra, fractions/percentages, unit conversion.

— Personal computer proficiency (Internet, word processing, spreadsheets), and other software used by the


— 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 mechanic’s 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.

Required education

— Associates Degree or certificate in a technical discipline or recent

military training in a technical field preferred but not required.

Required qualifications

— Minimum 5 Years experience in a related process plant operations and

reliability activity.

Other qualifications

— Physically able to perform all duties required which may involve among other things; bending,

stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, and lifting and carrying loads of up to 50 lbs.

— Ability to climb to heights 50 ft above grade and work effectively.

— Reside within a reasonable distance of plant.

— Valid driver's license with good record.

ID:: 2021-14049

External Company Name: Messer Americas