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Airgas Usa LLC Production Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Who We Are: Airgas Merchant Gases (AMG) is a leading producer and distributor of industrial and medical gas products in the United States. AMG produces and distributes gas products, provides applications development and support, and manages the supply chain for products sold through both the bulk and packaged gases channels. AMG’s products serve a wide network of customers in manufacturing, food and beverage, petrochemical and chemical processing, health care, education, and many other market areas.

JOB SUMMARY:This position has responsibility for operating an Air Separation Unit as well as supporting Helium Transfill Operation maintaining plant production, operating efficiency, regulatory compliance, and safety in the Merchant Gases Company Salt Lake City Air Separation Unit & Helium Transfill.

/ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES: / * Monitors and maintains the safe operation of an Air Separation Facility which produces cryogenic products. * Controls flow purities, pressures process using SCADA/HMI/PLC system, Delta V, & Enterprise Historian * Work with management to maximize production and efficiency to meet the needs of our customer base adjusting flows and production rates * Reads and interprets technical drawings and manuals. * Perform quality assurance functions associated with products to maintain quality assurance. * Prepares and maintains accurate records in accordance with all safety, quality, regulatory and production requirements, such as plant readings, plant maintenance, instrument calibrations, etc... * Identifies potential problems from collected data * Responds to plant/production disturbances (on-call). * Determines if immediate maintenance action is required and acts appropriately. * Performs complex plant functions, including DERIME and warm plant start-ups. * Performs preventive and corrective maintenance throughout the entire plant to include compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, electrical equipment, and other plant equipment. * Responsible to troubleshoot, repair and calibrate process and system problems to restore efficient operations, including PLC, DCS, and other computer interface stations; control valves, pneumatic and electronic control equipment and instruments. * Takes initiative to improve facility (i.e. operations, reliability, and costs) without direction. * Performs administrative functions, i.e. requisitioning, purchasing, production accounting, and payroll record-keeping (closure of PO’s and receiving / time inputting) /Safety and Regulatory Compliance / * Maintains compliance with Airgas’ 12 Life Saving Rules and Safety Pledge * Requires 100% compliance with all Airgas safety policy and procedures, and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) training and techniques to prevent lost time or serious injury to others. * Maintain a high degree of safety by employing safe work habits. * Promotes and develops safe work behaviors through the use of existing policies and procedures and an emphasis on safety behavior management techniques. * Assists with safety incident investigations, including near misses, using root cause analysis leading to recommended corrective actions to eliminate recurrences * Ensures applicable regulatory (OSHA, EPA, FDA, DHS) requirements are met and applicable training and recordkeeping is performed to meet departmental and location requirements /Quality / Technical Support / * Performs maintenance of instrumentation, electrical systems, compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, and other plant equipment * Complies with maintenance of environmental, safety, quality assurance, and FDA compliance systems and programs including spare parts, preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance

Other Requirements * Must be able to share on-call responsibilities with other Operator Technicians to facilitate uninterrupted plant operation. * Requires continuous mental and visual attention to operate equipment, make repairs and adjustments. * Must be able to work at heights and able to climb vertical ladders that could be up to 200 feet in the air. * Ability to lift heavy equipment Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Reimbursement and much more!

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

Job: *Operations

Title: Production Technician

Location: Utah-Salt Lake City-84104

Requisition ID: 29794

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