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Praxair, Inc. Field Service Tech in California, California

Field Service Tech


Praxair,Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gascompany in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide . Praxair produces, sells anddistributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases , and high-performance surface coatings . Our products, services and technologies are makingour planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmentalbenefits to a wide variety of industries , including aerospace , chemicals , food and beverage , electronics , energy , healthcare , manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For moreinformation about the company, please visit our website at .


ThePraxair On-Site Air Separation Plant Technician is responsible for the safe,reliable and efficient operation of the Los Angeles, CA area plantlocations.

Thisis a challenging and rewarding job that requires sound technical abilities inthe primary on-site product line, along with knowledge and abilities ininstrumentation, controls, and electrical systems. The Plant Technician mustdemonstrate initiative in handling issues and be self-motivated. The PlantTechnician must be on call and able to respond as needed. On rare occasionsovernight travel may be needed for training and other plant support. Varioustraining will be provided in safety and plant operations to ensure maximumeffectiveness.


Theemployee in this role solves field site issues and is responsible for thegeneral maintenance and production at the site. The plant is located on acustomer site. The technician must be able to produce results with minimalsupervision and has primary responsibility for their assigned plants. Thetechnician is supported through managerial supervision, lead technicians,engineers, sales and other technical support. Occasionally the technician willtravel to support locations outside the assigned area and may be asked toassist in training and development. The technician makes decisions whichrequire coordination of interrelated tasks. The employee develops conceptualsolutions to moderately difficult, non-routine issues/problems and providesguidance on technical leadership of projects.


  1. Maintainall safety, quality and compliance activities at each plant location.

  2. Perform routine maintenance and calibrations on a varietyof process equipment including centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, gasanalyzers, electrical controls systems and pneumatic control valves.

  3. Manage own time to accomplish operations and maintenancetasks for assigned plants which includes trouble-shooting, diagnosing andsolving plant problems.

  4. Coordinate contractors and resources, both internal andexternal to Praxair to support the plant activities, audits and alladministrative requirements for the plant.

  5. Maintain or improve plant efficiency.

  6. Occasionally assists or directs the training anddevelopment of new employees


Safetyawareness and procedures


Troubleshooting and diagnostics

Maintenanceand repairs

Processunderstanding, process control schematic interpretation

Computers,Microsoft applications, process control computer systems, maintenance andcompliance documentation

Communications,both verbal and written

Qualitycontrols, analyzers

Organizationand time management


Planningand project management



Inaddition to being able to sit, stand, climb, walk, read, talk, see and hear, toperform the essential functions of this job an individual must be able to dothe following additional activities:

  • Drive a service (pickup) truck up to 2 or 3 hours per day and up to 8 hours on occasion.

  • Perform office work requiring sitting at the computer and other administration duties 1 or 2 hours per day.

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

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

  • Use of stairs and ladders for elevated work.

  • Lifting 5 to 15 lb loads is performed daily.

  • Lifting 15 to 45 lb loads is done on an intermittent basis.

  • Lifting over 45 to 75 lbs is done occasionally.

  • Upper body work activities, including using wrenches, hammers, and similar tools

  • Use of power tools such as drills

  • Use of fingers/fine manipulation (such as instrumentation calibration)

  • Normal work week of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

  • On call for plant issues during off hours. Provided company cell phone, laptop, and service truck. Plant performance highly dictated by employee effort.

  • Accommodations canbe made if reasonable, do not create an undue hardship, and will enable an individual with a disability to safely perform the essential job functions.


Thisis a salaried position with overtime. The salary varies depending onexperience. Praxair offers a competitive benefits package, including medical,dental, 401K matching, vacation and life insurance.



High School Degree required

Associate's degree in a technical field preferred


  • 2 - 5 years of Operations experience highly desirable in many of the following fields:

  • Air separation or similar complex process control function

  • Instrumentation and control

  • General maintenance of industrial equipment

  • Compressors and compressor maintenance

  • Industrial Mechanical

  • Industrial Electrical or Electrician

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

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-California

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19001542