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Praxair, Inc. Production Technician in Geismar, Louisiana

Production Technician


About Praxair

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 distributes atmospheric, process and specialtygases,and high-performancesurfacecoatings. Our products,servicesandtechnologies are making ourplanet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmentalbenefits to a wide variety ofindustries,includingaerospace,chemicals,foodand beverage,electronics,energy,healthcare,manufacturing, primarymetalsandmany others. For more information about the company, please visit our

Basic Function: Accountable to operate and controlprocess units and all components in a safe, efficient and environmentallyacceptable manner, both in the field and from the control station. The Production Technician is part of a team responsible for safelyoperating production units in full compliance with safety, reliability, qualityassurance, environmental and government programs, and daily customerrequirements.

The position makes andimplements operational decisions meeting customer requirements based on fullawareness of viability, safety, cost and other benefits. The Production Technician is results-oriented with good interpersonal, computer,and team-based skills, and can demonstrate understanding and use of P&Idiagrams, written procedures and policies, and problem solving in their dailywork. This individual exhibits safetyleadership in all aspects of their job.


Plant Operations:

The Production Technician continuously monitors andproactively checks the operation for efficiency, and strives to anticipateproblems before they occur.

The position is also responsible for assisting withthe coordination of work requests, work permits and equipment isolation;following each work project through completion to ensure safe return to normaloperation; and providing front-linecommunications to customers and facility management on product and processconditions.

Operates units to continuously supply products inquantities and qualities safely and economically, complying with all environmentalregulations and daily customer requirements.

Accountable for adherence to all Corporateand Plant Policies

Maximize reliability in order to avoid unscheduledshutdowns resulting in interruption of supply to customers.

Keeps and maintains all necessary production logs andrecords. Generates reports as required.

Uses professional judgment for operating the facilitysafely, reliably, and efficiently at all times.

  • Accountablefor use of SOP’s to start and stop major equipment and processes to preventunnecessary process delays and maintain operational consistency/reliability

  • Continuousreview and comments on SOP’s in order to provide guidance in procedural updates

  • Allowedand expected to make process decisions within specified boundaries establishedby plant supervision.

Maintains thehighest degree of personal safety and environmental accountability at all times.

Accountable forreviews and follow-up & corrections of Safe Work Permits and Confined Spacepermits

Communicates alldeviations/incidents and questions to plant supervision in a timely manner

Sa fety/Environmental:

1.Maintainsthe highest degree of personal safety and environmental accountability at all times.

  • Responsiblefor complying with management of change requirements

  • Responsible for attending andparticipating in monthly safety meetings

  • Activelyparticipate in behavioral based safety programs

  • Report all incidents, deviations, and nearmisses to site supervision when they occur.

  • Wearappropriate PPE at all times

  • Accountablefor issuing, monitoring and closeout of Safe Work Permits and Confined Spacepermits

  • Adheres to LOTO policy

  • Strictly adheres to all safety and environmentalpolicies and SOP’s

2. Instructson-site Contract personnel on safety rules and regulations and maintainsfrequent surveillance to assure their compliance at all times.

3. Conductsdaily plant safety inspections to identify and correct plant and equipmenthazards.

4. Mustadhere to all security requirements and policies

5. Mustbe knowledgeable and practiced in all Emergency Procedures.


  1. Assistin the development and implementation of SSOP’s

  2. Shiftcoverage on an as needed basis – including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  3. Worka rotating 12-hour schedule and take periods of on-call responsibility.

  4. Assistin developing, planning & executing planned TAR’s

  5. Completedaily work lists as assigned by supervision.

  6. Responsiblefor Facility housekeeping (hoses rolled up, labeling of process, overallcleanliness, etc.)

  7. Complywith waste management and other environmental regulations

  8. Assist in the completion of Work Orders toensure compliance at all times

  9. Assists in the completion of PSMcompliance activities

  10. Maintaintraining compliance

  11. Assistwith and perform routine maintenance tasks

  12. Mustbe willing to work from elevated platforms, climb ladders, lift and carry up to50 pounds, and work both inside and outside in various conditions for extendedperiods of time.

This list isa clarification of your roles and responsibilities and is not intended to beall inclusive.

  1. High SchoolDiploma or GED required.

  2. Associates Degreein Process Technology or minimum 2 years production operations experiencerequired


  • HS Diploma; Associates degree preferred

  • 2 years Production Operations experience, or equivalent industrial experience.

  • Working extended hours and/or weekends, holidays and call-ins may be required.

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 Louisiana-Geismar

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19001929