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Praxair, Inc. Production Technician in Geismar, Louisiana

Production Technician

Description

Basic Function: Accountable to operate and control process units and all components in a safe, efficient and environmentally acceptable manner, both in the field and from the control station.The Production Technician is part of a team responsible for safely operating production units in full compliance with safety, reliability, quality assurance, environmental and government programs, and daily customer requirements.

The positionmakes and implements operational decisions meeting customer requirements based on full awareness of viability, safety, cost and other benefits. The Production Technician isresults-oriented with good interpersonal, computer, and team-based skills, and can demonstrate understanding and use of P&I diagrams, written procedures and policies, and problem solving in their daily work. This individual exhibits safety leadership in all aspects of their job.

Job Scope:

Plant Operations:

The Production Technician continuously monitors and proactively checks the operation for efficiency, and strives to anticipate problems before they occur.

The position is also responsible for assisting with the coordination of work requests, work permits and equipment isolation; following each work project through completion to ensure safe return to normal operation; and providing front-line communications to customers and facility management on product and process conditions .

Operates units to continuously supply products in quantities and qualities safely and economically, complying with all environmental regulations and daily customer requirements.

Accountable for adherence to all Corporate and Plant Policies

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

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

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

  • Accountable for use of SOP’s to start and stop major equipment and processes to prevent unnecessary process delays and maintain operational consistency/reliability

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

  • Allowed and expected to make process decisions within specified boundaries established by plant supervision.

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

Accountable for reviews and follow-up & corrections of Safe Work Permits and Confined Space permits

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

Safety/Environmental:

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

  • Responsible for complying with management of change requirement

  • Responsible for attending and participating in monthly safety meetings.

  • Actively participate in behavioral based safety program.

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

  • Wear appropriate PPE at all times.

  • Accountable for issuing, monitoring and closeout of Safe Work Permits and Confined Space permits.

  • Adheres to LOTO policy.

  • Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental policies and SOP

Instructs on-site Contract personnel on safety rules and regulations and maintains frequent surveillance to assure their compliance at all times.

Conducts daily plant safety inspections to identify and correct plant and equipment hazards.

Must adhere to all security requirements and policies

Must be knowledgeable and practiced in all Emergency Procedures.

Assist in the development and implementation of SSOP’s

Du ties:

Shift coverage on an as needed basis – including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Work a rotating 12-hour schedule and take periods of on-call responsibility.

Assist in developing, planning & executing planned TAR’s

Complete daily work lists as assigned by supervision.Responsible for Facility housekeeping (hoses rolled up, labeling of process, overall cleanliness, etc.)

Comply with waste management and other environmental regulations

Assist in the completion of Work Orders to ensure compliance at all times

Assists in the completion of PSM compliance activities

Maintain training compliance

Assist with and perform routine maintenance tasks

Must be willing to work from elevated platforms, climb ladders, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and work both inside and outside in various conditions for extended periods of time.

This list is a clarification of your roles and responsibilities and is not intended to be all inclusive.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Associates Degree in Process Technology or minimum 2 years production operations experience 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: 19001140

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