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Praxair, Inc. Plant Engineer in New Castle, Pennsylvania

Plant Engineer


Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Plant Engineer in New Castle, PA.

The Plant Engineer will support our Aviation Coatings Services (ACS) Plant in New Castle, PA and will report to the Operations Director, ACS.

Plant Engineer

  • Works with Quality organization to reduce Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) and achieve acceptable first pass yield

  • Analyzes the reasons for equipment failure and leads Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) efforts

  • Participates in reliability related incident investigations; prioritizes action items, and follows-up on their implementation

  • Supports Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) efforts to increase machine utilization, as defined by facility targets

  • Ensures the success of all scheduled TPM events

  • Monitors equipment and special preventative maintenance standards to ensure quality product

  • Provides project management, contractor quotations, and engineering assistance to Six Sigma and LEAN continuous improvement initiatives involving facilities and production equipment changes

  • Conducts design reviews with safety and ergonomics focus on plant systems and production equipment changes

  • Supports capital projects by supplying engineering expertise in the specification, design, and construction of capital projects in accordance with plant design requirements as well as regulatory standards

  • Develops equipment repair procedures and specifications necessary to improve plant and equipment reliability

  • Troubleshoots control systems both in the field and remotely through operator interfaces and databases

  • Responsible for Cubicle uptime focusing on the prevention of plant robotics errors, PLC communication errors, and Dispenser issues

  • Writes new robotic programs essential for production

  • Collaborates with Tooling Coordinator to tooling related quality issuesApplications Engineer

Applications Engineer

  • Contributes to the success of the New Castle Thermal Spray Plant by performing a variety of engineering duties.

  • Executes assigned duties for engineering projects; applies engineering principles, work study methods, and judgment to build equipment or develop fixturing and tooling for the processing of customer parts.

  • Works on facilities projects to prepare the plant for use of new equipment, processes, and/or new coatings applications.

  • Provides programming and troubleshooting support to manufacturing operations requiring a working knowledge of robot programming languages, PLC and computer based control systems.

  • Collaborates with Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing project teams to accelerate improvement in production and operational excellence.


  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering field. Mechanical Engineering degree preferred.

  • Working knowledge in robot programming languages, PLC and computer based control systems is preferred.

  • Will require education in the use of CAD systems for use in equipment design projects.

  • Five to seven years of experience in a related field is preferred.

  • Must possess organizational skills with the ability to use resource materials

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Must have experience making presentations, developing training programs, and training trainers or end users

  • Demonstrated communication skills (oral and in writing)

  • Self-starter

  • Results oriented

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 Engineering

Primary Location Pennsylvania-New Castle

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18002596