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Product Technician

Air Liquide

This is a Full-time position in Manassas, VA posted May 13, 2022.

Company PresentationA world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 employees and serves more than 3.8 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.Entity / BusinessAir Liquide Electronics innovative electronic materials respond to increasingly challenging customer demands for improved mobility, connectivity, computing power and energy consumption. We offer ultra pure carrier gases, a wide range of specialty gases and advanced precursor molecules, enabling equipment for safe distribution, purification and on-line purity control. On site, manufacturers rely on our expertise in providing full management of these gases, advanced molecules and equipment and in helping to continuously improve production processes.Job SummaryThe Production Technician will work in a team environment to safely operate and troubleshoot three nitrogen and oxygen production plants which supply an on-site semiconductor manufacturer. The Production Technician will help the team achieve the goal of over 99% plant uptime for our continuous production process.Responsibilities* Provide 24-hour support to the high purity nitrogen production plant, liquid bulk, and high purity gas delivery systems.* Coordinate the installation, facilitation, and start-up of said equipment.* Repair equipment such as compressors, valves, pumps, cooling towers, water treatment, analyzers, and some electronic devices.* Control costs to achieve budget targets.* Display proper attitude and work ethic.* Demonstrate ability to follow directions from site operations manager.* Offers suggestions to improve system and procedure efficiency and quality.* Perform the functional testing of said equipment prior to customer acceptance.* Provide warranty coverage and assistance for installed equipment.* Perform advanced gas troubleshooting and repair of delivery equipment.* Maintain and operate specialty gas delivery equipment such as bulk tanks, analyzers, monitoring equipment.* Maintain historical records of equipment maintenance and/or repair.* Assist in the identification and resolution of gas related semiconductor-manufacturing problems.* Assist in drafting specifications for operating procedures/work instructions and revise existing procedures as required for the various pieces of equipment at each location.* Generate site-specific reports and consolidate data as requested by the customer or Air Liquide management.* Facilitate all customer and Air Liquide programs including, but not limited to: Safety, Training, Operations, and Preventive Maintenance.* Comply with all applicable HS&E Standards including, but not limited to: PPE, Forklift Operations, Lock Out/Tag Out Program, Confined Space Entry, etc.* Provide site information to local sales force to identify potential opportunities for Air Liquide.* Provide technical information and assistance to local sales force or other Air Liquide department.* Provide various presentations to customers and Air Liquide personnel detailing any and all field service data or information.* Monitor operating costs and spending.* Complete assigned tasks as per existing procedures.Skill Set/Knowledge/Expertise:* The ability to self-manage.* Ability to understand stringent safety rules.* Possess good supervision/time management skills and be a self-motivated learner.* Must be punctual and with reliable attendance.* Understanding of the design theory of major equipment items.* Excellent communication skills – ability to follow/give both written and verbal instructions.* Ability to train others.* The ability to work with various sized diverse groups to solve problems.* Ability to speak in front of various sized groups.* Evidence of previous work in a successful team environment, act as a mentor to all junior technicians.* Ability to coordinate and supervise a group of technicians on a project.* Electro-mechanical aptitude.* Display aptitude for controlling an emergency situation and coordinating problem-solving actions.Requirements* High School Diploma or equivalent and 4+ years of technical training or operations experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience* Ability to work extended hours/shift work as business needs dictate.* Ability to work nights, weekends and possibly holidays in order to meet shift and on-call requirements.* Valid Driver’s License* Knowledge/understanding of instrumentation, rotating equipment and piping systems.* Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants (Process Safety Management, EPA regulations, FDA regulations, state/local regulations).* Knowledge in the proper methods of locking out and isolating equipment.* Ability to use computers-knowledge of Microsoft Office software.* Ability to work in a team environment; demonstrated self motivated attitude.* Good verbal/written communication skills in order to deal effectively with management and external customers.* Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work.* All employees are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (fully vaccinated is currently defined as two weeks since your final dose).* Based on CDC guidelines and customer requirements, employees may be required to wear a face mask while onsite.Physical Requirements:* Must be able to wear required PPE safety equipment including, hardhat, safety glasses, safety shoes/boots, and FRC clothing* Full range of motion; ability to lift 50 lbs.* Able to climb ladders, work off elevated platforms/surfaces* Able to work in non-conditioned environment for extended periods* Able to enter confined spaces for inspection, testing and workPreferred Requirements:* Technical training or experience preferred.* Previous experience in semiconductor field desirable.* Qualified in operation of the forklift, man lift and overhead crane is preferred.* Technical Associates degree preferred