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Plant Operator

Airgas Inc

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

Navigate your career @ AirgasEnrich your experience with a new step in your professional journey! Airgas encourages internal mobility. Developing yourself into new roles within our organization is key to our Talent Management strategy. We believe in you and the value you bring to our company.● Location: Chester, VA● Travel: 0%● Work Schedule: This open position is for a rotating 10 hour/day shift; Must be able to share on-call responsibilities with other Plant Operators to facilitate uninterrupted plant operation. Must have the ability to work alone at times, weekends, and some holidays.● Pay Rate: Over $26.00/hr.How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?This position has responsibility for operating a cryogenic Air Separation Unit (ASU). The Production Technician is responsible for maintaining safety, plant production, operating efficiency, regulatory and environmental compliance,● Monitors and maintains the safe operation of an Air Separation Facility which produces cryogenic products.● Controls flow purities, pressures and processes using SCADA/HMI/PLC system.● Work with management to maximize production and efficiency to meet the needs of our customer base by adjusting flows and production rates.● Reads and interprets technical drawings and manuals.● Performs quality assurance functions associated with products to maintain quality assurance.● Prepares and maintains accurate records in accordance with all safety, quality, regulatory and production requirements, such as plant readings, plant maintenance, Batch Analysis, Lot Analysis, instrument calibrations, etc.● Responds to plant/production disturbances (on-call).● Performs preventive and corrective maintenance throughout the entire plant to include compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, electrical equipment, and other plant equipment.● Troubleshoots, repairs and calibrates process and system problems to restore efficient operations, including PLC, DCS, and other computer interface stations; control valves, pneumatic and electronic control equipment and instruments.● Takes initiative to improve facilities (i.e. operations, reliability, and costs) without direction.● Performs administrative functions, (i.e. requisitioning, purchasing, production accounting, and payroll record-keeping, closure of PO’s and time inputting)● Basic to Moderate knowledge of Google applications (Gmail, Drives, Docs, Sheets and Present)Are you a MATCH?● High school diploma or general education degree (GED), two years technical college or military technical experience a plus. Air Separation Plant or related industrial experience is a plus.● Critical thinking – ability to work independently and with a group to troubleshoot, diagnose & solve issues with process and plant equipment.● Initial and ongoing training in all plant aspects will be provided.● Requires the ability to use common hand tools and test equipment necessary for repairing and replacing mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment.● Water Treatment – understanding the water treatment principles and equipment is a plus.● Refrigeration – A basic understanding of refrigeration systems is a plus.● Air Separation – A basic understanding of air separation and associated technologies is a plus.● Electrical/ Instrumentation background is a plus.About AirgasAirgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products. Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take initiative and make decisions.Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 associates globally.Join us for a stimulating experience: you’ll find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do, in an open, collaborative and respectful environment.Your DIFFERENCES enhance our PERFORMANCEAt Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.EOE AA M/F/Vet/DisabilityQualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability