Praxair, Inc. ST Air Separation Process Technician in Ft. Sask., Alberta

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At Praxair, 26,000 employees in 50 countries are working together towards a common goal: making our planet more productive. For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make plants operate cleaner and more productively, food taste better, breathing easier and manufacturing processes more efficient -- in short, to make all our lives better.

Praxair Canada Inc., a leading supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases has an exciting, progressive, working supervisory opportunity for:

Process Technician/Operator

The function of this job is to operate and troubleshoot the Air Separation Plant in a safe and efficient manner as described in various procedures, processes and regulatory requirements. Utilizing air separation and cryogenic process knowledge, the process technician works in a team environment where individuals are empowered to set priorities and complete different activities with minimal supervision. Successful candidates must be able to work 12 hour, rotating shifts.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of operational discipline, principles, procedures and practices to ensure the safe and efficient operation of plant processes and equipment.

  • Operation, monitoring and inspection of process equipment and conditions.

  • Interfacing with various electronic, pneumatic and PLC based control systems during start-up, analysis and continual operation of plant processes and equipment.

  • Use of troubleshooting skills to recognize and resolve process related deviations and problems.

  • Performing necessary repairs and assistance during plant turnarounds, equipment upgrades, refurbishments and preventative maintenance.

  • Use of process knowledge and skills towards productivity improvements and equipment reliability.

  • Professional communication between contractors, visitors, customers, colleagues and management.

Education, Technical and non-Technical:

  • Power Engineering Technology diploma (SAIT/NAIT), or an equivalent program.

  • 3-5 years of previous experience in a 24/7/365 process operations role.

  • Motivated, self-starter capable of effectively managing multiple tasks and priorities.

  • Ability to read and interpret various drawings such as: P&IDs and SWDs.

  • Must have good computer and technical skills in order to learn how to operate both manual and highly automated process equipment

  • Must have the ability to recognize, understand, analyze, and resolve technical problems.

  • Must be able to work overtime as required

  • Must have strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license

  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job:

o Ability to lift up to 25kg

o Climb stairs and ladders

o Work in tight and closed spaces

o Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment

Enjoy a great future with a competitive salary, flexible benefits and an opportunity for career growth.

Praxair Canada Inc. is committed to equality of employment for women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Interested candidates from these groups are encouraged to apply.

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Job: *Operations

Title: Air Separation Process Technician

Location: Alberta-Ft. Sask.

Requisition ID: 16002811