Praxair, Inc. ST Instrument Technician - Redwater, Alberta in Gibbons, 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, opportunity for a:

Instrument Technician - Redwater, Alberta

The role of this position is to support and maintain the Air Separation Plant instrumentation and electrical equipment in a safe and efficient manner as described in various procedures, policies, processes and regulatory requirements. Utilizing instrumentation and electrical knowledge, the Instrument 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 understand, assess, troubleshoot and refurbish different arrangements of pneumatic and electronic instrumentation, electrical, and analytical applications as necessary.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Follow safe work permit processes, policies and procedures.

  • Provide technical expertise in consultation with engineering and reliability resources.

  • Create and update accurate instrumentation based service reports using a computerized maintenance management.system (InforEAM).

  • Calibrate, test and functionally check instrumentation, analyzers, control systems and final control elements.

  • Optimize work activities related to planned and unplanned equipment outages.

  • Assist in the training and development of new employees.

  • Assess and resolve priority based instrumentation and electrical issues as they arise.

  • Communicate directly with OEM vendors and suppliers.

Education, Technical and non-Technical:

  • Red Seal Journeyman Instrumentation Technician and Electrician certificate.

  • Proven experience with the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and refurbishment of instrumentation.

  • Previous experience in a continuous chemical operation environment.

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

  • Relevant computer and technical skills.

  • Allen Bradley Control Logix experience.

  • Ability to understand and use instrument calibration and electrical testing equipment.

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

  • Ability to be trained in the operation of mobile equipment (i.e. forklift, aerial work platform, etc.)

  • Must have the ability to 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 Lift 25kg

o Climb stairs and ladders

o Work in tight and closed spaces

o Be able 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: Instrument Technician - Redwater, Alberta

Location: Alberta-Gibbons

Requisition ID: 16002750