OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN / PLANT OPERATOR
Port Arthur, TX 
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At Air Products, our purpose is to bring people together to reimagine what's possible, collaborate and innovate solutions to the world's most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges. Grow with us as we embark on building tomorrow together by being the safest, most diverse and most profitable industrial gas company in the world.

Reimagine What's Possible

We are seeking a Plant Operations Tech at Port Arthur, TX facility

The Port Arthur facility is comprised of two Steam Methane Reformer (SMR) with integrated gas turbine generators, and CO2 capture facilities at both SMR's, supporting enhanced oil recovery. The site is tied into an existing hydrogen pipeline system that spans from New Orleans to the Houston Ship Channel and supplies hydrogen to the integrated supply network for consumption by customers across the Gulf Coast Franchise.

As an operator you are responsible for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the equipment and facility. The basic function of this role is to provide necessary technical and hands- on support to continuously improve plant operation, maintenance, mechanical equipment integrity, reliability, cost, and on-stream factor.

This is a 12-hour shift position that works a rotating shift schedule. You will work with the Site Supervisor.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Participate in the basic safety process as a key member of the Site Safety committee and sharing responsibility for the site's overall safety performance.
  • Provide day-to-day operation of the plant to support the plant on-stream, production and reliability targets.
  • Investigate equipment failures, determine root cause of failure, and recommend appropriate solutions to reduce reoccurrence of/or eliminate cause of failure.
  • Maintain an error-free execution. Pay very close attention to details and implement work to the highest possible standard. Apply a Continuous Improvement philosophy to daily work.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of minor and major shutdowns. Provide technical and hands- on support as required during shutdowns.
  • Provide troubleshooting expertise for the production units.
  • Follow Operating procedures.
  • Promote safety rules and regulations.
  • This is a Safety Sensitive Position.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to climb ladders and steps and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Be able to meet call-in requirements as needed.
  • Elevated work required.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Strong mechanical, instrument and electrical proficiency is desired.
  • Candidates with a background in pumps, mechanical seals, vessels, exchangers, gear drives, compressors, rotating equipment, and/or Electrical/Instrumentation knowledge is a plus.
  • Validated commitment to safety and continuous improvement
  • Position may require weekends and on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis.
  • Must be a self-starter and willing to work alone.
  • Candidates with a background in plant/refinery instrumentation and electrical systems is strongly preferred.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office

Education and Licensing Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Certificate in process technology or maintenance field (preferred) or 3 years minimum in a manufacturing/production, processing or chemical/ petrochemical environment. Participants in Skills USA are encouraged to apply.

Technical School Graduates:

Students with a background in Industrial Systems, Machine Tool Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Mechatronics, Automotive Technology, HVAC, Process Technology, Electrical Technology, Instrumentation Technology are encouraged to apply.

Work Hours & Benefits:

  • Must be willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts and weekends and take 24 hour on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis.
  • Must be a self-starter and willing to work alone on nights, weekends, and holidays.

Air Products proudly values the skills, dedication,andleadership that veterans bring to the table. As a veteran-friendly organization, we actively encourageand welcome veterans to apply for various roles within our company.We recognize the unique strengths and experiences that veterans contribute, and we foster a workplacethat honors your service while providing a platform for professional growth.

We are the world's largest hydrogen producer with over 80 years of industrial gas experience. We are hydrogen and industrial gas experts delivering safe, end-to-end solutions, investing in real, clean energy projects at scale, and driving the industry forward to generate a cleaner future.

At Air Products, we work in an environment where we put safety first, diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visitAbout Air Products.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.).You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.


Air Products is committed to working with and providing a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail us at talent@airproducts.com. General application status inquiries are not answered by this mailbox rather you'll receive an e-mail directly from our Career Center and/or the Talent Acquisition Specialist.


Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Air Products is also committed to Employment Equity (Canada).
Individuals who may have an accommodation need related to applying for positions with Air Products in the U.S. and Canada, should contact Air Products at 1-800-966-2724, Option #1.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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