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Mechanical Technician

Company: Linde
Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.lindeus.com .

Linde is seeking an Mechanical Technician to join our team located in Niagara Falls Service Center, NY.

The Mechanical Technician is responsible for the overall maintenance of mechanical equipment and mechanical system, as well as some fabrication at the Niagara Falls Service Center, NY . This is a challenging and rewarding job that requires sound technical abilities in compressors maintenance, and other rotation equipment, fabrication of manifolds and small equipment and systems with training provided in site-specific applications. The Mechanical Technician must demonstrate initiative in handling issues, be self-motivated and dependable. This individual works with minimal supervision during field trips and must demonstrate initiative and good communication skill to address challenges. The Mechanical Technician is available for afterhours calls from plant operations personnel and will need to provide customer support outside of normal working hours.

The Mechanical Technician operates all aspects of the Linde Acetylene and high-pressure plants, from corrective and preventive maintenance standpoint. They maintain compressors, pumps, valves, motors, and related equipment. This individual should have expertise to install, start-up, operate, and shut down acetylene supply systems located at customer sites typically within a three-to-five-hour drive from the home location and occasionally this position will travel to locations outside the assigned area to support other plants and/or for training. This position will report to Engineering Project Manager and be based in Niagara Falls, NY.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all Safety, Quality, and Compliance activities at each customer installation performing site inspections or site maintenances.
  • Installation, start up, decommissioning of installation High pressure and Acetylene supply systems (compressors, purifiers, filling manifold, etc.)
  • Coordinates and performs routine preventive and corrective maintenance and adjustments on a variety of process equipment including centrifugal and reciprocating compressors
  • Monitoring the availability of parts and replenishing supplies as well as physical inventory control.
  • Troubleshooting mechanical malfunctions and breakdowns, as well as performing repairs
  • Oversees location Contractor Safety Program
  • Oversees location's Process Safety Mechanical Integrity Program
  • Assists in the development and review of standard operating procedures
  • Utilizes hand and portable power tools and follows safe working practices through all steps of equipment repair and maintenance
  • May provide advice to management regarding equipment life and usage and in researching new equipment purchases
  • Ensures operations technicians understand and follow safe working practices through all steps of equipment repair and maintenance
  • Coordinates and oversees the movement of materials and equipment as required
  • Other duties as defined
    SKILLS and ABILITIES
    • Dependable, collaborative and team player
    • Commitment to safety and compliance with Linde procedures and regulations
    • Organization and time management
    • Trouble shooting and diagnostics
    • Maintenance and repairs
    • Forklift operator certification
    • Process understanding and process control schematic interpretation
    • Computers, Microsoft applications Outlook, and Excel as minimum requirement
    • Communications, both verbal and written
    • Self-directed learning
      WORKING CONDITIONS

      In addition to being able to sit, stand, climb, walk, read, talk, see and hear, to perform the essential functions of this job an individual must be able to do the following additional activities:
      • Drive a service (pickup) truck up typically 2 or 3 hours and up to 8 hours on specific occasions.
      • Perform office work requiring sitting at the computer and other administration duties.
      • Walking on flat or uneven surfaces and in areas of crushed stone on a daily basis.
      • Bending, stooping, and working from just above the ground to 6-foot elevation.
      • Use of stairs and ladders for elevated work.
      • Lifting 5 to 15 lbs. loads is performed daily.
      • Lifting 15 to 45 lbs. loads is done on an intermittent basis.
      • Lifting over 45 to 75 lbs. is done occasionally.
      • Upper body work activities, including using wrenches, hammers, and similar tools.
      • Use of power tools such as drills, jack harmer, etc.
      • Normal work week of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
      • On-call for plant issues during off hours. Provided company cell phone, laptop, and service truck.

        Qualifications:

        • Bachelor of Science or Associate Degree in a technical field preferred; High School diploma required
        • Certificatedon welding techniques required
        • Computer skills including Microsoft applications required
        • Clean driving record required in the last 2 years
        • 2+ years' experience in operations environment preferred, specifically in the following areas;
          • Package gases or similar operation
          • General maintenance of industrial equipment with emphasis in compressors
          • Industrial Mechanical
          • Military technical fields Machinist Mates, Gas Turbine Technicians, among others
          • 3+ years of equipment maintenance experience in chemical manufacturing setting preferred
          • Knowledgeable in OSHA Process Safety Management Program elements including Mechanical Integrity, Management of Change, Operating Procedure Elements
          • Knowledge of high-pressure piping systems preferred
          • Knowledge of cryogenic pumps and systems preferred
            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Linde, Niagara Falls , Mechanical Technician, Professions , Niagara Falls, New York

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