Airgas USA, LLC. Southwest is currently seeking an energetic, self-motivated person to fulfill a Cryogenics Technician position in the Central/North, TX area. This person will install and maintain cryogenic pressure vessels and associated equipment in industrial, medical, specialty gas, and welding markets. Covers Central/North Texas
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Install, maintain and remove cryogenic pressure vessels in the Airgas customer base. Gases include (but are not limited to) oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, hydrogen, acetylene, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide.
Install, maintain and remove associated cryogenic equipment at Airgas and customer owned facilities to include vaporizers, cryo-pumps, final lines, gas mixers, auto-changeovers, external alarm panels, exterior piping and telemetry units.
Install, maintain and remove gaseous systems to include nitrogen generators/membranes, air compressors, HP/LP reserve systems, auto-switchovers and fill plant systems.
Perform preventative maintenance checks, on a regularly scheduled basis, of all Cryogenic Department assets.
Perform emergency corrective maintenance on Airgas and customer owned assets.
Maintain inventory of parts and supplies needed to perform duties of the Cryogenic Service Technician.
Perform site surveys at prospective customer locations to determine proper placement and sizing of potential equipment.
Works safely and meets the requirements of all safety procedures and rules as prescribed by State, Federal, and the Company. Handle hazardous materials daily in a safe and approved manner.
Maintain a clean and safe workplace.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
COMMUNICATION and/or CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as material safety data sheets, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of associates of the organization.
Must be able to communicate with customers and vendors in a professional manner.
Must maintain a professional appearance at all times.
Ability to read, comprehend and produce detailed process diagrams for customer sites.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to use hand tools (electrical and manual) in a safe manner.
Ability to work independently and with other technicians.
Must be willing to be away from home for up to 5 days at a time (Monday through Friday) for installations, trouble calls and certification schools.
Must be able to be on-call 24 hours a day.
Must be able to work flexible hours to meet customer and management needs.
Must be detail-oriented to complete paperwork each day and maintain customer records.
Must either currently hold or be able to retain a Transportation Worker's Identification Card.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Must also compute rate, ratio, percent, and interpret bar graphs.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand, walk, and bend, use hands and arms, handle and smell leaking gas from cylinder tanks.
The associate is required to climb or balance.
The associate must regularly lift and move more than 60 pounds with the aid of material handling equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant and color vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
The associate is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Must be able to work outdoors in temperatures ranging from -10 to over 110 degrees.
Must be able to work in confined areas to run piping for customer use lines and fill lines.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Qualified 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