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*Operations Technician HyCO SMR I

*Operations Technician HyCO SMR I

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The Linde Group is known as one of the world leaders in gases, engineering and healthcare.  We operate in more than 100 countries across the globe and generated revenue of 17.9 billion euro in 2015.  But what makes us great is our people because they make great things happen.  Linde employees take pride in what they do because they know it makes a real difference to our customers.  They are empowered to turn a challenge into an opportunity to learn and grow.  This is how they take the lead, every day.


Linde is currently seeking an Operations Technician HyCO SMR I to join the team in the Lima, Ohio area.


Purpose of the Position:


Role will execute principle responsibilities to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of a continuous steam methane reforming process in accordance with local and national regulations and standards. Execute maintenance activities (preventive, corrective and predictive) as required and directed.


— Understand and adhere to company safe work policies.
— Follow Lone Worker Requirements.
— Promote a safe work environment.
— Report safety incidents and near misses.
— Report any unsafe conditions, environmental concerns and process problems to management immediately.
— Contribute to the improvement of the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality programs.
— Apply the Hazardous Work Permit (HWP) process, Lock out, tag out (LOTO) and energy isolation procedures as required for company and contractor personnel.
— Follow EMOC procedure for all changes to process and operating procedures.
— Diligently perform requirements to maintain compliance to Environmental Regulations.
— Maintain site security.
— Maintain site orderliness.
— Perform safety indoctrinations for contractors.

— Utilize SAP to execute, document and continuously improve equipment preventative and corrective maintenance strategy.
— Support Cluster Manager, Utilize Web Audit Manager and Synergy to execute, document all corrective actions issued to the site from Audits and Incidents review (when applicable).
— Collect and interpret trends in equipment condition monitoring data.
— Maintain plant spares inventory and raise gaps to management attention.
— Follow work instructions and annotate with feedback.
— Set up and safely operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.
— Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.

Process Operation and Efficiency
— Assist Shutdowns, Start-ups, and production slate changes for plant(s) in area.
— Monitor key process variables and maintain plant(s) in efficient steady state operation.
— Troubleshoot process problems to identify equipment requiring maintenance.
— Understand boiler water treatment chemistry and perform water treatment tasks.

Administrative and Managerial
— Follow all Quality Control requirements to ensure a quality product is delivered to Linde’s customers. 
— Document in plant logbook date and time of all machinery start/stops, analyzer calibrations, process upsets, product losses, customer complaints, or any other major event(s).
— Maintain open continuous line of communication with manager.
— Complete required SHEQ site and equipment inspection forms.
— Maintain orderly and clean work area and vehicle.
— Direct and monitor contractors.
— Maintain production logs.
— Participate in operations and safety meetings.
— Participate in safety committee activities as required – drill planning, energy isolation reviews, etc…
— Complete all training activities according to schedule and meet annual performance goals.
— Check business email daily.
— Accept On call duty and overtime as required.
— Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.
— Identify cost effective solutions, follow company purchasing procedure and spending limitations





Associates Degree or certificate in a technical discipline recent military training in a technical field

5 years equivalent experience in an industrial environment




— Experience in an industrial plant in the operations or maintenance departments is preferable.
— Reside within a reasonable distance of plant 30-45 min recommended.
— Valid driver’s license with good record.