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Service Technician

Service Technician

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Purpose of the position

  • Performs Field Service Interventions for Customers. Work includes start-ups, commissionings, repairs and troubleshooting.  Mechanical repair of turbo expanders. Deals with Distribution and Process equipment. Cylinder fill plants and Air Separation plants are the main customer base.
  • Repair of cryogenic pump and turbo-expanders. Evaluate condition, recognizing parts needed for replacement according to drawings and parts list. Parts cleaning and reassembly while following company policies, processes and procedures.


Principal responsibilities

  • Performs mechanical repairs on centrifugal pumps, piston pumps and expanders
  • Routine shop maintenance.
  • Checks parts against evaluation and ensures proper parts are ordered and received.
  • Notifies supervisor of any difficulties or problems that may prevent a quality job from being performed or cause a change in the promised time.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in a proper state of repair.
  • Maintains and wears all required safety and health personal protective equipment.
  • Performs all duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Professional interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by performing and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.
  • Cooperates and assists other personnel in the repair and other areas.
  • Performs all preventative maintenance duties to equipment.  Follows the maintenance schedule.
  • Performs other in-house duties as assigned.
  • Tracks daily work hours via internal time management system.
  • Travels to Customer sites to perform field service work for distribution and process equipment. Including outside the U.S.
  • Performs commissioning of newly installed equipment for piston and centrifugal pumps.
  • Performs troubleshooting of mechanical equipment and components for pumps.
  • Troubleshooting of process and operational related problems for pumps.
  • Communicates with customer to organize site action plan. Coordinates any outside repair facility. (machine shop, motor repair and balancing shops)
  • Supervision of support staff; cranes operators, on-site staff and other millwrights.
  • Ensure process conditions are within equipment’s equipment manufactured limits.
  • Measures pump performance to maximize operability.
  • Train customers to properly repair and service pumps, expanders and compressors.


Required qualifications/experience

  • Electro-mechanical trade school or Associate’s degree
  • 5 years of experience in technical field (recommended)
  • Experience with rotating industrial equipment



Required critical behaviours (suggest ca. 9)

  • Communications Skills, verbal and written
  • Analytical thinker
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to direct skilled and unskilled personnel (on-site millwright)
  • Great organizational capability
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize and plan based on needs



Required key skills (functional/technical)

  • Knowledge of mechanical systems and equipment
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft and similar)
  • Understanding of rotating equipment
  • Understanding of oxygen cleaning process
  • Ability to read blue-prints(mechanical and electrical)
  • Proficient Mechanical/Electrical Skills
  • Knowledge of cryogenic equipment
  • Ability to use measurement devices
  • Proficient with the use of instrumentation
  • Understanding of PLC’s
  • Proficient understanding of labyrinth and gas seal systems
  • Proficient in the use of speed sensing devices
  • Proficient in the use of vibration sensing devices