• Cryofill Driver Technician

    Job Location US-KS-Otis
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    -Responsible for scheduling, loading, delivery and filling of liquid helium into MRI and NMR systems to keep them super-conductive.
    -Minimize significant financial risk to Linde by performing fill activities according to Linde and manufacturer procedures.
    -Responsible for scheduling fill activities directly with customers to ensure a delivery time that meets customer needs.
    -Monitors accounts in respective geographic delivery zone, ensuring accounts are kept at a safe level of liquid helium.


    -Monitor customer's weekly liquid helium & liquid nitrogen level readings as reported in CMS (Cryofill Management System).
    -Analyzes trends in level readings to determine if a customer's magnet may have a problem requiring early scheduling.
    -Determines the replenishment re-fill point on a customer to customer basis, based on manufacture established refill points.
    -Develops and executes efficient delivery schedules and their associated routes based level readings, customer availability and lowest possible cost.
    -Places requests for orders the appropriate quantity of cryogens from the LINDE CSC to meet the proposed schedule.
    -Loads, delivers and fill the cryogens into the MRI Units by following Linde's LIMSS and relevant manufacturer procedures and directions from Lead Cryofill technicians.
    -Record the appropriate data at the customer site, in CryoFill Management System (CMS) & complete necessary data forms. (i.e. cryogen level readings, time in/out, volumes etc.)
    ·-Must be on call 24 x 7 and carry a cell phone. Responds to emergency supply situations in the most responsive manner.
    -Interact with the customer's field service engineers to provide feedback or to answer any questions they might have about our service.
    -Evening/night shift/weekend work typical to meet customer magnet availability.
    -Transport and deliver hazardous materials in wheeled dewars weighing up to 700 lbs moving dewars.
    -The candidate must have no medical or other physical conditions that would prevent them entering an MRI facility
    ·-Must possess sufficient strength and agility to transfer cryogenic materials from dewar to a MRI. (i.e. lifting and maneuvering heavy transfer hoses use tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers, bending, crouching and climbing.)
    -Must successfully complete specialized company provided training and demonstrate the skill necessary to transfer cryogens.
    -Follows ALL Linde Safety Policies including but not limited to proper PPE, proper lifting techniques, local site safety requirements, and prompt reporting of safety incidents.
    -Drives a straight truck and or tractor trailer loaded with compressed gas cylinders and liquid helium dewars for delivery to customers on a scheduled route.
    -Record each delivery and pick up empty helium cylinders from customers
    -Must be committed to safe practices including the safe loading and unloading of cylinders and dewars onto vehicles using hand truck or forklift and record cylinder type and quantity.
    -Maintain neat, clean and professional personal appearance and maintain vehicle appearance in a professional manner.
    -Establishes and maintains excellent customer service.
    -Listen to and resolve service inquiries and complaints/issues.
    -Perform pre and post trip vehicle inspections, document deficiencies and ensure all safety items are in good working order.
    -Maintains required DOT driver logs.
    -Safely operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment.
    -Assist with inventory and general housekeeping as required.


    Key Interfaces:

    -Customers (employees at the facilities to which product is being supplied)
    -Customer's field service engineers
    -Linde Customer Service
    -Lead CryoFill Technicians
    -Plant Manager
    -Plant fill technicians
    -Special Products Technical Manager




    Applicable Competencies:

    -Customer Focus

    - ritical, Decision-Making and Execution

    -Critical, Embracing and Leading Change

    -Functional & Technical Competence


    Required Skills:

    -Clear understanding of maps and the ability to develop efficient routes
    -Ability to read and understand DOT and FDA required paperwork
    -Strong written and verbal communication skills
    -Strong customer service skills
    -Basic computer skills: Web browsing, email, Microsoft Windows
    -Push, pull, lift, carry, or maneuver weights of up to 100 pounds


    Required Education:

    -High School Diploma or GED, or 10 years' experience of current CDL class


    Required Qualifications:

    Minimum 5 years experience - CDL Experience, or 10 years' experience of current CDL class in lieu of HS


    Other Qualifications:

    -Experience working cryogens, MRIs, or related technical items is strongly preferred.
    -Candidate must have flexibility in work hours as late nights, weekend work and overnight stays will be typical.
    -Must be willing to travel occasionally for training needs.
    -Tanker endorsement


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