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Air Separation Unit Plant Technician in Salt Lake City, UT at Genesys Talent LLC

Date Posted: 3/18/2019

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Job Description

Through our partners at Icon, we have an immediate need for an Air Separation Unit Plant Technician in Salt Lake City, UT.  This is a contract-to-hire opportunity that offers career growth and advancement opportunities, and is paying $22-$30/hour depending on experience.  Please note these are 12 hour shifts on a 7 day rotation.  

Job Description: ASU Technician will be responsible for operating an Air Separation Unit, maintaining plant production, operating efficiency, regulatory compliance, and safety in the company.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Monitors and maintains the safe operation of an Air Separation Facility which produces cryogenic products.
  • Controls flow purities, pressures process using SCADA/HMI/PLC system
  • Work with management to maximize production and efficiency to meet the needs of our customer base adjusting flows and production rates
  • Reads and interprets technical drawings and manuals.
  • Perform quality assurance functions associated with products to maintain quality assurance.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records in accordance with all safety, quality, regulatory and production requirements, such as plant readings, plant maintenance, instrument calibrations, etc.
  • Identifies potential problems from collected data
  • Responds to plant/production disturbances (on-call).
  • Determines if immediate maintenance action is required and acts appropriately.
  • Performs complex plant functions, including DERIME and warm plant start-ups.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance throughout the entire plant to include compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, electrical equipment, and other plant equipment.
  • Responsible to troubleshoot, repair and calibrate process and system problems to restore efficient operations, including PLC, DCS, and other computer interface stations; control valves, pneumatic and electronic control equipment and instruments.
  • Takes initiative to improve facility (i.e. operations, reliability, and costs) without direction.
  • Performs administrative functions, i.e. requisitioning, purchasing, production accounting, and payroll record-keeping (closure of PO’s and receiving / time inputting)

Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Maintains compliance with company’s 12 Life Saving Rules and Safety Pledge
  • Requires 100% compliance with all company safety policy and procedures, and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) training and techniques to prevent lost time or serious injury to others.
  • Maintain high degree of safety by employing safe work habits.
  • Promotes and develops safe work behaviors through the use of existing policies and procedures and an emphasis on safety behavior management techniques.
  • Assists with safety incident investigations, including near misses, using root cause analysis leading to recommended corrective actions to eliminate recurrences
  • Ensures applicable regulatory (OSHA, EPA, FDA, Client) requirements are met and applicable training and record keeping is performed to meet departmental and location requirements

Quality/Technical Support
  • Performs maintenance of instrumentation, electrical systems, compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, and other plant equipment
  • Complies with maintenance of environmental, safety, quality assurance, and FDA compliance systems and programs including spare parts, preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance

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.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 5 plus years’ industry experience; or two years technical college or military technical experience and 3 plus years’ related experience.
  • Critical thinking - ability to work independently to troubleshoot, diagnose & solve issues with process and plant equipment.
  • Requires the use of considerable judgment to recognize plant process problems and interpret malfunctions to make decisions accordingly.
  • Requires the ability to use common hand tools and test equipment necessary for repairing and replacing mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment.
  • Water Treatment - understand the water treatment principals and equipment a plus.
  • Refrigeration - A basic understanding of refrigeration systems a plus.
  • Air Separation - A basic understanding of air separation and associated technologies a plus.

Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts on 7 day rotation schedule
  • Must be able to share on-call responsibilities with other Operator Technicians to facilitate uninterrupted plant operation.
  • Must have the ability to work alone, weekends, and holidays.
  • Requires continuous mental and visual attention to operate equipment, make repairs and adjustments.

Computer Skills:
  • Requires the ability to use computer programs to effectively analyze, document and track specific initiatives and goals set by management
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Mathematical Skills:
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percents.

Communication & Critical Thinking:
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write routine business reports and business correspondence in English.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees and/or customers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals using the English language.


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