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Operator Technician Job in Canton, Ohio US

Operator Technician


Posted: 5/6/2021 - Expires: 8/4/2021

Job ID: 226997927


Job Description

Operations Technician

Canton, OH

The Operations Technician will perform and support all functions associated with operating and maintaining plant production, maintenance, efficiency, regulatory compliance, and safety within the Merchant Gases Company in Canton, OH. The Canton, OH facility consists of two Air Separation Units, two external nitrogen liquefiers and a hydrogen transfill station. This position plays an essential role in supporting the production of the facility.


Safety and Regulatory Compliance

Maintain compliance with Airgas' 12 Life Saving Rules and Safety Pledge

Require 100% compliance with all Airgas safety policy and procedures, and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) training and techniques to prevent lost time or serious injury to others.

Maintain a high degree of safety by employing safe work habits.

Maintain neat, clean and orderly plant appearance.

Promote and develop safe work behaviors through the use of existing policies and procedures and an emphasis on safety behavior management techniques.

Assist with safety incident investigations, including near misses, using root cause analysis leading to recommended corrective actions to eliminate recurrences

Ensure applicable regulatory (OSHA, EPA, FDA, DHS) requirements are met and applicable training and recordkeeping is performed to meet departmental and location requirements


Monitor and maintain the safe operation of the air separation units, liquefiers, and hydrogen transfill loading. All products are cryogenic.

Monitor the safe and reliable operation of pipeline, which supplies gaseous products to customers

Control 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 increasing flows and production rates

Read and interpret technical drawings and manuals

Perform quality assurance functions associated with products to maintain quality assurance

Respond to plant/production disturbances (on-call)

Perform preventive and corrective maintenance throughout the entire plant to include compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, electrical equipment, and other plant equipment

Identify potential problems from collected data

Troubleshoot process and system problems to restore reliable and efficient operation.

Record plant readings and document plant maintenance

Prepare and maintain quality, regulatory, and production records

Take initiative to improve facility (i.e. operations, reliability, and efficiency) without direction

Maintenance Support:

Conduct maintenance of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, local work instructions and governing regulations.

Perform and manage analyzers, instrumentation and related calibration files

Understand and utilize computerized program for preventive maintenance

Assist in planning and executing maintenance work and projects during plant outages.

Develop contractor relationships

Demonstrate advanced troubleshooting skill

Completes other related duties as assigned

Quality / Technical Support

Perform maintenance of instrumentation, electrical systems, compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, and other plant equipment

Comply with maintenance of environmental, safety, quality assurance, and FDA compliance systems and programs including spare parts, preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance

Hydrogen Loading Support

Be trained and understand hydrogen tank and hydrogen transfill station at the facility

Qualified and be able to fill and load hydrogen tube trailers

Perform hydrogen tube trailers filling and loading in accordance to trainings & procedures

Ensure safe operation and maintenance practices of hydrogen system

Perform quality assurance functions associated with hydrogen product

Assist with loading and unloading trucks and/or trailers when required.


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), two years technical college or military technical experience and 2 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 principles 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.


Must be able to work 12 hour rotating swing shifts

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.


Occasionally (1-33% of work time);

Must have reliable and appropriate transportation.


Requires the ability to use computer programs to effectively analyze, document and track specific initiatives and goals set by management

Trainable in other internal computer programs and software

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) and Google applications (Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc).


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Ability to write 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.


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 percent.

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

Employee Status:Regular
Primary Location:United States-Ohio-Canton-44706


Job Posting:May 6, 2021, 12:55:47 PM

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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