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Lead Center Engineer, SIO Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Lead Center Engineer, SIO

AIRGAS USA, LLC - Cleveland, OH

Posted: 10/22/2021 - Expires: 1/20/2022

Job ID: 233205043


Job Description


Location: Independence, OH

Work schedule and shift: M-F, normal business hours

How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?

The Lead Center Engineer, SIO will be an integral part of the team responsible for developing, monitoring, and analyzing plant operational data using predictive analytics tools.  This role is part of the  LEAD Center (Leading Enterprise Analytics and Diagnostics), which is a key focal point of the Smart Innovative Operations (SIO) initiative in Airgas.  The initiative focuses  on using data to drive improvements in plant reliability and efficiency. 

In particular, you will:

Use predictive analytical tools such as Aveva Prism and Tibco Spotfire to build models for specified plant equipment and processes.  Use tools to detect technical plant operational issues and opportunities for continuous efficiency improvement. 

Thoroughly investigate issues identified by the modeling tools to determine if they are model related issues or real operational issues. 

Collaborate with the experts in national maintenance, efficiency, engineering and plant operations to drive operational issues to resolution.

Utilize the case management process to document and track efficiency opportunities or reliability risks.

Chair recurring meetings with subject matter experts (SMEs) and facility personnel to ensure that issues identified by the modeling tools are driven to resolution. Meetings are held to review and discuss LEAD Center findings and the action(s) to be taken to address those findings.

Assess the effectiveness of plant data analytics models and suggest areas for improvements. Manage and implement these requirements.

Understand the theory and practicality of efficiency calculations for whole plant operations, and constraints of the entire supply chain.  Use this knowledge to identify opportunities for improvement in the plant operations.

Monitor and communicate plant efficiencies using both real-time and historical data streams.

Conduct daily analysis of plant efficiency KPIs, and regularly use predictive analytical tools to actively find opportunities to improve efficiency and reliability.

Become an expert/power user in OSISoft PI. Create new plant screens and calculations to monitor plant operation, efficiencies, and KPI's.

Lead one of the various LEAD Center programs by becoming the local expert on that program.  Potential programs include Aveva Prism, Tibco Spotfire, PI or Power BI. 

Are you a MATCH?

BS in engineering discipline.

Industrial gas experience is preferred, 3 to 5 years of industrial experience is required.

2+ years' experience in a plant operations environment is preferred.

Working knowledge of industrial gases technology (ASU, LOS, CO2, SMR) is preferred.

Experience using Aveva Prism, Tibco Spotfire or OsiSoft PI is preferred.

Ability to multi-task and keep the process moving forward rapidly by performing tasks in parallel.

Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.

Proficient in Google Suite and MS Excel and ability to learn software/tools.

Proficiency in problem solving, troubleshooting, managing multiple priorities, taking initiative, adapting approach.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work with and communicate both orally and in writing with all levels of company personnel.

Strong data analytical skills.

Excellent planning, organizational skills.

Comfortable in both corporate and field environments.

Ability to work self-directed, make sound decisions.

Knowledge of implementing/participating in continuous improvement process

About Airgas

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products.

Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take initiative and make decisions.

Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 associates globally.

Join us for a stimulating experience: you'll find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do, in an open, collaborative and respectful environment.

What's in it for you?

A full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Reimbursement and much more!

Your differences enhance our performance

At Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.


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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

Job: Operations
Employee Status: Regular
Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Independence-44131

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Oct 8, 2021, 6:31:20 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
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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