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Instrument Operations Technician I Job in Lima, Ohio US

Instrument Operations Technician I

Messer North America Inc. - Lima, OH

Posted: 5/5/2024 - Expires: 8/3/2024

Job ID: 273168683


Job Description


Job Summary:

The primary function of this position is to serve as an Instrument Operations Technician. In addition to having prior experience related to basic process plant operations, the ideal candidate will have prior experience and basic skills in maintenance and troubleshooting in one or both of the following: 1. process instrumentation and controls; 2. electrical equipment.

Why Messer?

Messer is the world's largest privately held industrial gases company and what we do matters because it is woven into every part of life, from the medical gases that patients rely on to the essential elements needed to safely and sustainably produce the goods our communities depend on.

The true strength of Messer is our people-at every level and in every role.

Join us and take pride in the impact you will make by providing solutions essential to our world and lives. Reach your highest potential at our stable, inclusive company with diverse opportunities in a growing industry, supported by people who care.

Messer stands apart because we put what matters first, and you matter.

Principal Responsibilities:


Understand and adhere to company safe work policies; participate in operations, maintenance, and safety meetings.
Apply the hazardous work permit (HWP) process, lockout-tagout (LOTO) and energy isolation procedures as required for company and contractor personnel.
Follow management of change (MOC) procedures for all changes to process and operating procedures.
Direct and monitor contractors..

Reliability and Maintenance

Support plant inventory management efforts.
Set up and safely operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.
Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.
Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks.
Instrumentation & Controls (Once Certified):

Perform basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and control valves.
Perform basic troubleshooting of process control systems.

Electrical (Once Certified):

Perform basic troubleshooting of electrical systems.
Perform LOTO and confirm zero energy.

Process Operation and Efficiency

Assist in shutdowns, start-ups, derimes, and production state changes for plant(s) in area.
Utilize a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)(SAP).
Troubleshoot process problems to identify equipment requiring maintenance.
Perform water treatment analysis and associated tasks.
Accept on-call duty and overtime as required.

Required Skills:

Math - Basic algebra, fractions/percentages, unit conversion.
Personal computer proficiency.
Strong interpersonal abilities to support team philosophy and strategy.
Ability to work alone.
Mechanical aptitude and ability to work with simple mechanic's hand tools.
Basic knowledge of chemical manufacturing hazards.
Understanding of basic electrical hazards and safety and skills in troubleshooting electrical systems, with support from subject matter experts.
Ability to interpret engineering drawings including P&IDs and PFDs.
Ability to complete basic preventive maintenance tasks according to best practices.
Capable of operating a forklift, and/or overhead crane, and/or man lift.


3 years of relevant experience in a related process plant operations, maintenance, or reliability activity.
Certified to ISA Level 1 to qualify for instrumentation skills requirement.
Certificate in a technical discipline, two-year related degree or recent military training in a technical field will be considered in lieu of ISA Level 1 certification.
The job requirement is to obtain your ISA Level 1 certification within two years of hire date.
Physically able to perform all duties required which may involve among other things; bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, and lifting and carrying loads of up to 50 lbs.
Ability to climb to heights 200 ft above grade and work effectively.
Valid driver's license

About Messer:

Messer's safety culture, commitment to providing dependable supply and innovative gas technology solutions help customers unlock opportunities to be safer, more sustainable, more productive and more efficient, so their business thrives. We nurture lasting, meaningful relationships with customers, our communities, and with one another.

We offer comprehensive benefits and appreciable pay, with steady schedules and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression. We prioritize and invest in our people at every level of our organization - the dedication, knowledge, customer focus and entrepreneurial spirit of our employees is what make Messer refreshingly different.

If you need assistance with the application or would like to request accommodation, call (877) 243-1030.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Messer North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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
Job Reference Code
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 5

Workplace Documentation: 5