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Chemical Technician

Icon Information Consultants • Covington, VA

Posted 22 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Experience - 3 to 5 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
$22.00 - $27.00 /Hour
Oil Refining - Petroleum - Drilling
Relocation - No


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Job Description

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This position has responsibility for operating an Air Separation Unit in Covington, VA maintaining plant production, operating efficiency, regulatory compliance, and safety in the Merchant Gases Company.

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)

Job Requirements

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.

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