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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. OPERATIONS SPECIALIST in Chicago, US, Illinois

30775BRReq No.:30775BRJob Description and Qualifications:

Approximately 19,000 employees are making Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. We strive to be a company of choice that is recognized by its colleagues, customers, and community as a company that draws strength, opportunity and financial growth from the diversity of its workforce. Our success will be directly attributed to having a work environment that is collaborative, inclusive and respectful of all people.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), a Fortune 500 manufacturer of Industrial Gases, has an immediate opening for a Regional Operations Specialist supporting our Non Cryo Systems in the Northeast/ Midwest areas of the North Sub Region - North America.

This residence-based role requires the individual to live within the regional area of the systems supported for travel (States included are: CT, NJ, NY, PA, OH, MD, DE, IN, IL, MI and WI). Travel associated with the position is approximately 30%.


Our position is a technical role reporting directly to the Non Cryo Line Manager. In addition to the primary accountability for operational integrity and safety, the position responsibilities also entail overseeing maintenance projects, cost reduction, improvements to reliability, remote technician support, and solving plant problems.

Non Cryo devices are Nitrogen Generators using either a Pressure Swing Adsorption or Membrane technology to remove Oxygen from a compressed air stream leaving 98% + purity Nitrogen for commercial applications.

This position is responsible for optimizing asset operations and efficiency, lowering maintenance costs, improving reliability and minimizing liquid credits on the Regional Non Cryo assets.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide routine monitoring of all PSAs and Membranes within the assigned region using either DOLV3, NetOps, the EST OSC, and other process controls technologies

  • Provide primary support integration between Customer Engineering Technicians, the Area Maintenance Manager, the Technical Support team, and the Asset Manager.

  • Handle performance reports on all systems tracking downtime, maintenance dollars, hauled in liquid costs

  • Assisting in the management and execution of all major maintenance and project activities for PSAs and Membranes within the region.

  • Utilize multiple software platforms to initiate, and complete EARS/ eMOCs and other Operations and Business functions

  • Assist in the training of field personnel in the operation and maintenance of the N2 generators

  • Support management of maintenance budgets for the systems within the assigned region; Manage compressor maintenance programs, Vendors and Contractors

  • Provide onsite support for site evaluations, flow testing, system commissioning and startups

  • Assist in the management of P&IDs, electrical drawings and site drawings

  • Promote an atmosphere of team spirit through good example, open communication, good listening, and problem resolution

  • Actively participate in the BSP Program and other safety programs, promote and enforce safety rules and good housekeeping

  • Implement standard methodologies, change management, and standardization of maintenance systems and work processes across the region.

Education / Experience:

  • High school diploma required, higher degree desired

  • The applicant should have at least 5 years’ experience in industrial gas equipment support roles

  • Position is technical in nature and requires operating experience with small to medium pressure compression equipment and controls

  • Instrumentation and controls experience are preferred

  • Previous experience with nitrogen is helpful

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task in a busy work environment

Air Products offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, 401K plans.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

Job Title:OPERATIONS SPECIALISTEmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-IL-Chicago, US-IN-Indianapolis, US-MI-Detroit, US-MN-Minneapolis, US-NY-New York, US-PA-Philadelphia, US-WI-MilwaukeeCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Industrial GasesBusiness Sector / Division:Industrial Gases Americas