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AIRGAS USA, LLC Operations Technician in Dayton, Ohio

DescriptionOperations TechnicianDayton, OHThe 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 Dayton, OH. The Dayton, 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.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:Safety and Regulatory ComplianceMaintain compliance with Airgas' 12 Life Saving Rules and Safety PledgeRequire 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 recurrencesEnsure applicable regulatory (OSHA, EPA, FDA, DHS) requirements are met and applicable training and recordkeeping is performed to meet departmental and location requirementsOperations: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 customersControl flow purities, pressures process using SCADA/HMI/PLC systemWork with management to maximize production and efficiency to meet the needs of our customer base increasing flows and production ratesRead and interpret technical drawings and manualsPerform quality assurance functions associated with products to maintain quality assuranceRespond 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 equipmentIdentify potential problems from collected dataTroubleshoot process and system problems to restore reliable and efficient operation.Record plant readings and document plant maintenancePrepare and maintain quality, regulatory, and production recordsTake initiative to improve facility (i.e. operations, reliability, and efficiency) without directionMaintenance 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 filesUnderstand and utilize computerized program for preventive maintenanceAssist in planning and executing maintenance work and projects during plant outages.Develop contractor relationshipsDemonstrate advanced troubleshooting skillCompletes other related duties as assignedQuality / Technical SupportPerform maintenance of instrumentation, electrical systems, compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, and other plant equipmentComply with maintenance of environmental, safety, quality assurance, and FDA compliance systems and programs including spare parts, preventive, predictive and proactive maintenanceHydrogen Loading SupportBe trained and understand hydrogen tank and hydrogen transfill station at the facilityQualified and be able to fill and load hydrogen tube trailersPerform hydrogen tube trailers filling and loading i