Standard Plant Technician - Danville, PA
Danville, PA - Danville, PA

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The United States Industrial Gas (USIG) division of Praxair, Inc. is currently seeking a Standard Plant Technician located in Danville, PA

JOB SUMMARY: The Field Service Electrical / Mechanical Technician is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of oxygen and nitrogen producing plants in various locations. The technician is responsible for the safety, reliability, quality, and profitability of these plants. This is a challenging and rewarding job that requires sound technical abilities in Praxair product lines, along with instrumentation, controls, and electrical systems. The Field Service Technician must demonstrate initiative in handling issues. The Field Service Technician must be on call and will be required to travel up to 40% of the time.


Employees in this role solve field site issues and may be required to provide instruction, guidance and work direction to other Field service Technicians while having their own plants to maintain. The Technician travels to different plant sites to work on various jobs. Work both outside in all types of weather and inside. Makes decisions which require coordination of interrelated tasks. Develops conceptual solutions to moderately difficult, non-routine issues/problems and provides guidance on technical leadership of projects.

Typically reports to a Team Lead or Operation Supervisor


1.) Perform routine maintenance and calibrations on a variety of process equipment including centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, gas analyzers, electrical controls systems and pneumatic control valves.

2.) Manage own time to accomplish operations and maintenance tasks for assigned plants which includes trouble-shooting, diagnosing and solving plant problems

3.) Coordinate contractors and to support the plant activities, audits and all administrative requirements for the plant.


High School Degree required
Associate's degree in a technical field preferred


2 - 5 years of Operations experience required


Computers, Microsoft applications
Communications, both verbal and written
Self-directed learning
Process Plant Technology


In addition to being able to sit, stand, climb, walk, read, talk, and hear, to perform the essential functions of this job an individual must be able to do the following additional activities: Extensive walking and bending; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Travel to regional plant locations within 2 hour travel radius up to 40% (some overnight travel required). On-call 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week on a rotational basis. Must carry cell phone and laptop computer for immediate availability. Accommodations will be made if they are reasonable, do not create an undue hardship, and will enable an individual with a disability to safely perform the essential job functions