Senior R&D Technologist — OTM Systems
Praxair - Tonawanda, NY

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Senior R&D Technologist - OTM Systems

For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make food taste better, plants operate cleaner and more efficiently, breathing easier and entertainment more exciting - in short, to make all our lives better.

Praxair is a Fortune 250 company and the products and technology impact in more than 20 different industries. We're one of the world's largest industrial gases businesses and you see our work every day, often without realizing it.

POSITION QUALIFICATION SUMMARY:
Serving as a vital member of the OTM Systems Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for specifying, procuring, assembling, and testing prototype equipment and systems. It will require working closely with R&D personnel, other organizations within Praxair, as well as external customers and partners.

We offer the opportunity to join a world-class team developing technology for hydrogen and energy processes and high temperature, gas separation systems based on oxygen ion-conducting materials. You will report to the OTM Systems Manager, and work closely within a multi-disciplinary project team, under the direction of a lead engineer. You will need to be hands-on, technically inquisitive, results-focused and possess good verbal and written communication skills.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Mechanical design of components and systems

Create and maintain P&ID and SWD documents

Ordering and procurement of custom and over-the-counter parts

Assembly of equipment and systems

Developing system assembly and safe operating procedures

Running equipment tests, collecting data and reporting results

Troubleshooting of design and operability issues

Coordinating and conducting work at local suppliers

Field installation and test work

Safe operations in area of responsibility

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
Basic:
Associate's Degree in Technology or equivalent experience working in research and development environment

5 or more years of relevant industrial experience

Working knowledge of P&ID and SWD diagrams

Preferred:
Experience with HMI and SCADA

Experience with the following: electro-mechanical equipment, high-temperature heaters and furnaces, and industrial gas processing systems

Understanding of process control, instrumentation and data acquisition systems such as LabView and/or Allen-Bradley

Note: Salary and job level commensurate with experience

Praxair is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

Primary Location

NY-Tonawanda

Schedule

Full-time

Job Posting

Dec 13, 2012

Number of Openings

1

Shift

Day

Job Type

Regular

Business

Research & Development

Hours

8 hr

STRATEGIC SKILLS

Core

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Praxair makes lighter than air and heavier than air gases available for practical applications. The largest North American industrial gas...