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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN in New Orleans, Louisiana

34167BRReq No.:34167BRJob Description and Qualifications: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an IMMEDIATE opening for an experienced Plant Operator at its New Orleans, LA facility.

The New Orleans facility consists of 1 Steam Methane Reformers (SMR), 2 Liquid Hydrogen Plants and a Nitrogen Liquefier. The facility also provides maintenance support for offsite Louisiana locations in Chalmette, Belle Chasse, Convent, Zachary and for Brookhaven, Mississippi.

You will be responsible for controlling and monitoring the processes to produce hydrogen (e.g., steam system, compressors, rotating equipment, and DCS operation), performing equipment inspections and minor maintenance work.

Daily activities include, but not limited to the following:

-Actively participate in the basic safety process, sharing responsibility for the site’s overall safety performance.

-Maintain operation of plant; assist in plant equipment mechanical repairs, instrument calibrations and electrical troubleshooting

-Follow, update and maintain operating procedures to ensure safety and efficiency of the operations

-Provide troubleshooting expertise for the production units

-Oversee trailer loading operations

-Share site responsibilities: PM's, Plant readings, monitor inventories, etc.

-Come to work every day with an attitude of "What can I do to make it better?"


  • High school diploma or equivalency

  • Willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts

  • Must be a strong team player

  • Strong commitment to safety

  • Strong communications skills are a must

  • Initiative driven mindset

  • Process technology degree preferred

Physical Requirements:

-Must be able to climb ladders and steps and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

-Will be exposed to high noise levels

-Able to meet call-in requirements as needed

-Elevated work required, greater than 100'

We encourage qualified candidates with strong mechanical aptitude and/or military or technical background with plant process experience to apply.

Technical School Graduates: Students with a background in Industrial Systems, Machine Tool Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Mechatronics, Automotive Technology, HVAC, Process Technology, Electrical Technology, Instrumentation Technology are encouraged to apply.

Military Veterans: Air Products is a military friendly employer that values the skills obtained through military teamwork. Our culture and company values the leadership and focus on safety that is obtained from your service. This position would be best suited for Non-commissioned Officers with specific focus in technical fields. Veterans from any branch or MOS with hands-on mechanical skill sets and, for example, experience in propulsion systems, engineering fields, nuclear power, aircraft maintenance, cryogenic technicians, and civil engineering are encouraged to apply.

At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion in our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

Air Products thanks 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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You 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 TECHNICIANEmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-LA-New OrleansCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Industrial GasesBusiness Sector / Division:Industrial Gases Americas