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Operations Engineer

Company: Air Liquide
Location: newark
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company presentation

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3,6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Entity and activity description

Air Liquide is helping to draw the contours of the energies of tomorrow and seeks to introduce scientific and technological innovations into society that will open up new markets while addressing today's economic and environmental challenges.

In a world where energy needs and sources are changing rapidly, the ability to transform organic resources into renewable and totally carbon-free energy is poised to become part of the new energy mix. The energy produced in this way offers the advantage of being easy to store and responsive to the need for sustainable heating and clean transportation in modern societies.

To this end, the Air Liquide Biogas team embodies the ambition of the Air Liquide group, developing global solutions for biomethane upgrading. We are present across the biomethane supply chain: production from organic and farm wastes, purification, liquefaction, packaging, transportation and distribution. Using Air Liquide's innovative membrane technology, we are able to separate methane and carbon dioxide to generate high quality biomethane.

With over 50 biogas sites worldwide and more than 100 years of experience in gas separation, Air Liquide is in a position to provide clean energy solutions for power and transportation to our customers and the community.

Job Responsibilities

* Optimize and support Air Liquide Biogas facilities with a focus on safety and reliability. Comply with regulatory requirements, lead projects, manage designs and costs effectively, and develop personal skills and competencies in regards to Plant Operations, Processes and Equipment. * Demonstrate leadership in process and operational safety at all times and demand that of others, including plant personnel, visitors, and contractors. * Define, design, specify, control costs and implement projects intended to improve safety, efficiency, reliability and/or profitability * Recommend changes in process to effect greatest economy in production methods, manpower utilization and material cost. * Evaluate plant equipment and processes, and recommend design modifications to maximize operational effectiveness. * Set up and conduct tests of complete units under operational conditions and analyzes test results in relation to design specifications, modifies or adjusts equipment to meet specifications. * Direct, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering projects within area of assigned responsibility. * Provide technical support for plant production and operations, as required. * Audit, revise and create procedures for technical plant processes and operational policies. * Keep plant hazard analysis current, and display a thorough knowledge of possible hazards and associated safeguards. * Make plant and process recommendations/decisions, and perform process troubleshooting. * Partner with the Engineering Group to execute predictive and preventive maintenance to eliminate catastrophic failures and minimize unplanned maintenance. * Adhere to Management of Change procedure * Other duties, as assigned, in support of growing the US Biogas business

Qualifications & Competencies

Required

* BS degree * 3+ years plant operations or engineering experience in a production environment * Experience with root cause analysis and troubleshooting engineering issues within a plant operations environment * Proven "hands-on" process knowledge, and mechanical equipment knowledge/ability * Ability to effectively use Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. * Strong command of English, verbal and written

Preferred

* Engineering or related technical degree * 5+ years plant operations or engineering experience in a production environment * Knowledge of industrial gases and gas handling/processing equipment * Experience in environmental sustainability industry such as biogas, renewable energy or waste treatment. * General understanding of accounting principles and working knowledge of plant operating budget * Ability to interact effectively with all levels in an organization * Ability to work with minimal supervision * Effective communication and leadership skills * Working knowledge of MS Office and Excel. * Working knowledge of commercial agreements and customer relations.

Additional Information

Working Conditions

* Must be willing to be relocated for promotional opportunity * Must be willing to travel up to 35%

This position is identified as "safety-sensitive" and is subject to random drug testing in accordance with the current Drug and Alcohol Policy and/or state law.

The candidate must have valid unrestricted employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Keywords: Air Liquide, Newark , Operations Engineer, Other , newark, Delaware

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