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Air Liquide USA LLC Process Automation Engineer in Woburn, Massachusetts

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

The GM&T WBU delivers technological solutions (molecules, equipment and services) to support the new markets of energy transition, maritime logistics and scientific exploration, in order to accelerate Air Liquide sustainable growth.

To support the energy transition, GM&T brings environmentally friendly solutions to the clean energy market with hydrogen energy and Bio-Natural Gas for vehicles, refrigerated transport using nitrogen, but also the treatment and injection of Biogas into the energy grid as a local power source.

As a player of the deep tech sector, GM&T commercializes technologies dedicated to Space, Aerospace and scientific exploration. GM&T also supplies gases for players in of the maritime sector and provides logistics for cryogenic transportation by sea of value added molecules, such as helium.

GM&T employs 1,800 people world-wide and generated a 2017 revenue of €372 million.

Job Responsibilities

The Process Automation Specialist is the primary resource for handling PLC programming for the Newport, DE and Woburn, MA gas separation membrane development and manufacturing operations. This person will apply substantial subject matter expertise in the function and troubleshooting of automated control systems in order to ensure maximum uptime and efficient operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a safety role model; promote a high level of safety awareness; adhere to and support the continuous improvement of all safety practices / procedures.

  • Maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot existing automation systems including PLC’s, data acquisition systems, and communications network.

  • Maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot existing instrumentation at the plant site.

  • Participate in the design and implementation of continuous improvement projects related to instrumentation, automation, controls and monitoring systems.

  • Work with Process Control Engineer and Manufacturing personnel to ensure reliable operation of equipment and control systems for polymer solution preparation, fiber spinning, washing, dehydration, and coating, bundle/cartridge forming, winding, and casting, bundle/cartridge post-treatment, bundle/cartridge testing

  • Work with Process Control Engineer and Manufacturing personnel in providing detailed technical instructions and guidance for operators in running of systems

  • Interact with other members of the Technology Group, R&D, Manufacturing and Maintenance to accomplish the tasks

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications

  • BS Electrical Engineering or comparable work experience accepted

  • 2+ years experience in maintaining industrial process automation control systems (examples: Allen-Bradley PLC’s, FT View, FT Historian, FT Batch) and instrumentation and repair of mechanical systems

  • Solid understanding of VMWare ESXI, Rockwell MES or comparable system

Required Competencies

  • Strong hands on electrical troubleshooting skills of industrial equipment

  • Strong troubleshooting skills and problem-solving capability

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English language

  • Ability to read and write workflows in complex multi-step processes

  • Ability to operate in a dynamic environment with changing priorities

  • Team player with the ability to interact with various plant personnel

  • Willingness and ability to assume on-call responsibilities

Additional Information

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.