Mechanical Specialist
Praxair, Inc.
 Institute, WV

The Praxair Non Exempt Technical Orientation Program (NxTOP) is a 2-Year technical developmental program that is sponsored by Praxair's (a division of Linde Inc.) United States Industrial Gases (USIG) business unit.

The NxTOP is a mentored program, with each participant assigned a sponsor, and is specifically designed for each individual that is desiring to use a technical degree or technical background in your Praxair role. The Mechanical NxTOP will train and complete preventive/predictive/corrective maintenance activities for rotating and fixed equipment in multiple facilities within a geographic region. Specific activities that will be performed by the NxTOP are related to the day to day operations of the department which include:

  • Plan, schedule, coordinate and perform major equipment installation, maintenance, overhauls and inspections - including corrective, preventative or predictive work - of industrial mechanical and rotating systems and equipment including
  • Centrifugal, Reciprocating and Screw Compressors
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Turbines
  • Synchronous and Induction Motors
  • High-speed Gearboxes
  • Heat Exchangers, Cryogenic Interchangers, Chillers and Cooling Towers
  • Piping systems and other related process equipment.
  • Provide on-site or remote technical support and direction to sites in the region.
  • Assist in turnaround planning, execution, and cost estimation of mechanical work.
  • Assist in Identifying and resolving chronic mechanical asset concerns (bad actors).
  • Support root cause analysis program for major failures.
  • Drive resolution of highest impact issues with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Work independently and make decisions based on full awareness of cost and other benefits.

Estimated start date for the 2020 – 2021 TTOP program will be on or around March 1, 2020.

An average of 40% travel is required to various sites throughout North America in order to perform work, complete assignments, participate in learning activities, and/or for group and individual training.

Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, two year certification in mechanical trades school or 1 - 3 years of related experience in industrial maintenance / mechanic, machining, welding, or fabrication.

  • Must be able and willing to adapt to a flexible work schedule that coincides with plant/location operational needs and travel to facilities within the region.
  • Must be able and willing to perform the following:
  • climb ladders and steps on multi-story process platforms.
  • collect process data at elevated levels on permanent and temporary structures such as scaffolds.
  • spend time outdoors at any time of the year to supervise and/or perform field activities lasting days.
  • Excellent communication and team interaction skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as lead/participate on teams
  • Familiarity with computers and standard computer software packages
  • Familiarity with standard industrial equipment and industrial maintenance best practices such as planning, PM programs, predictive technologies and spare parts management.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment work history, background, and driver history review
  • Receive, understand, and accurately complete written and verbal training, instruction, and assignments

Locations:

Upon successful completion of TTOP program, you must be willing to relocate for this program within the U.S. as vacancies and business needs arise.