Operations Engineer

at Air Liquide USA LLC in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The  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.

The Operations Engineer supports GM&T's Biogas OTF Plant Operations by leading projects for improving the efficiency and operations of the existing plant sites. (4-5 projects at different stages of execution). Travel 20-30% to various plant locations (WI, IL, GA, MS, LA, PA)

This position can be located in Newark DE or Houston TX

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 Leadershipin 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 costs

Evaluate plant equipment and processes, and recommend design modifications to maximize operational effectiveness.

Set up and conduct tests of complete units and under operational conditions and analyze 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 potential 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


BS degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

3+ years of 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

Salary range for this position in Newark, DE - $95k - $100k with an additional annual target incentive of 9% based on performance

Benefits offered:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

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Our Differences make our Performance

At Air Liquide, we are committed to build a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their background. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Everyone will be considered for employment, promotions, transfers, and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicap, age, Vietnam era veteran status, disabled veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

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Job Posting: 1243949

Posted On: Feb 27, 2024

Updated On: Mar 24, 2024

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