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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN / PLANT OPERATOR in Ames, US, Iowa

33791BRReq No.:33791BRJob Description and Qualifications: Do you enjoy working in a plant environment? Do you have a mechanical aptitude with a positive attitude? You could be a great fit for our operations team!

We are currently offering a one-time $10,000 sign-on bonus.

**Individuals can earn $25 - $28 / hour depending on level of experience related to the position requirements.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, is seeking an experienced Operations Technician for its Nevada, IA, facility which produces Liquid CO2.

The position will be responsible for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the equipment at the facility. The basic function of this role is to provide necessary technical and hands on support to continuously improve plant operation, maintenance, mechanical equipment integrity, reliability, costs and on- stream factor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participation in the Basic Safety Process as a key member of the Site Safety committee and sharing responsibility for the site’s overall safety performance.

  • Controlling and monitoring the process to produce Liquid CO2 for shipment to the customers.

  • Providing hands on support or assisting in plant equipment mechanical repairs, instrument calibrations and electrical troubleshooting as required.

  • Investigating equipment failures, determining root causes of failures, and recommending appropriate solutions to reduce reoccurrence of/or eliminating causes of failures.

  • Working with the source supplier to assure plant on-stream and reliability

  • Following Operating procedures and Global Safety Standards


  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • Two years of operations experience in an industrial plant is preferred.

  • Two year Associate Degree in a technical field a plus, but not required.

  • Military experience is a plus

  • Strong mechanical aptitude required

  • Must be willing to take 24 hour on-call responsibilities and open to working 1-2 hours on the weekends on an every other weekend basis

  • Must be a self-starter and willing to work alone.

  • Strong oral and written communications skills.

  • Team player that is flexible and has a positive attitude.

  • Must have good written and oral communications skills.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to climb ladders and steps and lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Will be exposed to a high noise environment

  • Elevated work required.

    At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is 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 TECHNICIAN / PLANT OPERATOREmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-IA-Ames, US-IA-Des Moines, US-IA-NevadaCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Industrial GasesBusiness Sector / Division:Industrial Gases Americas