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Electrical Specialist - Deer Park, TX at Praxair

Electrical Specialist - Deer Park, TX

Praxair Deer Park, TX Full Time
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We are currently seeking an Electrical Field Service Technician that will be based at our Deer Park, TX location. This position will report to the Reliability Center Manager and will work with the United States Industrial Gases (USIG) Regional Reliability team to achieve strategic reliability goals within the Region.


The overall objective of the Electrical Field Service Technician is to ensure the safe and reliable operation of production facilities at the lowest life cycle cost.

The Electrical Field Service Technician will be responsible for the identification, development, and implementation of preventive/predictive programs and corrective maintenance solutions for electrical systems and equipment in multiple facilities. This person will be expected to work independently and make technical decisions and recommendations in the field.

Key responsibilities

  1. Maintain and troubleshoot industrial electrical distribution systems and equipment including :
    1. Substations, Breakers, Switchgear, MCCs, Protective Relay systems, Battery and UPS systems and Transformers with voltages up to 138kV.
    2. Induction and synchronous motors up to 40,000 hp and 15,000 volts.
    3. Back-up generators up to 1500kW.
  2. Plan, schedule, coordinate and perform preventive maintenance based on established procedures.
  3. Plan, schedule, coordinate and perform predictive maintenance - such as IR Thermography, Transformer Oil Analysis, Partial Discharge Analysis and Power Quality Analysis.
  4. Support root cause analysis program for major failures.
  5. Assist in Identifying and resolving chronic electrical asset concerns (bad actors).
  6. Assist in turnaround planning and cost estimation of electrical work.
  7. Assess equipment performance data and ensure optimal and efficient performance.
  8. Provide on-site or remote direction to plant or contract personnel to ensure safe and effective work.
  9. Drive resolution of highest impact issues with a strong sense of urgency and integrity.


This position requires a combination of office work and field work. This position typically requires up to 50% out of town travel domestically.


Accessibility during off-hours is required.


Required Qualifications


  1. Minimum 5 years of experience in the maintenance of medium voltage (5 kV to 15kV) electrical systems and equipment in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  2. Proven experience in installation, troubleshooting and repairs of industrial electrical systems and equipmen
  3. Proven knowledge of Preventive and Predictive maintenance of industrial electrical systems and equipment.
  4. Excellent communication and team interaction skills.
  5. Proven ability to work independently as well as lead/participate on teams.
  6. Proven experience as a self-starter who effectively manages multiple tasks and achieves results with minimal supervision.
  7. Proven experience in computers and standard software packages (MS Office, E-Mail etc.).

Desired Qualifications :

  1. Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering / Electrical Engineering Technology or Licensed Journeyman Electrician.
  2. Proven understanding of regulatory and industrial standards and codes.
  3. Proven understanding of control and instrumentation systems in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  4. Proven experience in CMMS systems such as Infor EAM.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.


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Transformers (Electrical)
Preventive Maintenance
Predictive Maintenance
Switchgear
Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
Predictive Analytics

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