Walnut, Mississippi

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

Air Liquide is helping to draw the contours of the energies of tomorrow and seeks to introduce scientific and technological innovations into society that will open up new markets while addressing today’s economic and environmental challenges.

In a world where energy needs and sources are changing rapidly, the ability to transform organic resources into renewable and totally carbon-free energy is poised to become part of the new energy mix. The energy produced in this way offers the advantage of being easy to store and responsive to the need for sustainable heating and clean transportation in modern societies.

To this end, the Air Liquide Biogas team embodies the ambition of the Air Liquide group, developing global solutions for biomethane upgrading. We are present across the biomethane supply chain: production from organic and farm wastes, purification, liquefaction, packaging, transportation and distribution. Using Air Liquide's innovative membrane technology, we are able to separate methane and carbon dioxide to generate high quality biomethane.

With over 50 biogas sites worldwide and more than 100 years of experience in gas separation, Air Liquide is in a position to provide clean energy solutions for power and transportation to our customers and the community.

 

Job Responsibilities

Biogas Clean Energy is a new business unit within the ALATUS entity. The mission of Biogas Clean Energy is managing waste resources, and replacing fossil natural gas to improve long term environmental sustainability in full coherence with Air Liquide Group strategy. This is a new position and reports to the Director - Biogas Operations, and will support business development and growth by ensuring efficient production operations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Operates Air Liquide Biogas facility in Walnut, MS, safely and reliably by complying with regulatory requirements, developing and leading personnel, managing costs effectively, and developing personal skills and competencies, including testing, maintenance strategies, monitoring plant processes and maximizing productivity
  • Demonstrate leadership in process and operational safety at all times, and demand that of others, including plant personnel, visitors, contractors
  • Define, design, specify, control costs and implement projects intended to improve, safety, efficiency, and profitability
  • Recommends changes in process to effect greatest economy in production methods and material cost
  • Evaluates plant equipment and processes, and recommends design modifications to eliminate malfunctions and improve efficiency
  • Sets up and conducts tests of complete units under operational conditions and analyzes test results in relation to design specifications, modifies or adjusts equipment to meet specifications
  • Suggest innovative tools and software to improve control and efficiency
  • Plans utilization of production facilities to improve efficiency of operations
  • Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility
  • Provides technical support for plant production as required
  • Supports safety procedures and personnel policies directed by local and corporate personnel and safety departments
  • Manages biogas source (landfill) gas collection system to safely and cost-effectively maximize both the quantity and quality of biogas for processing
  • Interfaces with biogas source management team to support good relations and coordinate efforts
Qualifications & Competencies

Required 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2+ years plant management or engineering experience
  • 2+ years supervision or management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Ability to work extended hours and shift work as business needs dictate.
  • On call nights, weekends and holidays as required - rotation with plant operators
  • Proven ""hands-on"" mechanical and troubleshooting ability
  • General understanding of accounting principles and working knowledge of plant operating budget
  • Ability to use Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides; Working knowledge of Excel is a plus

  

Preferred 

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or Technical discipline 
  • Knowledge of industrial gases
  • Pipeline safety experience
  • Working knowledge of commercial agreements and customer relations
  • Willing to be relocated for promotional opportunity
  • Experience in environmental sustainability industry such as biogas, renewable energy or waste treatment
Additional Information

Direct Reports 

  •  2-3 Biogas Plant Operators 

 

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. 

Walnut, Mississippi

Air Liquide is a global leader, constantly striving to stay on top in a fast paced, high-tech industry. Our careers provide you with an immediate opportunity to contribute. We give you the responsibility to find customer solutions and the autonomy needed to get things done. The diversity of our businesses and our worldwide operations mean a career at Air Liquide can take you almost anywhere you want to go.

Air Liquide Group relies on the skills and commitment of over 43,000 people throughout the world with a broad range of responsibilities in a variety of industries. It is through their efforts that we have become a world leader in industrial and medical gases with a reputation for excellence.


The diversity of our employees is a driving force behind our success. Present in over 75 countries, our people are a mixture or gender, race, culture, nationality, education and professional experience. Their combined competencies allow us to capitalize on fast changing opportunities worldwide.

One of Air Liquide's strategic themes is developing our talents. Recruiting, training, mobility...more competent and motivated teams are and will continue to be one of the foundations of Air Liquide's growth and leadership.

Our Career Philosophy

At Air Liquide we trust in the initiative of our people. We believe our employees are the source of our success and rely on their intelligence, creativity and determination to continuously improve our performance. We give people responsibility and trust them to get the job done. The link between our employees and our success means we must continuously attract the best people. To do so, Air Liquide must be a great place to work. Our mission is to ensure this is the case.

A career at Air Liquide means the opportunity to explore many different types of work all over the world while remaining within the same company. It means being part of a company heavily invested in your development—your success drives ours and we prepare you to succeed. It also means working for a company that believes your success is dependent on a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.

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