Upper Mount Bethel Township, Pennsylvania

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

The science of electronics is transforming exponentially through innovation and connectivity around the planet. Every day, breakthroughs are making technologies – from micro-processors, memory chips and flat panels to photovoltaic cells – even smaller and more powerful, opening up countless new possibilities in how the world lives, works and connects. Air Liquide Advanced Materials grows by enabling our customers to innovate. Our ALOHA™ and Voltaix® products are critical to the manufacturer of the newest computer chips required for Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Candidate must have valid employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. This position is not open for non-immigrant visa sponsorship.

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Air Liquide Advanced Materials (ALAM)

Job Responsibilities

Located in Upper Mount Bethel, PA

The Lead is responsible for leading the team/shift, directing work and supporting the supervisor with day to day tasks. The Lead also operates our chemical processes and performs production related activities, utilizing their chemical manufacturing knowledge and experience to operate and troubleshoot the plant in a safe and efficient manner. The Lead works in a team environment where collaboration and teamwork are critical to meeting the goals of the business. Ability to work rotating shifts - day and/or nights and support other sites as needed.
Will be required to work at any of the NE sites depending on business needs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates shift activities to meet production schedule for the shift and performs shift rounds multiple times per shift to ensure execution of plans.
  • Creates an environment that fosters team and individual empowerment.  
  • Leads Start of Shift meetings to communicate priorities & general team communications.
  • Provides on-shift technical/process subject matter expertise.
  • Enhances shift skills and knowledge through coaching on process and equipment. 
  • On-shift resource for quality issues.  
  • Works with Production Supervisor to facilitate the integration of new shift team members, and establish Performance Measurement KPIs
  • Re-enforce  the work process and work instructions are followed.
  • Ensure all Environmental, Safety and Health standards and regulations are met or exceeded.
  • Signs work permits
  • Uses IMS as a guide for work activities
  • Coaches team members on value assessments of tasks and service requests and facilitates first line conflict resolution
  • Provides technical/process subject matter expertise and focuses on quality related opportunities
  • Facilitates skill development of team members through coaching on process and equipment.
  • Participates in process related root cause or failure analysis. Knows how to drill down on business issues using the Sologic RCI methodology to identify root causes and then to put effective corrective actions in place.
  • Ensures work requests for maintenance or other services are clearly defined, scheduled, and completed.
  • Ensures startup and shutdown tasks align with plant operation activities.
  • Interacts with the Sales & Operations planning process. Provides input to the process and executes the results
  • Balances quality, productivity, manpower, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas. Works with supervisors to continuously improve in all areas.
  • Maintains proper inventory levels- both product and raw materials and manufacturing
  • Acts as the first responder for equipment, process and general production issues. Uses best judgment to resolve these issues while taking the input and advice of operators that are more qualified to operate a particular process.  Contact appropriate off-duty personnel when additional guidance is needed
Additional Job Description
  • Actively participates on ALAM’s emergency response (ER) team including as an ER entry team member which requires wearing of a tight fitting full face respirator
  • Creates end of shift report
  • Cross-trained on approved functions
  • Independently initiates activities and responsibilities that contribute to the achievement of goals and consistent and defect-free results
  • Researches, develops and incorporates new ideas and process improvements into work
  • Work rotating shifts - day and/or nights and support other sites as needed.
  • Actively participate on ALAM’s emergency response (ER) team and ER entry team 
  • Must be and remain clean shaven at all times
  • Wear a full face tight fitting respirator and a fully encapsulated (Level A) ER suit, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), or any other tight-fitting and/or supplied air respirators (SAR)
  • Successfully complete all assigned and required training
  • Ability to roll cylinders- Rolling cylinders requires an individual to tilt a cylinder slightly with one hand, and use the other hand to move the cylinder forward by rolling it
  • Fitness for duty, including but not limited to: ability to lift 50 pounds and have the ability to climb ladders
  • Actively participate on ALAM’s emergency response (ER) team including as an ER entry team member, which requires wearing a tight fitting full-face respirator
Required Qualifications/Training
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of experience in a chemical process operations environment + qualified on process
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.  Proficiency with basic computer software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs.
  • Performance-based Leadership skill set
  • Incident Commander Training – ICS200 minimum
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan ahead and prepare action plans to achieve results
  • Qualified in process for minimum one year
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems
  • Demonstrated understanding of plant fire systems and alarms
  • Completed Hazmat technician level training from a certified body
  • Understanding of IMSand Plant Gas Monitoring system
  • Understanding of the plant specific Cylinder Handling Programs (PF, ERP, Cylinder Handling, PM)
  • Fitness for duty, including but not limited to: ability to lift 50 pounds and climb ladders
  • Ability to medically pass a respiratory test and physical test in order to wear a full face respirator as required

Upper Mount Bethel Township, Pennsylvania

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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