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R&D Technician - Turbomachinery

R&D Technician \- Turbomachinery
Description
For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make steel cheaper, hydrocarbons more accessible, chemical plants safer and more efficient, and health care more effective and more widely available ? in short, to supply more goods and services to more people around the world\.
Praxair is a Fortune 300 company with products and technology that impact more than 20 different industries\. We?re one of the world?s largest industrial gases businesses\. You see our work every day, often without realizing it\.
POSITION SUMMARY:
In this role, you will be working with R&D professionals; the technologist will be involved in all aspects of design, procurement, fabrication and operation of Praxair?s turbomachinery facility\.
A strong safety focus is required\. The ideal candidate must have strong mechanical aptitude and be able to comprehend mechanical drawings\. You must have a general understanding of mechanical equipment\. Candidate should possess strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to ?self\-start?\. Candidate must have team mentality because this in position you will be part of a turbomachinery test team working closely to achieve a common goal\. Occasional travel to customer sites to implement newly developed technologies is required\.
The preferred candidate will have familiarity with; turbomachinery equipment, mechanical testing, instrumentation, data acquisition, basic electrical knowledge and instrumentation calibration\.
Key Accountabilities:
+ Safety focused
+ Turbomachinery testing ? ability to set piping and follow test plans
+ Support test design, set\-up, and data collection
+ Organization of laboratory workspace and practice good housekeeping
+ Document maintenance records and organize all pertinent lab information
+ Maintain records of lab instrumentation
Qualifications
\(Salary and Job Level Commensurate with Experience\)
Required:
+ 5 years? experience with mechanical equipment and/or relevant experience to job duties listed above
+ Strong mechanical aptitude
+ Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite
+ Ability to travel up to 10% of the time \(domestic and international\)
Preferred:
+ Associate?s degree in Technology or Engineering
+ Turbomachinery experience
+ Solidworks 3\-D Modeling
+ Test engineer background
+ Instrumentation/Data acquisition experience
+ Basic electrical knowledge
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status\.
Job Technologists
Primary Location New York\-Tonawanda
Schedule Full\-time
Req ID: 18000247


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