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Praxair, Inc. ST Electrical Maintenance Engineer. in Niagara Falls, New York

Electrical Maintenance Engineer.


We are currently seeking an Electrical Maintenance Engineer to be based at our Niagara Falls location . This position will report to the Region Reliability Center Manager in Niagara Falls, NY and will be responsible to support facilities throughout the eastern United States.

The Maintenance Engineer ensures safe and reliable operation of electrical systems for Praxair’s facilities at the lowest life cycle cost. This role will be responsible for ensuring Praxiar’s maintenance and reliability program is executed in a safe, efficient and high quality manner. The successful candidate will also be expected to identify, develop, and implement of innovative solutions to electrical system/asset issues. This person will also be expected to respond to unplanned events, work independently, and make technical decisions and recommendations.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Primary technical resource for maintenance of all low/medium/high voltage electrical equipment such as switchgear, transformers, motors and distribution systems.

  2. Monitor Preventive/Predictive maintenance program and ensure timely resolution of all identified issues.

  3. Identify and resolve chronic electrical asset concerns (bad actors)

  4. Develop and execute small (<$100k) expense/capital projects for reliability improvement.

  5. Assist in resolution planning for long-term electrical asset concerns (reliability threats).

  6. Assess equipment performance data and ensure optimal and efficient performance.

  7. Assist in Corrective-maintenance, Preventive-maintenance and/or Project cost estimation.

  8. Assist in turnaround planning and execution.

  9. Assist in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process for major failures.

  10. 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 approximately 30 % travel along the eastern US. Accessibility during off-hours (laptop and cell phone) is required.


Required Qualifications:

  1. Associate/Bachelor Degree in Engineering

  2. Internship experience with industrial manufacturing organizations

  3. Excellent communication, team interaction and presentation skills.

  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently

  5. Ability to lead/participate on cross-functional teams.

  6. Self-starter who effectively manages multiple tasks and achieves results with minimal supervision.

  7. Proficiency with computers and standard software packages (MS Office, E-Mail etc.).

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering. 

  2. Understanding of engineering and technical concepts related to: 

  • Installation and troubleshooting of electrical equipment such as low/medium/high voltage switchgear, transformers, motors and distribution systems. 

  • Preventive and Predictive maintenance techniques 

  • Regulatory and industrial standards and codes, particularly NFPA 70-E.  

  • Control and instrumentation systems in an industrial manufacturing environment. 

3. Experience using CMMS systems such as Infor EAM. 

4. Knowledge of reliability methodologies and strategies such as RCM, TPM, SpareParts Management, Planning & Scheduling and CMMS optimization.

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 Engineering

Primary Location New York-Niagara Falls

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 17001661