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Praxair, Inc. Pipeline Instrumentation & Electrical Technician in East Chicago, Indiana

Pipeline Instrumentation & Electrical Technician


The United States Industrial Gas (USIG) division of Praxair, Inc. is currently seeking an Pipeline I&E Technician that will be based at our East Chicago, IN location.

Successful candidate will be working on Custody Transfer Meters throughout the Praxair Pipeline System. Must have field experience working with pressure, temperature, and flow devices, as well as knowledge of control valves. Be able to perform detailed maintenance, calibrations and testing of all instrumentation and electrical equipment to ensure safe and efficient pipeline and/or processing operations consistent with Praxair's operations objectives. Provide detailed troubleshooting and programming modifications of pipeline control systems. Schedules and coordinates all daily activities with peer operations and supervisory personnel. Candidate must be proficient in reading and interpreting Electrical Schematics, P&ID's, and One Line Diagrams. Candidate must be able to work independently and/or interact as a team player with other peers and crafts.

Working Conditions :

  • Subject to operating personal computer.

  • Requires travel primarily via company truck (some overnight) to remote locations throughout the system.

  • Must be able to move about on foot and follow safety and emergency response procedures.

  • Requires ability to work outdoors in weather extremes and near equipment with potentially high noise levels.

  • Required to carry cell phone and respond to call-outs, potentially including weekends and holidays.

Desired Technical Qualifications :

  • Basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of instrumentation, control and electrical systems.

  • Knowledge in pneumatic control systems.

  • Basic understanding in the operation and mechanics of all types of electrical, measurement and instrumentation equipment.

  • Basic understanding in troubleshooting and repair of all types of equipment pertaining to instrument/electrical trade.

  • Basic computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite. (E.g. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

  • Ability to communicate with individuals at various levels throughout the organization.


  • High School Degree

  • Associates Degree in Technical Discipline or Equivalent

  • 2 years of related experience

  • Must have a valid State Driver’s License

  • Must pass drug testing and participate in randomized drug testing per DOT regulations

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 Operations

Primary Location Indiana-East Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18002069