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Praxair, Inc. Electrical Technician / Engineer in River Rouge, Michigan

Electrical Technician / Engineer


We are looking for an Electrical Field Service Technician/ Engineer to join our team at Praxair located in Ecorse, Michigan (Detroit area).

This position will report to the Electrical Reliability Manager and will work with the USIG Regional Reliability team to achieve strategic reliability goals within the Region.

The Electrical Field Service Technician/ Engineer will be responsible for the identification, development, and implementation of preventive/predictive programs and corrective maintenance solutions for electrical systems and equipment in multiple facilities. This person will be expected to work independently and make technical decisions and recommendations in the field.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Maintain and troubleshoot industrial electrical distribution systems and equipment including:

  2. Substations, Breakers, Switchgear, MCCs, Protective Relay systems, Battery and UPS systems and Transformers with voltages up to 138kV.

  3. Induction and synchronous motors up to 45,000HP and 15,000 volts.

  4. Plan, schedule, coordinate and perform preventive & corrective maintenance based on established procedures.

  5. Plan, schedule, coordinate and perform predictive maintenance - such as IR Thermography, Transformer Oil Analysis, Partial Discharge Analysis and Power Quality Analysis.

This position requires a combination of office work and field work. Based in the Detroit, MI area, this position typically requires approximately 20% - 25% out of town travel throughout the Midwest Region. Accessibility during off-hours is required. Employee will be required to work in all weather conditions and must be able to access elevated electrical and mechanical equipment via ladders, scaffolding, man-lifts and crane baskets.



  1. Minimum 4 years of experience in the maintenance of medium voltage (5kV to 15kV) electrical systems and equipment in an industrial environment

  2. Knowledge of Preventive and Predictive maintenance of industrial electrical systems and equipment.

  3. Excellent communication and team interaction skills.

  4. Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and achieves results with minimal supervision.

  5. Experience using computers and standard software packages (MS Office, E-Mail etc.).

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology/ Electrical Engineering or Journeyman Electrician

  2. Experience in installation, troubleshooting and repairs of medium voltage (5 kV to 15kV) industrial electrical systems and equipment.

  3. Understanding of regulatory and industrial standards and codes.

  4. Understanding of control and instrumentation systems in an industrial environment.

  5. Experience using computerized maintenance management systems such as Infor EAM

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 Michigan-River Rouge

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18002664