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R&D Technician - Metals, Combustion & Energy

Company: Praxair, Inc.
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2019 sales of $28 billion (25 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company, please visit our website at


In the Technologist role you will be a member of the Metals, Combustion & Energy Applications R&D team. Working with other technologists and technicians, and under the direction of our engineers, you will be involved in all aspects of designing, procuring materials and supplies, fabricating, assembly and operating experimental systems for investigating new industrial gas applications in primary metal-making, glass, combustion and pyro-metallurgical processes.

Successful candidates should demonstrate high levels of leadership capability, a focus on safety, strong verbal and written communication skills, a team-oriented focus, and an ability to find innovative technical solutions that best meet the needs of the customer. This will require you to explore and apply technical and mechanical skills as you work independently and collaboratively with engineers and other technicians in the development of industrial gas applications.


  • Design lab and pilot scale systems and procure materials and supplies, fabricate and assemble, operate and trouble-shoot experimental setups, and high temperature furnaces and/or combustion equipment
  • Metal-working, pipefitting, mechanical design and assembly including potentially welding and machining of metal components
  • CAD design of lances, spargers, burners and similar experimental equipment
  • Fabricate, operate, calibrate and maintain analytical instrumentation and control systems
  • Interpret P&ID diagrams and assemble gas delivery equipment including piping, valves, regulators, pressure relief components, etc.
  • Integrate instrumentation, control and data acquisition systems into experiments and products, program and document control systems
  • Document designs, operating procedures and prepare reports
  • Setup and execute R&D experiments including some data analysis
  • Prepare for and participate in safety reviews and safety related documentation
  • Travel to customer sites (10% - 15% of the time) to implement and trial newly developed technologies


  • Strong mechanical aptitude is a necessity
  • A strong focus on safety and broad knowledge of a range of equipment, tools, techniques for fabrication, setup, and operation of experimental equipment
  • Associate Degree, or related experience/training relevant to description of duties above
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally to customer sites
  • Strong communications skills, the ability to "self-start" with minimal direction, strong organizational skills and the ability to work with others in a team environment
  • 10 years of experience in R&D related work


  • Experience with industrial gas supply equipment, instrumentation and control systems
  • CAD design skills are highly desired
  • Welding and/or machining skills are desired
  • Experience and skills in instrumentation, control and data acquisition are desired

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda , R&D Technician - Metals, Combustion & Energy, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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