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Field Service Technician

Airgas • South Plainfield, NJ
a month ago

Job Description Field Service Technician - 35556 Description

Field Services Technician

  • South Plainfield, NJ

The Field Service Technician is responsible for installing and servicing on-site nitrogen generation plants and bulk medical or industrial gas systems in a safe and operationally effective manner, in accordance with all federal, state/provincial and local codes, and Airgas policies. We are hiring in the South Plainfield/Piscataway/Linden, NJ area. This person will be based from their home with an Airgas truck and travel within that area to customer sites.

In particular, you will:

  • Installs and maintains nitrogen on-site generation equipment.
  • Installs cryogenic bulk installations both at Airgas facilities and customer sites.
  • Repairs pressure reduction equipment associated with bulk delivery systems.
  • Analyzes and makes general repairs to electrical systems associated with N2 generation and cryogenic installations, including: motor controls and relays, low pressure, high pressure and liquid level alarm systems.
  • Performs installation of piping systems in accordance with company SOP’s.
  • Performs Site Surveys to assure compliance with all federal, state/provincial and local codes.
  • Assures security fencing is provided to protect installations from tampering or unauthorized entry.
  • Performs periodic preventative maintenance tasks on N2 generation equipment based on the PM schedule.
  • Performs annual inspections of all bulk installation sites to assure their condition and correct operation.
  • Adheres to and ensures that safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Maintains an appropriate stock of recommended parts necessary to repair typical installations within the assigned customer base.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • HVAC or refrigeration certification or American Society Safety Engineers (ASSE) Medical Gas Credentials are a plus.

  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a Certified Brazer Certificate, within 30 days of employment.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Detailed understanding of National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) 99 and NFPA 55 requirements.

  • Understand the characteristics and hazards of cryogenic and high pressure gases in general, and have specific knowledge and understanding of the products, containers and piping systems which will be encountered in the performance of their job duties.

  • Hands on experience with cryogenic equipment, pressure piping, compressors, as well as, proven ability to troubleshoot system problems.

  • Working knowledge of welding, brazing processes (specifically silver brazing).

  • Ability to perform regulator repairs, repair piping/liquid leaks, etc.is a plus.

  • Able to respond to emergencies 24 hours per day. Arrangements for emergency coverage are made when a technician is unavailable for personal reasons or paid time off.

  • Ability to read blueprints and design specifications, manufacturer drawings, architectural drawings related to bulk delivery sites associated with customer installations.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, material safety data sheets, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.

  • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook E-mail).

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrates a clear and effective speaking manner for the purpose of explaining information to customers and employees.

  • Ability to set goals and manage time to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner and achievement of goals are accomplished and manage and execute multiple tasks or priorities as necessary

  • Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations; demonstrating tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers; and handling proprietary information.

  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position’s responsibilities.

About Airgas

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products.

Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take initiative and make decisions.

Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 associates globally.

Join us for a stimulating experience: you’ll find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do, in an open, collaborative and respectful environment.

Your differences enhance our performance

At Airgas, we are committed to build a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

Primary Location

: United States-New Jersey-South Plainfield-07080