Praxair, Inc. Cylinder Handler in East Chicago, Indiana

Cylinder Handler


Under routine supervision, performs task that are moderately complex in nature. Typical duties include moderately complex set-up, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment to ensure a safe, efficient work environment. At this level incumbents are typically required to have developed detailed technical knowledge of one or two major tasks (or general knowledge of many tasks) which are a normal part of the specialty. A considerable amount of judgment is needed at this level to perform the job since instructions are mostly general, and incumbents require the ability to recognize and handle nonstandard occurrences and problems on a frequent basis. Exercises a significant amount of independent action, seeking advice from more senior technicians or engineers where deviations from the norm occur and where more creativity may be required.

Job Requirements:

  • Perform all work duties in compliance with all Praxair Safety and Environmental Policies. Operate the Rare Gas Refinery and Helium Distribution Center.

  • Fill cylinders and dewars per established procedures.

  • Deliver products in delivery trucks.

  • Operate in ISO quality environment.

  • Develop and implement new processes for continuous improvement.

  • Train others in plant operations. Other duties as determined.


  • Successful candidate must be a self-starter who is available to work 24-hour rotations, weekends and overtime as needed.

  • Must possess or be trained and acquire a CDL license for liquid helium dewar deliveries.

  • Must be able to work alone and in a team environment.

  • Must be able to accept occasional off-site and overnight assignments.

  • Rarely elevated work up to 75 feet.

Additional Skill Requirements:

  • Proficient in computer use, including Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Lotus Notes.

  • Cylinder filling operations proficiency is a plus.

  • Cryogenic separation knowledge is a plus.

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: 19000110