Biddeford Diffusion Operator
Linde Ince

Biddeford, Maine

Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. (PST), a subsidiary of Linde, Inc, a global industrial gas company, offers a comprehensive array of high-performance coatings and technologies to the aviation, energy and other industries. By continuously advancing coatings technologies, PST helps customers improve environmental performance, decrease energy consumption, extend component life, improve productivity, minimize downtime, reduce operating costs and produce high-quality products. Additional information about PST is available at .


Prepares powder, packs and unpacks parts for oven coating process. Maintains the highest quality standards by following Praxair Standard Practices in all aspects of this job.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews routing form to confirm coating type and operation procedure.
  • May reference standard practice manual to confirm; powder mixture, mixing methods, cleaning procedure and pan preparation.
  • Prepares powder mixture for coating process by insuring powder has been screened and visually inspecting the mixer for cleanliness.
  • Obtains powder from storage area, and pours it into appropriate mixer/hopper
  • Operates mixing machine.
  • Fills furnace pans with appropriate amount of powder and manually places parts into the pan orienting them according to specification.
  • After oven coating moves pans onto de-boating station using forklift
  • Removes parts from pan and de-masks parts if required.
  • Pushes pan emptied of parts along roller conveyor into vibratory screening chamber
  • Uses forklift to transport pans and materials.
  • Other Duties Assigned

Quality Responsibilities:

Quality responsibilities are contained in Praxair QSP - 01, and other Praxair quality documentation. Follows all relevant quality procedures contained in Praxair Quality System procedures, Standard Practices, Technical Plans, and Repair Station manuals.

Other Duties:

Maintains cleanliness of work area, May perform blasting or prep functions.

May be requested to perform other related duties.

Education and/or Experience:

High School Diploma or equivalent.


Must be able to read and understand complex instructions and technical specifications. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.

Must be able to drive and maneuver fork truck.

Physical Requirements:

Frequently lifts 20-40 lbs. frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, gripping, hand and finger manipulation. Occasional stooping, crouching.


Safety Glasses, gloves, respirators, other recommendations or requirements are contained in Praxair Standard Practice SME-MF-422

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.

PST is a supplier which abides by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, persons considered for this position must be either a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder) or otherwise classifiable as a U.S. person under relevant ITAR regulations.

Access to export controlled technology/technical data and/or items required to perform this Position are subject to the laws of the United States (including but not limited to the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"), 15 C.F.R. Parts 730-799, and/or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"), 22 C.F.R. Part 120-130) and the company's export control procedures, pursuant to which the release of such technology/technical data and/or items to anyone other than a U.S. Person* may be considered an export to the person's home country and may require authorization from the U.S. Government. Thus, additional information in this regard may be required from applicants for this Position. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

*Pursuant to the EAR and the ITAR, a U.S. Person includes any individual who is granted U.S. citizenship, any individual who is granted U.S. permanent residence (i.e., a "green card" holder), or any individual who is granted political asylum or other protected status under applicable law.

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