Ops and Maintenance Specialist – KY

Ops and Maintenance Specialist – KY.

Ops and Maintenance Specialist – KY

Bowling Green


$70000 - $95000 per year





Operations & Maintenance Specialist - Compressed Air

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Salary: $70,000 - $95,000 + Overtime + Benefits


- Conducting on-site inspections and monitoring, along with remote monitoring, of the compressed air system's operation.

- Implementing preventive, predictive, and proactive maintenance programs.

- Ensuring compliance with environmental, safety, and quality assurance programs.

- Coordinating plant production and maintenance activities through communication with the customer.

- Scheduling maintenance tasks for instrumentation, electrical systems, compressors, dryer systems, pumps, valves, motors, and other plant equipment in accordance with company guidelines.

- Periodically conducting system walkdowns to identify potential issues such as minor leaks, erratic control, proper valve operation, condensate trap operation, and unusual noises.

- Scheduling preventive maintenance tasks and related support labor, then confirming their completion.

- Upholding a clean and professional installation to maintain the facility's appearance.

- Responding promptly to "Call Outs" as needed to sustain the customer's compressed air supply.

- Cultivating positive working relationships with system vendors, manufacturers, and contractors.

- Adhering to proper management of change (MOC) protocols for adjusting set points, alarm and trip points, or other operating parameters.

- Documenting any identified preventative maintenance tasks, potential safety hazards, or low inventories (e.g., water chemicals, glycol, oil, filters) in the weekly activity report.

- Traveling to sites as required to support construction, commissioning, and maintenance activities.


- The preferred candidate should hold at least an Associate's Degree in a technical field.

- Demonstrated comprehension of compressed air system service and operation, encompassing large centrifugal compressors, air dryers, instrumentation, and PLC/DCS control systems.

- Proficiency in electrical principles, especially in practical scenarios involving the safe operation and repair of electrical equipment, is a requirement.

- Mechanical acumen is essential; candidates must possess basic skills in maintaining mechanical systems.

- Proficiency in computer programs is crucial; the candidate should have the ability to use or quickly learn various software systems employed at facilities, including, but not limited to, the MS Office suite.

- Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary, coupled with the ability to effectively engage with customers and vendors.

- Travel up to 40% will be required for this position.

Preferred Skills:

- Compressed Air Systems - Demonstrated expertise in servicing and operating compressed air systems, encompassing large centrifugal compressors, air dryers, instrumentation, and PLC/DCS control systems.

- Instrumentation and Electrical - The candidate should possess a comprehensive understanding of electrical principles, particularly in practical situations involving the safe operation and repair of electrical equipment.

- Mechanical Aptitude - The candidate must have fundamental skills in maintaining mechanical systems.

- Computer Programs - Proficiency is required in using or acquiring the ability to use various software systems employed at facilities, including, but not limited to, the MS Office suite.

Other responsibilities:

  • Standing, sitting, and walking.
  • Using hands and fingers.
  • Operating a computer.
  • Reaching with hands and arms.
  • Climbing or balancing, with the ability to safely ascend ladders and platforms.
  • Identifying abnormal equipment noise.

- The associate should be able to don required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as OSHA-approved hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, and task-specific hand protection.

If you are currently within the compressed air industry, we encourage you to apply today!

Darwin Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Harry Pluck


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