Iwatani Corporation of America

Hydrogen fueling is changing the world, providing zero emission transportation fuel with a path to 100% renewable transportation energy. Iwatani is a global leader in industrial gasses and hydrogen fueling with 28 hydrogen fueling stations (HFS) located throughout Japan and 4 in California. The base of operations for California is in Santa Clara, and the current stations are in West Sacramento, San Ramon, Mountain View and San Juan Capistrano, with many more on the way throughout the SoCal region.

Iwatani is hiring safety-oriented and self-motivated individuals for our HFS team. We are seeking candidates with hands-on experience maintaining equipment in the following areas:

· Liquid Hydrogen

· Refrigeration

· Hydraulic systems

· Electric motors

· Instrument Air

· Medium Pressure Hydrogen

· Cryogenic and/or compressed gases

· 12 and 24 VDC Electrical Systems

· AC Electrical Power Systems

· SCADA and PLC control systems

· Point of Sale systems

· Gas Compressors

Typical job duties will include the following:

· Safety-focused hands on equipment maintenance in all of the above categories of equipment.

· Prepared to travel to the assigned San Ramon HFS daily with less than a 30 minute response time for on call periods. Other Iwatani HFS locations: West Sacramento and Mountain View require a 60 minute or less response time

· Perform daily remote data review to determine operational status and efficiency

· Prioritize preventative and corrective maintenance based on site status, and uptime

· Communicate and work closely with the Operations and Engineering Management teams regarding corrective actions and/or projects.

· Coordinate and communicate with sub-contractors and vendors

· Provide an excellent customer service experience to all HFS customers encountered

Required Skills and Experience

· Safety leadership, and understanding that safety is the top priority

· Experience with hands on equipment maintenance

· At least 12 months previous related or transferable experience

· Ability to read, learn and understand Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Bill of Materials, Electrical Schematics.

· Experience with permit to work and hazardous work permit safety processes

· Experience and training in lock out tag out work process

· Understanding of the correct installation, operation and troubleshooting of various types of high-pressure and cryogenic valves, fittings, transmitters, and related components

· Knowledge of, or ability to learn SCADA and PLC systems to remotely control equipment and perform diagnostics and troubleshooting.

· Strong working knowledge of windows computer operation, email, calendar, Microsoft Office capabilities (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

· Excellent communication skills both verbal, and written

· Must be within 30 minutes of driving distance to the San Ramon station

· Valid CA Driver’s License

· Ability to work unaccompanied, standing, and without defined break periods

· Ability to bend, twist, and lift at least 25 lbs. in narrow spaces

· Ability to work in varying outdoor climates

· Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

· Willingness to work extended shifts as needed

· Ability to interact with general public at hydrogen fueling stations and communicate equipment status based on Company policy and procedures

Preferred Qualifications

· Hands on experience in high pressure gas pipe system construction and maintenance

· Experience working around flammable gasses

· Experience in leak detection

· Experience with high pressure cone and thread fittings and tube bending

· Experience using plant historian, PLC data HMI

· Military Experience

· Associate or Bachelor’s degree in technical field

· Knowledge of NFPA 2, SAE J2601-1

· Experience in one or more of the following: Military, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive gas stations, or construction

· Experience in gas station, fueling systems (JP5, gasoline, diesel, CNG, hydrogen) construction or operations and maintenance

Compensation and Benefits

· Full Health Care, Medical, Dental, Vision

· 401k after 3 months of employment, with company match

· Company vehicle

· Paid vacation and company holidays

· Hourly: starting at low to mid $30's

· 40+ hours per week