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Technician IV- Facilities (Air Separation)



Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

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Job Description:

Microchip’s Colorado Springs operation is seeking a detail-oriented and proactive Facilities Technician to join our Air Separation Operations team. The Facilities Technician will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of the facilities and equipment at our site’s cryogenic air separation plant. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and a strong commitment to safety and efficiency.


  • Responsible for operating and maintaining plant mechanical and electrical equipment through the execution of routine PMs, rounds, and troubleshooting interventions
  • Carry out technical assignments as prescribed by plant engineers and support troubleshooting and repair efforts on plant equipment
  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Ability to read and interpret piping and instrumentation diagrams, mechanical schematics, and electrical schematics
  • Ability to use power tools, hand tools, and electrical diagnostic equipment including multimeters
  • Take charge in resolving plant mechanical and electrical issues
  • Monitor operational processes and identify areas for improvement
  • Monitor and adjust plant process variables via plant control system
  • Draft and follow plant operations and maintenance procedures
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities and equipment performance
  • Assist with the installation and commissioning of new equipment as needed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Application and PC skills and proficient/advanced knowledge of Process Control Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Familiarity with industrial mechanical and electrical equipment including motors, pumps, compressors, valves, and other instrumentation a plus
  • Other duties as assigned

Shift: (A) Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, every other Wednesday (7am-7pm)


Education/Years of Experience:

  • Associates or 2-year technical degree with a minimum of five (5) years of multifaceted operations technician experience

Physical and Environment Work Requirements:

Must be willing to:

  • Work in extreme temperatures, with loud noises and in enclosed spaces.
  • Carry or lift items up to 50 lbs and team lift loads of more than 50 lbs as needed.
  • Stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop, and squat, often for long periods of time.
  • Work at elevated levels, potentially from man lifts, ladders, scaffolding, and/or small towers, with appropriate PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes:

Bending at Waist, Bending at Waist, Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Dust or gases, Electrical Hazards, Extreme Cold, Extreme Heat, Feeling, Foot Controls, Fumes or Odors, Handling, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Mechanical Hazards, Noise and/or vibration, Piece Work, Poor Ventilation, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Seeing {+ 6 more}

Physical Requirements:

90% standing/walking, 10% sitting. 10% outdoors, 90% indoors to include cleanroom. Able to lift, push, pull 50-70lbs.

Pay Range:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive base pay, restricted stock units, and quarterly bonus payments. In addition to these components, our package includes health benefits that begin day one, retirement savings plans, and an industry leading ESPP program with a 2 year look back feature. Find more information about all our benefits at the link below:

Benefits of working at Microchip

The hourly pay range for this position, which could be performed in Colorado, is $28-52/hr.*

*Range is dependent on numerous factors including job location, skills and experience.

Application window will remain open until qualified candidates have been identified.

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.