As you work toward your college degree, it's important to take the right steps toward your career. Consider what type of job you are looking for and where you will fit in. Below is a list of career paths offered by Air Liquide for current students and recent graduates, followed by key criteria we look for in prospective employees. To learn more about Air Liquide and our offer to employees, review the list of FAQs at the bottom of the page.
Air Liquide offers many career opportunities for current students and college graduates:
Engineering (mechanical, chemical, electrical & industrial):
Your career at Air Liquide might begin with an operations assignment at a United States field location. Two to three years from now, you could be developing new applications, maintaining a plant or managing engineering projects. Non-degreed production technicians and installation or support technicians may work in one of more than 200 U.S. locations.
Project Engineering– Assist experienced project engineers and/or managers in the execution of small (<$2M), medium ($2M - $10M), or large (>$10M) projects. In this role, you'll Interact with vendors and customers, troubleshoot installations of new equipment, estimate project costs and oversee maintenance and operational personnel. You'll become familiar with Air Liquide project management methodologies and reporting tools.
Field Engineering– Provide engineering support to zone engineering teams responsible for the execution of efficiency and continuous improvement projects at various plant locations within a defined geographical area. Support zone reliability centers in the execution of major plant maintenance and installation of new equipment. You will become familiar with one or more specific plant technologies (based on location) and existing operational efficiency models.
Plant Process Engineering– Provide engineering support to the daily management and efficient operation of an Air Liquide production facility. As an intern or an ALLEX program participant, you'll assist plant management and/or engineering teams in the execution of large maintenance activities and/or plant process improvements. Students will become familiar with a specific production technology/process based on the location as well as a general introduction to the plant working environment.
Supply Chain Management:
Provide technical support to procurement activities including vendor relationships, materials purchasing and contract negotiations. Assist logistics managers in the definition and/or implementation of best practices with regards to production and distribution schedules. Work closely with subject matter experts to execute supply chain specific initiatives across a broad geographic area. If you pursue a career in supply chain management, you'll become familiar with supply chain and logistics methodologies in an operational environment that is fast-paced and time critical.
Accounting & Finance:
As a business analyst, you will play an integral role in the continuous improvement of business processes and data collection systems. You'll provide analysis for the interpretation of business data and creation of concise, objective reports to be shared with senior management. You'll also gain the ability to work well with multiple levels and functions in the organization with confidence, manage multiple tasks and priorities, and develop presentation skills.
As a human resources professional, you'll interact with business leaders at all levels of the organization in order to implement human resource best practices. Our interns and ALLEX program participants will become familiar with particular human resource specialties (HR Information Systems, Compensation, Benefits, Employee and Labor Relations, Learning and Development, or Talent Acquisition) while developing networking skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities. Interns will shadow and assist our experienced human resources professionals in their daily activities and on special project execution.
We look for candidates who are...
- Interested in having their ideas become reality
- Innovative problem solvers who ask “why not?” more often than “why?”
- "Doers" that want to be in the middle of the action
- Versatile and flexible, possessing an interest to learn about a variety of industries
- Mobile and globally oriented, with an affinity for new opportunities
- Looking for a company where responsibility and advancement are based on ability and contribution
Does the company offer many different opportunities?
Air Liquide offers the chance to work in many different businesses within the same company. On this site we invite you to explore Air Liquide businesses. Moreover, we encourage people to seek out positions in more than one area as they progress in their careers. And, of course, our global presence means the chance to work in different countries is a very real possibility.
Is the company open to young people and ready to give them responsibility?
We value the new ideas and energy often provided by people beginning their careers. We recognize the need to continuously revitalize our company. Our philosophy is to hire the best people and then trust them to do the job. We routinely put young, bright, hardworking people in positions with significant responsibility.
Is the company international?
Air Liquide is in more than 80 countries—and we have been in many of them for a very long time. Our company was founded in France in 1902 and by 1910 had already expanded to include Belgium, Japan, Italy, Greece, Spain and Hong Kong. This growth has continued throughout the last century. A career with Air Liquide offers the chance to develop both in your country and on a truly international level.
Does the company value people?
People are our most prized asset. We know our employees are the source of our success and rely on their intelligence, creativity and determination to continuously improve our performance. The link between our employees and our success means we must continuously attract the best people. To do so, Air Liquide must be a great place to work. Our mission is to ensure this is the case.
Will it be possible to find a balance between your personal and professional life?
We believe a successful professional life and a fulfilling personal life go hand in hand. Yet we are also aware of the difficulty of striking the right balance. It seems as if there are always more things to do than time available to do them. We are committed to work with you to find flexible ways to meet the demands of both the home and the office.