Development Programs

Start your full-time career after college graduation developing critical competencies through Linde Gases US Hydrogen Technical Orientation (HYTOP) and Leadership Technical Orientation (LTOP) programs.

Linde Gases U.S. Development Programs

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2022 sales of $33 billion and operating in more than 100 countries. Start your full-time career after college graduation developing critical competencies through Linde Gases US Hydrogen Technical Orientation (HYTOP) and Leadership Technical Orientation (LTOP) programs. These developmental programs are designed to develop individuals to gain valuable business knowledge and insight in functional areas of the business as they begin their careers. Program associates will work with mentors and peers to advance their skill set and knowledge base through various on-the-job activities, project-based work, and training for placement in a full-time role following the programs.

HYTOP:
The Hydrogen Technical Orientation Program (HyTOP) is designed to gain specialization in our booming Hydrogen business. The successful candidate will report to the HyTOP Program Manager and will be part of the Linde Gases HyCO Operations Excellence group. The position can vary in duration from 1.5 – 2.5 years depending on the experience of the participant.

The program requirement includes 2-3 rotational assignments intended to provide variety in experience. The position interfaces with various functional teams including Process Engineering, Project Engineering, Process Controls, Maintenance, Reliability, Process Safety, and Operations.

The engineer must be willing to travel to other locations throughout the U.S. and be open to relocation as necessary for rotation of assignment while in the program. The extent of travel may be up to 25%.

LTOP:
The Leadership Technical Orientation Program (LTOP) specializes in cultivating strong operations leadership skills within Linde’s United States Bulk and On-Site Gases business. This program has an annual class of engineers that go through 52 weeks of training in a structured curriculum that is designed to give broad exposure to all aspects of air separation plant operations.
 
The curriculum contains training common to operations with an opportunity for technical cross training. The LTOP is a mentored program, with each participant assigned a sponsor, and is specifically designed for those desiring to use an engineering/technical degree to leverage a management career and grow within the organization.
You will be assigned to a plant location that minimizes the need for future relocation, but participants must be willing to relocate within the U.S if the need arises.

Recruiting Dates: 
Recruiting for LTOP and HYTOP begins in the fall of 2023 with a start date in July 2024.

Who We Hire:
Candidates who have a bachelor’s in chemical, mechanical or engineering technology with a graduation date no later than Spring 2024.

Rosy Futy – HyCO Plant Engineer in Delaware City

What program did you participate in?
HyTOP (Hydrogen Technical Orientation Program)

What attracted you to Linde?
From contributing to different industries such as Semiconductor and Chemicals to providing Oxygen to Hospitals, Linde is a major player in different markets, and I believed it would be fulfilling to work for a company which activities spans across multiple sectors and aims to improve businesses and the lives of many. It was also important for me to work for a company that subscribes to values I care about, and after my internship with Linde in 2019, I realized that Linde conducts its business with integrity, accountability and commitment to communities at its core and cares about its employees.

What do you like about working at Linde?
I get to work alongside very talented and supportive individuals that not only challenge me to grow but are also always willing to impart their knowledge, offer assistance and guidance whenever needed. After rotating through three groups and graduating into my current role, I can attest that the people I work with make this job more rewarding and enjoyable.

How has Linde supported your career development?
My managers have always sought to understand my aspirations and helped me visualize my future with the organization by inciting discussions to explore career paths and development opportunities. Even as a HyTOP, we discussed my next rotations, the potential future roles and the skills needed to excel in those. I believe mentorship is another vital aspect of my career development within Linde – getting to tap into the knowledge of a more senior employee (my mentor) has been invaluable.  

What was the most significant benefit of participating in a development program?
The opportunity to build valuable skills while exploring different roles and teams, interface with various functional groups and build my network, as well as gain insight on possible career paths.

Ryan Burton – Plant Engineer in South Carolina

What program did you participate in?
Leadership and Technical Orientation Program

What attracted you to Linde?
Something that attracted me to Linde was their focus on safety and employee development. Knowing that I would receive the proper training and guidance to effectively do my job played a key role in me choosing Linde.

What do you like about working at Linde?
I like working at Linde because of their career development and advancement opportunities. The Leadership & Technical Orientation Program primes young professionals to grow within the company and develop their career. 

How has Linde supported your career development?
Linde has supported my career development through training programs, classes, and even third-party certifications. This position has advanced my knowledge in process engineering and cryogenics which will always be an asset in my career.

What was the most significant benefit of participating in a development program?
The most significant benefit of participating in the Leadership & Technical Orientation Program was the increased exposure to the multi-faceted network that makes the organization run. Traveling to all the offices and speaking with other Linde employees helped me better understand how the business works.