Instrumentation Technician

Job Location US-TX-Dallas
# of Openings
Direct Hire


We are looking for an experienced Instrumentation Technician to maintain, analyze, troubleshoot, install and repair machines and equipment in accordance with established manufacturing procedures to achieve efficiency, quality and optimum production objectives.


  • Performs electrical and controls layouts, updates and creates electrical drawings either on paper OR in AutoCad (AutoCad is not a requisite skill), creates and modifies PLC and HMI programs.  Selects, installs, configures and calibrates instruments and devices.
  • Provides support within the electrical maintenance group.
  • Designs new plant equipment or modifies existing equipment as directed.
  • Programs new plant equipment or modifies existing programs as directed.
  • Provides technical information concerning calibration, programming and machine setup.
  • Confers with plant personnel to resolve problems.
  • Prepares system layouts, detailed drawings and schematics.
  • Tests equipment for safety and efficiency.
  • Identifies parts needed for electrical maintenance and repair projects, and obtains these parts from the parts room.
  • Transports parts and equipment between work projects in progress.
  • Uses electrical hand tools, voltage and amperage measuring and recording devices.
  • Performs electrical repairs on various types of electrical equipment per SOP’s and PM’s. 
  • Bends, hangs and runs conduit where needed.  Pulls electrical cable and wire in conduit.  Transports and stacks conduit and electrical wire as needed.
  • Operates various shop equipment such as welding machines, grinders, drill press, vertical mill, saws, lathe, etc.
  • Trains operators on new systems and updates LOTO and SOP information.
  • Performs work on equipment requiring electrical and mechanical skills.
  • Performs work on demand by answering radio calls inside the plant area to resolve mechanical and electrical issues.
  • Works rotating shifts, including nights and weekends, and overtime as required.




  • High school diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree from a two year college or university preferred.
  • Preferred Knowledge/Experience:

    • Knowledge of PLCs, AC/DC motors and drives, and 480 volt 3 phase power.
    • Use of precision maintenance tools and methods; shaft alignment, belt tensioning, sprocket/pulley alignment, setting bearing tolerances, and proper fastener torque.


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