E&I Technicians perform a wide variety of activities which support the facility and maintain production. Shifts are either eight hours, 5 days a week, with occasional overtime work, or 12 hour rotating shifts with occasional overtime work. An Instrumentation Technician may be required to work in one or more plant areas, doing one or multiple assignments during any given work shift.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Repair, install and replace electrical equipment and devices, and instruments including, electric motors, fuses, relays, electric and network cables, pressure transmitters, temperature transmitters, level transmitters and switches, flow transmitters, process sensors.
Troubleshooting and replacements of PLC and DCS components
Troubleshooting through PLC and DCS programs
Work independently or in small groups to install, repair, replace equipment, including control valves, motors, instruments and other process equipment.
Work independently or in pairs to repair equipment at work station. Use a variety of hand held tools which must be grasped manually, applying as much as 100 pounds of torque to disassemble mechanical units. Tools may be manual, electrical or pneumatic in nature, requiring adequate grip for safe operation.
Walk/Stand upon a variety of surfaces to transport materials, equipment and tools between work areas.
Required to stand approximately 5-6 hours per day. Standing/walking takes place upon concrete, asphalt, metal grated and diamond steel plated walkways and stairways. Required to climb as high as 5 flights of stairs 3-4 times a day to reach work area. Must be able to kneel, crouch, or crawl to reach restricted access work areas a minimum of 1-2 times daily.
Work in varying environmental conditions. Required to work primarily outdoors in varying weather conditions.
Outside temperatures may range from -32oF to an excess of 100oF. Indoor temperatures can be 110oF or higher.
Associate degree on Electronics, Instrumentation, Controls, or electrical systems.
Minimum 1-2 years of hands-on experience in the field
Must be able to read and write
Experience with DCS and PLC systems - Basic PLC and drives knowledge -, electrical motors, and controls.
Experience reading blueprints and working with 280 VAC 3 PH equipment
Ability to use computerized maintenance software.
Must be able to understand and comply with GMP regulations
Good understanding of Electrical, Instrumentation and Hand Tools.
Knowledge of how to work with Hart Communicator, a multi meter, basic computer skills. Knowledge on how to calibrate
instruments (flow, pressure, level). Knowledge on how to read and troubleshoot electrical diagram.
Operates heavy equipment such as forklifts