Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Manager, the Instrumentation/Electrical Technician will be responsible for performing routine maintenance, installation and integration of various types of process control instrumentation equipment such as transmitters, controllers, integrators, recorders, square root extractors and final drive elements. Make repairs to electrical power, motor and motor control circuits. All work will be done in compliance with EPA, Hazmat and OSHA safety rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain, troubleshoot, test, calibrate, repair and install instruments, transmitters, recorders, indicators, controllers, meters, impulse lines, cable, computers, DCS System, CEMS systems and any device associated with instrumentation and/or control.
- Troubleshoot electrical and/or instrumentation systems, subsystems and devices generally accepted methods, instruction manuals and experience to determine the root cause of malfunctions. Reports the cause of the malfunction to the appropriate supervisor and takes appropriate corrective actions.
- Perform corrective maintenance as directed and/or required.
- Perform additional functions such as isolating equipment, returning equipment to service, adjustments, and performing operational tests with instruction from Operators or Supervisors.
- Install, overhaul and maintain all sizes and types of power circuit breakers, switches, motors, transformers and electrical power equipment.
- Test and locate faults on control, power and lighting circuits; potential and current transformers and switchboard wiring; motors and starters; and similar devices on AC and DC circuits.
- Perform test and inspection, repair and adjust relays, meters, voltage regulators, supervisory control equipment, battery chargers and inverters, instrument transformers, electronic devices and other electrical apparatus used in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.
- Work may involve threading and bending conduits and tubing, in addition to pulling wired bundles up to 1” diameter through conduits. Wire termination may require long periods of kneeling. Large electrical breaker may need to be manually pulled and pushed to complete work.
- Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
- Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Perform other duties as requested
Skills and Specifications
- Should have sound technical knowledge of various machines and equipment used in manufacturing
- Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings, P&ID's, loop sheets, vendor instructions and work specifications.
- Must be able to troubleshoot and repair solid state and electro-mechanical controls and pneumatic control instrumentation and valving.
- Capable of reading and interpreting work instructions, drawings and equipment specifications.
- Have a working knowledge of variable frequency drives
- Must be self-starter and accept job ownership
- Basic knowledge of computer systems for interfacing with electrical and instrument equipment plus computerized maintenance management system.
- Ability to pay attention towards the details and meet the assigned goals within time
Education and Qualifications
- High school diploma/GED required
- Physically capable of lifting 50 pounds unassisted
- Able to work well with minimal supervision
- Ability to prioritize tasks and follow specified procedures
- Minimum 5 years’ experience with diploma from accredited Technical School, military electrical/electronic training or a minimum eight years field experience in industrial environment, without a degree; or any combination of experience and training that would provide the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
- Working knowledge of PLC and motor control troubleshooting
- Be familiar with a wide range of instrumentation.