Instrument Electrical Technician

Instrument Technician Job Description for Tate & Lyle McIntosh Alabama

I&E; Job Qualifications and Requirements

  • High School graduate or GED
  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • 7 years minimum industrial experience in craft or tech school degree in craft and 3 years minimum industrial experience
  • Demonstrated experience with plant instrumentation (flow, level, pressure, temperature, pH, etc) including calibration and troubleshooting and using HART communications
  • Solid understanding of standard plant electrical equipment (switchgear, motors, motor control circuits) including wiring and troubleshooting
  • Must be willing to work overtime including nights, weekends, holidays and shift work if duty calls. Currently we share call-in schedules on a as needed basis.
  • Basic Job Skills

  • Ability to obey all safety rules and identify and correct potential safety problems
  • Repair and maintain all plant instrumentation in accordance with diagrams, sketches, maintenance and repair manuals, and manufacturer s specifications
  • Must be able to interface with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to review work orders, create work orders, input parts and labor used on work orders, look up spare parts and identify storeroom location, and complete work orders (electronically).
  • Communicate with production prior to starting job and when job is completed.
  • Ability to clearly communicate this information to team members.
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and individually as required.
  • Assist Mechanical technicians as needed/as asked.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, knowledge of tools and equipment.
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation, equipment/systems as required.
  • Follow SOP s and/or PM task instruction sets
  • Dismantle instrumentation to gain access to and remove/replace defective parts
  • Maintain instrument maintenance and calibration on assigned machines
  • Ability to provide preventive maintenance to instrumentation, including process analyzers
  • Must be able to use precision-measuring and testing instruments in performance of mechanical and electrical repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Identify and implement solutions to recurring instrument problems.
  • Required to clean up after jobs are completed. Perform housekeeping as required in shops and in plant
  • Perform routine work as scheduled or as time permits and performing preventive maintenance activities as time permits.
  • Must have the ability to identify and order repair parts using from multiple sources, including vendor drawings and direct contact with manufacturers,
  • Must be able to identify need and request engineering/vendor assistance as required.
  • Communicate and work with other groups (process engineers, production technicians, quality control) as necessary to promote efficiency in problem solving and work scheduling.
  • I&E; Technician Specific Skills

  • Must have demonstrated mechanical/electrical knowledge to analyze and solve problems on various process instrumentation and switchgear.
  • Must be able to inspect used parts to determine changes in performance using VOM, oscilloscope, signal generator, rules, calipers, micrometers, feeler gauges and other measuring instruments
  • Must have prior experience in instrument calibrations and documentation in ISO 9000 or FDA facility .
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in at least five of the following areas.
  • Documenting calibrators
  • PLC ladder logic diagrams
  • Configuration and calibration with HART communicator
  • Troubleshooting of 460V 3 Phase electrical switchgear
  • Troubleshooting motor control circuits
  • Troubleshooting 4-20mA instrument control loops
  • Maintenance and calibration of process analyzers including continuous emissions monitors
  • Rebuilding control valves
  • Calibration of level transmitters
  • DCS interface (Foxboro control system)
  • Physical Requirements

    This position requires the ability to safely perform the following tasks:

  • Lifting of up to 50 pounds without mechanical assistance.
  • Use of hand tools above shoulders, under ergonomically stressful conditions, and under application of heavy force by employee.
  • Work in elevated positions with hand tools and fall restraint equipment.
  • Ability to wear personnel protective equipment (PPE)
  • Must be able to pass pulmonary test that is required prior to wearing breathing air mask.
  • Ability to perform work in confined spaces while on breathing air.

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