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Operations and Maintenance Technician

30 – 38 yearly

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Job description:


Understand and adhere to company safe work policies.

Follow Lone Worker Requirements.

Promote a safe work environment.

Report safety incidents and near misses.

Report any unsafe conditions, environmental concerns and process problems to management immediately.

Contribute to the improvement of the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality programs.

Apply the HWP process, LOTO and energy isolation procedures as required for company and contractor personnel.

Follow EMOC procedure for all changes to process and operating procedures.

Maintain site security.

Maintain site orderliness.

Perform safety indoctrinations for contractors. Reliability

Utilize web-based maintenance management system to execute, document and continuously improve equipment preventative and corrective maintenance strategy.

Support Area Manager, utilize web program to document all corrective actions issued to the site from audits and incidents review (when applicable).

Collect and interpret trends in equipment condition monitoring data.

Maintain plant spares inventory and raise gaps to management attention.

Follow work instructions and annotate with feedback.

Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks.

Set up and safely operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work. Process Operation and Efficiency

Perform Shutdowns, Start-ups, Derime and production state changes for plant(s) in area.

Monitor key process variables and maintain plant(s) in efficient steady state operation.

Understand the cooling water treatment chemistry and perform water treatment tasks.


Support plant inventory management efforts.

Follow work instructions and annotate with feedback.

Set up and safely operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.

Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.

Once certified:

Calibrate, configure, and/or replace field instrumentation devices.

Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks.

Troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment control circuits.

Troubleshoot and repair process control equipment.

Functionally test or troubleshoot instrument or electrical control loops through field devices to verify proper operation.

Process Operation and Efficiency

Assist inshutdowns, start-ups, derimes, and production state changes for plant(s) in area.

Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)(SAP).

Troubleshoot process problems to identify equipment requiring maintenance.

Perform water treatment analysis and associated tasks

Document activities and data in plant electronic logbook and SAP system.

Accept on call duty and overtime as required.

People / Interpersonal

Maintain open line of communication with manager and other stakeholders.

Support new employees and entry-level technicians through coaching and mentoring


Required Qualifications:

3 years of relevant experience in a related process plant operations reliability activity.

Required Skills:

Math -?Basic algebra, fractions/percentages, unit conversion.

Personal computer proficiency.

Strong interpersonal abilities to support team philosophy and strategy.?

?Ability to work alone.

High mechanical aptitude and ability to work with simple mechanics hand tools.

Basic knowledge of chemical manufacturing hazards.

Familiarity with common process equipment and their functions.

Understanding of basic electrical hazards and safety and skills in troubleshooting electrical systems, with support from subject matter experts?

?Ability to troubleshoot 4-20 mA transmitter and electro-pneumatic control loops.

Ability to rack in/out 480 & 4160V breakers and wire up to 480V motors.

Ability to interpret engineering drawings including P&IDs and PFDs.

Able to navigate a document management system to find relevant work instructions, forms, and supporting documentation.

Ability to complete preventive maintenance tasks according to best practice.

Capable of operating a forklift, and/or overhead crane, and/or man lift.

Certificate in a technical discipline or recent military training in a technical field.

Physically able to perform all duties required which may involve among other things: bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, and lifting and carrying loads of up to 50 lbs.

Ability to climb to heights over 200 ft above grade and work effectively.

Reside within a reasonable distance of plant.

Valid drivers license with good record.

Capable of distinguishing different colors.

?Ability to interpret electrical drawings including single line diagrams.

Understanding of trip and interlock logic protecting people and equipment.

Ability to troubleshoot pneumatic control systems consisting of I/Ps, solenoid valves, quick exhausts, actuators, regulators and proportional/integral controllers both stand alone and cascaded.

Be familiar with codes and standards associated with wiring and conduit.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Operations Technician I

Our client, a worldwide chemical manufacturer, have asked us to help them find a top tier Operations Technician. This role will be based out of Portland, OR and will be for the 1st Shift with regular on call requirements.

Salary Type : Hourly

Salary Min : 30

Salary Max : 38

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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