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(Archived) Instrument Operations Technician-Terrel

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Job description:


  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo) to execute, document and continuously improve equipment preventative and corrective maintenance strategy.
  • Support Area Manager, Utilize Web Audit Manager and Synergy to execute, document all corrective actions issued to the site from Audits and Incidents review (when applicable).
  • Maintain plant spares inventory and raise gaps to management attention
  • Follow work instructions and annotate with feedback.
  • Calibration, configuration, or replacement of field instrumentation devices.
  • Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks.
  • Efficiently troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment control circuits.
  • Efficiently troubleshoot and repair process control equipment.
  • Set up and safely operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.
  • Functionally test or troubleshoot instrument or electrical control loops through to field devices to verify proper operation.
  • Calibrate custody meters and manage documentation.
  • Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.

Process Operation and Efficiency:

  • Assist Shutdowns, Start-ups, Derime, and production state changes for plant(s) in area.
  • Apply the Hazardous Work Permit (HWP) process, Lock Out, Tag Out (LOTO) and energy isolation procedures
  • Follow EMOC procedure for all changes to process and operating procedures
  • Maintain site security and maintain site orderliness
  • Perform safety indoctrinations for contractors
  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo)
  • Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks
  • Troubleshoot process problems to identify equipment requiring maintenance
  • Perform water treatment tasks
  • Document activities and data in plant logbook and SAP system
  • Direct and monitor contractors
  • Participate in safety committee activities
  • Complete all training activities according to schedule and meet annual performance goals
  • Accept on call duty and overtime as required

Administrative and Managerial:

  • Follow all Quality Control requirements to ensure a quality product is delivered to customers.
  • Meet FDA requirements where applicable:
  • Maintain a Shutdown and Turnaround work list and schedule, efficiently use of downtime.
  • Maintain open continuous line of communication with manager.
  • Maintain orderly and clean work area and vehicle(s).
  • Direct and monitor contractors.
  • Lead and participate in operations and safety meetings.
  • Participate in safety committee activities as required.
  • Drill planning, energy isolation reviews, etc.
  • Support entry level technicians through coaching and mentoring.


  • 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 orderliness.
  • Perform safety indoctrinations for contractors.


Required Qualifications:

  • 1 year of relevant experience in a related process plant operations reliability activity orrecent military service in a technical field.

Required Education:

  • Associates Degree, certificate in a technical discipline or recent military training in a technical field.

Required Skills:

  • Math - Basic algebra, fractions/percentages, unit conversion.
  • Personal computer proficiency and other software used by the company.
  • Strong interpersonal abilities to support team philosophy and strategy.
  • Strong interpersonal abilities to support mentoring/coaching activities.
  • Strong organizational ability.
  • Ability to work alone.
  • High mechanical aptitude and ability to work with simple mechanics hand tools.
  • Familiar with codes and standards associated with wiring and conduit.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable chemical manufacturing process and hazards within area or site
  • Familiar with all process equipment and function.
  • Understanding of electrical hazards and safety, and ability to troubleshoot electrical systems, with support from central engineering.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot 4-20 mA transmitter and electro-pneumatic control loops.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and 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.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to troubleshoot industrial refrigeration skids.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to troubleshoot machinery vibration monitoring systems.
  • Understanding of all trip and interlock logic protecting people and equipment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of control system architectures including hardware setup and software configuration.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings including P&IDs and PFDs.
  • Ability to interpret electrical drawings including Single line diagrams.
  • Able to navigate a document management system to find relevant work instructions, forms, and supporting documentation.
  • Ability to complete all preventive maintenance jobs according to best practice.
  • Capable of operating a forklift, and/or overhead crane, and/or man lift according to company policy.

Other Qualifications:

  • 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.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client, a worldwide chemical manufacturer, have asked us to help them find a top tier Instrumentation and Electrical Technician. This role will be based out of Dallas, TX and will be 1st Shift.

Salary Type : Hourly

Salary Min : 32

Salary Max : 42

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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