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Job Description SummaryAn Instrumentation/Electrical Tech 1 candidate should have an Associate's Degree (AA) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in electrical, instrumentation, or electromechanical maintenance. In lieu of this, applicants with maintenance experience in an industrial or manufacturing plant will also be considered. Experience in Food Processing preferred. This position requires the ability to work shifts.
The Instrumentation/Electrical Tech 1 requires an advanced understanding of electricity, electrical systems, electrical motor control systems, and process control instrumentation. This includes, but is not limited to, 480 Volt 3 Phase motor switchgear, 120 Volt control systems, PLC systems, and 4-20ma analog instrumentation. The Instrumentation/Electrical Tech 1 is responsible for troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance of plant equipment as directed by the Electrical Maintenance Team Leader.ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Install, repair, and calibrate instrumentation for process measurements such as temperature, pressure, flow, level, weight, etc. Install, repair, and configure process control equipment such as variable speed AC drives, analog valve positioners, PLCs, and I/O modules Install conduit and wiring as needed for motors, lighting, and control devices such as valves, limit switches, photocells, etc. Use a PC and required software to view PLC Ladder Logic for troubleshooting and interpreting equipment operation and control requirements. Must have a general maintenance knowledge and ability to work in any area including helping a mechanic or performing mechanic duties if needed or assigned by supervisory personnel.
Must attend any related training made available Must be able to spot problems with mechanical and electrical systems and affect corrective repairs Must keep operator and maintenance logs and be able to become proficient at using the plant Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to write Work Orders, order parts, complete PM routes, and enter equipment history Must perform corrective or emergency maintenance checks and correct problems in a timely manner to minimize line downtimes Execute Preventative Maintenance activities as assigned. Help develop effective work plans and enhanced preventative maintenance plans Must have a complete understanding of sensitivity setting adjustments and be able to make changes under all circumstances and situations Must exhibit mechanical and electrical aptitude, capable of working independently and in a group setting Must be proficient in all sanitation practices and food safety practices Must have the ability to work weekends and/or shift work with a strong work ethic and employment history. Must have the ability to work overtime, any shift, work any or all days of the week in accordance with production and maintenance schedules. Must have the ability to work well with others and maintain a positive attitude.
Must have basic knowledge of testing and working with electrical switching devices such as starters, relays, timers, and solenoids.
Must be knowledgeable in the use of VOM, AMP meters, Meggers, oscilloscopes, PCs, hand held programming terminals, and other test equipment.
Must have basic understanding of discrete I/O devices such as photocells, limit switches, inductive and capacitive proximity switches, push buttons, current relays, message displays, etc.
Ability to work weekends and/or shift work with a strong work ethic and employment history.
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