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Instrumentation & Electrical Tech - Williams

Posted on: 26-Jun-2012

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Career Opportunities: Instrumentation & Electrical Tech (16062)

The Instrumentation & Electrical Technician is responsible for ensuring that the plant electrical delivery and distribution system is maintained to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the plant.  The electrical technician will perform installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair activities associated with the plant electrical distribution system. Instrumentation & Electrical Technicians work a 40 hour week unless assigned to a shift position by the Instrumentation & Electrical Supervisor. Shift Technicians work a twelve hour rotating shift schedule. Must be available for scheduled weekend electrical coverage and unscheduled callouts.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the assigned area is maintained in a safe and secure manner at all times and is charged with the responsibility of detecting unsafe and potentially unsafe conditions and correcting them as quickly as possible to ensure the continuing safe and environmentally compliant operation of the facility in order to prevent injury/death to onsite personnel and damage to the property.
  • Repairing and calibrating controllers, recorders, indicators, and process analyzers.
  • Repairing control valves, positioners, transducers, and any other parts necessary to the operation of the valve.
  • Removes, repairs, calibrates, and reinstalls all types of sensing elements for flow, temperature, pressure, pH, etc.
  • Repairs and calibrates flow, pressure, and temperature transmitters (Honeywell, Rosemount, Mottorola).
  • Troubleshoots and repairs control wiring.
  • Installs and modifies various parts of control loops as required for new or revised control schemes.
  • Uses test equipment to test continuity of wiring, duplicate signals for the testing of control and trip systems, etc.
  • Reads and understands Process and instrument diagrams, ladder diagrams for trip logic, and more.


Physical Demands

  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must be able to drive the required vehicle and possess a valid driver's license.
  • Strength:  Normally medium work, exerts 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Climbs and maintains balance on steps, scaffolding, vertical ladders, occasionally up to approximately 275 feet above grade. Requires maneuvering in confining spaces.
  • Requires work from ground level to overhead for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to communicate timely, clearly and concisely over radio and telephone, capable of passing speech audiometry with word discrimination of at least 90% in both quiet and noise fields without hearing aids or other accommodations.  Must be able to understand speech clearly both in person and over radio and telephone equipment.  Must be able to hear and perceive sounds of running equipment and leaks to be able to detect and isolate faulty operations of equipment.  Must be able to hear warning signals and alarms, capable of identifying the source of such sounds immediately.
  • Must be able to push, pull and turn to open valves, gates, doors, etc.
  • Requires ability to wear and use respiratory equipment, flame resistant clothing, chemical protective clothing, hardhat, hearing protection, safety glasses, and other personal protective equipment.
  • Smells, recognizes differences of similarities in intensity or quality to detect gas or chemical odors indicating leaks and their location.
  • Must have correctable vision. Depth perception and peripheral sight necessary.
  • Has color vision to distinguish colors in order to observe safety warning signs or laboratory and prduct samples.
  • Must be able to complete a professionally conducted training course in fire fighting techniques.



  • Minimum 7-10 years of analyzer or instrument technician experience in an industrial setting and a demonstrated ability and desire to learn.
  • Graduate of a qualified technical instrumentation and analyzer school. Experience in the maintenance and installation of analyzer systems (Siemens/Applied Automation Gas Chromatographs, ABB Mass Spectrometers, Thermox O2 or equivalent)
  • Record of high performance and achievement