Intrumentation Technician
VanDeMark Chemical - Lockport, NY

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Instrument Technician Job Description & Qualifications

Qualifications

Four year Bachelor’s degree or Two year Associates degree with equivalent experience.

Job Description:

In a fast-paced manufacturing setting that demands precision, we create a workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are our first priorities. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for self-motivated individual to fill the position of Instrument Technician with our Chemical Manufacturing Facility.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for following established safety rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for performing specific electrical or instrument repairs and adjustments on equipment or processes having electrical, mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic components.
  • Responsible for the installation and maintenance of machines, components and systems.
  • Responsible for prompt and accurate diagnosis of minor problems and the implementation of corrective action. Strong troubleshooting skills are critically important.
  • Installs, maintains, repairs and inspects various types of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulically actuated process machines, equipment, transformers, basic electronic devices, analytical and electro-pneumatic instruments, control devices, control systems and their related distribution systems.
  • Connects and disconnects electrical and instrumentation power sources as required.
  • Installs and repairs conduits, raceways, and underground cables. Rigid & non-rigid metallic and non-metallic conduit, wiring and terminations including instrumentation loops (DC voltage, mA range) up through industrial motor controls (480VAC, 3Φ), programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS).
  • Performs preventative maintenance and periodic overhaul of equipment.
  • Conducts evaluation tests on valves, motors, instruments, etc.
  • Uses common skills to assist other crafts and/or perform work required to complete job.

Selects, installs, calibrates, and checks sensing and recording instrumentation and circuitry, and develops specifications for nonstandard apparatus according to engineering data, characteristics of equipment under test, and capabilities of procurable test apparatus.

Sketches and builds new or modifies existing installations. Uses computerized equipment and software to perform testing, calibrations, and diagnostics of equipment.

Uses a variety of hand and power tools in an industrial environment, may be required to use aerial lift and work at elevated heights.

Proficient with MS Office products; must possess strong communication skills and work well in a team environment. Will be required to work alongside; Electrician, Lead Instrument Technician, Maintenance Mechanics, Production Operators, and Engineers as required by the nature of the work. Work will be a combination of team and individual efforts.

Schedule will be a standard (40) hour work week. Over-time may be required at times, sometimes at short notice, more typically would be scheduled. Would be available for call-in’s on off hours. Reports to Lead Instrument Technician.


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