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Instrument & Electrical Technician – Minooka, IL
Location:
Minooka , Illinois
Posted:
August 04, 2016
Reference:
08886
JOB SUMMARY:

The Instrument and Electrical Operations Technician has the responsibility for the operation and control of equipment used in the process of air separation; also accountability for the care and maintenance of plant mechanical, instrumentation and electrical devices and equipment, as noted below .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES :
  • Maintain and troubleshoot, instrumentation systems, and calibrations in accordance with manufacturers' instructions, local work instructions and governing regulations.
  • Install, maintain, adjust and repair manual, pneumatic, electric and electronic measuring, recording, and regulating instrumentation.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventative inspections on mechanical equipment and systems in accordance with manufacturers instructions, local work instructions and governing regulations.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot, electrical systems in accordance with manufacturers' instructions, local work instructions and governing regulations.
  • Maintain quality control and quality assurance equipment, including process analyzers and gas chromatographs.
  • Maintain calibration standards, including inspection, testing and measuring equipment as well as calibration gas cylinders.
  • Perform routine and non-routine analytical calibrations and adjustments.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and perform maintenance on compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, and other plant equipment.
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings and manuals.
  • Monitors water treatment systems
  • Demonstrate advanced troubleshooting skills.
  • Work with management team to schedule calibration and preventive maintenance programs during plant outages to achieve plant and company strategic quality and efficiency goals.
  • Assist in the administration and maintenance of comprehensive spare parts program.
  • Assist in the training and development of other Airgas associates when needed.
  • Develop and maintain contractor relationships
  • Operate and control equipment used in an air separation plant.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A basic understanding of air separation and associated equipment and technologies (such as water treatment and refrigeration systems) is a plus.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • High school diploma or GED required. Minimum two years of college, technical school, or military technical experience preferred.
  • F ive plus years or more equivalent experience operating and/or maintaining a technical process in an industrial setting.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Occasionally (1-33% of work time)

COMPUTER SKILLS:.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Strong skills in computer programs used for process control as well as document and spreadsheet creation and interpretation .
COMMUNICATION and/or CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS:
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad array of people using both verbal & written tools to build upon and become part of a strong team environment.
  • Ability to write routine business reports and business correspondence in English.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees and/or customers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals using the English language.
INITIATIVE AND INGENUITY:
  • Requires the use of considerable judgment to recognize and interpret sophisticated instrumentation and make decisions accordingly.
  • Requires the ability to use tools and equipment necessary for repairing and replacing mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment.
  • Requires the ability to use computer programs to effectively analyze, document and track specific initiatives and goals set by management.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFETY OF OTHERS:
  • Requires 100% compliance with Airgas safety policy and procedures, and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) training and techniques to prevent lost time or serious injury to others
  • May instruct other employees on the proper techniques of instrument calibration and simple maintenance
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Light indoor and outdoor manufacturing environment, subject to noise dust, heat, cold. Occasional travel may be required.
  • Normal 8 hours a day 5 days a week with the occasional 12 hour shift coverage.
  • On-call responsibilities to facilitate uninterrupted 24/7 plant operation.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.

Qualifications:
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability
A little about us:
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