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Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

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Lafayette, IN

Employer:  Primient
Category:  Installation - Maint - Repair
Job Type:  Full Time


Job Description

Primient is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from more than 30 locations around the world. Through large scale, efficient manufacturing plants, Primient turns raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients. These ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day. We are the secret ingredient to Make Food Extraordinary in some of the world's best loved brands.

Role purpose

The Technician's responsibilities include maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of field instrumentation devices for process equipment.

Employees may be assigned to perform any task in the Plant which they can perform safely.

Main accountabilities

Process Control or Electric and Instrumentation (E&I) Technician Specific Skills
  • Must have demonstrated mechanical/electrical knowledge to analyse and solve problems on various process instrumentation and switchgear.
  • Must be able to inspect used parts to determine changes in performance using VOM, oscilloscope, signal generator, rules, callipers, multimeter, feeler gauges and other measuring instruments
  • Must have prior experience in instrument calibrations and documentation in ISO 9000 or FDA facility
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in at least five of the following areas.
  • Documenting calibrators
  • PLC ladder logic diagrams
  • Configuration and calibration with HART communicator
  • Troubleshooting of 460V 3 Phase electrical switchgear
  • Troubleshooting motor control circuits
  • Troubleshooting 4-20mA instrument control loops
  • Maintenance and calibration of process analyzers including continuous emissions monitors
  • Rebuilding control valves
  • Calibration of level transmitters
  • DCS interface (Foxboro control system)

Basic Job Skills

  • Ability to obey all safety rules and identify and correct potential safety problems
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, knowledge of tools and equipment
  • Must be able to use precision-measuring and testing instruments in performance of mechanical and electrical repairs and preventive maintenance
  • Follow SOP?s and/or PM task instruction sets
  • Ability to troubleshoot instrumentation, equipment/systems as required
  • Maintain instrument maintenance and calibration on assigned machines
  • Dismantle instrumentation to gain access to and remove/replace defective parts
  • Identify and implement solutions to recurring instrument problems
  • Repair and maintain all plant instrumentation in accordance with diagrams, sketches, maintenance and repair manuals, and manufacturer?s specifications
  • Must be able to interface with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to review work orders, create work orders, input parts and labor used on work orders, look up spare parts and identify storeroom location, and complete work orders (electronically)
  • Ability to provide preventive maintenance to instrumentation, including process analyzers
  • Ability to identify and order repair parts using from multiple sources, including vendor drawings and direct contact with manufacturers
  • Perform routine work as scheduled or as time permits and performing preventive maintenance activities as time permits
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and individually as required
  • Communicate and work with other groups (process engineers, production technicians, quality control) as necessary to promote efficiency in problem solving and work scheduling
  • Communicate with production prior to starting a job and when job is completed
  • Ability to clearly communicate information to team members
  • Required to clean up after jobs are completed. Perform housekeeping as required in shops and in plant
  • Must be able to identify need and request engineering/vendor assistance as required
  • Assist Mechanical technicians as needed/as asked

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Successful candidates must pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; work from heights, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability see color and adjust focus.

Starting rate is $41.18/hr with defined skill blocks for future rate increases.
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