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Responsible for performing audits, calibration, preventive maintenance and repair using computer systems and microprocessor-based controls, pneumatic, mechanical and electrical/electronic instruments. Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to: installations, testing, repairing and calibrating of recording and indicating instrumentation and circuitry; removing, dismantling, cleaning, maintaining, and assembling instruments, replacing defective components; and connecting instruments to simulation equipment and performing tests. The lead instrument technician will also be expected to assist with troubleshooting, writing of SOPs, managing projects and administrative and special tasks as needed to maintain a smooth operation of facility machinery.
Perform programming and maintain PLC, VFD, MMI documentation, including but not limited to Wonder Ware, and Allen-Bradley Software.
Specify and order parts as necessary to perform repairs or installations.
Complete daily maintenance and repair logs.
Perform electrical construction work as required, including but not limited to, running conduit /pulling wires.
Communicate with plant production, maintenance, and engineering personnel.
Install, maintain, repair, overhaul, calibrate and test a wide variety of industrial instrumentation that record, indicate, control and regulate level, flow, pressure, temperature, position and water analysis.
Make periodic preventative maintenance inspections of all metering control instruments, diagnosing existing or potential trouble; cleans, lubricates, calibrates and adjusts as conditions indicate.
Lay out, install, and place into service new metering, controlling and recording devices, calibrating as required; may extend or connect related electrical circuits.
Clean and maintain work area.
Comply with all safety rules and plant policies, as well as FDA defined Good Manufacturing Policies (GMPs).
Other duties as assigned
Requirements & Qualifications:
- High School Diploma/GED required.
- Experience reading and interpreting blueprints and schematics.
- Journeyman level electrician with strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Strong background in electronics/electrical, pneumatic/hydraulic equipment, PLC’s MMP’s, PC’s programming, NEC, NFPA-70E and ISA standards.
- Strong background in an industrial environment, preferably a food manufacturing facility.
- Experience working with up to 480V, PLC’s, PC’s, MMI, control systems, instrumentation and VFD’s.
- Comply with all safety rules and plant policies, as well as FDA defined Good Manufacturing Policies (GMPs) .
- Must be able to meet physical, environmental, and mental requirements outlined on Job Specifications either with or without accommodation / ability to lift up to 50 pounds required.
- Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and computers / able to climb vertical ladders.
- Salary: $50-$72k based on experience.
- Four openings available:
- Two on 1st shift.
- One on 2nd shift.
- One on 3rd shift.
- Relocation offered if outside of the area.
- Additional compensation through bonuses.