Instrumentation & Electrical Technician

Posted on 2018-02-06


Summary: The Instrumentation and Electrical Technician (I&E) is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all instruments, control systems and electrical equipment in the plant. The I&E Technician performs work of high skill in the inspection, calibration, repair, testing, adjustment, installation, and removal of all electronic and electrical plant equipment and systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Perform and document maintenance, calibration, installation, fault diagnosis, and repair of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic instruments and systems.

Calibrate, troubleshoot and repair plant instrumentation (ie; transmitters, analyzers, control valves, switches, relays, etc.).

Inspect, repair and remove all types of generators, transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communication systems, and work with electrical systems.

Work with a wide variety of instruments, including ph, conductivity, ultrasonic, guided wave radar, mass flow, press transducers, RTD’s, Thermocouples, etc.

Proper installation and diagnosis of AC/DC motors and controls, including across the line, soft starters and VFD’s, etc.

Plans layout of wiring and installs wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus plant wide.

Diagnoses, repairs and replaces faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment. Including various pumps such as centrifugal, positive displacement, diaphragm, etc., gear driven equipment such as rotary screws, augers, conveyors, etc. and heat transfer apparatus such as heat exchangers, evaporators, condensers, etc.

Has a thorough working knowledge of process and electrical test equipment, its use, and its care, and can use this equipment for diagnosing and trouble shooting of all electrical systems and instruments.

Has a working knowledge of the National Electrical Code(NEC)and ISA (International Society of Automation) and is capable of reading bill of materials (BOM), blueprints and electrical schematics, ladder diagram and function blocks. Adheres to specifications and technical manuals.

Make sure proper energy sources are locked out properly when work is to be performed on all controlled devices. Must know the standard of Tag, Lock Out & Try procedure.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

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.

Education and/or Experience

Graduation from an accredited Instrument, Electrical or Industrial Maintenance Technician program and 2 plus years work experience in a manufacturing environment is highly desirable. 5 plus years’ work experience as a Technician in a manufacturing environment may be substituted for the above.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs. as required.

Must travel up and down 45 steps as required.

Must be able to use both hands and arms in full range of motion.

Must have good hand and eye coordination skills.

May be required to perform strenuous activities for long periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.

Must be able to work around moving equipment.

May be required to preform activities requiring fall protection.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.