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Instrumentation Technician

Company: Allied Reliability Group
Location: Compton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

PURPOSE OF THE JOBInstrumentation Technician coordinates and executes maintenance electrical functions safely in the facility to ensure that plant equipment and services perform at maximum levels while minimizing unscheduled interruption of the plant operation. Additionally, this individual is also responsible for training, coaching, teaching and counseling others on electrical maintenance procedures and best practices. Strong skills in planning, organizing, knowledge of programmable logic controllers, electrical systems, and process control systems is required. This position reports to the plant Maintenance Supervisor.JOB RESPONSIBILITIESSafetyLives the Owens Corning Safety Stand and meets all safety requirements. Safety is a condition of employment.Follows the plant safety process and ensures that good safety habits are instilled in the maintenance team.Maintains an awareness of all safety issues within area of responsibility, and responds with appropriate urgency to correct safety issues identified.Designs program safety into the electrical systems.Partners with key stakeholders on capital projects to understand and educate others on the safety of equipmentComplies with all plant rules, safety regulations and job hazard analysis (JHA) requirements.Maintenance and TroubleshootingEnsures operation of machinery and electrical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on drives, backup power systems, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and other electrical related systems; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specificationsMaintains electrical control software in support of programming for the facilityPrograms HMIs, PLCs, Servos, and other electrical systemsMakes timely and appropriate decisions when an emergency or breakdown occurs so that production interruption is minimizedFor equipment or processes where maintenance costs are high, where reliability is low, or where chronic problems exist, performs additional analysis to identify appropriate maintenance practices (e.g., Root Cause Failure Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Reliability-centered maintenance analysis).Diagnoses electrical problems and determines how to correct them, checking schematics, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessaryUses PLC, computer interfaces for troubleshooting as neededUses the manufacturing communications network effectivelyProactively makes suggestions/proposals to strive for continuous improvement of plant performance.Demonstrates flexibility to perform various job roles within the maintenance department as assigned.Responds to emergency maintenance service requests accordinglyPerforms other tasks as assigned by leaderEducating Self and OthersInstructs maintenance team members on proper electrical installation and repair techniques as appropriateCoordinates contract electrical installations or repairs in the facilityInspects electrical work in progress to ensure correct labor utilization and evaluate electrical training requirementsProvides direction for downtime and shop work for electrical activities with respect to work requests, downtime lists and assigned projectsTrains, coaches, and counsels others on electrical maintenance procedures, required trainings and best practicesRecommends to the Maintenance Leader training and development of others in support of plant electrical power and control equipmentMaintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing professional and intercompany networksSets high performance standards for self, team and others; assumes accountability for delivering all performance expectations; always knows and adjusts to whats expected; and monitors status of performance delivery against expectationsMaintenance Project ManagementAccountable for keeping the Maintenance Leader appraised of electrical equipment conditions so that situations of major significance can be planned for to avoid major production downtimePrepares electrical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trendsCoordinates and executes maintenance electrical functions in the facility so the plant equipment and services perform at maximum levels and minimize unscheduled interruption of the plant operationProvides technical information to support planned electrical preventive maintenance to minimize production downtimeTracks electrical maintenance costs and failuresSpecifies electrical parts, supplies, and equipment from catalogs and suppliers, or obtains them from storeroomsDefines electrical spare parts needs, such that inventories are maintained at appropriate levelsPlans and lays out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, maintenance manuals, and schematic diagramsFor planned new equipment purchases and installations where no maintenance history exists, applies maintenance and repair best practices to assure maximum reliabilityDesigns and installs electrical and process control systemsProactively assesses and identifies obsolete parts on critical equipment and identifies optimal solutions to correct issues.MONLI-OB1KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIESMust read, write, and speak EnglishMust understand verbal and written instructionsMust possess strong communication and organizational skillsMust multi-taskMust have strong internal and external customer service skillsMust secure and maintain job related qualifications and certifications as required by the nature of this positionMust perform well in a non-routine work environmentKnowledge:Programmable Logic Controllers: PLC components, I/O Systems, instructions, PLC programming, communication protocols, drivers, power supplies, expansion/retrofits, and system development (Allen Bradley Suite preferred)Electrical Systems: servos, variable frequency drives, measuring systems, DC circuits, batteries, transformers, AC circuits, DC equipment/controls, three-phase systems, wiring, DC shunt motors, control relays, across-the-line starters, limit switches, electronic switching and electrical energy and power relationshipsProcess Control Systems: speed and rotation sensors, human machine interfaces, control loop operations, data transmission, PID controller/loop tuning, final control elements, process modeling, instrumentation, measurement level detectors, and transducersElectrical Maintenance: voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeters, digital meters; schematics and symbols; short circuits, reversible motors, current probes, and relaysSafety: First aid for shock victims, National Electrical Code, static electricity, grounding, double-insulated tools, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - 70e, and hazardous electrical locationsElectronics: Analog and digital devicesMechanical Systems: Pneumatic control systems, air-piloted valves, and hydraulicsSkills:Troubleshooting/Equipment Selection: Determine causes of operating errors and determine appropriate course of actionComplex Problem Solving: Identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutionsSystems Analysis: Determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomesInstallation: Install equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specificationsEquipment Maintenance: Performing routine and preventative maintenance on equipmentRepairing: Repair machines or systems using proper toolsAbilities:Decision Making: Gather, analyze and interpret information to understand problems and identify and opportunities; draw conclusions and generates alternatives; chooses a course of action based on facts; and ensures buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisionsSelf-Knowledge: Demonstrate a strong self-awareness of ones strengths, development needs and the impact of ones own behavior on others; and consistently takes action to be betterTeamwork: Work effectively and cooperatively with others; establishes and maintains good working relationshipsPersistence: Persistence in dealing with obstaclesStress Tolerance: Accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situationsIndependence: Guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things doneMathematical Reasoning: To choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problemAdaptability: Being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplaceADDITIONAL REQUIRED TRAININGAll annual safety and role specific training, as required by the nature of this positionESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSStand for extended, prolonged periodsWork overtime as neededMeet the physical demands of the work environmentThis job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at will relationship.CBReq ID No.: 2021-5371 External Company Name: Allied Reliability, Inc. External Company URL: Street: 1501 North Tamarind Ave.

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