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IC&E Tech

  • Job Tracking ID: 512412-571779
  • Job Location: Towanda, PA
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 11, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Reports To: Plant Maintenance Manager



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Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Instrument Controls and Electrical Technician maintains and repairs electrical equipment and instrumentation.

Experience and Skills:

Essential duties and functions may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Install, repair, maintain, and calibrate indicating and controlling digital and electronic instruments that measure and control process variables, such as pressure, flow, level, temperature, motion, force, and chemical composition using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Interpret technical documentation: data sheets, vendor manuals, troubleshooting flowcharts, etc. Interpret/ prepare technical drawings from simple schematics to complex P&IDs, instrument loop diagrams, and PLC ladder logic diagrams.
  • Understand digital control systems and valves, transmitters and transducers.
  • Configure digital transmitters. Interpret data from advanced diagnostic programs for instrumentation.
  • Disassemble malfunctioning instruments, exallline and test mechanism and circuitry for defects.
  • Troubleshoot equipment in or out of control loops and replace or repair defective parts.
  • Reassemble instruments, test and calibrate assembly for conformance with specifications using test instruments such as multimeters, manometers, smart communicators and pressure instruments.
  • Maintain and control spare parts inventory, and assist in budget planning and control.
  • Knowledge of medium voltage electrical equipment rated 480 volts through 5,000 volts.
  • Knowledge of 480 volt through 5,000 volt cable terminations and splices.
  • Knowledge of electrical components.
  • Inspect instruments periodically and make minor calibration adjustments to assure they are functioning within specified controlled variables.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to repair control valves and positioners.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair low voltage electrical control systems.
  • Knowledge of medium voltage electrical equipment rated 480 volts through 5,000 volts.
  • Knowledge of 480 volt through 5,000 volt cable terminations and splices.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair low voltage electrical control systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical components.
  • Able to perform switching on 345,000 volt systems.
  • Ability to understand Electrical Area Classification and installation requirement for electrical equipment in hazardous areas.
  • Understanding of digital control systems and valves, transmitters and transducers.
  • Troubleshooting skills for 480 volt through 15,000 motor and circuit breaker controls.

Additional Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Trade school, military or technical training school.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in instrument and controls of electrical applications.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to provide proof of legal authorization to work in the US on a full time basis for anyone other than current employer.

Physical Requirements

All plant employees must work safely at all times. Working at the power plant may require:

  • Working in varied outdoor environments such as all weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on the full range of outdoor work surfaces.
  • The frequent use of protective equipment (i.e. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.) may be required. Work with hazardous materials may also be required.
  • Working in proximity to high voltages and current with proper training and equipment, operating heavy equipment and rolling stock and entering confined spaces or hazardous environments may be required while often being exposed to equipment and machinery noises.
  • Duties require walking, standing for extended periods of time, crawling, stooping, sitting, climbing vertical and inclined ladders and stairs, operation of large valves and other tasks requiring up to 100 lbs. of pulling or turning force, and lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. Exposure to extreme heat and cold.
  • Eye and hand coordination are required to operate switches, pushbuttons, and other controls.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • All candidates will participate in the post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post-employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.

This position requires extended working hours and varied shifts including weekend and holiday work. The ability to be &ldquo: on call" may also be required periodically.