Lake Charles, LA – Instrumentation/Electrical Specialist

PURPOSE

Troubleshoot, analyze and solve instrumentation/electrical equipment and performance.  Maintains instrumentation/electrical performance for all plant equipment—including performing repairs, installations, operational inspections, and participating in developing improvements. Serves as the lead tech over other I&E techs and is responsible for assigning daily duties and ensuring quality workmanship.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Operate all basic electrical and electronics test equipment.
  • Performs repair-oriented activities on a daily basis, based upon immediate needs and maintenance scheduling.  Perform all calibration on control valves, transmitters, analyzers and sensors.  Understand, analysis and repair pneumatics instruments.
  • Must understand medium and low power distribution, and PLC systems such as read functional block and ladder logic.  Working knowledge of HMI’s (Human Machine Interfaces), medium and low voltage transformers and motor starters.  Understand basic NEC and 70E codes.  Read and understand relay logic.
  • Knowledge of function and setup process of variable frequency driver.
  • Knowledge of Controllogix PLC, how it works and understand system setup.
  • Performs instrumentation and electrical repairs as needed.
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs all instrumentation/electrical auxiliary equipment in the calciner and steam plants.
  • Performs maintenance checks on and associated repairs to all instrumentation and electrical equipment.
  • Calibrates instrumentation and electrical process to meet the requirements for reliable operation, high quality production, precise process control, and ISO compliance.
  • Operate mobile equipment as required to perform instrumentation and electrical work.
  • Reports any problems or safety issues to appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in the continuous improvement of product and plant processes and performs other duties as required.
  • Computer literacy is essential to performing the duties of this job.
  • Receives daily work schedule from the maintenance manager and is responsible for assigning tasks to other I&E techs.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality workmanship of other techs.

JOB COMPLEXITY AND SCOPE

Performs activities based on priority, criticality, machine and instrumentation/electrical availability, and available funding.  Although some of the aspects of work may be defined, parts may be variable. Participates in problem solving activities related to improving the production process and work environment.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Two years related training from college or vocational school; plus five years related experience is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, electrical and instrumentation blueprints, schematics, logic diagrams, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to present information to small groups.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Work requires resolving mutual problems and collaborating with others.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, lengths, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply and/or understand concepts of basic Algebra, Boolean system and Geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems using available tools, resources, etc.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel, reach above shoulder height, stoop, kneel, crouch or squat, twist, crawl, drive (forklifts, loaders, or other vehicles), and climb ladders. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee is also required several times each week to climb and/or balance on flights of stairs of more than 25 steps. The employee is required to lift, push, or pull up to 25 pounds periodically and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Hearing protection is often required.  May be required to wear respiratory protection.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, working in high and/or precarious places, with fumes or airborne particles, with toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and in outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment does not typically require hearing protection.

(This Position Description reflects the general level and nature of the Position.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive.)