Maintains instrumentation and electrical performance for all plant equipment, buildings and facilities — including troubleshooting, performing repairs, installations, operational inspections (PMs and PdMs), and participating in improvement planning.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Ensures they are performing their duties in a safe, environmentally responsible/compliant, even in the absence of supervision when performing duties when supervision is not present.
- Reports any problems or safety issues to appropriate personnel.
- Knows and understands the environmental permits and the requirements to operate within compliance of the permits.
- Understands power transformation and distribution for 480V 3 phase to 120V Single Phase and 24 V control circuits. Able to perform circuit testing, soft and hard wiring, and have a functional understanding of electrical components (relays, capacitors, wire capacities, etc.) and instrumentation.
- Understands, and be able to troubleshoot, repair, and install: circuit logic (control logic), Allen Bradley PLC Components (PLC, racks, cards, wiring, etc.), and HMI’s (Human Machine Interfaces).
- Ability to: read electrical and control blueprints, draw/sketch wiring diagrams, and redline drawings.
- Familiar with and able to utilize: voltage-ohm meters (VOM), circuit testers, megger meters, 4-20 mA signal generator, and other electrical measuring/testing equipment
- Understands HVAC electrical systems
- Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs all instrumentation, electrical equipment and auxiliary equipment for the plant facilities, based upon immediate needs and/or maintenance scheduling.
- Performs maintenance checks and associated repairs to all instrumentation and electrical equipment.
- Calibrates process equipment and instrumentation to meet the requirements for reliable operation, high quality production, precise process control, and ISO compliance.
- Operate mobile equipment as required to perform maintenance work.
- 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.
- Performs mechanical duties as needed.
- Cross trained with Operations to assist if required.
JOB COMPLEXITY AND SCOPE
Performs activities based on priority, criticality, machine 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; and/or one to two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, mechanical blueprints, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to present information to small groups. Must be versed in basic computer operations.
Work requires resolving mutual problems and collaborating with others.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute and/or understand rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and/or interpret graphs. Ability to calculate figures, amounts, lengths, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply and/or understand concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel. The employee is periodically required to sit, reach above shoulder height, stoop, kneel, crouch or squat, twist, crawl, drive (forklifts, loaders, or other vehicles), and climb ladders. 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 periodically 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, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Hearing protection is often required. May be required to wear respiratory protection.
Maintenance personnel must hold a valid driver’s license.
Maintenance personnel are required on a semi-set schedule to be on call and available for after-hours maintenance needs of the plant.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is periodically exposed to working in wet or humid non-weather conditions, working in high or precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or corrosive chemicals, extreme non-weather cold, extreme non-weather heat, and vibration. The employee is also frequently exposed to working near mechanical and electrical processes, outdoor weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment may require hearing protection.
(This Position Description reflects the general level and nature of the Position. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.)