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Instrumentation and Electronics Technician

companyGalaxy Technology Hires LLC
locationWaco, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Instrumentation and Electronics Technician – Waco, TX

This is a full-time, direct hire position available immediately at a brand new manufacturing plant in Waco, Texas. Our client is a global leader in manufacturing, and they are expanding with new plants popping up around the world. This strategic location in Waco sits on 65 acres, and the plant will consist of 450,000 square feet of fresh and clean manufacturing and production floor with cutting edge technology and some of the most advanced machines in this sector of manufacturing.

We are seeking an Instrumentation and Electronics Technician to join this super driven, motivated team, and we would love to hear from you if you are looking to further grow and develop with this next big step in your career. Detailed specs below on this position available.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Instrumentation & Electronic Technician(s) is responsible for the efficient, safe, and reliable operating condition of the site manufacturing control and electrical systems. The Technician must be multi-skilled to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot site's electrical power systems, instrumentation, motor controls, PLC, HMI, data systems, and factory control infrastructure (servers, PC's, and networks).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide support during machine installations and upgrades including: interfacing auxiliary equipment, identifying and correcting errors in programming and wiring and ensuring vendors and contractors are meeting our needs and expectations
  • Maintains and repairs electronic instrumentation and equipment to provide reliable, well maintained equipment to ensure service quality
  • Physically setting up and maintaining electronics, instruments, automation, and measurement equipment
  • Troubleshooting all electronic and data acquisition equipment; Adjust, repair or replace faulty components
  • Calibrating pressure gauges and meter measurement equipment
  • May perform programming and troubleshooting operations on computers and terminal data acquisition equipment
  • Troubleshoot and program automated facility control equipment, calibrate required safety devices, manipulate facility valves to receive the desired operating status
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose problems and repair plant mechanical, instrumentation, and electrical systems
  • Read and interpret planning documents, schematics, wiring diagrams, specifications, drawings, manuals, blueprints and engineering sketches
  • Perform layout and wiring of electrical panels
  • Identify and recommend changes to improve plant performance utilizing existing or new control systems; make program modifications in PLC's logic, HMI's programs and servo controller logic to improve equipment performance
  • Diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems using technical drawings (e.g., blueprints, electronic/mechanical schematics) and diagnostic tools (e.g. multi-meter, laptop)
  • Performs field calibrations using multi-meters to test pH, conductivity, flow, pressure, humidity, RTD, thermocouple, and other levels as needed
  • Ability to work in a team environment, record data in a computer system, communicate with multiple departments, and complete work orders and preventative maintenance on equipment indoors and outdoors
  • Performs quality checks according to procedure and repairs equipment in a timely manner
  • Responsible to maintain proper records. This position may be required to participate in emergency response activities as necessary
  • Participate in the safety programs and/or committees; follow all site safety policies, company policies and procedures work safely and wear appropriate PPE
  • Responsible for assisting other technicians with maintenance and repair duties; including training co-workers on the safe and efficient techniques to maintain electrical system operations and equipment
  • Handle time accounting and complete work orders
  • Maintaining a tidy work environment and adhering to industry regulations
  • Obtain and maintain licenses, operator permits or certifications as required

    Responsibilities of all Employees:

  • Commit to ensuring the health/wellness of our employees and product
  • Ensure the jobs/operations are completely safely to protect employees and to ensure the sustainability of company equipment/machinery
  • Ensure the security of the workforce and sustain any client confidentiality requests
  • Deliver timely and efficiently without hindering quality of services and work to ensure the team's success in meeting our client delivery schedules
  • Team centered to perform your job successfully while identifying ways to help others be successful too; willingness to learn; works at a fast pace, actively pursues tasks or direction; willing to work extended hours and adapt to changing work schedules as well as assignments; determines what work needs to be done without instruction; takes action to complete additional work that is beneficial to the team without being instructed

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Required – two-year technical degree or equivalent is required for consideration. A degree in process controls or similar technical fields is preferred, including courses in computer science. Six years of control, electrical, or electronics experience including computer programming, systems analysis and design, electrical or electronics production system troubleshooting, and problem resolution will be considered in lieu of degree requirements. (Two years of this experience must be in an industrial production/manufacturing environment)
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in maintenance and repair of instrument systems, process analyzers, control valves, pressure/flow measurement; prefer electronics manufacturing experience
  • Minimum 3 years' experience maintaining motor controls, relay logic, fiber optics and associated end devices

    GENERAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of PLCs, VFDs, Servos, Ethernet and wireless communication systems as related to plant automation
  • Operational knowledge of an oscilloscope & multi-meter, soldering wires & connectors, operation of various crimping tools, wire stripping, ohm's law, continuity testing, pinning out a military type connector, routing & tie wrapping cables, drilling & tapping holes, and building junction boxes
  • Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, replace, and configure sensors and instrumentation such as photo-eyes, proximity switches, pressure, flow, level and temperature sensors
  • Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, configure, and replace non-similar motor control components
  • Proficient in understanding and ability to troubleshoot root cause, configure, and replace non-similar controls hardware, such as input/output modules, human machine interfaces (HMIs), safety relays, and other industrial controls
  • Working knowledge of all automation standard practices
  • Advanced electrical knowledge and understanding of electrical safety
  • Able to work on multiple control voltages (DC/AC) and up to 480V
  • Ability to read and interpret P&ID drawings, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical schematics for use in system understanding and troubleshooting
  • Have an understanding of national electrical codes
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records that will be audited periodically
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once with tight deadlines
  • Must be able to identify and execute improvement opportunities through both process improvements and system improvements
  • Travel required for training and to regularly conduct business with and meet with vendors/suppliers
  • Strong understanding of supply chain systems, practices, process, and procedures
  • Must be a self-starter and have the desire and ability to take ownership and responsibility with little direction
  • Ability to work with employees from many different cultures and backgrounds
  • Preference will be given to qualified local candidates

    SOFTWARE/COMPUTER SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • General knowledge of basic hardware and software and uses of a variety of different computer operating systems such as Microsoft Office Work, Excel, Outlook, Google Workspace, and web-site software
  • Knowledge in Data Acquisition concepts, hardware, and interfacing

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Management maintains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

ENVIRONMENTAL & PHYSICAL FACTORS: The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the position(s). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Works primarily in a warehouse/manufacturing facility. Daily contact with other departmental personnel. Occasionally works in all weather conditions, extreme temperatures, around chemicals and chemical fumes/emissions, dusty & clean environments. Frequently works with electrical and mechanical hazards. When working with surplus and scrap materials, will frequently be required to work outside and/or in an unaired conditioned warehouse. Continuous use of vision, hearing and speech. Frequent sitting, standing, walking and occasional bending. Will lift, carry, pull / push, and reach for supplies and on occasion lifting (up to 50 lbs.) while performing various aspects of the job; Will need to climb stairs, climb ladders, lift and move objects, requires manual dexterity and repetitive use of keyboard/computer devices/power tools/machining equipment; Wear safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.

HOURS / SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 12 hour rotating shifts 4 days on and 4 days off; Rotating shifts requires working night shifts; Present to fulfill job duties & meet operational demands/support; Schedule may vary depending on plant operational needs thus flexibility is required which may include long days, evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime; Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position

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