Position Summary: The Instrument & Electrical (I&E) Technician’s primary responsibility is to maintain the controls hardware, instrumentation, analyzers, and electrical equipment at the Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing Facility (FPF). Key responsibilities of the I&E Technician include the performance of preventive maintenance programs for the equipment and troubleshoot and repair as needed. They will also assist in the management of all spare parts for instrument, analytical and electrical equipment.
Champions and models a safety-first environment by positively supporting the safety culture through training, identifying and addressing safety issues, and demonstrating a strong safety attitude.
Understand and uses the proper PPE for the task (i.e. hard hat, gloves, arc flash suits, etc.)
Knowledgeable and experienced with maintaining and troubleshooting electrical equipment ranging from 13.8 KV down to 24 VDC with the ability to learn the skills for working on 120 KV systems.
Knowledgeable of NFPA 70E for arc flash classification, boundary distance and PPE.
Knowledgeable and experienced with maintaining and troubleshooting analyzers such as mass spectrometer, (variable magnetic sector and quad pole), FTIR’s, Total Sulphur, O2, Gas Chromatograph, pH, etc. Understands calibration materials/equipment and assist in the management of inventory.
Knowledgeable and experienced with test equipment such as hart communicators, calibration equipment and software packages for reviewing PLC logic.
Knowledge of communication protocols such as Modbus, TCP/IP, RS 485, RS 232.
Executes assigned preventive maintenance tasks on schedule and documents results in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Recommends improvements to job tasks and equipment to improve safety, reliability, and cost. Works with Engineering, Operations, and Maintenance to implement improvements.
Works with Operations and other Maintenance crafts to safely address plant problems.
Safely performs troubleshooting on equipment (operating and off-line) without impacting reliability and makes repairs as needed.
Direct contractors to perform instrument/electrical work as needed to supplement Fulcrum I/E technicians for both routine activities and projects.
Assist in the creation/modification of operating and maintenance procedures for instrumentation, analyzers, and electrical equipment.
Maintains analytical equipment for the Biorefinery lab.
Works with the Maintenance Coordinator and Operations to plan and schedule preventive maintenance, non-routine maintenance, and project work.
Provides technical guidance and recommendations for the design, installation, and operation of instrument and electrical equipment for future Fulcrum plants. (Lessons learned). Maintain quality records for future use.
Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the overall success of the Biorefinery / FPF facilities.
5+ years electrical, instrument and on-line analyzer operation and maintenance experience in the refining or chemical processing industry. (Formal education can be used for years of experience).
A.S. Degree or higher in electronics, process instrumentation or related field, preferred.
Understanding and ability to comply with all Company, local, state and federal regulations, policies, guidelines and procedures.
Successfully complete all required training (classroom, computer based and on-the-job) and testing.
Ability to effectively communicate with others, in written and verbal form, basic reading and writing skills, with the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Valid driver’s license and ability to maintain such license.
Successful completion of pre-employment medical, drug and criminal background checks.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with a professional and courteous attitude. Ability to maintain detailed, complete and accurate records.
Ability to effectively operate a computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities, use of Microsoft Office suite programs.
Knowledge of typical safety issues in a refinery, chemical plant and solids handling environments.
Ability to organize maintenance work, accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of high and low voltage equipment.
Knowledge of electronic instrumentation, PLC’s, DCS systems, and on-line and lab analyzers and the software associated with said equipment.