Senior Instrument Technician

Wyandotte, MI, US
Oct 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The primary job functions of this position are to act as the instrument technician for the completion of scheduled and demand preventive/predictive equipment calibrations, troubleshooting, repair, and improvement of process and facility equipment, and to deliver 24 hour / 7 days a week maintenance support to the facility.The Instrument Technician will also provide technical expertise in the design, installation, and qualification of new or modified process or facility equipment.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs or arranges for preventive and demand maintenance and calibration on a wide variety of process instruments, controls, and electrical systems.
  • Conducts and documents activities in a manner that maintains facility compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMP), process safety management (PSM), and other applicable regulations.
  • Provides instrument and electrical expertise in support of manufacturing investigations, failure and root cause analysis, and corrective/preventive action planning and execution.
  • Provides instrument and electrical expertise in support of plant engineering initiatives and project execution.
  • Strictly follows all environmental, health, and safety (EHS) procedures and supports efforts to improve facility EHS performance.
  • Attends all required training and complies with the responsibilities associated with the instrument technician position as detailed in the applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Conducts instrument or electrical related training sessions as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Ten years experience in manufacturing facility instruments and controls, with experience in a chemical process environment desirable.
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and repair skills for a wide variety of electrical equipment, instruments, and controls.
  • Must be knowledgeable in troubleshooting and programming of PLC logic and have working knowledge of Distributed Control System (DCS) architecture and hardware.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with Maintenance Department objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with operators, engineers, contractors, and vendor representatives.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency maintenance requests on off-shifts.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled