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Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

Location: Augusta, GA
Company: Chemtrade
Employment type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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Scope Of Position

E&I Technicians are primarily responsible for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electrical and instrument equipment in accordance with manufacturer or site specifications using hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring and testing instruments. The technician is also required to carry out several mechanical maintenance duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performing tasks list to include, but not limited to, installation, testing, calibration, and repairs of pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, and electronic measuring, recording, indicating, and control instruments / equipment.
  • Interface with OEM’s and vendors as necessary.
  • Support inventorying and management of spare parts.
  • Recommend improvement to the existing instrument, controls, mechanical, and electrical systems or equipment in order to improve reliability, accuracy, or further optimize process.
  • Supports the preventive/predictive maintenance programs by ensuring a high quality workmanship.
  • Accurately completes all work performed according to work instructions, including proper documentation. Completes work orders using a CMMS system.
  • Supports site safety programs.
  • Keep the Maintenance Supervisor updated on job status.
  • Support/leads failure analysis process by discussing the causes of equipment failure with other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for good housekeeping in the shop and at the job site.
  • Must be able to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) deemed necessary by ESHA, site leadership team, and corporate safety guidelines for each job task.
  • Perform assigned preventive and corrective maintenance on plant systems and equipment’s.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodations.
  • Comply with plant policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate equipment availability with the appropriate personnel.
  • Operation of a forklift truck, aerial man lift, railcar mover, pay-loader, and passing a company administered proficiency test is required.
  • Complete and maintain safety, quality, and ISO training / documentation as required.
  • A working knowledge of computers and MS Windows operating system is required.
  • Employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Employee is occasionally required to climb stairs/ladders (including vertical).
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in confined work spaces.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision.
  • Familiarity with safety work practices and techniques relating to the chemical industry (e.g. LOTO, Elevated Work Confined Space Entry, Hot Work, Arc Flash awareness).

What You Need To Be Successful

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 2 Years Associate Degree in Electrical or Instrumentation area of concentration.
  • Minimum 3+ years of E&I experience (preferably in a chemical manufacturing operation).
  • Knowledge of NFPA 70E and NEC regulations and local codes.
  • Detailed knowledge of HART-based communicators.
  • Experience working on utility equipment’s such as Boilers, Compressors, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to read blueprints, sketches, E&I drawings, and P&ID.
  • Must have an understanding of units of measure, and perform conversions.
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy and tact when furnishing or obtaining information from both fellow workers and other departments.
  • Experience operating a forklift, front-end loader, and or other heavy equipment.
  • Previous CMMS user experience
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision. Highly motivated, energetic, and enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed for business continuity, this include (but not limited to) call-outs on off-shifts and weekend.

Work Environment

By joining our team, you will have the chance to be part of a vibrant and growing company. As a company that has grown and continues to grow by acquisition, we offer an exciting work atmosphere and opportunities to make a real impact. Our vision to be a Great Chemical Company is supported through our EPIC values (Excellence in Operations, People First, Integrity and Customers) and our commitment to the Health and Safety of our employees, and the communities we work in through Responsible Care®.

Our friendly work environment fosters positive interaction between employees within and throughout our 70+ locations. We expect all employees to treat each other with dignity and respect. Safety is at the core of our culture and something that we never compromise on.

At Chemtrade, we take pride in rewarding our employees for their commitment, performance and hard work by offering a variety of programs and services. We offer a comprehensive and very competitive health and wellness program, including medical, dental, and a fitness activity subsidy. Our unique culture enables employees to thrive in a supportive and engaging workplace. We offer an exciting rewards program CHEers! For employee recognition, referrals and milestones. In addition we offer learning and development opportunities through our Chemtrade University.

Company Overview

CHEMTRADE is a publically traded (TSX: CHE.UN) chemical manufacturing and handling company serving customers for more than half a century. With over 1.6B in Sales, we pride ourselves on our 4 core strategies of Strategic Growth, Operational Excellence, Financial Prudence and our Diverse Business Model, all while maintaining quality service and a commitment to Responsible Care®.

With Headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and operations across North America and Brazil, Chemtrade operates a diversified business providing industrial chemicals and services to our customers in three main business segments; Sulphur & Performance Chemicals, Water Solutions and Electrochemicals. Chemtrade is a reliable industry partners to the Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries.

Our success in this global industry is the result of our drive to meet the needs of our customers and is deeply rooted in the talents of our employees and the communities where we operate.

Chemtrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chemtrade is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and will, where possible, provide accommodations for persons with disabilities.

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