Instrument Technician 3Rd Yr - 4Th Year

American Electic Power Hallsville , TX 75650

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description:

This position is posted as a range; Pay grade and title will be based on the experience and qualifications of the individual selected.

Position Summary:

Perform work of a highly skilled and complex nature, under the direction of a journeyman or supervisor, related to the analysis, detection and repair of defects in interlock and control systems, electronic devices, including solid state equipment, computers, solid state communication systems, and instruments, such as: meters, gauges, process control valves, electrohydraulic turbine control, Boiler Control Systems, Burner management systems, fuel handling system (gas & coal), water quality instrumentation, CEMS, EPA discharge monitoring equipment and calculations related to the operating efficiency of power plant equipment. Assist in engineering studies and calculations related to the operating efficiency of power plant equipment, and assist engineers in performing other technical services. Actively participates in continuous improvement activities.

Principal Accountabilities:
1.The following will be performed under the direction of a journeyman industrial electrician or supervisor:
2.Locate, inspect, troubleshoot and repair defects in control systems involving electrical, solid state electronic, mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic components, tubing, (or plant specific systems) using elementary or wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams or control diagrams, along with knowledge of process control.
3.Install, calibrate, and maintain control loops.
4.Perform necessary functions to place in or remove from service, instrument and control systems undergoing study, tests or adjustments.
5.Demonstrate basic working knowledge of PLC and DCS Control Systems, using force contacts, and locating hardware I/O addresses with assistance. Learn basic programming logic.
6.Assist others in preparing necessary data for engineering procedures, specifications, bills of material and requisitions for the installation, maintenance and operation of equipment.
7.Setting up and connect test devices used in tests on equipment such as boilers, turbines, generators, and other power plant equipment. Assist others in the performance of such tests.
8.Operate and maintain equipment necessary to obtain temperatures, levels, pressures, and flows. Learn to analyze data and calculate test results. Learn to apply general knowledge of flows using available handbooks, manuals and associated reference material.
9.Compile and record data relating to tests and investigations. Learn to prepare graphs, curves and reports.
10. Maintain analyzing equipment to ensure accurate information for plant operations.
11. Demonstrate working knowledge of industrial processes and systems.


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