Backed by more than 30 years of experience and one of the industry's leading safety performance records, PPM, helps clients address the complex challenges inherent in today's manufacturing and industrial facilities environment. Our wide experience in meeting industrial plant maintenance needs enables us to implement systems and processes that keep your facilities and equipment running at consistently optimum levels.
Job Title: -- Instrumentation & Controls Installation Tech
Candidates must be safety-oriented with a proven track record of safety training and experience in keeping others safe as they work in close proximity.
This is journey level technical work installing instrumentation and controls equipment and systems. An employee in this position has the responsibility and must be highly competent and skilled in the Instrumentation and Controls field for installing or assisting in engineering functions of a high level of difficulty concerning complex computer design control systems, digital and analog equipment, pneumatic, auxiliary equipment, microprocessors and programmable equipment, DCS, and algorithmic. With emphasis on performance and efficiency, and other related instrumentation systems and devices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs installation and calibrations on pneumatic, digital, analog, programmable, DCS systems, and other auxiliary equipment. Performs installation for controls systems for boiler controls, turbine generator, burner management, coal handling, municipal solid waste, scrubbers, waste water process, precipitator, ash handling, EPA monitor/controls, fuel unloading, chemical controls, metals removal, sample systems, waste byproduct process, combined cycle boilers and turbines and associated equipment. Works on solid state utility wide controls equipment, computers, microprocessors, and communications equipment.
Troubleshoots, designs, installs, programs and repairs electrical motor drives as well as pneumatic actuated drives, electrical relays and solenoids with logic controls.
Some knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and their applications with limited ability to program and their functions to repair PID, input/output, data highways, Ethernet, modbus as well as to install processors, racks, set up backup procedures with documentation and record keeping.
Maintains work completed reports, spreadsheets, graphs, plots, database's on computer based software.
Troubleshoot and understand principles and technologies of electrical systems to include installations of fuses, breakers, wiring, conduit, lighting, panel boxes, motor start/stop circuits and grounding systems.
The knowledge and ability to use very precise test equipment and maintain calibration records for the instrumentation as well as the test equipment used.
Maintains interface with operations and other crafts with the ability to instruct, troubleshoot, communicate and train multi-craft operators, peers and trainees.
Will be required to self-supervise, able to make critical decisions without supervision with proper procedures of equipment running or shutting down in a safe and proper manner and train lower level employees.
A high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent including or supplemented by courses in basic physics and, solid state technology with four (4) years of experience in electronic equipment and controls installation.
Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Must be willing to maintain a valid telephone number.
May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
Extensive skills in the installation of electric/electronic test equipment such as DC power supplies, milliamps and millivolt calibrators, multimeters, signal sources, function generators, oscilloscopes, frequency generators and counters as well as standard tools.
Skill in the application of programming and principles of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) for testing, trouble-shooting, and repairs of PLC components and data highway systems.
Ability to analyze and correct instrument operating problems or the identification of problems modifying to meet operational needs as well as assisting in upgrading installed systems.
Ability to keep records, prepare accurate reports, and demonstrate communication skills, interpret varied instrumentation and engineering diagrams, specifications and schematics, including the ability to understand and carry out directions.
Ability to maintain harmonious relations with other employees and vendors
We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. EOE M/F/Vet/Disabled