Instrument Technician I
This position is responsible for building and installing instrumentation and tubing for packages, also responsible for maintenance, repair, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of instrumentation equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Work on instrumentation equipment associated with plant processing equipment.
• Troubleshoot and repair compressor panel control wiring and associates devices.
• Read and understand P&ID’s (symbols, tags and instrument lines), wiring diagrams and instrument loop drawings.
• Maintain and work on different types of control valves and transmitters.
• Follow all company safety procedures including lockout/tag out procedures.
• Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs electrical conduit using such tools as a hacksaw, pipe threader, rules and conduit benders.
• Pulls wiring through wiring raceway, assisted by helper.
• Wire installation of stripping insulation from terminal leads with knife or pliers, twisting or soldering wires together and applying tape or terminal caps.
• Test continuity of circuit to insure electrical compatibility and safety of components using testing instruments such as ohmmeter, battery and buzzer and oscilloscope.
• Observes functioning of installed equipment or system to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.
• Bend and work with 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 inch stainless tubing.
• Installs control and distribution apparatus, such as switches, relays and circuit- breaker panels, and fastens in place with screws or bolts using hand or power tools.
• Load, transport and unload tools, equipment and supplies.
• Assist in lifting, positioning and securing of material and work pieces during installation.
• Perform minor maintenance of cleaning activities of tools and equipment.
• Perform other duties as required.
Internal Cross Working Relations (Departmental)
External Working Relations (External to SNC-Lavalin)
• Understand how to read and translate the information found within all schematic wiring P&ID’s process diagrams and experience with applicable codes and standards.
• Proven organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills required.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Proven problem solver, results focused, self-motivated.
• Ability to work at heights.
• Must wear PPE while in shop area.
• Must be able to work under pressure.
• Must be able to work individually and in a team.
• Must be able to perform the essential physical requirements listed below in harsh and/or stressful conditions.
Technical Knowledge and Skills:
• Minimum 3 year experience as an Instrumentation Technician - within gas processing preferred
• Knowledge of PLC’s and control systems
• Proven ability to troubleshoot complex control systems and to maintain instrument systems
• Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.
• Ability to reach with arms and use tools above/over the head.
• Ability to perform repetitive movements.
• Ability to use hands to grasp.
• Ability to stand (for extended periods of time), walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl and twist.
• Ability to sit, balance and climb ladders, scaffolds and other objects.
• Ability to carry tools.
• Ability to move in and around confined and cluttered places and uneven areas.
• Ability to work up to a 12-hour shift in all weather and temperature extremes.
• Ability to distinguish colors.
• Vision adequate to perform all required tasks.