Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0084
Post Date 10/25/2018
Title Instrument and Electrical Technician
City Torrance
State CA

The Instrument and Electrical Technician (I&E Tech) will be responsible for maintenance of instruments and electrical systems in the Torrance polystyrene manufacturing plant. The successful candidate must have the ability to safely and responsibly troubleshoot and repair equipment in an operating chemical plant.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working as an electrically skilled person as defined in the Electrical Work Practices. Longer term as this person gains experience he/she will be expected to perform the role of facility representative as defined in the electrical work practices.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses instrument and electrical problems and selects and implements corrective actions. Removes and replaces components at the board level.
  • Identifies DCS and PLC hardware problems and replaces cards.
  • Troubleshoots and programs PLC software.
  • Calibrates process instruments according to applicable standards. Operates and maintains instrument and electrical testing equipment.
  • Maintains electrical hardware typically up to 480 volts.
  • Works with the Activity Coordinator, with input from supervision as needed, to plan and prioritize instrument and electrical maintenance.
  • Develops and implements corrective actions identified in incident reports and work orders.
  • Maintains and completes instrument and electrical system preventative maintenance activities. Identifies and defines required procedures and inspection frequency.
  • Assists with identifying areas of focus for reliability/cost reduction projects.
  • Requests/performs failure analysis as needed.
  • Designs instrument loops and electrical systems. Specifies, requisitions and installs instruments and electrical components (measurements of flow, temperature, pressure).
  • Serves as electrical subject matter expert on capital and expense project reviews.
  • Follows and ensures compliance of all plant safety and maintenance procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager.

Key Competencies:

  • Initiative: Active member of a small team operating the plant around the clock. Independently initiates activities which contribute to team/plant goals. Overcomes obstacles. Looks for opportunities to assume responsibility and show leadership.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Works toward win-win solutions. Asks questions and uses input to improve performance. Communicates effectively.
  • Learning: Seeks and provides feedback to improve performance of self and teammates. Continuously learning to contribute to team success and personal growth. Develops new skills which benefit the team.
  • Teamwork: Gets along well with others. Is both candid and tactful in dealing with others.
  • Value creation: Critically evaluates problems/issues using relevant data. Identifies and knows the appropriate items/things which need to be worked on.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma.
  • Two-year craft degree and electrical license.
  • Five years of experience as an instrument/electrical technician in a manufacturing environment.
  • Working overtime, including occasional call-ins on nights and weekend. Overtime is normally less than 15%.
  • Requires being on-call on a rotating basis.
  • Working outdoors.
  • Climbing stairs.
  • May require lifting up to 50 lbs.

Other Information:

  • This position is part of the Torrance manufacturing organization, and is located at the Torrance polystyrene plant in Torrance, California. Relocation assistance is not authorized for this position.
  • Grade and salary level offered to the successful candidate will be appropriate to the job duties and commensurate with the candidate’s experience.
  • The work schedule for this position is day shift (8-hour days).

Americas Styrenics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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