The Instrumentation and Controls Field Service Technician will be responsible for maintaining controls and instrumentation for our clients in the fresh water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities in municipalities throughout Indiana. Occasionally will be assigned to work providing process instrumentation support in manufacturing plants in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Tennessee. This position involves working closely with our Project Field Technician and Process Instrumentation Technicians to perform calibrations, build panels for radio-based telemetry projects, integrate and program HMI graphic software to monitor and control processes, troubleshoot, repair and install flow, level, pressure and temperature instrumentation to maximize accuracy and minimize downtime.
The company will provide relocation assistance along with a company owned vehicle. We will also provide a company credit card for travel expenses: hotels, gas, food, etc.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Three (3) years or more of electrical maintenance experience in an industrial, manufacturing or military environment
- Experience troubleshooting and performing preventive and predictive maintenance functions on equipment including: process instrumentation, programmable logic controllers, control panels, electrical
- distribution systems, control instruments and process loops
- Willing and able to work overtime as needed and be on-call some holidays and weekends
Primary Duties / Areas of Responsibility:
- Ability to land new instruments to PLC’s and program relationships to other components in a DCS environment.
- Ability to construct control panels containing power supplies, input and output cards, relays, toggle switches, and related equipment
- Implement automated cycles to reduce operator involvement.
- Perform other advanced tasks such as Calibrations, verification of operations, and loop checks.
- Disassemble, inspect, troubleshoot, test, clean, repair, and reassemble instruments to insure optimal operation of processes.
- Maintain critical equipment to ensure it will reliably perform its function.
- Utilize computerized systems to retrieve and integrate data.
- While performing the duties of this position, the employee will regularly be exposed to dusty conditions, to outside weather in all conditions, high noise levels, moving mechanical parts and equipment, and could be exposed to chemicals used in the process.
- Other duties and tasks as assigned.
- Knowledge of various industrial process control equipment
- Experience reading technical drawings, schematics, and interpreting OEM (Original Equipment
- Manufacturer) manuals
- Experience and/or knowledge of programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradley, ControlWave, or other Distributed Control Systems
- Two (2) or more years of technical training in the electrical and instrumentation field
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Project
- Experience troubleshooting pneumatic and hydraulic systems and tuning control loops
- Must be an effective, results-driven, self-directed, and motivated team player that communicates in an open, honest manner and must be able to work closely with all clients and fellow employees.
- Must have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Must be a self-starter.
- Must have the ability to set priorities, work independently, and coordinate multiple projects utilizing available resources.
- Prefer working knowledge of DCS platforms and field bus instruments.
- Must be willing and able to work nights, including overtime, holidays, weekends, and on short notice call in if necessary.
- Must be flexible to travel and participate in planned overnight stays of approximately one week
- Must have a minimum high school diploma/GED equivalent.
- Should have 3 to 5 years instrumentation and/or electrical experience, appropriate certification(s) or equivalent
- Must have strong mechanical and electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.
- Must have a working knowledge of industrial electrical systems and instrumentation.
- Should have knowledge of safety and environmental regulations and ability to follow them.
- Must be willing and able to wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) as needed and follow safety and
- environmental regulations and policies as required.
- Must be willing and able to perform physical requirements of the job, i.e. moderate to heavy stair climbing (including vertical ladders), along with the ability to work above floor surfaces (heights) as needed.
- Must be willing and able to lift 50 lbs. and climb heights up to 15 ft.
- Must have positive work references.
- Must meet the basic qualifications for the position and be capable of performing the essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Must follow all company rules, policies, and directives.
Please note that while performing the duties of this position, the employee will regularly be exposed to dusty conditions, to outside weather in all conditions, high noise levels, working near moving mechanical parts and equipment, and may be exposed to chemicals used in the process.
Hurst has been providing calibration and repair services for over 30 years. We service all major brands and have technical experience with almost every type of process system.
When you work with Hurst, you get the added benefits of experience and knowledge. Our instrument technicians are certified from levels 1-3 by the International Society of Automation.
We operate a large field service team with technicians located throughout Indiana and western Ohio who are available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Whether you need multiple operations completed during plant shut down or need routine maintenance done during peak hours, we will meet your deadline.