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Sr Instrumentation Technician

Fremont, CA 94555

Employment Type: Contract Category: Technician Job Number: 9684 Pay Rate: 40

Job Description

  • Experience in instrumentation, measurement, control, and /or troubleshooting
  • 5 years’ experience with a demonstrated understanding of calibration methodology, loop-checking, advanced maintenance and repair of instrumentation
  • Familiar with automation, process control systems, and troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of schematics, P&ID drawings, and ISA symbols & numbering
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, detail orientation and the ability to work independently or within a team environment
  • Ability and willingness to maintain accurate records
  • Ability and willingness to maintain accurate records
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply all relevant Work Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures and other regulatory requirements
  • Attention to detail, safety, quality and customer requirements
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal motivation and initiative
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible with daily work assignment changes as well as a continuously improving work environment

  • Provide technical support, support the coordination of work activities, and follows established priorities within a team to ensure customer service needs are met
  • Trouble shoot across all site automation technologies
  • Resolves issues and improves operations by making necessary logic changes, recommending, and executing equipment upgrades, and assists in developing new processes and procedures
  • Perform calibrations and associated corrective actions on production, facility, and utility equipment
  • Maintains equipment by providing troubleshooting to ensure equipment performance is reliable and meets expectations
  • Adjust, repair, and replace components (sensors, cables, connectors, control boards, etc.), but also perform independent analysis of communications and configuration of systems and controllers 
  • Perform preventive, corrective, or emergency work orders and respond to service calls while the plant is in operation, which may include off-shift periods and weekends
  • Assist in the review of PLC or HMI program logic during certifications or troubleshooting to better understand deviations from proper operation
  • Develop or update machine logic and execute test protocols either independently or developed by Engineering and under their direction, depending on the complexity for the scope
  • Maintain primary, secondary and/or working calibration standards
  • Review calibration data sheets for departmental calibration standards to ensure standards are within manufacturer's stated tolerances 
  • Identify out-of-tolerance conditions and communicate results as required by SOP
  • Execute test protocols developed by self or others (Reliability and/or Engineers) in support of the qualification of new and existing equipment
  • Consult with Engineer/Reliability, vendor, or project manager on results and feedback.  This may include support for Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) or Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and related travel.  
  • Work independently or with Reliability and Engineers on projects and improvement initiatives to ensure equipment meets site standards
  • Review project designs and make recommendations for automation, measurement equipment, or calibration standards
  • Review and provide final approval (closing) on technician work orders
  • Develops or guide the development of metrics and information to be used in root cause analysis (RCA) meetings
  • Actively participate in and RCA meetings to identify and resolve calibration and equipment issues on a real time basis and improve business performance

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