Instrumentation Technician (Lathrop, CA)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses.
These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.
We currently have an Instrumentation Technician position available at our Plant in Lathrop, CA. Lathrop is located in the metro triangle, bounded by the Bay Area, Stockton, and Sacramento. SUMMARYThe Instrumentation Technician is responsible for maintaining all process instrumentation and controls throughout the facility to ensure safe operating practices. This individual wires, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and maintains equipment to minimize downtime. The Instrumentation Technician frequently collaborates with engineers and electricians to complete work assignments accurately. RESPONSIBILITIESInspects instruments periodically and adjusts calibration to ensure functioning within specified standards. Troubleshoots systems including, but not limited to instrument air dryer systems, electrical interlock systems, boiler controls, etc.Selects, installs, calibrates, and checks sensing, telemetering, recording instrumentation and circuitry; develops specifications for nonstandard apparatus, characteristics of equipment under test, and capabilitiesSketches, builds, and modifies jigs, fixtures, and instruments; verifies dimensional and functional acceptability of devices fabricated by team members.Verifies accuracy of gauges and measuring instruments such as pressure, pH, flow, temperature, and valves; documents failure rates on specified equipment.
Controls parameters in processes and/or systems by using a programmable logic controller (PLC).Runs conduit, installs instruments, and bends stainless steel tubing as needed.Develops preventative maintenance (PM) documentation; performs PM and corrective maintenance on test apparatus and peripheral equipment.
Operates test apparatus during test cycle to produce, regulate, and record effects of actual or simulated conditions such as vibration, stress, temperature, humidity, pressure, acceleration, etc; prepares graphs and/or written reports to communicate test results.Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all rules and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing duties. Actively participates in the Respirator Program.Wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to steel-toed boots, safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection, respirator, fire-retardant clothing, gloves, etc. as required. May be required to wear additional PPE based on specific job duties. REQUIREMENTSTwo year certificate from a college or technical school; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Journeyperson certification preferred.Knowledge of basic physics and chemistry; intermediate math skills with the ability to accurately measure and take readings.Knowledge of entire pieces of equipment including, but not limited to process control, motors, final control elements, electronics, industrial networks, signaling standards, fluid dynamics, etc.Knowledge of 4-20mA control signals; ability to read and interpret proportional, integral, derivative (PID) controller.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications to include, but not limited to Excel, Word, etc.Skills: Must demonstrate initiative; be assertive, enthusiastic, accurate, and detail-oriented. Excellent attendance record and punctual.Required to operate a fork lift, and/or other equipment as needed; valid drivers license required.Ability to prepare basic written and/or computer reports Ability to work independently or under minimal supervisor; a team player, and ability to work with multiple disciplines.Ability to read and understand all equipment and machinery manuals; ability to conduct research as needed.This job requires the ability to work in excess of eight hours per day, off-duty hours, and weekends to reach operational goals and compliance requirements. This individual must have the ability to operate a front-end loader, forklift, and/or other motorized equipment. Job duties may require the ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, grip, push, pull, move and/or carry equipment which may be in excess of 50 pounds. HOW TO APPLYExternal Candidates:Visit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#6074Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above.
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