Instrumentation Electronics Technician

Website Envases Commerce, LLC

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Instrumentation & Electronic Engineering Manager provides technical support to projects from commissioning, startup and turnover to operations. This position requires a proven problem solver and equipment owner serving as a technical resource for the instrument and controls infrastructure support to projects. Ultimate responsibility for the efficient, safe, and reliable operating condition of the site manufacturing control and electrical systems is critical to our business success.  In addition, it is expected that this individual will mentor and oversee a small team of maintenance E/I technicians, as well as work with the planner on preventative maintenance programs to enhance reliability. The Instrumentation & Electronic Engineering Manager must be a strong leader providing oversight to technicians to collectively be multi-skilled to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot site’s electrical power systems, instrumentation, motor controls, PLC, HMI, data systems, and factory control infrastructure (servers, PC’s, and networks). The selected candidate will be skilled in the design, installation, and upkeep of PLC based controls in a manufacturing environment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Provide engineering expertise in the areas of test and integration of all machine installations, upgrades, ground support and production support of all the equipment and operating systems within the manufacturing facility; ensure power up and functional verification are optimal and sustainable for production volume requirements
Lead the engineering and instrumentation technicians in support of the design, operation, material/component selection and procurement, construction, activation, and maintenance of data acquisition and control systems
Provide support during machine installations and upgrades including: interfacing auxiliary equipment, identifying and correcting errors in programming and wiring and ensuring vendors and contractors are meeting our needs and expectations
Utilizing Life Cycle Cost and Decision & Risk Analysis processes to assist with repair vs. replace decisions and infrastructure project needs
Manage the design and installation of electrical/electronic equipment including electrical power distribution systems, PLC’s, instrumentation, variable speed AC and DC drives
Plan and perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles. This includes writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, as they relate to a continuous operation process
Partner with the maintenance planner to ensure electrical projects are properly scheduled on PMD’s, and partner with the maintenance engineer to develop a good electrical/electronic preventative maintenance system
Perform design calculations and prepare equipment or material specifications for electrical and electronic PLC based systems
Periodically investigate and make an analysis of electrical or electronic based problems associated with the production operations, and take the appropriate action to correct these problems
Maintain data acquisition systems
Identify hardware requirements and compatibility
Assemble, setup, and validate DAQ hardware configurations
Troubleshoot DAQ hardware related problems
Design wiring layouts and routing for interfacing to data acquisition systems
Improve grounding and shielding of data systems
Specify wiring specifications for harness builds
Integration of new features into existing systems
Provide technical support for instrumentation on all plant production machinery and operational equipment 
Provide and update drawings of electrical power systems, data/control systems
Responsible for the creation and revision of I/O lists, Control System Narratives and Cause and Effect Diagrams, including range and settings management
Provide troubleshooting support for electronic technicians
Calibration of instrumentation sensors
Evaluate new systems, technologies, and architectures to reduce development time, increase reliability and production line, and to streamline operations
Support instrumentation technician with training materials, work tasks, and instrumentation documentation
Review P&ID’s to ensure correctness and consistency in the representation of instrumentation, control loops and control functions
Develop, implement and maintain Personnel Warning systems 
Maintain inventory of instrumentation and control system hardware, and test and calibration equipment 
Support production line by monitoring and reviewing critical issue tickets, responding in a timely fashion to troubleshoot and remedy electrical equipment 
Participate in the safety programs and/or committees; follow all site safety policies, company policies and procedures work safely and wear appropriate PPE
Identify and recommend changes to improve plant performance utilizing existing or new control systems; make program modifications in PLC’s logic, HMI’s programs and servo controller logic to improve equipment performance
Diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems using technical drawings (e.g., blueprints, electronic/mechanical schematics) and diagnostic tools (e.g. multi-meter, laptop)
Support the scheduling and purchasing of all instrumentation and control systems for projects; support the purchase, tracking, and expediting, as necessary, of all required instrumentation in order to meet project deadlines, including relief valves, control valves, metering and analytical instrumentation
Assist and train maintenance, production or other technicians as needed with technical or troubleshooting related matters
Ability to work in a team environment, record data in a computer system, communicate with multiple departments, and complete work orders and preventative maintenance on equipment indoors and outdoors
Participate in the safety programs and/or committees; follow all site safety policies, company policies and procedures work safely and wear appropriate PPE
Effectively communicating and engaging with other functional groups at all levels from craft persons and operators to plant leadership
Provides overall management of the Instrumentation & Electronics Technician teams ensuring overall safe performance of machining and personnel operations while sustaining quality of product and timely distribution 
Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels, managing holiday allowances, recruitment, training, development, appraisal, attendance, disciplinary issues and daily supervision to maximize efficient productivity
Motivate and coach the team to operational success
Assess employee performance; provide positive and constructive feedback; provide conflict resolution; complete annual performance review process; address performance issues with corrective actions in performance improvement plans or through disciplinary actions; monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
Apply qualitative and quantitative methods to measure team effectiveness and performance
Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them
Review, implement and update company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments
Lead the team in new product and process introduction
Provide scheduling details, any needed instructional guidance of job assignments, correct procedures and applicable techniques to perform specific skills; ensure accuracy and completion

Responsibilities of all Envases Employees:  

Commit to ensuring the health/wellness of our employees and product
Ensure the jobs/operations are completely safely to protect employees and to ensure the sustainability of company equipment/machinery
Ensure the security of the workforce and sustain any client confidentiality requests
Deliver timely and efficiently without hindering quality of services and work to ensure the team’s success in meeting our client delivery schedules
Team centered to perform your job successfully while identifying ways to help others be successful too; willingness to learn; works at a fast pace, actively pursues tasks or direction; willing to work extended hours and adapt to changing work schedules as well as assignments; determines what work needs to be done without instruction; takes action to complete additional work that is beneficial to the team without being instructed

Manager Role (Inclusive of all upper management positions)

Visionary – identify new paths, adopt new strategies, identify growth potential; conceptualize large scale projects, large operations and produce results by leading the team to reach performance indicators; committed to finding the way through action and at appropriate times experimentation 
Strategic Thinking & Execution – ability to have the foresight and planning to provide integrative leadership and the business direction for the organization; make deliberate choices about which opportunities to pursue that are value added or production enhancing 
Integrity – establish a reputation for ethical conduct, focus on building individuals so they can arrive at their maximum potential, inspires commitment and loyalty; generates trust and respect; accountable for one’s own actions and flaws
Entrepreneur sense of determination, desire to continuously improve; identifies and seizes new opportunities; resilient
 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Required – Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation & Electronic Engineering/Mechanical Electrical Engineering or related field
Minimum 5 years’ experience serving as an engineer in a metalworking industry, industrial maintenance, manufacturing or food industry
2 years’ experience serving in a leadership/management role, preferred 
Project management experience
Demonstrated ability to manage a 24-hour / 7-day week continuous operation
Minimum 5 years’ experience in maintenance and repair of instrument systems, process analyzers, control valves, pressure/flow measurement; prefer electronics manufacturing experience
Minimum 5 years’ experience maintaining motor controls, relay logic, fiber optics and associated end devices
3 + years’ experience in an industrial continuous process manufacturing environment

GENERAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

Understanding engineering, scientific and other technical information
Demonstrated ability of budgeting and cost control
Work requires the ability to perform complex engineering computations
Knowledge of PLCs, VFDs, Servos, Ethernet and wireless communication systems as related to plant automation
Basic knowledge of Wheatstone bridge theory, ability to apply ohms law, and an understanding of DC electronics
Operational knowledge of an oscilloscope & multi-meter, soldering wires & connectors, operation of various crimping tools, wire stripping, ohm’s law, continuity testing, pinning out a military type connector, routing & tie wrapping cables, drilling & tapping holes, and building junction boxes 
Background should include experience with the following devices: DC power supplies; DC-DC convertors; UPS installations; Heat shrink tubing, cable harnessing, lacing, and proper strain relief concepts
Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, replace, and configure sensors and instrumentation such as photo-eyes, proximity switches, pressure, flow, level and temperature sensors
Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, configure, and replace non-similar motor control components
Proficient in understanding and ability to troubleshoot root cause, configure, and replace non-similar controls hardware, such as input/output modules, human machine interfaces (HMIs), safety relays, and other industrial controls
Working knowledge of all automation standard practices
Advanced electrical knowledge and understanding of electrical safety
Able to work on multiple control voltages (DC/AC) and up to 480V
Ability to read and interpret P&ID drawings, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical schematics for use in system understanding and troubleshooting
Have an understanding of national electrical codes
Strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records that will be audited periodically 
Ability to work on multiple projects at once with tight deadlines
Must be able to identify and execute improvement opportunities through both process improvements and system improvements
Travel required for training and to regularly conduct business with and meet with vendors/suppliers
Must be a self-starter and have the desire and ability to take ownership and responsibility with little direction
Ability to be pragmatic in decision making; requires high integrity
Ability to work with employees from many different cultures and backgrounds
Preference will be given to qualified local candidates
SOFTWARE/COMPUTER SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

General knowledge of basic hardware and software and uses of a variety of different computer operating systems such as Microsoft Office Work, Excel, Outlook, Google Workspace, and web-site software
Knowledge in Data Acquisition concepts, hardware, and interfacing

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Management maintains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

ENVIRONMENTAL & PHYSICAL FACTORS: The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the position(s). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Works primarily in a warehouse/manufacturing facility. Daily contact with other departmental personnel.  Occasionally works in all weather conditions, extreme temperatures, around chemicals and chemical fumes/emissions, dusty & clean environments.  Frequently works with electrical and mechanical hazards. When working with surplus and scrap materials, will frequently be required to work outside and/or in an unaired conditioned warehouse.  Continuous use of vision, hearing and speech. Frequent sitting, standing, walking and occasional bending.  Will lift, carry, pull / push, and reach for supplies and on occasion lifting (up to 50 lbs.) while performing various aspects of the job; Will need to climb stairs, climb ladders, lift and move objects, requires manual dexterity and repetitive use of keyboard/computer devices/power tools/machining equipment; Wear safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.

HOURS / SPECIAL CONDITIONS:  Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; present to fulfill job duties & meet operational demands/support; schedule may vary depending on plant operational needs thus flexibility is required which could include long days, occasional evening & weekends; minimal travel for business meetings or trainings may be required; Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position

Tagged as: automation technician, calibration technician, controls technician, electrical technician, electronics technician, instrumentation controls technician, instrumentation technician, journeyman electrician, master electrician, plc technician, production instrumentation technician

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