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Posted March 20th

Instrumentation Technician

Reading, Pennsylvania

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Posted March 20th

Instrumentation Technician

Reading, Pennsylvania







Role Description

The Instrumentation Technician's primary focus will be on development and improvement of plant controls system reliability and contributing to maintenance control activities, controls/field device upgrades, ISS support, operations training on new/modified controls installs, and capital project support from design through start-up and validation.

Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor

Location: BlendHouse Facility in Reading, PA

Start Date: ASAP

Role Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate ownership of all plant processes/equipment and continuously strive to improve reliability while lowering costs.
  • Maintain, repair, troubleshoot and PM all controls related equipment to maintain facility operation and increase equipment reliability.
  • PLC and HMI programming, field device troubleshooting, PLC hardware troubleshooting, Wonderware PC and Thin client workstation set-up/deployment, PanelView Plus program development, and download/upload of PLC & Panel view programs.
  • Lead as necessary on controls projects to include minor design, implementation, and start-up.
  • Provide controls training to other maintenance technicians.
  • Train end users on the operations of newly installed or modified process or control systems.
  • Scope material needs for assigned work orders and estimate labor and support needed to complete work orders.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Associates Degree in Controls Engineering, Industrial Technology, OR equivalent experience as a control's technician
  • Two years of experience in PLC programming (Siemens, Allen-Bradley, etc.) and HMI development (Wonderware preferred but any HMI suite is fine)
  • Experience troubleshooting mechanical/electrical systems by utilizing drawings, PLC code, operational manuals, and the utilization of various instrumentation such as flow meters, pressure transducers, RTDs, and chart reorders
  • Two (2) or more years prior experience in the Dairy Industry as a maintenance tech with a strong mechanical and electrical background Pneumatics, hydraulics, AC frequency drives, electrical controls, instrumentation, schematic reading, welding, mechanical (sprockets & gearboxes), and PLC knowledge
  • Licensed Electrician preferred but not required
  • Must be available to work on call or off-hours during capital project commissioning or testing
  • Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, and Holidays
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and follow specified procedures
  • Must be team orientated, self-motivated and communicate effectively, oral and written
  • Able to perform essential job functions of the position
  • Able to handle varying work conditions from extremely hot/humid to cold
Reading, Pennsylvania