Instrumentation Controls Technician

Houston, TX

$ 27.00 - $ 35.00 Engineering
2/15/2024 10:14:00 AMPST
Job Type: Retail Contract
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Recruiter Name: Jaya Diaz

Job Description

Job Summary
The Controls and Instrumentation Technician will be a critical member of the company’s Engineering & Construction team, reporting directly to the Director, Platform Instrumentation & Controls. They will provide instrumentation and controls support for a district energy plant producing steam and chilled water.
The successful candidate will be expected to be responsible for all instrumentation and controls and maintaining of systems for the district energy plants producing steam and chilled water and its energy transfer stations. Will be responsible for process control instrumentation maintenance and programming of the distributed control system and its peripherals. Will work extensively with Emerson DeltaV, Allen-Bradley PLCs and other types of logic controllers. Must be able to basic understanding of programming, troubleshoot and maintain all instruments and logic controllers which utilizes programming languages: plain English structured text, sequential function chart, function block diagram and ladder logic.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, strong commitment to deadlines and team, is process oriented with a high sense of ownership in their work, possesses a high degree of intellectual curiosity, and has a basic controls and instrumentation foundation.

Primary Responsibilities
* Inspects, tests, adjusts, and repairs electric, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic instruments
and systems used to indicate, record, and control.
* Inspects meters, indicators, and gauges to detect failures and process defects.
* Calibrate accuracy of flowmeters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators, controllers, and other
recording, indicating or controlling instruments to locate defective components in system, using
test equipment, such as pressure gauges, mercury manometers, potentiometers, pulse and signal
generators, ammeters, voltmeters, and power meters.
* Plan and schedule corrective and preventive maintenance work orders for all types of
instruments. Work with operations and maintenance personnel to complete work orders on all
types and levels of instrumentation and controls.
* Will review work orders for completeness including auditing labor hours, parts and contract
* Will be responsible for reconciling work orders with contractor invoices.
* Will work with management to issue KPI reports from the process control Delta V historian.
* Program process control loops, tune control loops, be familiar with PID and ‘cascade’ control
* Will work extensively with Emerson Delta V, Allen-Bradley PLC or other types of PID controllers.
* Read and understand PID and PFD diagrams.

Job Requirements

Qualifications & Experience
* A minimum 2-year technical degree in electrical, controls or instrumentation engineering.
* 1-3 years of previous work experience in a manufacturing or industrial process plant environment
is strongly preferred.
* In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a 2-year associates degree in controls or instrumentation and 5
years of experience in process controls and instrumentation in an industrial environment will be
* Knowledge of PLC/HMI/SCADA/DCS hardware and software preferred.
* Must be able to program PID controls using plain English, block and ladder logic
* Knowledge of various instrumentation including flow, temperature, pressure and valves.
* Excellent written and oral skills
* Collaborative and interpersonal skills;
* Ability to work and communicate effectively with customers and vendors
* Ability to work in a dynamic, complex, fast-paced environment, to adapt quickly and to manage
changing priorities
* Must be able to perform field visits
* Must be able to perform work in a safe manner; overhead, climb ladders, squat, bend, perform in
a confined space, dusty and noisy environment, work outdoors, plenum spaces, hot and cold
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