Instrumentation & Electrical Technician

Posted 3 months ago

General Summary

At Carbonfree Chemicals, our patented carbon capture conversion technology removes the CO2 from industrial waste streams and produces profitable by-products saleable to many different industries, such as sodium bi-carbonate (baking soda), hydrochloric acid (HCl) and bleach. This is currently being put into practice in the very first plant of its kind located in San Antonio, TX. You can make a bigger impact on the world around you by joining this fast-growing, dynamic start-up.

Carbonfree Chemicals has an immediate opening for an Instrumentation & Electrical (I&E) Technician Engineer for its’ innovative Carbon Capture facility located in San Antonio. The I & E Technician is responsible for maintaining, calibrating, performing trouble analysis, and performing repairs and maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform and document maintenance, calibration, installation, fault diagnosis, and repair of electrical, mechanical and pneumatic instruments and systems.
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot and repair plant instrumentation i.e., transmitters, analyzers, control valves, switches, relays, etc.
  • Inspect, repair, replace transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, and electrical systems
  • Work with a wide variety of instruments including, ultrasonic, guided wave radar, mass flow, pressure transducers, RTDs, etc.
  • Maintain files, logs and drawings for all designated instrumentation and electrical equipment
  • Maintain instrumentation and electrical spare parts inventory to maintain plant reliability
  • Understand piping and instrument diagrams, signal flow diagrams, wiring diagrams, panel drawings, one-line drawings, loop sheets, and wire lists
  • Perform all duties in manner consistent with environmental, health and safety policies
  • Participate in the planning and execution of minor and major shutdowns. Provide technical and hands on support as required during shutdowns
  • Perform repairs and maintenance on electrical systems including low voltage DC to 480VAC
  • Able to work off instrument drawings and P&ID’s, identify end devices and components.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years minimum with 6+ years’ experience preferred in the chemical industry. (Oil & Gas field industry considered).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the design, installation and troubleshooting of electrical equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs, Electrical Schematics and One-line diagrams.
  • Working knowledge of PLC, HMI and automated equipment & standard instrumentation types ( 4-20 mA, 0-5 V, pulse, MODBUS)
  • Hands-on experience with the following equipment:
    • Control/Automated Valves
    • Pressure/Temperature Transmitters
    • Motor operated valves.
    • Mass/Mag Flowmeters
    • RTD/Temperature Transmitters
    • PH/ORP/Conductivity Sensors
  • Strong work ethic with demonstrated ability to effectively work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work independently AND with cross-functional teams of Electrical technicians, mechanics, welders, operations personnel, engineers, and safety professionals.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Position requires long periods of standing, walking, and climbing. Position requires inside and outside work as well as exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals, and levels of noise requiring hearing protection.

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