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Allen Plant Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

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Date: Sep 17, 2021

Location: SC, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.

Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Technician I-III

 

Milliken’s Allen Chemical Facility is seeking a qualified individual to join its manufacturing team as an Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Technician. This position creates value by ensuring reliability of equipment to help meet and exceed the facility's goals for quality and production by inspecting, troubleshooting, and diagnosing electrical and/or control problems on all manufacturing equipment in accordance with plant policies and procedures. This will primarily be a first shift position that will include an on-call rotation.

 

Basic Responsibilities:

- Perform maintenance and repairs on equipment, tools, machines and buildings.

- Analyze and solve electrical/electronic/control problems and assist manufacturing personnel on process-related problems.

- Ensuring proper operation of all control system components to include: electronic components, analyzers, on/off valves, control valves solenoids, limit switches, DCS and related I/O modules

- Performs preventative maintenance and establishes new PM activities as needed

- Involvement in installation of machinery, machine moves and plant rearrangements.

- Continuous process improvement implementation with respect to Lean Manufacturing principles.

- Working with Supervisors, Maintenance personnel, and Operations to plan, procure and document activities for the enhancement of electrical and instrumentation maintenance within the facility

- Sharing knowledge with other technicians as it relates to maintaining and troubleshooting DCS, instrumentation, and controls

- Applying all applicable codes, regulations, reliability strategies, corporate and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards

- Understands, follows, and implements all safety-related standards and practices.

 

What you will need:

Basic Qualifications for Tiers I-III

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One of the following:
  • Associate or Technical degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Systems, Instrumentation, or Electronic Technology
  • A minimum of two (2) years of electrical/electronic or instrument & control troubleshooting experience in a manufacturing, industrial, military or production environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite applications, creating and editing Word documents and Excel spreadsheets
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, on-call and holidays
  • Experience reading and following control scheme, electrical and maintenance schematics/blueprints
  • Willing and able to work at heights, in confined spaces, and in hot or cold weather conditions
  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to 12 hours a day
  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Willing and able to follow facial hair guidelines for respirator usage
  • Experience working with industrial controls, e.g.: DCS, motor controls, control valves, and industrial instrumentation for flow, level, pressure, and temperature
  • Experience working with power distribution (through 600V), cable terminations, heat tracing, low voltage electricity, emergency power, shielded cables, and networking cables.
  • Experience with test equipment, to include oscilloscopes, voltmeters, ammeters, megger, and calibration sets
  • Basic proficiency in aerial lifts, rigging, and hoists
     
    Basic Qualifications for Tiers II-III
    (all the above plus additional listings)
  • Experience with systems integration e.g.: PLC, HMI, instrumentation, networking, communication, and power distribution
  • Experience with Variable Speed drives
  • Experience with temperature, pressure, and level transmitters, and flowmeters
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing process control elements, PLCs, photo eyes and other automated equipment
  • Experience with Motor Control Centers (MCCs) and related electrical equipment up to 600V
  • Experience with electrical one line drawings, cable schedules, functional descriptions, I/O lists, and other related electrical documents
     
    Basic Qualifications for Tier III
    (all the above plus additional listings)
  • Experience programming PLCs
  • Ensuring proper operation of all control system components to include: electronic components, analyzers, on/off valves, control valves solenoids, limit switches, DCS and related I/O modules
  • Experience troubleshooting Delta-V, Siemens, Siemens PdM, Modicon, Profibus and other control and networking hardware
     
    Preferred Qualifications for Tiers I-III
  • Associate or Technical degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Systems, Instrumentation, Electronic Technology AND at least two (2) years of electrical/electronic and/or instrument & control troubleshooting experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • OSHA 10-hour for General Industry
  • NFPA 70E certified
  • Entry Level Vibration Analysis (ISO Level I) certified
  • Proficiency with machinery alignment, including laser alignment
  • Understanding of PSM/IPL Fundamentals
  • Experience with systems integration e.g.: PLC, HMI, instrumentation, networking, communication, and power distribution
  • Experience with Variable Speed drives
  • Experience with temperature, pressure, and level transmitters, and flowmeters
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing process control elements, PLCs, photo eyes and other automated equipment
  • Experience with Motor Control Centers (MCCs) and related electrical equipment up to 600V
  • Experience with electrical one-line drawings, cable schedules, functional descriptions, I/O lists, and other related electrical documents
  • Previous experience in Energy, Chemical, or Pharmaceutical production environment
     
    Preferred Qualifications for Tiers II-III
    (All the above plus additional listings)
  • OSHA 30-hour for General Industry
  • Thermography II (ISO Level II) certified
  • Vibration II (Analysis – ISO level II) certified
  • Ensuring proper operation of all control system components to include: electronic components, analyzers, on/off valves, control valves solenoids, limit switches, DCS and related I/O modules
  • Experience troubleshooting Delta-V, Siemens, Siemens PdM, Modicon, Profibus and other control and networking hardware
     
    Preferred Qualifications for Tier III
    (All the above plus additional listings)
  • Experience with Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Experience with ladder logic programming
  • Documented advanced Profibus training, Siemens Advanced, Serial ModBus, and Communication Bus interfaces with DeltaV
  • CPR trainer certified
  • Experience with job planning and scheduling
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT)
     
    Pay Range
    Starting rate: $23.35 - $28.65, dependent upon experience.  Potential to earn $32.70 when fully certified. 

 

 

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.