Instrumentation and Automation Technician

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This position requires a high level of electrical and automation knowledge, including but not limited to the responsibilities listed below. Candidates must be a self-starter willing to accept “operational responsibility” as well as willing to work any shift including weekends.

Safety

  • Must observe and practice all Brewery Safety Procedures. Includes wearing the proper PPE throughout the Brewery.
  • Must be able to work in and promote a team oriented and “Safety First” environment. Safely, efficiently and effectively work to attain brewery goals and objectives.

Technical

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with all team peers by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs during each shift.
  • Work autonomously to diagnose and repair instrumental and process malfunctions.
  • Diagnose and repair of all machinery and process system malfunctions, must be fluent in electrical troubleshooting
  • Diagnose and repair motors, breakers, switches, starters, relays, timers, photo/ultrasonic sensors, level and pressure switches, and power supplies
  • Diagnose and repair and program PLC and VFD control/related systems
  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Diagnose, repair and overhaul, automatic control valves, sensors, positioners, actuators, electrical AC/DC troubleshooting, and related systems
  • Maintain accurate records and data.

Education

  • High School Diploma and applicable technical knowledge required
  • Mechanical or Trade school degree preferred

Required Experience

  • 5-10 years’ overall work experience in production manufacturing environment with a minimum of 4 -6 years’ experience in electrical maintenance including troubleshooting, repair and PM and knowledge of personal/process control computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and Networking devices. Allen Bradley experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Systems (CMMS) a plus.
  • Knowledge and practice of NFPA 70E preferred.
  • Experience with high speed packaging systems.
  • Experience and or knowledge of PLC’s/HMI’s, electrical protective devices.
  • Good math, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment.
  • Self-starter, proactive.
  • Need to be service oriented to support internal customers.
  • 480v 3 phase knowledge required.

Desired Experience

  • Experience with VFD’s, control systems (PLC’s/HMI’s), electrical protective devices with knowledge of calibration procedures and equipment including Fluke and Transcat
  • Good math, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting ability, both electrical and mechanical
  • Experience with participative leadership and time management
  • Statistical process control and problem-solving skills required
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills
  • Proven analytical, planning, problem-solving, and project management skills
  • Ability to be flexible and shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment
  • Self-starter, proactive
  • Demonstrated ability to be successful in a collaborative team environment
  • Highly effective multi-tasker; resourceful with a “get-it-done, can-do” attitude
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint or MS Access
  • Must be able to work in a team oriented and “Safety First” environment. Safely, efficiently and effectively work to attain department and brewery goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of electrical power distribution
  • Skilled in developing and implementing PPM and troubleshooting programs and job aids
  • Experience in use of PC’s, knowledge of Computerized Management Maintenance Systems (CMMS) a plus
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with all team peers and customers
  • Ability to endure on a daily basis, excessive walking, standing, crouching, lifting (excess of 60lbs), twisting, climbing, reaching
  • Must be available to support shift, weekend and holiday schedules as required.

Required Skills

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate in a self-directed work force
  • Ability to work with all levels of management in multi-functional departments.
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal direction.
  • Ability to be flexible and shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment.
  • Proven analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Self-starter, proactive.
  • Highly effective multi-tasker; resourceful with a “get-it-done, can-do” attitude.
  • Able to impact and effect positive change with a flexible, open-minded, positive approach

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to endure on a daily basis, excessive walking, standing, kneeling, crouching, lifting (excess of 60lbs), twisting, climbing, reaching
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, climb flights of stairs, work from elevated areas, and wear eye protection, a respirator and/or hearing protection when required by the job.

Working Conditions
There is frequent exposure to warehouse/production environments subject to noise and cold/hot temperature changes.

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