Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

Company: Clearwater Paper Corporation ( Learn More )

General Information
High School
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Job Description Overview

Perform electrical construction tasks including installation of conduit, wire tray, wire pulling, enclosures, transformers and all electrical terminations per NEC Code.

  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown or unsafe condition and correct the problem.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot photo eyes, proximity switches, limit switches, PLC input/output modules and all associated control wiring.
  • Configure, troubleshoot and repair motors, motor control centers, variable frequency drives and soft-starts up to 4160V.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot position feedback devices, encoders, load cells, hydraulic systems, natural gas burners and boiler control systems.
  • Installation, calibration and troubleshooting of pressure, level, flow, temperature, consistency, conductivity, turbidity and pH transmitters.
  • Tuning of process control loops and machine control systems.
  • Programming and troubleshooting of DCS, PLC and HMI interfaces.
  • Perform configuration and logic modifications to DCS and PLC control systems. Modifications will include programming in ladder logic, block logic. sequential logic and statement logic.
  • Design, configuration and implementation of integrated and stand-alone graphic human machine interfaces.
  • Design and specification of communication protocols, including Profibus, serial and industrial Ethernet.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed using work order system.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of the wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Qualifications

    Required education and related experience:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Legally permitted to work in the U.S.
  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend basic English
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated electrical experience and/or 2 years mechanical experience, or 2 years of related education in lieu of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with PLC's, pneumatics or hydraulic systems.
  • Experienced in working with computerized maintenance system preferred.
  • Anticipated earnings - $25.00 to $27.55 per hour depending on experience.

    Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

  • PLC Programming
  • Job Requirements