Instrumentation and Controls Technician

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PLC / Boiler

The Instrumentation and Controls Technician will be performing maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair and replacement of all plant instrumentation and control equipment to ensure maximum plant performance. The Instrumentation and Controls Technician will perform skilled work requiring a high degree of precision and understanding of technical data and systems. This position is located in Blair, NE. And there will be traveling, sometime up to a week or more on the road.


Provide support to troubleshoot, calibrate, and maintain instrumentation.
Perform periodic cleaning, inspection, testing, repairing, and calibration of electrical, electronic, and pneumatic control systems.
Perform repairs and modifications to control circuitry. Install and program electronic instruments. Install sensing elements, wiring, tubing and fittings. Clean and repair electrical power switching equipment.
Test, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical power supply circuits.
Install, maintain, and calibrate computerized controls and instruments and programmable controllers.
Install, calibrate, test, troubleshoot, and maintain protective relays, computers, metering, monitoring, and control systems on boilers, steam line, and plant auxiliary equipment.
Reads and interprets electric generating plants P&ID’s and CWD’s to locate, identify, troubleshoot, and repair plant systems, interlocks, etc.
Uses test equipment (oscilloscopes, multi-meters electronic bridges, loop calibrators) and hand tools (i.e. drills, screwdrivers) as necessary to troubleshoot and maintain devices and systems for the power plant.
Completes all written and electronic records (i.e. work orders, calibration sheets, timecards, material requests) required to document the work in progress and as it is completed. Continually updates knowledge of plant systems and instrumentation.
Makes decisions about how best to repair equipment and what resources (tools, time equipment) will be needed.
Employee may be required to work irregular hours. Employee will be required to work overtime if needed. Must be able to respond to emergency callout 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
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Qualifications and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
Would like a year of experience in electronics and pneumatics, and instrumentation.
Will be on the job and in office training.
System maintenance and troubleshooting experience preferred.

PLC maintenance and troubleshooting experience preferred.
Ability to use basic math and geometry.
Intermediate level Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and CMMS systems.
Good mechanical aptitude.
General knowledge of Federal, State, and Company environmental regulations and compliance requirements, as well as follow site safety policies and procedures.
Ability to work in mentally stressful environments: must be able to react to crises where immediate action is required to correct or curtail potentially damaging or hazardous situations.
Work with and around hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work harmoniously in a team environment.
Strong communications skills – verbal and written. Able to prepare reports at request of management as required.
Knowledge of electricity, voltage, and current relationships.

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