Instrument and Electrical Technician

United States, Mapleton (Illinois)

Instrument and Electrical Technician

What makes YOU different?

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) combines technological innovation with world class manufacturing and process excellence. Specialty Chemical Services provides solutions for composite materials and processing additives for technically demanding industries, such as electronics, transportation and aerospace. We also provide performance intermediates & chemicals for many industrial applications, such as agro intermediates, food & feed ingredients, cosmetics, non-current good manufacturing practices (non-cGMP) intermediates, and custom development & manufacturing.

LSI is looking for a Instrument and Electrical Technician for our Mapleton, IL plant to analyze and correct electrical problems and repair and overhaul equipment and controls. Someone to maintain, repair and calibrate instrumentation systems. May install, repair and maintain all types of plant equipment, piping and utility systems associated with the operation of a Chemical Manufacturing facility. This position pays $36.07/hour.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing the philosophy, “The Goal is Zero” in his/her job routine. Works to attain the purpose, “Zero injuries, Zero process incidents, Zero distribution incidents and Zero environmental incidents”.

  • Knowledgeable of NFPA 70E, is qualified to safely service electrical equipment and knowledgeable of techniques and methods to keep employees safe. Will perform LOTO (lock out, tag out) as needed, follow applicable safety procedures and will participate in EHS (Environment Health and Safety) activities as needed.

  • Plans details of working procedure by determining replacement needs or new material required and develops a logical approach to correct the problem including charging out of parts or working with external vendors and or site engineering to resolve problems.

  • Reviews wiring diagram and piping layout, instrumentation drawings, interprets electrical schematics, I/O Wiring and Panel Drawings and specifications regarding repair, installation, inspection or calibration work to be performed.

  • Applies knowledge of electronic and instrumentation principles to install, calibrate and validate equipment, troubleshoot issues and support continuous improvement projects. Major areas of responsibility include power distribution, process controls, control systems, motor control and related devices, lighting, instrument, control systems such as PLCs (programmable logic controller) and DCS (Distributed control systems) as well as HMIs (Hydrargyrum Medium-Arc Iodide) maintenance and proper associated documentation.

  • Performs calibrations and preventative and corrective maintenance tasks on instrumentation, piping and electrical or process equipment which may include communication cables, power distributions, PLCs, and field device and conducts investigations as necessary on failed calibrations or maintenance events in accordance with safety, maintenance, reliability, quality and calibration programs.

  • Readily works with mechanical maintenance and fabricates parts as required, using machine and hand tools common to the trade.

Key requirements:

  • HS degree, GED required, Associate or Trade degree preferred

  • Requires knowledge of the methods, tools, materials and equipment used in the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of a chemical manufacturing facility.

  • Exercises high degree of independent judgement.

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to its customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution.

Lonza 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 qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R18919