Instrument Technician I - Vancouver, WA

Employer: Messer Gases for Life

Job Description:
Instrument Technician I
Job Location: US-WA-Vancouver
Category: Operations/Manufacturing/Production/Quality
ID: 2020-13178

Instrument Technician I
We are a technology and applications leader with the industry knowledge and applications expertise to meet customer needs across industrial, food, medical, chemical and electronics industries. We offer over 120 years of proven experience in the safe and reliable production and delivery of industrial, medical and specialty gases. We’re the talented people you know and trust, now with a new name.

Today our deep understanding of industry trends and customer requirements allows us to collaborate intensely with customers to identify and develop long-term solutions that deliver competitive advantage. Our in-depth knowledge of customers’ manufacturing processes enables turn-key engineering with minimal plant downtime, and our technology development capabilities are unrivaled.

• Understand and adhere to company safe work policies.
• Follow Lone Worker Requirements.
• Promote a safe work environment.
• Report safety incidents and near misses.
• Report any unsafe conditions, environmental concerns and process problems to management immediately.
• Contribute to the improvement of the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality programs.
• Apply the Hazardous Work Permit (HWP) process, Lock out, tag out (LOTO) and energy isolation procedures as required for company and contractor personnel.
• Follow EMOC procedure for all changes to process and operating procedures.
• Maintain site orderliness.
• Perform safety indoctrinations for contractors.

• Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo) to implement, document and continuously improve equipment preventative and corrective maintenance plan.
• Support Area Manager, Utilize Web Audit Manager and Synergy to implement, document all corrective actions issued to the site from Audits and Incidents review (when applicable).
• Maintain plant spares inventory and raise gaps to management attention.
• Follow work instructions and annotate with feedback.
• Calibration, configuration, or replacement of field instrumentation devices.
• Perform and document process and product analyzers calibration checks.
• Efficiently troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment control circuits.
• Efficiently troubleshoot and repair process control equipment.
• Set up and safely operate all instruments and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.
• Functionally test or troubleshoot instrument or electrical control loops through to field devices to verify proper operation.
• Calibrate custody meters and manage documentation.
• Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.

Process Operation and Efficiency:
• Assist Shutdowns, Start-ups, Derime and production slate changes for plant(s) in area.
Administrative and Managerial
• Follow all Quality Control requirement to ensure a quality product is delivered to Messer's customers. Meet FDA requirements where applicable.
• Maintain open continuous line of communication with manager.
• Maintain orderly and clean work area and vehicle(s).
• Direct and monitor contractors.
• Lead and participate in operations and safety meetings.
• Participate in safety committee activities as required - drill planning, energy isolation reviews, etc.
• Complete all training activities according to schedule and meet annual performance goals.
• Check business email daily.
• Accept on-call duty and overtime as required.
• Effectively prioritize and schedule all work activities.
• Organize, maintain and document calibration of metrological equipment.
• Support sites outside of the home Area as required.
• Support plant and equipment commissioning activities.
• Mark-up engineering drawings to document changes or disparities.
• Identify cost effective solutions, follow company purchasing procedure and spending limitations.

Do you have what it takes?
- Associate degree or certificate in instrumentation, industrial control/automation or related technical discipline or equivalent work experience.
- Min of at least 1 year of instrument technician experience

Other Qualifications:
- Experience in an industrial plant in the operations or maintenance departments is preferable.
- Physically able to perform all duties required which may involve among other things; bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, and lifting and carrying loads of up to 50 lbs.
- Ability to climb heights 200 ft. above grade and work effectively.
- Reside within a reasonable distance to plant, 30-45 min. recommended.
- Valid drivers license with good record.
- Capable of distinguishing different colors.

Join us and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression.

Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build a career where your skills are valued and developed.

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Location: Vancouver, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on November 10, 2020

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