Process Control Instrumentation Technician - Stanford, CA

Employer: Stanford University

Job Description:
Job Series: Process Control Instrumentation Technician
Job Title: Process Control Instrumentation Technician
Job Classification Code: 8247
Pay Range: A40
Exemption Classification: Non-exempt

Job Responsibilities:
 Under the direction of a lead or supervisor, employees in this classification, The Process Control Instrumentation Technician's duties are characterized by work which is varied and contain a high degree of complexity.
 Communications and instructions occur in a variety of forms including oral requests, written requests, sketches, drawings, prints, manufacturer's published materials and electronic media
 Both individual and collaborative work is involved. Collaboration includes receiving technical guidance or direction from senior staff and productively working with others to resolve complex problems.
 Tasks involve work with all kinds of instrumentation and controls including hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, electronic and computer based information systems.

Characteristic Duties The duties listed under this section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.

 Install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair,
fabricate, and calibrate whole loops as
well as various types and makes of
industrial and commercial grade control
equipment including sensing elements,
transmitters, pneumatic and electronic
controllers, recorders, transducers,
control valves, data loggers and field
terminal panels and control cabinets.
 Develop work plans, identify and mitigate
hazards, document work. Test, service
and calibrate all types of industrial and
commercial grade instruments from
pressure gauges and sensors to
microprocessor-based equipment, loops
and controls.
 Perform preventive maintenance,
functional analysis, and repair of these
devices, loops, research equipment,
instruments, and process control
 Modify existing instruments and control
loops necessary to meet changing
 Perform loop checks, scaling checks,
control system HMI (Human Machine
Interface) validation checks, and system
start-ups in conjunction with other
specialized technicians, engineers and
 Use a wide variety of tools and
equipment, such as various hand tools,
portable electrical and pneumatic tools,
electronic test equipment, soldering and
brazing equipment, pneumatic and
hydraulic maintenance and test
equipment, and software tools.
 Respond to critical calls to correct
problems in an expedited manner
 Work under direction of the Process
Control Instrumentation Specialist on
installing, maintaining, troubleshooting
and repairing the more complex
instrumentation systems including
microprocessor-based systems,
computers, multiplexers, communications
networks, and software.
 Respond to after-hours call backs for
alarms, complaints and requests for
assistance and correct problem.
 Adhere to safety rules.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Successful completion of a recognized high
level industrial instrumentation technician
school, apprenticeship program or by job
experience or combination of relevant
education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Ability to read and interpret instrument,
piping, electrical and electronic drawings
and sketches.
 Ability to install, maintain and
troubleshoot pneumatic and electronic
instruments and control loops.
 Ability to calibrate pneumatic and
electronic instruments.
 Knowledge of industrial and commercial
grade instruments, how they work, how
they function in a loop.
 Knowledge of safe work practices.
 Ability to perform instrument tubing work
and layout to specifications.
 Ability to understand the fundamental
control programming software/tools.
 Ability to perform electronic work
involving wiring, soldering and minor
conduit work to specification.
 Ability to have skills and tools necessary
to troubleshoot control mechanisms and
circuits and logic.
 Ability to use ladders, climb, crawl, bend
and stoop in performance of installation,
maintenance, and troubleshooting
responsibilities listed above.
 Ability to clearly communicate in English,
both verbally and in writing.

Certificates and Licenses Required:
Valid California Class C Non-commercial
Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements:
 Ability to obtain and maintain a California
Non-commercial Class C Driver’s License.
 Frequently stand/walk, sitting, perform
desk-based computer tasks, use a
telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that
weigh up to 20 pounds.
 Occasionally, writing by hand, kneel/crawl,
climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other),
reach/work above shoulders, grasp
forcefully, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp
lightly/fine manipulation.
 Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts,
scrub/sweep, lift/carry/push/pull objects
that weigh >40 pounds.

Working Conditions:
 May be required to work overtime,
evenings and weekends, including
Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather
 May perform work on elevated surfaces, in
confined spaces and noisy environments,
and/or around high voltage electricity and
other hazards.
 May be exposed to hazardous chemicals,
heavy metals, asbestos, and/or radiation
or electromagnetic fields.
 May be required to be on call 24/7
 Required to wear appropriate uniform.
 Required to wear appropriate Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed.

Work Standards:
 When conducting university business,
must comply with the California Vehicle
Code and Stanford University driving
 Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the
ability to work well with Stanford
colleagues and clients and with external
 Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates
commitment to personal responsibility
and value for safety; communicates
safety concerns; uses and promotes safe
behaviors based on training and lessons
 Subject to and expected to comply with
all applicable University policies and
procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies
found in the University’s Administrative
and the appropriate collective bargaining
agreement at

Contact Person: Marc Conway
Location: Stanford, CA
Application Method: Please send cover letter and resume to:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on October 22, 2019
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