Instrumentation Technician - Torrance, CA

Employer: Messer LLC

Job Description:
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 HWP process, 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 execute, document and continuously improve equipment preventative and corrective maintenance strategy.
Support Area Manager, Utilize Web Audit Manager and Synergy to execute, and 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 tools 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 the area.

Administrative and Managerial:
Follow all Quality Control requirements to ensure a quality product is delivered to Linde’s customers.

Meet FDA requirements where applicable:
Maintain a Shutdown and Turnaround work list and schedule, efficiently use of downtime.
Maintain an open continuous line of communication with the 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.
Support entry-level technicians through coaching and mentoring.
Accept On-call duty and overtime as required.
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, and follow company purchasing procedures and spending limitations.

Associates degree or certificate in instrumentation, industrial control/automation or related technical discipline.
5 years of experience in a related process plant operations reliability activity.
Required Skills:

Math - Basic algebra, fractions/percentages, unit conversion.
Personal computer proficiency and other software used by the company.
Strong interpersonal abilities to support team philosophy and strategy.
Strong interpersonal abilities to support mentoring/coaching activities.
Strong organizational ability.
Able to work alone.
High mechanical aptitude and ability to work with simple mechanics’ hand tools.
Familiar with codes and standards associated with wiring and conduit.
Comprehensive knowledge of applicable chemical manufacturing processes and hazards within area or site
Familiar with all process equipment and function.
Understanding of electrical hazards and safety, and ability to troubleshoot electrical systems, with support from central engineering.
Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot 4-20 mA transmitter and electro-pneumatic control loops.
Comprehensive knowledge and ability to troubleshoot pneumatic control systems consisting of I/Ps, solenoid valves, quick exhausts, actuators, regulators and proportional/integral controllers both stand-alone and cascaded.
Comprehensive knowledge and ability to troubleshoot industrial refrigeration skids.
Comprehensive knowledge and ability to troubleshoot machinery vibration monitoring systems.
Understanding of all trip and interlock logic protecting people and equipment.
Comprehensive knowledge of control system architectures including hardware setup, and software configuration.
Ability to interpret engineering drawings including P&IDs, PFDs.
Ability to interpret electrical drawings including Single line diagrams.
Able to navigate LiMSS to find relevant work instructions, forms and supporting documentation.
Able to complete all preventive maintenance jobs according to best practice.
Capable of operating a forklift, and/or overhead crane, and/or man lift according to company policy.

Other Qualifications:
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 to heights 200 ft above grade and work effectively.
Reside within a reasonable distance of the plant.
Valid driver's license with a 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.

Contact Person: Ernest Jacques
Phone: 1-310-926-9075
Location: Torrance, CA
Application Method: Email Resume
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Posted on November 30, 2022

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