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Reference Number: 10870
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Our Client, a multi-site producer of chemicals and allied products, has an immediate opening for an Instrument and Electrical Technician at one of its sites near Chicago.


Job Responsibilities

The general responsibilities for an Instrumentation and Electrical Technician include installing, troubleshooting, and repairing instrument/electrical equipment. Additional responsibilities for the Instrument and Electrical Technician will include:

  • Temperature measurement (thermocouple,R.T.D., filled systems and converters), Pressure measurement (all types). Flow measurement (Magnetic flow, orifice plate, vortex, coriolis effect and positive displacement). Level measurement (bubbler, diaphragm, capacitance, buoyancy and
    ultrasonic). Conductivity measurement (L and N electrode, Foxboro
    electrode-less and Uniloc Toroidal).
  • PH measurement, control and theory. Automatic control valves – rebuilding of valves & top works. Valves positioners – electronic & pneumatic.
  • Analyzers (O2, SO2, TOC, CO, pH), Temperature and pressure switches, Voltage and Current relays, Pneumatic Controllers. I/P and P/I Transducers, Programmable controllers.
  • Ohm’s Law, Electronic circuitry & components – 480V and greater MCCs and switchgear
  • Proportional band (gain), integral (reset) & derivative (preact)
  • Run conduit and pull wire associated with maintenance work.
  • Operate machinery necessary to complete these tasks such as forklifts, manlift, drill presses, conduit threader, and saws & assorted hand tools.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance inspections on plant
  • Review yearly & when necessary, assist in writing job procedures.
  • Responsible for following all Safety policies that have been established at the Houston plant e.g., Stop Work Policy, Zero Tolerance Policy, etc.
  • Help in preparing the applicable work permits.
  • Participation in risk assessment audits (PHA, CTA, JSA, etc.) as applicable.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years in instrumentation and electrical maintenance in an industrial plant
  • Perform basic math. Able to read blueprints. Perform instrument calibrations. Perform electrical installations. Work on PLC. 
  • Must possess knowledge of how to operate a computer. Must be able to drive a forklift, manlift.
  • One-year certificate from college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and experience and high school diploma or GED.
  • Hazwoper, forklift, manlift, prior maintenance experience.
  • Immediately report any unsafe conditions or behavior to your supervisor & write safe work orders or Near Miss reports to document the unsafe conditions or actions.
  • Ensure all applicable permits have been issued, equipment is properly locked out & tagged out & use the proper PPE & tools required for the specific job.


Please send your resume in Word.doc format to Reed Rogers at and refer to Job No. 10870.