Plant Electrician & Instrumentation Technician
Job tile: Plant Electrician & Instrumentation Technician
Locations: MRF Tajiguas Landfill, Goleta, CA 93117
Reports to: General Manager
Direct Reports: None
Plant Electrician & Instrumentation Technician is responsible for safely and effectively installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures within our Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Must have knowledge of and working experience with programming logic controls, VFD, and soft starts. The Plant Electrician Tech must be up to date on relevant electrical codes. Position is to ensure functionality and reliability of heavy equipment, conveyors, screens, shredders, and facility building.
Duties and Responsibilities
Performs planned maintenance inspection (PM); diagnose, repair, and rebuild major equipment/components including but not limited to balers, conveyors, hydraulic power packs, eddy currents, electro-magnetic belts, optical sorters, diverters, compressors, trash compactors, motors, glass breakers, wire tie systems, fans, pumps, forklifts, front-end loaders and building equipment.
Make necessary repairs to plant production equipment and support equipment as required.
Maintain inventory control of maintenance repair parts. Must be able and willing to work with outside vendors as it pertains to troubleshooting and repairing any and all equipment necessary to our operation
Make initial inspection on equipment to be repaired and diagnose defects.
Generate work orders and evaluate repair work on its completion.
Perform highly technical work on hydraulic systems, fabrication projects, and rebuilding assignments. •Locate, correct and adjust defects in light and heavy duty vehicular and mechanical equipment.
Adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems.
Read and interpret and work from sketches, diagrams, and electrical schematics.
Acts as a lead worker by regularly instructing and directing others by assigning, reviewing and checking work.
Inspects the quality of third-party repairs and or rebuilds.
Recommends measures to improve production, equipment performance and product quality •Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities.
Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns. •Ability to perform under limited supervision.
Requires a flexible work schedule, which may include nights and weekends to support operating schedule and the needs of the facility.
Bilingual in Spanish a plus
Job Specific Competencies:
Technical ability, circuit knowledge, programming, problem solving, communication, preventative maintenance
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge Skills, Abilities & Experience:
Knowledge of electrical systems and schematics.
Ability to calibrate, test, functionally check instrumentation, analyzers, control systems and control elements. •Optimize work activities related to planned and unplanned equipment outages.
Ability to read electrical blueprints, diagrams, and connection drawings.
Able to work with 480 volts.
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities.
Valid driver’s license.
Ability to perform under limited supervision. Ability to work safely and institute safe work practices.
Industrial electrical and instrumentation maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair experience– being able to diagnose the issue on site and present the optimal solution.
Experience working with relevant large machinery is beneficial.
Excellent teamwork & customer relations skills.
Willingness to work outside normal working hours and to spend nights on location if necessary.
A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and technical school/apprenticeship.
CA C10 Electrical Contractors License
Position may involve working alone, but sometimes will collaborate with others. Requires excellent verbal and written English communication skills including; ability to read, comprehend, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. On the jobsite, occasionally work in cramped spaces. The long periods of standing and kneeling can be tiring. Manual dexterity to write legibly and to use electrical test equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Must be able to see color to discern color-coded wiring.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work closely with all team members to ensure that work is done in a safe manner. Work outdoors in appropriate personal protective equipment, including rain, cold, and heat. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious, confined places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and dirty. Required to put on protective outfits, like gloves, safety footwear, and hardhat
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity and inclusivity always in mind. We welcome all backgrounds and do not tolerate discrimination against employees based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis. No question on this Application is intended to be discriminatory under any applicable federal, state or local Fair Employment Practices Law. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.
Locations: California (CA)