​I & E Tech
California - Los Angeles
Reports To
Plant Manager
FLSA Classification

Job Function

The Instrument & Electrical (I&E) Technician will troubleshoot and repair the industrial process instruments, electronics, and test equipment to maximize operations for AMVAC’s specialty chemical manufacturing plant. AMVAC’s I&E Technician installs, repairs, maintains, adjusts, and calibrates instruments used to control and measure variables such as level, pressure, flow, temperature, analytical, pH, motion, force, and chemical composition. The I&E Technician adheres to standard I&E procedures and techniques and follows safe work practices at all times.

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard Company, has successfully served the results-driven global markets through development, manufacturing, and marketing products for agricultural and commercial use.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Examine and test industrial instruments, electronic mechanisms, and circuitry for defects
  • Disassemble and repair or replace malfunctioning instruments, electronics, and test equipment such as process control valves, controllers, transmitters, recorders, pneumatics, electrical wiring/circuitry, multi‐meters, environmental enclosures, weather meters, and other necessary equipment
  • Install and troubleshoot industrial electrical wiring; run wiring & install conduits according to ladder diagrams for motors, switches, instruments, variable speed drives, A/C, D/C, single phase, and 3-phase
  • Troubleshoot and program PLC (programmable logic controllers) and DCS (digital control systems)
  • Inspect instruments, electronics, and test equipment and adjust calibration to ensure functioning within specified standards on a regular basis
  • Reassemble instruments, electronics, or test equipment and test assembly for conformance to specifications
  • Read and work from blueprints, schematics, P&IDs, drawings, and ladder diagrams
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair of electrical control circuits
  • Disconnect and rewire electric motors; troubleshoot & repair or replace motor starters
  • Measure and test electric motors using a Megger to determine motor condition
  • Use electrical hand tools, power tools, and testers to install or repair electrical equipment
  • Perform duties and functions while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including half-face, full‐face respirator or supplied air-breathing apparatus
  • Comply with all safety, regulatory, and environmental requirements; use equipment and materials properly and according to guidelines

Skills & Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience working as an I &E Technician in a manufacturing plant or similar industrial setting working around chemicals and/or hazardous materials
  • Experience wiring, rewiring, and disconnecting electrical control circuits, electrical motors, and motor starters
  • Ability to safely use electrical hand tools, power tools, and testers to install or repair electrical equipment
  • Proficient at troubleshooting and repairing industrial process instruments, electronics, and test equipment including process control valves, controllers, transmitters, recorders, and pneumatics
  • Understand and knowledgeable in using the proper equipment to test for pressure, levels, flow, temperature, motion, force, and chemical composition
  • Troubleshoot and calibrate pH and conductivity transmitters utilizing base or acids
  • Use, troubleshoot, and repair pneumatic, electric, and hydraulic actuators
  • •nstrumentation loops using loop sheets
  • Fabricating and installing instrument tubing
  • Assess a motor’s condition using a Megger; repair or replace as required
  • PLC (programmable logic controllers) and DCS (digital control systems) troubleshooting
  • Operate a Forklift to move equipment and loads to and from work areas
  • Computer skills including EXCEL & MS Word
  • Excellent communication and listening skills; Able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Regularly lift/move up to 25 pounds, safely lift/move up to 50 lbs and 100 lbs occasionally  
  • Math skills including add, subtract, multiply and divide, fractions and decimals; compute rate, ratio, percent; draw and interpreting graphs
  • Must be able to work nights and/or weekends as job duties demand
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer physical, drug test, and background checks

Education Requirements

  • HS Diploma or GED Required
  • Certificate from college or technical school 
  • Safety and/or Hazardous Materials certifications or training (OSHA, HAZWOPER, etc.)



  • Health insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Hourly compensation starts from $24 to $40
  • Life and AD&D insurance for employees and their families
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) / Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching
  • Employee Stock Purchasing Plan (ESPP)
  • Additional benefits include Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay and Wellness program

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AMVAC, an American Vanguard company, successfully serves global markets through development, manufacturing and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use. (NYSE: AVD)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AMVAC is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks and substance abuse testing.

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