I & E Tech B
Alabama - Axis
Reports To
Engineer / Maintenance Mgr.
FLSA Classification

Job Function

Job Summary/Objective:   

The Instrument and Electrical (I & E) Technician B position is responsible for troubleshooting and repairing process instruments, controls and electrical circuits. The Technician B efficiently repairs, or if necessary, replaces the plant equipment in order to permit the plant to operate on a continuous basis. The I & E Technician meets these responsibilities by understanding and safely adhering to standard I & E procedures and techniques

    Job Duties & Responsibilities


    • Proficient troubleshooting and calibrating process instruments.
    • Functional understanding of process instrumentation preventive maintenance procedures.
    • Proficient at troubleshooting & the repair of process valves and actuators.
    • Capable of troubleshooting instrument loops by using loop sheets.
    • Proficient at fabrication and installation of instrument tubing.
    • Proficient at troubleshooting & calibrating Ph and conductivity transmitters.
    • A working knowledge of DCS (Honeywell) control systems.


    • Proficient at troubleshooting & the repair of electrical control circuits.
    • Proficient at proper disconnecting and rewiring of electric motors.
    • Proficient at troubleshooting & the repair (or replacement) of motor starters.
    • Proficient reading and working from prints, schematics, P&ID’s, etc…
    • Capable of determining motor condition by the use of a megger.
    • Proficient at installing conduit and pulling wire for electrical circuits.
    • Proficient in the use of electrical hand tools, power tools and testers used to install or repair electrical equipment.
    • Able to work with production to troubleshoot problems.
    • Complies and ensures compliance with all regulatory safety requirements and with all regulatory environmental requirements.
    • Complies and ensures compliance with all company policies, practices and lawful directives.
    • Performs other assignments as necessary and directed by management.

    Other Duties:

    • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 
    • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


    Management/Supervisory Responsibility:

    • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment:

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, loud noises, and/or vibrations.
    • The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at the manufacturing site. 
    • This position may occasionally require work performed in various and/or extreme weather conditions.

    Physical Demands:

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform light work including but not limited to:  operating and activating; communicating and listening; detecting and perceiving; sitting or standing; moving and traversing; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
    •  Occasionally this position may be very active and requires standings, walking, ascending and descending; position self by bending, kneeling stooping, crouching; crawling and climbing all day or at various times of day.  At this time the employee may frequently safely lift and transport items over 70 pounds. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    Ability to Travel:

    • This position does require the ability to travel if required

    Position Type and Working Hours:

    • This is a full time, regular, non-exempt position.
    • This position maybe required to work nights and/or weekends as job duties demand.
    • Department and/or production needs determine employee work schedules.

    Skills & Qualifications

    • Ability to pass written and field test for each level.
    • Proficient in troubleshooting and repairing/replacing motor starters.
    • Proficient in troubleshooting and rebuilding valves and actuators
    • Proficient in troubleshooting and repairing electrical circuits
    • Proficient in reading and working from prints
    • Proficient reading, understanding and working with P&ID’s.
    • Proficient testing equipment using a megger.
    • Able to unwire and wire an electric motor.
    • Must participate in the Safety blood draw program if applicable.
    • Must be prompt, dependable and have a good attendance record.
    • Must participate in the random drug test.         
    • Must be able to pass a physical and drug test.
    • Must be able to pass a Department of Homeland Security approved pre-employment criminal background check.  

    Education Requirements

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required
    • Vocational or technical degree preferred
    • AIDT Training strongly preferred

    Experience Requirements

    • A minimum of 5 years work experience as a maintenance electrician, instrument tech or I&E is preferred.
    • Prior chemical manufacturing experience is preferred.
    • Honeywell, AB and E&H instrument experience a plus.

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