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Systems Planning Corporation (SPC), a subsidiary company of GAI Consultants, Inc. is seeking Instrument Technicians to work out of our Richmond, VA office. Job responsibilities of this role include: installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of instrumentation, control circuits and equipment. Installation may include mounting, wiring, connecting, testing, configuring, and programming instruments, equipment, and devices.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Job responsibilities of this role include: installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of instrumentation, control circuits and equipment. Installation may include mounting, wiring, connecting, testing, configuring, and programming instruments, equipment, and devices. Maintenance may include routine calibration and functional testing of process instruments and devices, documentation of calibration data collected during inspections, and verification of data communication systems that provide real time process and alarm information to the facility control center. Troubleshooting may include the utilization of equipment such as a laptop computer, multi-meter, instrument/device communicator, device software, documenting process calibrator, etc. This position requires interactive working relationships to accurately and effectively complete job responsibilities.
Associate’s Degree from an accredited educational institution in Electronics & Communications Engineering or similar related discipline is preferred. A combination of related experience and education (including technical and/or computer related coursework) may be considered acceptable in lieu of the AS/AA degree.
Essential job duties include:
Instrument & Control Technician will have a minimum of one (1) to four (4) years of direct hands-on experience in instrumentation, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Computer Systems.
Knowledge of reciprocating and turbine engines, gas dehydration, measurement, environmental motoring, compression and supporting systems
Knowledge of electric driven compressors may be required
Knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and principles
Knowledge of Measurement devices (Press, Flow, Temperature, Moisture, Vibration, Speed, Density, Level) and ability to calibrate the same-Knowledge of PLC and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
Knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
Knowledge of Human Machine Interface (HMI)
Knowledge of Ethernet Communications Equipment
Knowledge of Valves and Positioners
Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Bureau of Standards Transmitter calibration and tolerance standards
Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements
Ability to interpret control system software for the purpose of diagnostic troubleshooting
Ability to pass electrical, electronic and digital equipment troubleshooting tests
Ability to troubleshoot electrical, electronic and pneumatic equipment
Ability to interpret installation specifications, wiring schematics, instrument drawings and component diagrams
Ability to define specifications and requisition instrumentation and control equipment
Ability to define problems, collect data and draw conclusions
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Ability to communicate effectively and develop rapport
Ability to operate diagnostic equipment (multimeter, calibrator, oscilloscope, etc.)
Ability to operate personal computer
Physical Demands and/or Other Job Information (if applicable):
Exposure to outdoor temperatures includes exposure to cold weather and hot weather 76-100% of the workday.
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Operating Machinery and equipment 26-50%
Pressurized Lines & Valves 76-100%
Exposure to Dust / Grease / Oil 76-100%