• Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 years ago(9/15/2017 11:36 AM)
    Requisition ID
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    Category (Portal Searching)
    Manufacturing and Operations
  • Overview

    This position is part of the Air Separation Unit (ASU) Construction Group. Matheson TriGas is currently looking for an Entry Level E&I Technician for the Construction Group. The E&I Technician will install, service, troubleshoot; and perform preventive and predictive maintenance functions on equipment. This includes plant lighting equipment and receptacle circuits, motors, starters, motor control centers, programmable controllers, control panels, electrical control systems. Additional position requirements include repair, test, adjust, calibrate or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls and transmitters.




    • Provide support across the company by ensuring all existing and new facilities are electrically safe, compliant with applicable codes and standards, reliable and efficient.
    • Electrical Construction, including: installation of conduit and wiring for power distribution and lighting; panel building; installation of conduit and wiring for machine and equipment controls; layout, planning and installation of control systems including programmable controllers, drives, servo systems, etc.; installation of communication and data systems.
    • Electronic Maintenance and Troubleshooting- Service and maintain all electronic equipment as well as familiarizing oneself with the equipment they service. Also be able to use the necessary test equipment to service this equipment. This will include drive systems, programmable controllers, microprocessors, recorders, counters, speed indicators, process control type equipment, and any and all other electronic equipment in the plant.
    • Pressure Instruments- Work in shop and field to learn to adjust and calibrate pressure measuring and recording devices. Adjust and calibrate pressure measuring devices, repair and replace damaged parts.
    • Temperature Instruments- Work in shop and field to learn to adjust and calibrate temperature measuring and recording devices. Adjust and calibrate temperature measuring devices, and repair and replace damaged parts.
    • Level Measurements- Work in shop and field to learn to adjust and calibrate level measuring and recording devices. Adjust and calibrate level measuring devices, repair and replace damaged parts.
    • Flow Measuring and Control- Work in shop and field on repair, adjustment, calibration, and inspection of flow measuring and control instruments. Mechanical and electrical devices. Variable orifice-fixed orifice-volumetric. Computation of flow data, flow of solids in suspension.
    • Instrument Mechanisms- Repair, adjust and replace worn parts, gears, racks segments, hair springs, jewel bearings, and clock works. Repair and replace electrical contacts and coils. Repair hydraulically operated valves, diaphragm valves, and solenoid operated valves.
    • Control Valves and Devices- Shop and field work in the adjustment of control valves, involving diaphragms, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic valves, floats, and dampers. Adjustment of pneumatic, electric, and electronic controls.
    • Remove, install, clean, calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot electrical, instrumentation and distributed control equipment throughout the facility safely and professionally. Equipment may include various transmitters, transducers, meters, relays, switches, instruments, systems and devices.
    • Troubleshoot electrical and instrumentation issues including switchgears, control panels, transmitters, control valves, transformers, relays, motor starters, breakers, control wiring and UPS systems.
    • Maintenance of pneumatic and motor operated valves and actuators.
    • Read and understand various single line, 3 line, electrical, pneumatic, piping and instrumentation diagrams and drawings.
    • Knowledge of plant equipment including transmitters and control valves.
    • Working knowledge of electrical arc flash and shock hazards (NFPA 70E) with the ability to select the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the task.
    • Instrument Shop- Troubleshooting and special applications, general shop and field troubleshooting with instrument mechanics, inspect, adjust, repair, and calibrate miscellaneous control and recording instruments. Work on special controls, special applications; and build and maintain panel installations.
    • Maintain safe and reliable operations by performing installation, inspection calibration, configuration, maintenance, diagnostics, associated documentation, technical support, and training.
    • Support covers a broad spectrum of motor controls, pneumatic controls, AC/DC controls, instrumentation and various communication protocols.
    • Applies electrical construction techniques and standard instrument installation techniques.
    • Takes a logical approach to troubleshooting.
    • Applies solid working knowledge and experience to solve moderately complex problems with supervision.

    Matheson is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth under EEOC.


    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, Religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, or disability

    EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability





    • Two years of relevant experience.
    • Trade/Technical degree or apprenticeship in a related field.
    • HS diploma/equivalency required.
    • Competent understanding of electricity and electrical theory.
    • Proficient computer skills, including communications protocols, Microsoft Office standard version, and suitable device software applications
    • Strong troubleshooting Skills
    • Strong personal safety philosophy
    • Must be team oriented and have a willingness to learn and further develop technical skills in this position.


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