Controls Tech (Maint Tech)
Houston, TX 77041
1st. Shift but he/she needs to be able to work any shift as needed. 7AM - 3: 30PM
Needs to be able to read electrical blue prints and be able to build electrical cabinets
The Electrician/Controls Technician performs duties under the general direction of the Maintenance Manager or Controls Engineer. Works independently to perform maintenance, repair, and/or modification of the plants computer driven controls systems and the plants mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Is involved in fabrication, application, installation and repair of mechanical and electromechanical equipment, the installation of electrical conduit and machine/building wiring. Essential Duties and responsibilities: Adhere to all safety programs and policies. Day to day trouble shooting, repair and installation of low and high voltage (single/three phase) industrial electromechanical & control systems for utility & production equipment. Assist in maintaining documentation for existing and new equipment, control and building power system installations. Provide assistance to mechanical installations as directed. Work independently in troubleshooting and repair problems with Programmable Logic Controllers and related components when required. Assist with system startups and operational checkouts on systems including configuration, wiring, calibration, grounding and power testing. Diagnoses cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction or failure of equipment or systems repairs or replaces defective components. Experienced in the use of electrical diagnostic equipment such as multimeters, amp clamps and meggers to test electrical circuits and components to locate shorts, faulty connections, defective parts and replaces or repairs to suite. Interface with equipment operators and maintenance staff to ascertain problems with equipment. Disassembles replaces or repairs mechanical and electrical components. Must read and interpret electrical and electronic drawings, schematics, blueprints, engineering drawings and sketches to determine problem and make appropriate repairs. Must be competent to make electrical/mechanical diagnostic evaluation and prescribe corrective action. Test and calibrate electrical/electronic systems and components to ensure that they are operating properly or locate defects. Dismantles devices to gain access and remove/replace defective parts. Assembles and installs electrical and electro-mechanical components and systems. Devises, sets up and operates electronic instrumentation and related electro mechanical or electro pneumatic/hydraulic apparatus used for operation of mechanical or electrical equipment or drives. Utilize technical materials such as equipment manuals, MSDS, safety materials, system drawings, Process and instrument Diagrams (P&ID’ s), schematics and blueprints to troubleshoot and maintain systems. Be able to read, interpret, and modify electrical prints and schematics and document all self created changes. General understanding and hands on experience with explosion proof and intrinsically safe work environments. Knowledge of applicable NEC and NFPA codes. Complete understanding of Plant electrical systems, including DC voltage and AC voltage from 24V to 480V. Complete understanding of relay and discrete device control systems. Proficiency in electrical installations with conduit and wiring practices. Experience using sensing and control devices. Experience using both DC and AC motors, VF Drives and Servo Controlled Systems (Allen Bradley preferred. Overall responsibility for ensuring safety of the work place. Support follow and support the Lock Out / Tag out program. Responsible for ensuring that equipment specific energy control procedures are developed for all equipment that present the potential for the release of hazardous energy Must fully understand and adhere to the ARC Flash & electrical shock prevention policy.