• Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

    Job Locations US-AR-El Dorado
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/30/2018 1:01 PM)
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  • Overview

    Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, (A Company of the Lanxess Group), is currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and talented individual for the position of Electrical and Instrumentation Technician in El Dorado, Arkansas.


    At LANXESS, we are an "Energizing Chemistry".  This phrase perfectly embodies our philosophy and operating principles as well as our view of the entire chemical industry.  To us, energizing chemistry can be described very simply:

    • Be quick, agile and resilient
    • Focus on the essentials
    • Continuously improve performance and products to help customers, the environment, employees and society as a whole.


    LANXESS, as a part of the greater chemical industry, has the performance capabilities and innovative strength to meet these commitments.  We believe that by following these principles and energizing chemistry, we can improve the quality of life of people across the world.  Further, we see that our innovations and products are making important contributions to society. 


    It is our corporate responsibility to create lasting value for all shareholders and to consciously address the impact of our actions.  The only way to guarantee the future success and sustainability of our company is to balance our strategy with the demands of the economy, ecology and society.  At LANXESS, we take a long-term view and use our knowledge, ability, and experience to develop products and technologies that will protect the climate and environment and improve people's quality of life. 


    We are responsible employers and support social and cultural projects all over the world.  Corporate responsibility is integral to every aspect of our enterprise.  With our global headquarters in Cologne, Germany, LANXESS is comprised of 19,000 employees and 75 production sites in 19 countries with manufacturing, sales, and customer service capabilities in all region of the world. 


    LANXESS offers competitive salaries, a wide array of benefit options, and an exceptional retirement savings plan.  These are just some of the many ways we recognize our employees for the large difference they make to LANXESS' success. At LANXESS, our employees are our greatest resource. We invite you to explore the employment opportunities at our company today and invest in a terrific company for your career.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


    The tasks associated with this position include but are not limited to:

    • Inspecting, testing, repairing, and maintaining the electrical and instrumentation parts of process flows, machinery, and mechanical equipment such as pumps, engines, motors, pneumatic systems and valves, hydraulic systems and valves, conveyor systems, flow meters and gauges.
    • Installation and troubleshooting of electrical (starters and controls) and all types of instrumentation loops (electronic and pneumatic)
    • Ability to read an interpret P&ID wiring and circuit diagrams.
    • Ability to read and examine blueprints, engineering drawings, and process and instrument diagrams.
    • Performing predictive and preventive electrical maintenance functions and instrumentation loops
    • Troubleshooting and E&I maintenance on up to 2300 V voltage equipment
    • Troubleshooting on high voltage 13.8 kv
    • Performing testing, adjustments, calibrations and servicing activities.
    • Inspecting, repairing, replacing and optically aligning A/C electric motors and A/C, D/C drive systems.
    • Ensuring that distributive control systems are aligned and calibrated so panel operators can rely on process adjustments including manual and automatic.
    • Inspecting, repairing and resetting voltages.
    • Setting and calibrating safety limit controls, relief devices, check valves, and electrical equipment for temperature, pressure, flow rate, levels, voltage, and current according to service manuals, schematic diagrams or process and instrumentation diagrams.
    • Setting and calibrating sensors and warning alarms
    • Starting machines and equipment to test operation following repair.
    • Full knowledge of safety regulations with emphasis on energy isolation, lockout, confined space entry, and line breaking procedures.
    • Unique ability to work in and contribute to a high performance, team based work culture.
    • Ability to select, and properly use personal protective equipment according to the specific hazard or hazards in accordance with Lanxess requirements.
    • Must be able to complete structured TPC training module and show a good working knowledge in areas related to this position


    • Minimum of two year electrical/instrumentation trade school degree or minimum five years’ experience in an electrical/instrumentation apprenticeship program
    • Related work in an electrical/instrumentation maintenance organization may be considered in lieu of degree and apprenticeship
    • Must have good communication skills (written and oral) and possess the ability to work closely with operations personnel on a daily basis
    • Must be able to work 8 hour days as well as planned and unplanned overtime, and call-outs on the night shift and weekends when necessary
    • Must be a safety leader and follow all safe work practices and policies
    • Must be familiar with instrumentation loops and pneumatic controls
    • Must be self-motivated and willing to learn
    • Must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner
    • Must have the ability to deal with frequent changes, delays and unexpected events
    • Preferred candidates will be trained in and be knowledgeable of NFPA 70E requirements, motivated, positive, energetic and flexible in working days or nights and will have a full working knowledge of process equipment, control systems, valves, drive components, electrical distribution systems, pumps, piping systems and troubleshooting techniques which may be gained through a combination of experience and on the job training.
    • This is a safety sensitive position
    • Industrial Wage Certificate preferred



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