PAEC Services

Electrical and Instrumentation Technician


Instrument & Electrical Technicians install, repair or maintain in accordance with manufacturer’s or site specifications, electrical and instrument equipment using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing instruments. Shift work is sometimes required.


  • Inspect, repair and/or replace items such as instruments, valves, disconnects and starters in order to protect personnel, equipment and to keep processes running.
  • Remove and replace filters in equipment in order to maintain equipment efficiency.
  • Lubricate motors, valves and bearings and other equipment in order to prolong life and keep equipment running and efficient.
  • Disassemble, clean, inspect, repair and reassemble equipment such as automatic valves, motors, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, in order to restore to operation.
  • Measure, cut, bend and install conduit, fittings and tubing as needed to install or repair equipment.
  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wire, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fiber optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures
  • Drill and tap various types of metal and plastics in order to produce pieces and parts to desired specification or to install new equipment or revise existing.
  • Make list of needed materials in order to do specific job.
  • Lock, tag, try and test energy sources in order make equipment inoperable and safe to work on.
  • Plan and coordinate work with other crafts while installing new work or replacing existing parts with new models.
  • Inspect ladders, tools, job sites, fire extinguishers, emergency lights, electrical cords, etc. in order to ensure safety and protect personnel.
  • Communicate with other employees using hand-held radios, telephones, e-mail, etc. in order to perform jobs efficiently.
  • Troubleshoot and make repairs on automatic valves, electrical starters, motors, relays, pneumatic and electronic instrumentation.
  • Perform routine maintenance on electrical, pneumatic and mechanical devices using hand and power tools, electrical and electronic measuring and test devices, diagnostic equipment, vendor literature, technical manuals, blueprints and schematic diagrams.
  • Remove and place back into service control type instrumentation after calibrating, services, troubleshooting, range change and maintenance work performed such as: Flow transmitters, Level transmitters, Temperature transmitters, On-line process analyzers
  • Basic computer skills for ordering materials, communication, entering equipment history and electronic mail.
  • Remove malfunctioning motors. Replace with new or rebuilt.
  • Must be capable of wearing all protective type of equipment needed to complete jobs in safe and orderly fashion.
  • Dismantle and remove old equipment and wire without interfering with unit operation.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Receive training and be able to retrieve OSHA information such as PSM, MSDS, hazardous material lists, safety procedures, corporate standards, etc.
  • I&E Technicians will reinforce the safety principles of the area and site and ensure trainees follow the standard work practices and procedures.
  • Must be willing to learn new jobs and train other employees.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job requirement.
  • Measure, cut and solder various instrument or electrical devices in order to replace defective equipment or install new equipment.
  • Make brackets and hangers in order to secure items.
  • Repair/repack or replace automatic valves in order to restore to working order.
  • Troubleshoot electronic instrumentation problems related to the process and make necessary repairs.
  • Comply with plant safety and environmental requirements, accepting the responsibility for personal safety. Must know the process hazards and mechanical hazards of assigned job and what safety equipment is required.
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems with Distributive Control Systems equipment using test equipment and techniques to restore equipment to operation.
  • Perform routine maintenance on Distributive Control Systems using hand and power tools, electrical and electronic measuring and test devices, diagnostic equipment, vendor literature, technical manuals, blueprints and schematic diagrams.
  • Troubleshoot and repair solid state electronic devices.
  • Create, review and modify job procedures, SOP’s and other knowledge documents.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalency is required.
  • Any industry experience in instrumentation and electrical.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, manufacturer’s literature, diagrams or schematics.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and computer knowledge.
  • able to work overtime and call outs as required

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