Austin Industries

Instrumentation and Electrical Technician

Job Locations US-KY
Requisition ID
Industrial Maintenance


Location: Kimberly Clark - Owensboro, KY




This is a skilled position at the journeyman level. An employee in this class performs various skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of equipment. Provide expertise to develop process control strategies so that the process areas operate smoothly and efficiently. Test, calibrate, troubleshoot, overhaul and repair controlling, indicating and measuring instrument devices to ensure specified operating performance using hand tools, testing and calibrating instruments and equipment and precision measuring instruments. Ability to read and understand manuals, blueprint schematics and testing specifications. Must have knowledge of electrical schematics and PLCs.







MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Apply knowledge of mathematics to instrumentation, such as ratio and proportions, numbers with power of 10’s, algebra equations, English-to-metric conversion, inches of water to PSI, inches of mercury to PSI, etc.


  • Considerable knowledge of the practice, methods, tools, equipment, and materials of electrical, instrumentation and control systems.


  • Read blueprints, schematics and loop drawings and prepare job reports.


  • Calibrate equipment using common calibration procedures and be able to read, interpret, apply and know where to find other procedures.


  • Provide ongoing technical support to production in the area of instrumentation and localized process controllers (PLC).


  • Troubleshoot and develop programming solutions and/or control schemes, which will improve the plant operation primarily from increased equipment reliability and maintenance expense reduction. This would include higher levels of automation, improved methods of control, and improved information gathering and reporting.


  • Completes necessary documentation to ensure control documentation is current. Follows all necessary change control procedures.


  • Interface with production, maintenance technicians and engineering by participating in development of new process design and existing process revision as it pertains to process control software and hardware.


  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the electrical and instrumentation equipment and the necessary safety precautions.


  • Knowledge of applicable electrical codes.


  • Proficient in trouble-shooting defects in electrical, instrumentation and localized control systems.


  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to read and interpret sketches, diagrams, and blueprints.


  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trades involved.


  • Ability to detect defects in equipment and to make proper repairs or adjustments.


  • Tests, maintains, and evaluates equipment performance using instruments such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, pyrometers, and pressure gauges.


  • Tests and calibrates pneumatic controls.


  • Adjusts, repairs and replaces electrical and electronic pneumatic relays.


  • Prepares accurate records for preventative maintenance.


  • Complies with all documentation requirements regarding processing, GMP’s safety, housekeeping, environmental, and sanitation. All work performed must be done in compliance with company guidelines for safety and environmental responsibility.


  • Is able to operate within a team based environment, willing to participate in team activities, serve in leadership roles, and be receptive to receiving and giving constructive feedback to their team members and management.


  • Perform related work as required, including working overtime (after hours, weekends, etc.). Must be able to follow minimal instructions and support safe work practices.


  • Must be able to function responsibly as part of a team.


  • Must be physically able to handle equipment up to 50 kilograms using available equipment. Must be able to lift >40 pound containers repetitively. Must be able to wear required protective equipment, including respirators. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders repetitively when required.



The I/E Technician has the potential to handle and generate the following RCRA hazardous waste streams:


  • Fluorescent mercury tubes
  • Aerosol cans
  • Halogenated spent lubricants
  • Spent solvents




Education/Learning Experience


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Knowledge of Math and ScienceDesired:
  • Completion of a 2-year degree in a related field from an accredited technical school preferred.


Work Experience


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a production maintenance environment as an I&E Technician.
  • Demonstrated understanding of safety, health environmental, quality systems and regulatory compliance guidelines.
  • PLC, Provox, Smart Transmitters, Mass & Mag Flow Meters, Radar Level Transmitters, Electronic Calibration Database.




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