Instrumentation and Electrical Technician - Offering up to $5000.00 in sign-on bonuses

Muscatine, IL posted on May 2

Pay ranges from $25.00 to $45.00 an hour based on experience

Expand your options, work for MKD Electric.

  • Utilize your skills & experience to make a difference.
  • Advance your career and further your education.
  • Work with a great team of people. 

Our team members are eligible for great benefits and career advancement opportunities. MKD Electric ranks in the 90th Percentile in pay, overtime/double time pay and company provided benefits in the United States. MKD Electric is committed to providing a safe place to work.  Ample overtime opportunities for those that want it. MKD Electric also offers great training programs and has significant opportunities for career advancement.

MKD Electric is one of the Midwest’s largest full-service merit shop electrical contractors.  For over twenty years, we have designed, built, installed, and maintained our clients’ systems, projects, and facilities. We specialize in working in a variety of industrial environments, including chemical, petrochemical, distribution, packaging, and more. Seeking talented Instrumentation  and Electrical Technicians knowledgeable in  DCS’s, PLC’s,  hart communication, pressure, flow, burner control, PH, level motors, motor controls, wye delta starters, VFD, inverters, drives, valves, troubleshooting wiring issues, and packing machines.


  • Maintenance of the facility's electrical components, monitoring and control systems including electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Monitoring devices that control processes within the facility, making adjustments either manually or using instruments as necessary. Periodic maintenance is done to ensure the instrumentation remains in good working condition.
  • Conduct troubleshooting to repair the machines when issues arise.
  • Ability to install new instrumentation and electrical systems 


  • 5 years or more industrial experience with DCSs, PLCs, automation systems, etc.
  • Ability to test, calibrate, and repair electrical, mechanical, hydraulic devices and equipment.
  • Proficient at Single and Three Phase motors and motor control systems.
  • Ability to install and troubleshoot PLC's, AC and DC Drives.
  • Skilled in Installing electrical gear, equipment, and devices.
  • Knowledge in terminating power, control, and instrumentation wire and cable.
  • Experienced with bending and installing rigid conduit.
  • Ability to set up and pull wire and cable.
  • Read blueprints, schematics and manuals to understand installation procedures.
  • Stand, walk, sit, kneel, and walk up/down stairs on regular basis; climb up and down ladders up to 35 feet high repeatedly on a shift
  • Work from various heights via platforms, scaffolds, ladders or man-lifts
  • Bend and stretch, lift and move heavy objects many times across a shift
  • Operate, maintain, and work in close proximity to various power equipment, including, but not limited to, forklifts, man-lifts, excavators, drills, saws, hydraulic tools and automatic machinery
  • Must be safety conscious


We offer our team members a comprehensive employment package that includes:

  • Career growth opportunities
  • Strong safety culture with training
  • Competitive wage(s)
  • Performance based bonus eligibility
  • Eligible for over-time pay after 8 hours
  • Eligible for double time pay on Sunday’s
  • 401(k) plan w/company match up to 4%
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid vacation time
  • Eligibility for health benefits which includes:
    • Medical insurance – shared cost
    • Company paid dental insurance
    • Company paid vision insurance
    • Company paid life insurance and AD&D insurance
    • Company paid short term disability insurance
    • Optional life insurance for you, your spouse and children
    • Optional long term disability insurance
  • Full-time in-house training director
  • Multiple training & development opportunities:
    • DOL Certified Apprenticeship Program
    • Foreman’s Academy
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Hands on Controls & Instrumentation Training
    • and more
  • Referral bonuses up to $2,500
  • Annual scrap metal bonus eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company provided FR clothing
  • Company provided safety gear – harness, lanyard, arc flash gear and more
  • Safety boot and safety glasses allowance
  • Social activities
    • Holiday Party, BBQ’s, fun all hands on meetings, golf outings, contests, etc…
  • Charitable activities
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and others
  • Open door policy
  • Annual performance reviews