Instrumentation Technician

Lemont, IL posted on February 12

The Instrumentation Technician provides support for the chemical, petrochemical, distribution, packaging industry, and more. Knowledgeable of all equipment and has the ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment throughout. The Instrumentation Technician is responsible for completing work orders, carryout preventative maintenance schedules, and the installation of new equipment. In addition they will be expected to troubleshoot electrical and instrumentation equipment on process systems to support production, future projects, and/ or process refinements. Teamwork and coordination is essential to this position’s success.


  • Provides technical expertise to plant personnel during equipment problems, repair, troubleshooting and during root cause investigations.
  • Sets up, calibrate, tests, measure and repair all types of electrical controls, instruments, and electronic components.
  • Collects equipment operation history and data to facilitate reliability improvements.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctions and helps document failure analysis.
  • Performs PM’s of equipment and instrument calibrations.
  • Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
  • Is a proactive member of the team and as such, looks for, repairs, process improvements, and maintains a preventative attitude.
  • Monitors controls and electrical equipment to ensure effective and efficient service.
  • Ensures Preventative Maintenance procedures are carried out in accordance with SOP, SSOP, and in a timely manner.
  • Sets up and operate tools used to diagnose and repair equipment
  • Installs of conduits using a hand, mechanical, or hydraulic bender.
  • Dismantles functional systems and tests components
  • Starts system, observes operation, read and calibrate gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as valves, controls, pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, and temperature in plant systems
  • Keeps maintenance shop and assigned areas neat, clean, and organized
  • Configures hart smart devices using a HART communicator.
  • Works well with the Maintenance department to help solidify electrical repairs and assist with projects
  • Demonstrates sound work ethics.
  • Supports and encourages greater employee teamwork.
  • Knows, understands, and follows OSHA and Safety Regulations.
  • Follows L.O.T.O policies.
  • Communicates safety issues to mangers and Safety department.


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


  • High School diploma /GED or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Journeyman Industrial Instrumentation Tech.
  • An NCCER certified Instrument Tech. is a Plus
  • Instrumentation Tech Trade School Certification is a Plus.
  • Must be able to pass a DISA D/A test.
  • Demonstrated safe and proficient operation of equipment in a variety of work environments