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Instrument and Electrical Technician (Chemical Services) Pasadena, TX

  • Baker Hughes GE
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/29/2018 3:52:14 PM
  • 1801228
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment:
Location(s): United States; Texas; PASADENA

Role Summary:
About Us:
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.
BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.
With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.
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Role Summary:

Member of the Bayport Maintenance Team located in Pasadena, Texas (Houston Area) reporting to the Maintenance Engineer and has accountability along with the other members of the Reliability & Maintenance Team for the overall maintenance and reliability of the plant assets. The I&E Technician will maintain chemical plant productivity by troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating and installing electrical and instrumentation equipment in the plant. The technician will also be utilized to evaluate system capabilities and certify or repair as required. This position will also be responsible for purchasing new instrumentation and maintaining appropriate inventory levels of spare parts.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Perform all duties in manner consistent with health, safety, and environmental policies
  • Follow all appropriate and required standards, procedures, and policies
  • Maintain instrumentation and electrical spare parts inventory to maintain plant reliability
  • Work with Engineering to design and install new electrical and instrumentation equipment to upgrade, replace, and improve existing systems
  • Maintain files, logs and drawings for all instrumentation and electrical equipment
  • Must be able to work under limited supervision
  • Utilize technical skills to troubleshoot chemical production instrumentation, electronics and electrical components
  • Repair and calibrate chemical plant instrumentation and electrical systems
  • Install wiring, conduit, and air tubing
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and systems while adhering to standard maintenance procedures
  • Prepare checklist and logsheet documentation from preventative maintenance activities
  • Participate in PSSR’s
  • Participate in Process Hazard Reviews
  • Must possess a 2 year Associates degree in Instrumentation or equivalent from an accredited college in Instrumentation or relevant certifications from accredited industrial associations such as ISA or NCCER
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of instrumentation experience in a qualified industrial setting
  • Batch chemical plant experience
  • DCS troubleshooting experience
  • Understanding of P&ID’s
  • Demonstrated skills in the calibration, repair, and maintenance of electronic & pneumatic instrumentation, industrial electrical systems and electronically controlled equipment in a chemical plant
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and calibrate all types of flow instrumentation (Coriolis flowmeters, dP flowmeters, etc) and accessory equipment (batch controllers)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and calibrate all types of weight instrumentation (load cells, tote/drum scales)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and calibrate gas detection equipment (LEL sensors, flame detectors, H2S sensors, etc)
  • Able to troubleshoot a DCS and related components (I/O Blocks, Junction Boxes, etc)
  • Able to install, wire, and program basic PLC’s
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, one-line diagrams, motor controller diagrams, P&ID diagrams, loop diagrams 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, climb stairs and ladders, kneel, stoop, sit, and walk extensively
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, E-mail, and ability to learn various software packages)
  • Understanding of electrical codes, practices, and safety requirements
  • Will require being part of the On-Call rotation once a month
  • Able to exercise independent judgment prior to consultation with supervisor
  • Communication skills / ability to communicate with fellow employees as well as external vendors
  • Be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future
Desired Characteristics:
  • SIS experience
  • PLC programming proficiency
  • Maximo familiarity
Baker Hughes, a GE company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more

Locations: United States; Texas; PASADENA

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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