PLC/Instrumentation [Maintenance Technician]

  • Vancouver, WA, USA
  • Aug 03, 2017
Full time Maintenance Technician

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: PLC/Instrumentation [Maintenance Technician] LOCATION: Pocatello, ID COMPANY: GrainCorp is an international leader in food ingredients and agribusiness, creating value by connecting consumers and producers.
We operate a range of multilinked businesses: Corporate, Storage & Logistics, Marketing, Ports, Malt and Oils providing an increasingly important service across the food supply chain.
GrainCorp Malt is an international, performance-driven malt supplier.
It operates 18 strategically located malt production facilities operating in the United States as Great Western Malting, in Canada as Canada Malting Company, in Australia as Barrett Burston & in the United Kingdom as Bairds Malt.
We are the worlds fourth largest commercial malt producer.
We celebrate our people & we work together as part of a high performing team to deliver on what we promise.
Were focused on developing a skilled workforce and encouraging diversity of both people and thinking.
POSITION SCOPE: Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Plant Electrician/Maintenance Technician will perform various combinations of the following tasks during a normal workday.
CORPORATE VALUES: TOGETHER WE ARE SAFER Safety is a core value at GrainCorp.
We are committed to a Zero Harm environment and we act consciously every day to keep ourselves and our co-workers safe.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Engages in the installation, maintenance, adjustment, calibration, repair, and replacement of plant instrument systems, including those designed to measure, record, and control the temperature, pressure, and level.
Typical environment requires travel on foot throughout the 12 acre plant site, in order to access malthouses, elevators, and storage areas.
Plant site access is across multiple levels using stairs, elevators, ladders and man lifts.
Approximately 80% of work is performed indoors; outdoor work, when required, must be performed in all weather conditions and at all times of the day/night.
Supports team projects and process improvement activities as directed.
Ensure cleanliness of equipment, tools, and personal work station.
Rotating responsibility for weekly on call shifts.
Accepts after hours emergency call in requests, to repair defective plant equipment, outside the normal operating hours of the maintenance shop.
Other duties to be assigned as needed; including assisting with the duties of Electrician, Stationary Engineer, Plant Mechanic, and Engineer Helpers.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Experience with Allen Bradley PLC programming and communication networks is preferred.
Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulics with ability to take voltage, amperage, OHM, pressure and/or flow reading in accordance with ladder and schematic diagrams and determine values.
Ability to be certified to operate forklifts, scissors lifts, and hoists is required.
Have an understanding of instrumentation and calibration principles.
Knowledge of and commitment to general safety procedures in manufacturing environment.
Ability to lift up to 75lbs, push/pull 75 lbs.
Excellent written & verbal communication skills, with ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to make effective, quick decisions while following company policies.
Must have an analytical disposition, along with a willingness to adapt to and lead change.
Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities, contributing to a positive team spirit.
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude. EDUCATION: Associates Degree or Technical Certification in relevant program, or combination of education and related work experience is required.
Experience or education in brewing/malting industry is a huge plus COMPENSATION: Based on current contract.
BENEFITS: Pension Health & Welfare Insurance Employee Assistance Program Paid Holidays Additional benefits will be available after the Probationary period has been completed.
401k Plan eligibility Life and AD&D Insurance Vacation Sick Pay Roving Holidays CONTACT: Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by end of day August 21 to: Human Resources - GWM Category: Manufacturing , Keywords: PLC Technician