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Process Control/ E&I Technician- North Bend, OH at Veolia North America

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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description:

Veolia North America Regeneration Services is seeking a Process Control / E&I Technician for its Fort Hill plant located in North Bend, Ohio. This position reports administratively to and receives daily direction from the Site Maintenance Manager.


Provide technical leadership in and support for the operation, maintenance and continuous improvement of manufacturing instrumentation, analyzers and process control systems/equipment.
Work closely with the Line Leadership, Technical/Manufacturing Resources, operators and mechanics to understand the business, site needs and user needs and priorities (voice of the customer). Provide Instrumentation and Analyzer assistance for the manufacturing area in various technologies ranging from transmitters, control valves, switches, gas detectors, process analyzers, and continuous emissions analyzers. Also, provide assistance with problems associated with the site's Distributed Control System (DCS), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).

3. Ability to Tune process controllers and audit performance of loop's as needed.

4. Knowledge and Understanding of distributive control system architecture.
5. Demonstrated skills to complete work independently (self-motivated) and through influence.
6. Capable of reading and commenting on Process Controls (P&I's, Loop drawings and schematics).
7. Ability to Deal directly with Manufacturers and vendor suppliers of instrumentation equipment.
8. Requires strong communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to effectively communicate including clear delivery, attentive listening and confirmation. This ability must exist in a variety of mediums: verbal, non-verbal and written.
9. Control Systems (have basic knowledge of control theory and control system components)
10. Experience with the use of hand-held instrumentation configurators, such as the Hart Communicator and Honeywell SFC.
11. Maintain/develop functional capability with numerous computer applications and systems (Microsoft Office, Google Suites, SAP, Lotus Notes, IP21, etc.) to be able to effectively do the job and assist operations.
12. Calibrate and maintain process instruments.
13. Ability to use manuals to look up parts.
14. Ability to read and interpret instrumentation installation and operating manuals.
15. Knowledge of meaning and terminology of pertinent symbols including logic symbols.
16. Knowledge of principles, laws and theories of pneumatics and instrumentation.
17. Knowledge of and skills in using test instruments.
18. Knowledge of National Electric Code.
19. Knowledge of principles, laws and theories of electricity and electrical circuitry.
20. Knowledge of types and functions of a wide range of electrical devices.
21. Knowledge of principles, laws and theories of electronics and electronic circuitry.
22. Knowledge of and skill in using basic hand tools (pliers, socket wrenches, nut drivers, wire strippers, wire and tubing cutters, stake-on pliers, crimpers, cable pullers, etc.) and power tools (drills, saber saw, hydraulic punch, etc.).
23. Knowledge of basic math, simple algebra and geometry to calculate calibrations and/or loads in circuitry, and/or to compute conversions following a formula such as milliamps to volts.
24. Ability to diagnose problems, take logical steps and use information learned to correct situations
25. Ability and willingness to work with mechanics, operators, contractors, and office staff.
26. Ability and willingness to work around pressurize systems such as acid piping and steam systems.
27. Willing to continuously improve on job specific skills. Example: Attend Instrumentation, PLC, etc training classes as necessary to stay current in field of expertise.
28. Work overtime and available for call in as needed.
29. Ability to respond and report to work to emergency call-ins within 1 hour.
30. Ability to climb ladders and work from elevated heights.
31. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
32. Ability to work indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.
33. Ability and willingness to be respirator fit tested and wear a respirator and level B acid suit.
34. Ability to learn to safely operate various mobile equipment (Scissors lift, JLG manlift, JD Gator, etc)

35. Participate actively in site EHS and PSM auditing as necessary.

1. Have one of the following:
- Associate's Degree in Science (specialization in Instrumentation or Electronics) or,
- Possess the appropriate certificate from a recognized technical school or association (such as ISA) or,
- Possess a higher degree in a related Engineering Program or,
- A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in process instrumentation, preferably in the chemicals manufacturing, or similar industry.

2. Possess a working knowledge of the following Instrumentation and Control systems hardware:
* Field Devices
- Electronic Transmitters
- Control Valves
- Switches
- Heaters
- Scales
* Regulated Power Supplies
* Isolation Interface Devices
* Relays
* Programmable Logic Controllers
* Distributed Control Systems