Electrical & Instrumentation Technician - Powerhouse

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

DuPont’s Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE is seeking an Electrical & Instrumentation Technician!

This role will have a focus in Instrumentation to satisfy the site’s powerhouse support needs including the installation, maintenance, and repair of powerhouse equipment in a safe, timely, and craftsman-like manner.

DuPont offers an excellent benefits package that includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!

Typical duties of an E&I Mechanic include, but are not limited to:

+ Follows safe work practices as set forth by company standards, NFPA, and other codes in electrically classified and non-classified areas.

+ Uses Lock, Tag, Clear and Try procedure and other safe work procedures before beginning work on equipment and systems.

+ Work in PSM (Process Safety Management) rated and non-PSM facilities and strictly adhere to safety principles and policies as a condition of employment.

+ Read and understand schematics and P&ID’s.

+ Tests, troubleshoots, and repairs electronic equipment and electrical circuits as required by using specialized instruments such as multi-meters, clamp-on ammeters, oscilloscopes, and frequency meters and computers. Installs specialized troubleshooting equipment for diagnostics.

+ Troubleshoots process control computer systems, including but not limited to DCS, PLCs, Control Logix, and RS Logix using portable computers; troubleshoots temperature, level, and pressure control instruments and processors; troubleshoots AC or DC variable speed drives and speed control systems.

+ Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on equipment, following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications.

+ Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of research equipment or perform scheduled maintenance repairs of same equipment as needed.

+ Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

+ Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.

+ Perform regular preventive maintenance, calibrations and troubleshooting on equipment including boilers and chillers

+ Interlock & Critical isolation valve testing

+ Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, welding, cutting and material handling equipment in performing duties.

A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process. This position does not offer any relocation assistance.

The following are required:

+ High School diploma /GED required

+ Journeyman or Master Electrical License for the State of Delaware, if candidate does not have a DE license, they willingness to go through the State Apprenticeship to acquire the license is mandatory

+ Minimum 3 years of instrumentation experience is required, 5+ years of Instrumentation experience is preferred.

+ Ability to work overtime, including holidays, weekends, and short notice call in’s as required

+ Ability to: lift 10 lbs. frequently, 25 lbs. regularly, 55 lbs. occasionally; climb stairs, ladders, and columns; stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl, utilize visual acuity, reach overhead, hear and respond to alarms

+ Ability to learn new computer software systems and have experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

+ Ability to wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) such as steel toed shoes, hardhat, Nomex® clothing, protective eyewear, face shields, hearing protection, arc protective clothing, and respirator as needed

+ Able to troubleshoot and maintain 12volt to 480volt systems

+ Knowledge of programmable logic controls and other control systems, human machine interface, motor starters/VFDs, Mechanical drive systems, conveyor systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.

+ Interpretation and application of National Electrical Code

+ Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team or as an individual

+ Strong communication and interpersonal skills – Written and Verbal

+ A valid driver’s license

The following are preferred:

+ Previous experience in a powerhouse facility

+ A degree or Certificate from an accredited college or technical school in the Instrumentation field such as NCCER or CCST

+ Experience with SAP-PM

+ Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodology

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information ( .

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Job Posting: JC228627444

Posted On: Nov 16, 2022

Updated On: Jan 28, 2023

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