Lake Charles, LA – Instrumentation/Electrical Technician


Maintains instrumentation and electrical performance for all plant equipment—including performing repairs, installations, operational inspections and participating in developing improvements.


  • Use fluently basic test equipment such as DVM (Digital volt meter), Megger, Pneumatic & Milliamper Calibrationer to perform repair-oriented activities on a daily basis, based upon immediate needs and maintenance scheduling.
  • Must understand medium and low power distribution, basic PLC relay logic circuits VAC and systems, ladder logic and HMI’s (Human Machine Interfaces).
  • Performs instrumentation troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs all electrical such as MOV, medium and low voltage starters, motors, lighting system, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and all AC &DC control equipment.
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs all instrumentation, auxiliary equipment in the calciner and steam plants.
  • Calibrates process instrumentation such as pressure, temp and level transmitters, analyzers and sensors to meet the requirements for reliable operation, high quality production, precise process control, and ISO compliance.
  • Operate mobile equipment as required to perform instrumentation work.
  • Reports any problems or safety issues to appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in the continuous improvement of product and plant processes and performs other duties as required.
  • Computer literacy is essential to performing the duties of this job.


Performs activities based on priority, criticality, machine and instrumentation availability, and available funding.  Although some of the aspects of work may be defined, parts may be variable. Participates in problem solving activities related to improving the production process and work environment.


Two years related training from college or vocational school; and/or two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, electrical and instrumentation blueprints, schematics, logic diagrams, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to present information to small groups.


Work requires resolving mutual problems and collaborating with others.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, lengths, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply and/or understand concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems using available tools, resources, etc.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel, reach above shoulder height, stoop, kneel, crouch or squat, twist, crawl, drive (forklifts, loaders, or other vehicles), and climb ladders. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee is also required several times each week to climb and/or balance on flights of stairs of more than 25 steps. The employee is required to lift, push, or pull up to 25 pounds periodically and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Hearing protection is often required.  May be required to wear respiratory protection.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, working in high and/or precarious places, with fumes or airborne particles, with toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and in outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment does not typically require hearing protection.

(This Position Description reflects the general level and nature of the Position.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive.)