I&E Technician

ChemTrade Logistics - Richmond, CA (30+ days ago)2.9


Electrical & Instrument Technicians install, repair or maintain in accordance with manufacturer’s or site specifications, electrical and instrument equipment using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing instruments. Shift work is required.


Inspect, repair and/or replace items such as instruments, valves, disconnects and starters in order to protect personnel, equipment and to keep processes running.
Remove and replace filters in equipment in order to maintain equipment efficiency.
Lubricate motors, valves and bearings and other equipment in order to prolong life and keep equipment running and efficient.
Disassemble, clean, inspect, repair and reassemble equipment such as automatic valves, motors, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, in order to restore to operation.
Measure, cut, bend and install conduit, fittings and tubing as needed to install or repair equipment.
Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wire, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fiber optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures
Drill and tap various types of metal and plastics in order to produce pieces and parts to desired specification or to install new equipment or revise existing.
Make list of needed materials in order to do specific job.
Lock, tag, try and test energy sources in order make equipment inoperable and safe to work on.
Plan and coordinate work with other crafts while installing new work or replacing existing parts with new models.
Inspect ladders, tools, job sites, fire extinguishers, emergency lights, electrical cords, etc. in order to ensure safety and protect personnel.
Communicate with other employees using hand-held radios, telephones, e-mail, etc. in order to perform jobs efficiently.
Troubleshoot and make repairs on automatic valves, electrical starters, motors, relays, pneumatic and electronic instrumentation.
Perform routine maintenance on electrical, pneumatic and mechanical devices using hand and power tools, electrical and electronic measuring and test devices, diagnostic equipment, vendor literature, technical manuals, blueprints and schematic diagrams.
Remove and place back into service control type instrumentation after calibrating, services, troubleshooting, range change and maintenance work performed such as:
Flow transmitters
Level transmitters
Temperature transmitters
On-line process analyzers
Basic computer skills for ordering materials, communication, entering equipment history and electronic mail.
Remove malfunctioning motors. Replace with new or rebuilt.
Must be capable of wearing all protective type of equipment needed to complete jobs in safe and orderly fashion.
Dismantle and remove old equipment and wire without interfering with unit operation.
Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
Receive training and be able to retrieve OSHA information such as PSM, MSDS, hazardous material lists, safety procedures, corporate standards, etc.
I&E Technicians will reinforce the safety principles of the area and site and ensure trainees follow the standard work practices and procedures.
Must be willing to learn new jobs and train other employees.
Regular attendance is an essential job requirement.
Measure, cut and solder various instrument or electrical devices in order to replace defective equipment or install new equipment.
Make brackets and hangers in order to secure items.
Repair/repack or replace automatic valves in order to restore to working order.
Troubleshoot electronic instrumentation problems related to the process and make necessary repairs.
Comply with plant safety and environmental requirements, accepting the responsibility for personal safety. Must know the process hazards and mechanical hazards of assigned job and what safety equipment is required.
Be available to work overtime and understand that it is a job requirement if no volunteers can be found.
Troubleshoot and correct problems with Distributive Control Systems equipment using test equipment and techniques to restore equipment to operation.
Perform routine maintenance on Distributive Control Systems using hand and power tools, electrical and electronic measuring and test devices, diagnostic equipment, vendor literature, technical manuals, blueprints and schematic diagrams.
Troubleshoot and repair solid state electronic devices.
Create, review and modify job procedures, SOP’s and other knowledge documents.

High school diploma or GED equivalency is required.
Five (5) years industry experience in instrumentation and electrical.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, manufacturer’s literature, diagrams or schematics.
Good verbal and written communication skills and computer knowledge.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

Employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee is occasionally required to climb stairs/ladders (including vertical)

Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision.
Must be physically capable of spending long hours sitting in an office environment.
Must be “fit for duty”.


Must be able to perform under the following conditions:
Work in awkward or confining workspaces.
Work in elevated places.
Work in outdoor environment.
Work in noisy environment.
Work in areas that are dusty and have some odor from chemicals and etc.
Safety is a job requirement.
Able to work in Adverse Weather Conditions.
People First!

By joining our team, you will have the chance to be part of a vibrant and growing company. We offer an exciting work atmosphere and opportunities for professional development. At Chemtrade, we take pride in rewarding our employees for their commitment, performance and hard work by offering a variety of programs and services. We offer a comprehensive and very competitive health and wellness program, including medical, dental, paid vacation and a fitness activity subsidy. Our unique culture enables employees to thrive in a supportive and engaging workplace. Employee engagement is not just something we talk about at Chemtrade, but fulfilled through exciting programs like Employee Recognition and Rewards (CHEers!), and Chemtrade University.

Our friendly work environment fosters positive interaction amongst employees within and throughout different departments and locations. We treat our employees with fairness and equity. We value diversity, recognize the benefits of an inclusive work environment and pride ourselves on our commitment to the Health and Safety of our employees and the communities we work in through Responsible Care®.

Chemtrade is one of the world’s largest suppliers of sulphuric acid, liquid sulphur dioxide (SO2) and sodium hydrosulphite (SHS), and a leading processor of spent sulphuric acid. Chemtrade is also a leading regional supplier of sulphur and sodium chlorate, one of only two North American producers of phosphorous pentasulphide and also produces zinc oxide and water treatment chemicals. Chemtrade obtains these products from its own production facilities and through long-term marketing services agreements and distributes them to customers around the world. In January 2014, Chemtrade acquired General Chemical, a leader in water chemicals with nearly 50 North American production facilities. Chemtrade manufactures a broad line of organic and inorganic chemicals for a wide variety of industries and applications. Our products include aluminum sulfate, aluminum chlorohydrate, and ferric sulfate for water treatment applications. We stand behind our products with solid technical support. We are one of the leading producers across every business we service.

Chemtrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chemtrade is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and will, where possible, provide accommodations for persons with disabilities.