Instrument Technician - Tacoma, WA

Tacoma / Washington / United States

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Instrument Technician - Tacoma, WA


801 E Portland Ave
Tacoma, Washington, 98421
United States

 Instrument Technician workers are responsible for installing and maintaining a wide variety of monitoring and other types of instruments throughout a large industrial paper mill.  Although weeks vary, about 20% of the time is spent inside a workshop testing and setting up instruments.  The remaining time is spent walking and climbing areas within a large paper mill.

Most tasks involve occasionally using a variety of standard hand-tools as well as specialized electronic testing equipment.  Many tasks are performed in a shop environment.  Others involve sitting, standing and walking up to several hundred feet up or climbing up/down stairs while exposed to elements.  Surfaces can be slippery and uneven.  The work is fast-paced, physically demanding and requires multi-tasking.

Someone in these positions must be able to work:  week days & nights, week-ends and holidays on 12-hour rotating shifts (two 12 hour shifts on Days then two 12 hour shifts on Nights & then 4 days off).  Shifts are currently 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM & 7:30 PM to 7:30 AM.  Hearing protection and personal protective equipment, provided by the company, is required as some jobs include exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes.

What you need to succeed:

·         Minimum high school diploma or GED; journeyman level or trade school and equivalent experience, 3 – 7 years’ industrial experience) – required

·         Instrumentation Technician certification

·         PLC Programming – RSLogix 500, 5000 and DirectSOFT 32

·         Instrument Calibrations – Fisher, Rosemount, Yokogawa

·         Process and Instrumentation Diagramming, Loop Sheets

·         Effective interpersonal and team skills

·         Ability to plan, organize and execute work

·         A good understanding of mill equipment and processes

·         Computer literate

·         Effective trouble-shooting skills; ability to read and understand schematics

·         Possess initiative; attention to detail; follow-through

·         Successfully pass the following:

·         Structured panel interview

·         Drug screen

·         Reference and background (felony, misdemeanor and traffic) check

·         Be clean shaven and able to use a half mask in the event of emergency (Required for only some positions)

              

The following experience and skills are desired:

·         Understand the workings of PLC/DCS systems

·         Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology skills: Calibration of Transmitters and Control Valves, Delta V Process Assembly and Programming, SCADA Control, Variable Frequency Drives, PLC Hardware and Programming, Computer Networking, HMI Configurations

·         Supports continuous improvement of preventative maintenance

·         Participates in trouble-shooting efforts to respond to equipment failures and/or process deficiencies

·         Participates in root cause analysis and execution of corrective ations to minimize recurrence of unplanned shutdowns.

·         Previous heavy equipment operation experience

·         Previous shift work, including weekend and night shift

What we offer:

·         Pay rates as per the collective bargaining agreement range from $34.95 - $41.66 per hour.

·         90 working day probationary period

·         Work culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

·         Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, STD & LTD

·         A career with a packaging company where Sustainability, Safety, and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

·         Within 30 days, new hires must join the USW Local #237 and pay Union dues.  In addition, an excellent benefit package is available to the employee and his/her family.

·         Start date is tentatively scheduled for February/March 2018. 

If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application.  We want to hear from you!

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Instrument Technician workers are responsible for installing and maintaining a wide variety of monitoring and other types of instruments throughout a large industrial paper mill.  Although weeks vary, about 20% of the time is spent inside a workshop testing and setting up instruments.  The remaining time is spent walking and climbing areas within a large paper mill.

Most tasks involve occasionally using a variety of standard hand-tools as well as specialized electronic testing equipment.  Many tasks are performed in a shop environment.  Others involve sitting, standing and walking up to several hundred feet up or climbing up/down stairs while exposed to elements.  Surfaces can be slippery and uneven.  The work is fast-paced, physically demanding and requires multi-tasking.

Someone in these positions must be able to work:  week days & nights, week-ends and holidays on 12-hour rotating shifts (two 12 hour shifts on Days then two 12 hour shifts on Nights & then 4 days off).  Shifts are currently 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM & 7:30 PM to 7:30 AM.  Hearing protection and personal protective equipment, provided by the company, is required as some jobs include exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes.

What you need to succeed:

·         Minimum high school diploma or GED; journeyman level or trade school and equivalent experience, 3 – 7 years’ industrial experience) – required

·         Instrumentation Technician certification

·         PLC Programming – RSLogix 500, 5000 and DirectSOFT 32

·         Instrument Calibrations – Fisher, Rosemount, Yokogawa

·         Process and Instrumentation Diagramming, Loop Sheets

·         Effective interpersonal and team skills

·         Ability to plan, organize and execute work

·         A good understanding of mill equipment and processes

·         Computer literate

·         Effective trouble-shooting skills; ability to read and understand schematics

·         Possess initiative; attention to detail; follow-through

·         Successfully pass the following:

·         Structured panel interview

·         Drug screen

·         Reference and background (felony, misdemeanor and traffic) check

·         Be clean shaven and able to use a half mask in the event of emergency (Required for only some positions)

              

The following experience and skills are desired:

·         Understand the workings of PLC/DCS systems

·         Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology skills: Calibration of Transmitters and Control Valves, Delta V Process Assembly and Programming, SCADA Control, Variable Frequency Drives, PLC Hardware and Programming, Computer Networking, HMI Configurations

·         Supports continuous improvement of preventative maintenance

·         Participates in trouble-shooting efforts to respond to equipment failures and/or process deficiencies

·         Participates in root cause analysis and execution of corrective ations to minimize recurrence of unplanned shutdowns.

·         Previous heavy equipment operation experience

·         Previous shift work, including weekend and night shift

What we offer:

·         Pay rates as per the collective bargaining agreement range from $34.95 - $41.66 per hour.

·         90 working day probationary period

·         Work culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

·         Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, STD & LTD

·         A career with a packaging company where Sustainability, Safety, and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

·         Within 30 days, new hires must join the USW Local #237 and pay Union dues.  In addition, an excellent benefit package is available to the employee and his/her family.

·         Start date is tentatively scheduled for February/March 2018. 

If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application.  We want to hear from you!

#WA

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce:  Minorities/Females/Disable/Veterans.

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