Instrumentation Technician

Smithfield , WV

A Instrumentation Technician operates, performs preventative maintenance and repairs compressor units.  Responsibilities include the following:

Maintains a safe operating environment
Operates, troubleshoots and performs preventive maintenance and major repairs of natural gas engines, electric motors, auxiliary equipment and gas compressors
Starts up, shuts down gas compressor units and performs major equipment overhauls
Tests Emergency Shut Down (ESD) systems;
Takes readings (pressures, temperatures, volumes hours run, etc.) and records them in a computerized database (FDM)
Monitors availability of compressor units;
Operates and maintains dehydration units;
Performs basic operational tasks such as blowing drips, emptying tanks, refilling fluids and checking tank levels
Operates and performs maintenance on chillers and flare systems
Adjusts and repairs pressure regulation systems and pneumatic systems
Checks and maintains glycol levels, circulation and content
Operates manual and automated controls on compressor units to optimize throughput
Participates in on-call rotation schedule
Performs other duties as directed by supervisor.
Provides Technical support to the compressor personnel while maintenance functions are being performed on compressor equipment
Installs and calibrates end devices such as pressure transducers, speed controllers, RTU's, loop controllers and valve positioners
Installs and tests H2S alarms, flame detectors and gas detectors emissions monitoring equipment, serial communications devices and connections
Maintains VFD medium, low voltage drivers, and reduced voltage starters
Troubleshoots ethernet networks related to compressor control panels
Installs, tests, troubleshoots and maintains emergency shut down equipment, PLC's and relief valves associated with compressor stations
Must participate in on-call rotation schedule
May perform duties in other job classifications as directed


Required Skills:


Basic computer skills
Basic electrical, controls, process and mechanical aptitude
Basic gas quality processing and conditioning skills preferred
Familiarity with National Electric Code preferred
Working knowledge of PLC's and motor controls preferred
Working knowledge of basic industrial communication protocols, i.e. modbus TCP, modbus RTU, and HART preferred

Required Experience:


Associates degree in electronics, or vocational certification in Electrical/Electronic or equivalent of    education and experience required.
At least three years of related mechanical experience
Valid driver's license
Ability to pass a physical capabilities test (which includes, but is not limited to, lifting and carrying 70 lbs., walking 1/2 mile at various inclines, etc.) necessary to demonstrate the physical ability to perform the essential functions of this job
Experience in natural gas preferred
State electrical license or certification preferred