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Instrumentation Technician/Senior

Company: 
EQT
Location: 
Waynesburg , PA

A Instrumentation Technician/Senior 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; and 
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

EQT Corporation and its subsidiaries is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer -- M/F/Disability/Veteran