Richard Construction Inc. (RCI) is seeking a experienced industrial Instrument Technicians for industrial construction projects.

Position Summary

Instrument Technicians will perform a variety of instrumentation services, troubleshooting, calibration, and testing, etc., across a construction site.

Qualification Highlights:

  • Must be able to read plans, sketches, loop sheets, specifications, instrument ID and data sheets
  • Must possess all knowledge skills and abilities for position - see below
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements
  • Must have instrumentation experience working on industrial construction projects
  • Must be willing to follow all safety rules and regulations
  • Must have all required tools
  • Must be able to regularly and reliably show up at the assigned job site
  • Must meet all saftety and security requirements at the assigned job site
  • Must be willing to travel away from home for work assignments

Position Responsibilities:

  • Repair and calibrate flow, pressure, level, temperature, and differential pressure transmitters
  • Service and repair control valves, actuators, and regulators of all sizes
  • Install, repair, and troubleshoot pneumatic and electronic instrumentation
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) on process instrumentation
  • Calibrate and maintain area monitoring equipment (i.e., LEL, H2S, CL2, etc.)
  • Troubleshoot and maintain analytical equipment (e.g., sample analyzers, gas chromatographs, and conductivity/pH/density probes)
  • Complete other related duties as assigned
  • Identify all tools required for tasks
  • Identify safety risks and precautions required to eliminate those risks
  • Cleanup work areas
  • Must be willing to assist other crafts and perform additional job duties while not performing primary craft duties (be a Team player)

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required
  • Minimum 5 years of petrochemical or refinery experience in E&I crafts
  • Certificate of Instrumentation Technology or Associates Degree
  • Good working knowledge of test equipment, hand tools, and hand-held communicators or equivalent computer software
  • Proficient in reading P&IDs, instrument ID/Loop Sheets, and equipment manuals
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with MicroMotion flow meters is a plus
  • Experience with Delta-V or other Distributed Controls Systems (DCS) is a plus
  • Experience with analytical equipment is a plus
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) is a plus
  • Must be able to work full work schedule and any additional overtime with little or no notification
  • Must be willing to assist other crafts and perform additional duties while not performing primary craft duties
  • Must be willing to work safely and follow all safety rules and regulations
  • Must follow all company and site rules and regulations
  • Must have required tools 
  • Ability to work with others - Team player
  • Good communication skills with co-workers and supervisors
  • Commitment to Richard values, safety rules, and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Richard Construction Inc. (RCI) former employee from a Reduction of Force (ROF)
  • Former employee of RCI
  • NCCER Certification related to Electrician or Instrumentation

Candidate Possession of Required Tools:

  • Tool Box with Lock
  • Digital Multi-Meter (DMM) - Fluke 77 or better
  • Pliers
  • Screw Drivers: Phillips Head and Flat Head
  • Termination Screwdriver
  • Nut Driver Set
  • Open End, Box End Wrenches
  • Soldering Iron
  • Test Clips & Jumpers
  • Safety Toed Boots
  • Not Required but advantageous for this position:
    • Multifunction Process Calibrator
    • mA Loop Calibrator
    • HART Communicator
    • Vacuum and Pressure Calibrator
    • Hand Operated/Vacuum and Pressure Pump

Physical Requirements:

  • Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting
  • Will talk and hear in order to communicate effectively
  • Able to use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, and push or pull objects such as materials, controls, and tools
  • May be required to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs in weight
  • Will work at heights, climb ladders and stairways, and work off platforms and man lifts
  • May occasionally work out on an open structure using the appropriate fall protection requirements
  • May work at heights up to 300 feet utilizing proper fall protection devices
  • Will use vision abilities to focus, see short distances, see colors, possess depth perception and peripheral vision
  • Must be capable or working outdoors in the elements including but not limited to the heat, cold, rain, snow, and wind
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, earplugs/muffs, safety vests, gloves, steel toe/safety toe boots, and masks/respirators

RCI is dedicated in providing a SAFE and Drug Free environment.

RCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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