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Instrumentation Technician

Wasco, CA


  • Perform timely equipment repairs to maintain production schedules and assist production personnel with assigned equipment maintenance activities.
  • Perform assigned predictive/preventive maintenance checks on plant equipment.
  • All duties performed with a positive and respectful professional attitude.


The more common skills and attributes that are needed for this role may include:

  • Tests and repairs instrumentation systems utilized by production equipment to ensure adherence to established performance levels and product quality.
  • Perform installation, calibration, and repair of all pneumatic/mechanical process control valves.
  • Perform installation, calibration and repair of plant instrumentation: i.e. pH indicators, temperature indicators, 02 indicators, airflow indicators, and acid/caustic totalizers.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks.
  • May lead and direct the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Troubleshoot and repair pumps, motors, valves, gearboxes, air compressors, and plumbing equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair basic 440/220/11 OV 3 phase and single-phase electrical circuits.
  • Repair and service plant utilities: i.e. boilers, air compressors, air dryers, distillers, vacuum pumps, cooling towers and air conditioners.
  • Replace equipment bearings, belts, gears, chains, and filters.
  • Perform predictive analysis of plant equipment using advanced measurement techniques.
  • Perform installation, programming and repair of PLC units on plant equipment.
  • Perform installation, calibration and repair of plant instrumentation: i.e. pH indicators, temperature indicators, 02 indicators, air flow indicators, and acid/caustic totalizers.
  • Ability to submit complete and accurate material requisition forms for all items to be purchased.
  • Ability to submit all departmental paperwork both accurately and timely.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and cooperative attitude in all situations.
  • Ability to work from blueprints, engineering drawings, and electrical schematics.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of methods, tools and materials used in the repair and maintenance of all assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations as applicable to assigned job tasks.
  • Knowledge of proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Knowledge of operation and use of hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Actively participate and support site ISO program initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide OJT (On the Job Training) as directed.


  • Work environment will consist of indoor and outdoor environments. Work may require functioning in confined space, hazardous environments, elevated and reduced temperatures and elevated locations.
  • Able to climb heights, bend and twist, stoop, crawl, push and pull and kneel.
  • Work will involve moderate to severe physical exertion. Must be able to lift and carry 65 pounds on a normal basis and 80 pounds on an intermittent basis.
  • Ability to reach in all directions.


  • Any combination equivalent to: AS Degree in Electronics or related field and five years of increasingly responsible instrumentation and plant maintenance experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (speak, read and write).
  • May be required to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.


Human Resources


Certis USA, L.L.C
9145 Guilford Road, Suite 175
Columbia, Maryland 21046