E/I (Electrical and Instrumentation) Maintenance Technician – Linden, New Jersey

Publication Date

November 4, 2021

Posted 2 years ago

Position Title: E/I (Electrical and Instrumentation) Maintenance Technician Department: Operations and Maintenance

Reports to: Site Leader Location: Linden, NJ

FLSA exemption status: Bargaining unit



Job Description

Under the direction of the Operations Manager and/or the Site Leader, a E/I Maintenance Technician performs a variety of skilled tasks associated with the day-to-day maintenance functions, equipment care, and equipment repair needs of the Aries Linden Sludge Processing Facility. Utilizing an onsite helper for assistance and onsite operations personnel for feedback, troubleshooting and support, the position requires performing duties involving specialized mechanical maintenance skills and knowledge; monitoring equipment performance and developing new ideas and measures to sustain and/or improve availability, reliability and production performance while providing maintenance related administrative support to the Site Team Leader or equivalent; and performs related work as required. Position may require occasional travel for training and support, as needed, to other company projects. SEND RESUME TO CAREERS@ARIESCLEANTECH.COM     THANKS

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Performs day-to-day electrical and instrumentation maintenance of the plant and plant equipment as deemed necessary by equipment health, plant status and maintenance strategy
  • Directs planned and emergent third-party electrical and instrumentation maintenance to be performed by contractors ensuring adequate task performance and job closeout
  • Ensures adequate reporting of inventories associated with spare parts and plant tooling
  • Works with and through Aries procurement for sustainment of spare parts and tooling
  • Supports operation of the plant through troubleshooting support of issues, maintenance training,
  • Reads meters, gauges, charts and instruments associated with the monitoring of equipment health and preventive maintenance
  • Inspects plant equipment and reports imminent failures or issues that would jeopardize sustained operability
  • Troubleshoots electrical system problems and makes minor repairs and/or
  • Stops and starts equipment as required for repairs, operates, adjusts and maintains equipment to ensure compliance with established standards
  • Monitors, interprets and records information taken from gauges, dials, and other instruments
  • Ensuring plant equipment/controls are operating within design parameters while complying with strict SHE rules and regulations as well as company policies and
  • Performs record keeping functions such as logging equipment hours, test results, maintenance work performed and unusual operating conditions; prepares, maintains and submits a variety of records and
  • Performs tasks, including operation of mobile equipment, power tools, typically associated with routine maintenance of a production facility.
  • Receives and responds to work requests for equipment maintenance with a planned maintenance mindset and adequately prepares to perform tasks with a minimum two-week look ahead (schedule).
  • Carry out first line maintenance duties as required to maintain or restore plant operation, adjusting schedules as needed to attain target maintenance schedule
  • Writes and updates maintenance procedures and training manuals based on plant knowledge and
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, LRSA employees and the public using principles of good customer
  • Coordinates with other onsite maintenance personnel for overall plant health and maintenance



Job Requirements


  • Minimum high school diploma or Process Plant Technology Degree or Vocational Maintenance Degree preferred.
  • 5+ years electrical and instrumentation maintenance experience achieving Journeyman level
  • 5+ years in solids handling and solids processing or related industries (e.g., paper & pulp, gasification, power, ) preferred
  • Prior experience in process plant maintenance highly desirable


Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to understand basic equipment operation, instrument operation and electrical maintenance concepts
  • Ability to recognize and resolve unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions through good maintenance practices.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Operating a personal computer and a variety of software applications and preventative maintenance Basic computer skills including Word and Excel
  • Some knowledge of chemical or petrochemical plant operations including basic chemistry principles, and familiarity with typical plant operations and safety documentation (e.g. Procedures, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Material Safety Data Sheets, single line diagrams, )
  • Ability to read and comprehend equipment operation and installation documentation for use as a guideline in preventative maintenance and troubleshooting
  • A strong background in troubleshooting of electrical equipment and various instruments up to 480VAC
  • Competency in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) operation
  • A strong background in instrumentation and controls functionality and maintenance including control power
  • Experience with basic operation of plant equipment (e.g. process pumps, motors, belt drives, gearboxes, valves and compressors).
  • Ability to operate aerial lifts, scissor lifts and/or other related equipment required for support of routine maintenance tasks



Working Conditions and Requirements

  • Direct exposure to heat, cold, humidity and outdoor weather
  • Ability to cover odd shifts and work overtime as required by upset conditions or planned downtime
  • Regularly ascends/descends a ladder or other elevated surfaces
  • Frequently moves/lifts objects weighing up to 50 pounds across work area
  • Frequently lifts objects weighing up to 50 pounds to a height of 3-4feet and load into or off trucks
  • Regularly communicates, detects, converses and must be able to convey, express, and exchange information
  • Regular exposure to hazards in the work environment such as chemicals, commercial products, and risk of electrical
  • Prolonged periods standing and walking
  • Frequently needs to be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Required to use a respirator, safety harness, and other personal protective equipment as required by site or regulatory policy and
  • Regular exposure to heavy industrial
  • Occasional operation of mobile equipment (aerial lift, scissor lift, )


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. The contents of this description are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required of personnel so classified.

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