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Instrumentation Technician

Date: Apr 14, 2021

Location: Albany, OR, US, 97322

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Oregon plant of W. R. Grace & Co. manufactures fine chemicals for a broad range of pharma, biotech and nutraceutical customers and specialty catalysts for polyefins and specialty chemicals. We are currently seeking a Instrumentation Technician to enhance our dynamic team. This position is responsible for implementing and maintaining best practices to continuously improve facility instrumentation, controls, electrical requirements, and associated costs.  The focus of the position will be on coordinating, directing, implementing and sustaining strategies around the facility’s instrumentation and controls programs including its reliability and management of changes.

 

Job Duties include:

  • Perform instrument calibrations, including temperature, pressure, flow, and other variables.
  • Manage the site’s instrument and controls program, developing and improving instrument capabilities, reliability, and PM requirements.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for all I&E efforts including assessing recommendations with sound practices, identifying necessary improvements, and tracking action items to completion.
  • Completes various small capital instrument/controls projects including equipment improvements or replacements, safety or environmental projects, and any other identified improvement projects. 
  • Recommends instrument/controls systems’ modifications and/or replacement to improve plant performance.
  • Remains up-to-date on technology as it pertains to instrument and controls reliability.

Required Skills

  • Solid experience and skills with typical instrumentation equipment, calibration tools, etc.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be computer literate with fluency in spreadsheets, Microsoft office, Controls programming logic, and AutoCad for instrument loops.
  • Must have a solid understanding of instrument and controls programs typically required in a manufacturing/chemical processing environment.
  • Must have a solid understanding of OSHA safety requirements and direct experience with handling safety controls systems along with safety interlocks.

Required Experience

  • Degree and/or Certification desired.  Training, Certification, and Experience can be considered in place of Degree.
  • Must have 8+ years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Solid experience and skills with typical instrumentation equipment, calibration tools, etc.

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Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

 

EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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