Instrumentation Technician

Instrumentation Service · Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Department Instrumentation Service
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

 Duties and Responsibilities

 Essential Functions:

  • Maintains positive customer relations by communicating well, maintaining a positive attitude and continually looking for ways to improve quality
  • Provides routine preventive maintenance on a variety of precision monitoring equipment
  • Performs inspections, adjustments, cleaning, and calibrating services ensuring all equipment is in satisfactory working order.
  • Collects and summarizes calibration data as needed.  Quickly identifies measurement errors and other areas in need of attention
  • Utilizes instrument calibration equipment for start-up, troubleshooting and routine calibrations.
  • Assists with new instrument installs including wiring, terminations, check-out and start-up.
  • Adheres to and follows communication protocols such BACnet, Modbus and Ethernet.
  • Monitors communication protocols with proper installed software
  • Measures temperature and humidity calibration using temperature and humidity calibration devices, 4-20 mA calibration devices, and gas detection calibration methods.
  • Participates in our emergency on-call rotation and provides prompt after-hours service when needed.
  • Provides trouble-shooting and restoration services as needed relative to all associated process equipment/systems.
  • Notifies the supervisor of equipment requiring annual NIST certifications, upgrades or replacements.
  • Provides technical recommendations and support to sales representatives, conducts surveys and inspections as needed.
  • Provides customer training and/or operating direction as needed.
  • Promotes, builds, and maintains good customer relations and assists with contract retention.
  • Utilizes material stock in a responsible manner and recommends inventory adjustments.
  • Stays abreast of changes and new developments in products and technology.
  • Attends and completes training programs as requested.

Job Qualifications


Education & Skills:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Two-year trade degree in instrumentation/calibration services preferred
  • 10 years’ experience in the instrumentation industry
  • Valid driver's license
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills and customer relationship building skills
  • Adapts well to change, flexibility and resilience
  • Excellent time management aptitude and organizational skills
  • Self-starter and independent
  • Proven troubleshooting skills
  • TWIC Card holder (or ability to be approved for TWIC card)


Physical Requirements:

  • Working 40 hours/week, scheduled in 8 to 10 hour shifts
  • Standing and climbing 4 to 6 hours/day
  • Kneeling, lifting, reaching above shoulders, and bending 4 to 5 hours/day
  • Twisting (180° ) and walking 2 to 3 hours/day
  • Squatting and sitting 1 to 2 hours/day
  • Lifting weights of 0 to 75 lbs. at the following frequencies:  continuous lifting of 10 to 35 lbs.; frequent lifting of 35 to 50 lbs.; occasional lifting of 50 to 75 lbs.; sizes & shapes of objects vary from concrete blocks to cylinders to 10’ lengths of metallic conduit and 20' lengths of PVC conduit; average carry requirements, 60 lbs. for 40'
  • Ability to lift from floor to above shoulder
  • Repetitive use of hands includes: continuous grasping up to 50 lbs.; frequent pushing and pulling of 50 to 75 lbs.; and fine motor coordination for receptacle installation and wire terminations
  • Repetitive use of feet is required for operating heavy equipment, conduit benders and vertical climbing
  • Vision adequate for blueprint reading and color coding for wire identification
  • Balance adequate for continuous climbing of ladders, scaffolds, and lifts
  • Environmental factors include working in:  temperature extremes of 0° F to 100° F; up to 8 hours inside or outside; atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, and odors within the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL).
  • Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and potentially explosive hazards
  • Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, protected-toe boots, and appropriate gloves for the task.  Equipment on an "as needed" basis may include fall protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, arc flash protective gear, and dielectrically insulated gloves and/or sleeves  

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  • Location
    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    Instrumentation Service
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience