Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

in Kingsport, TN

Electrical & Instrumentation Technician Job

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    Kingsport, TN 37660-1048, US

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    Manufacturing & Maintenance

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Job Description The successful candidate will possess a diverse maintenance background with considerable depth of experience in troubleshooting and repairing a variety of industrial production and utility equipment in a continuous manufacturing environment.

Primary responsibilities include: troubleshooting and immediate corrective maintenance for chemical production and plant utility equipment including: motors, VFD's, PLC's control systems, instrumentation, valves, scales, secondary power distribution, and elevators. Must be able to utilize engineering drawings to troubleshoot equipment/systems, identify appropriate job materials, assist Line Crew, and communicate effectively with customers, management, and others in the department. Background in the chemical industry preferred. Strong aptitude for learning new skills and a desire to be a continuous learner required.

This position will work with Shift Electricians and Control Systems Technicians to learn about all areas of the plant including explosives production, acids production, steam & air utilities, and water services. OJT coupled with classroom training, lab exercises, and testing will be utilized to ensure effectiveness of training and abilities. Training will be conducted on day and night shifts. This is a transitional role to prepare an individual for a future shift maintenance role (day and/or night as required).

  • Learn to serve as a first responder to plant radios calls for immediate electrical or instrument maintenance support.
  • Learn processes for operational shutdown preparation and post maintenance shutdown turnover.
  • Learn to prioritize service requests for timely completion.
  • Test, troubleshoot, & repair of electrical and pneumatic instrumentation that monitor/control temperature, humidity, flow, level, pressure, pH, and conductivity in continuous manufacturing and plant utility applications.
  • Test, repair and maintain: elevators, switchgear, high current breakers, and high voltage pumps.
  • Maintain electrical infrastructure including secondary power distribution, and motor controls.
  • Assist with project check-out and commissioning activities.
  • Help maintain facility lighting systems.
  • Completion of assigned work orders and preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Effectively document corrective maintenance notes for CMMS program.
  • Accurately record/report job time for KRONOS system.
  • Operate fork lift, man lift; use hand tools and electronic test equipment including: multi-meters, calibrators, communicators, process meter, and calibration test standards.
  • Assist other crafts – Shift Mechanics, Explosive Maintenance, Control System Technicians, & Line Crew.
  • Ability to use electrical schematics, single lines, P&ID’s, shop mathematics, and handbook formulas.
  • Perform complicated duties or assignments involving a fairly comprehensive knowledge of equipment/materials and process to meet customer, quality, and performance standards.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of National Electric Code (NEC), NFPA, and OSHA Safety Procedures.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with department supervision and operating departments.
  • Lock-out/tag-out and disable all energy sources for safe work on equipment.
  • Work independently and with limited after-hours or weekend support.
  • Adherence to all Plant Protection Standards, PPE requirements, Company Policies, & Guidelines.
  • Other duties as determined by Team Leader or Department Manager.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • High school diploma or GED with Certified Journeyman Electrician completed 4 year technical electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent.
  • Associates degree in Electronics, Electrical Technology, or Electromechanical Technology is highly preferred.
  • Ability to work 12 Hour Shifts, will train on first shift.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule including filling in on nights or weekends when needed.
  • Five years minimum combined experience in industrial maintenance / utility / construction / OEM check-out & start-up.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience with basic troubleshooting, repairs, configuration, and calibration of industrial instrumentation.
  • Experience working with industrial automation.
  • Associates degree in Electronics, Electrical Technology, or Electro-mechanical Technology preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a chemical or hazardous material production facility.
  • Degrees in-process and industrial / military apprenticeships considered.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $20800 - $416000

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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