Instrument & Electrical Maintenance Technician Job


Hahnville (St. Charles), LA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Jul 3, 2024


The I&E Technician will interact with other disciplines such as safety, environmental, production, administrative, shift leaders, process technicians, control technicians, engineers, designers, other mechanics, I&E technicians, planner/scheduler, etc., to accomplish the above job dimensions.

This position will be based in St. Charles, LA, and reports to the Operations & Maintenance Manager


The I&E Technician will be responsible for the following:

  • Participating and passing regulatory and plant-specific HSE training.
  • Arriving to work on time, remaining on the job as per schedule and as directed by maintenance supervision, off time as per schedule and directed by maintenance supervision.
  • Adhere to all health, safety, and environmental requirements.
  • Meet expectations with respect to job dimensions, activities, and accountability expectations.

HSEQ Responsibilities

  • Comply with the HSEQ Policy. Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Based Safety (CARES), SWAT, audits, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident, or injury incidents.
  • Comply with Regulations, Legal and Internal Requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU).
  • Comply with the rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc.
  • Comply with all standard procedures and work instructions, aka SP, SOP, PWI, TM, to ensure productivity, quality assurance and cost effectiveness.
  • Review work areas for potential losses and address immediately.
  • Report Near Misses following the appropriate protocol.
  • Report Incidents or Accidents following the appropriate protocol.
  • Identify and communicate potential gains or improvements to the management system.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities with % Breakdown:


40% Instrumentation & Electrical Maintenance and Repair

  • Completes assigned work order tasks outlined in the I&E schedule.
  • Perform diversified electrical and electronic instrumentation duties. Electrical duties would include preventive maintenance of motors and other electrical apparatus, switchgear, MCCs, Variable Frequency Motor drives, electrical distribution and power panels.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, test and diagnostic meters as well as electronic instrument calibration devices. Additionally, the applicant would have experience in operating forklifts and/or aerial equipment.
  • Perform electro/mechanical skills including, but not limited to electrical troubleshooting and repair of production machines and related apparatus.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance, calibration, and service. Can read and interpret One-line drawings, electrical/electronic schematics, and related drawings/diagrams. Company, Local and National Electrical Code (NEC) knowledge is needed.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and off hours. Perform scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during planned outages. Part of an on-call rotation. 
  • Source and purchase Instrumentation and electrical parts as needed.
  • Provide support to Automation Engineer to resolve Instrumentation issues with the DCS.
  • Update and modify Instrumentation and Electrical Procedures as necessary.
  • Supports and performs assigned instrument and electrical tasks as required.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with HSE procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical materials and publications.


35% Instrumentation Maintenance and Calibration

  • Pressure, flow, level, temperature, and pH instrumentation.
  • Environmental monitoring systems such as the thermal oxidizer, opacity monitors, and flares.
  • Packaging equipment
  • Wireless telemetry system
  • Electrical transmission and distribution systems including 115 kV line, switches, gangswitches, transformers, switchgear, and motor control centers (MCCs).
  • Complete Safety Critical PMs assigned to monitor compliance, troubleshoot malfunctions for cause and correction.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on equipment and plant facilities and update maintenance records and equipment history.


10% External I&E Contract Services

  • Assists external I&E contract resources as needed (APCO, Fenwal, Alabama Scale, Emerson-Rosemount, etc.).
  • Supports external controls contract service personnel as required while performing tasks on site.
  • Provide support for Project Engineer for specifying, sourcing and startup of electrical and instrumentation systems on projects.


15% Safety Support

  • Job Hazards Analysis (JSA)
  • Task Hazard Analysis (THA)
  • Behavior Based Safety Observations (CARES)
  • Incident Investigations
  • Job Task Audits
  • Equipment Audits
  • Action items resulting from Incidents


Minimum Qualifications and Education Required

Min Years of Experience

  • Minimum 5-years related experience and/or 2-years of college/trade school in addition to High School Diploma.

Education and area of focus


  • Must have a technical certification in industrial/electrical/instrument/control/HVAC systems.
  • Requires a HS diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production electrical and instrumentation experience. 
  • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office products (Word, Access, Excel).
  • Successful completion of aptitude and skills assessment, troubleshooting skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with proficient driving skills and an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Experience with digital and analog computer machine interfacing, a plus.



Competencies -Knowledge Skills & Abilities (KSAs)

  • Ability to work well with other departments critical; must be self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment.
  • Good oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a highly motivated team player and able to work independently.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions


  • Capable of working in all operational, maintenance and/or utility areas of a chemical manufacturing facility
  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds consistently with heavier weight necessary at times.
  • Must be able to work from ladders, scaffolding or powered lifts when required.

Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring.

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