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Instrument & Electrical Technician

Zoetis, Inc
United States, Illinois, Chicago Heights
December 07, 2023

Working within a Reliability Based Maintenance environment, the Instrument/Electrical Technician is responsible for maintaining the company's state of the art electronic ("smart") process measuring and control instrumentation for fermentation, packaging, and utility equipment and systems. They will be responsible for maintaining the company's power distribution systems and electrical services for fermentation, packaging, utility, and facility equipment.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Instrument / Electrical Technician will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Performing preventive maintenance, repairs, improvements, and modifications to process instrumentation/controls on production and qualified utility equipment and systems including but not limited to: fermenters, pick & place robots, baggers, palletizers, boilers, RO water system and other production equipment.
  • Configuring, maintaining, and repairing complex computer systems, from Process Logic Controllers to Distributive control systems. Configuring, calibrating, maintaining, and repairing state of the art electronic ("smart") process measuring and control instruments, while still maintaining expertise in older technologies, such as pneumatic.
  • Providing training with respect to maintenance of instrumentation equipment and systems in compliance with company standards, procedures, and government regulations (SOPs, GMPs, GLPs, PSM, etc.).
  • Serving as maintenance advisor to provide input to projects in areas of equipment design, parts and material selection, documentation, testing, problem solving, maintenance requirements, project scope, and follow up.
  • Being responsible for priority assessment and decision making as it relates to troubleshooting, diagnostics, assembly, repair, and proactive maintenance of equipment and systems in a cost-effective manner.
  • Reading and understanding drawings / blueprints, utilizing this knowledge for the installation / repair of new and existing equipment.
  • Using test /calibration instruments and computers for troubleshooting and equipment diagnostics.
  • Performing preventive maintenance, repairs, improvements, and modifications to production, utility, and facility equipment including but not limited to: high-voltage substations / switchgear / motors, explosion-proof and intrinsically-safe electrical systems, variable frequency drives, process logic controllers, generators / uninterruptible power systems, building control systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, and a wide variety of AC/DC industrial electrical applications.
  • Providing training with respect to maintenance of electrical equipment and systems in compliance with company standards, procedures, and government regulations (SOPs, GMPs, GLPs, PSM, etc.).
  • Serving as maintenance advisor to provide input to projects in areas of equipment design, parts and material selection, documentation, testing, problem solving, maintenance requirements, project scope, and follow up.
  • Being responsible for priority assessment and decision making as it relates to troubleshooting, diagnostics, assembly, repair, and proactive maintenance of equipment and systems in a cost-effective manner.
  • Reading and understanding drawings / blueprints, utilizing this knowledge for the installation / repair of new and existing equipment.
  • Installing and repairing electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of plant machinery and equipment by performing the following duties.
  • Installing power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as robots, conveyors, and programmable controllers.
  • Connecting power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connecting cables and wires between machines and equipment.
  • Diagnosing malfunctioning equipment such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables.
  • Replacing faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devices.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Applicants are required to have a Journeyman Certificate with experience in a manufacturing environment, or a Technical/Vocational School diploma from an accredited institution with a minimum of 2+ years of electrical or high voltage related work experience. Experience with PLC/DCS systems and instrumentation is strongly preferred.

TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • A good understanding of the pharmaceutical/bio-technology industry and operations of the organization along with technical proficiency is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in relevant technical areas.
  • Solid understanding of GMP manufacturing processes, equipment and facilities is preferred.
  • Cognizance of the state-of-the-art technology in the industry to ensure the company utilizes current technology.
  • Good communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to interact with all levels of the Zoetis organization.
  • Can articulate issues and solutions to the team. Can produce effective project reports and presentations.
  • Position requires daily or frequent interaction with Engineering Director, Maintenance Supervisor, Production Management and Supervision, Engineers, Quality Operations, Maintenance Technicians, Production Operators, Contractors, and Vendors.
  • Can analyze problems and provide support in determining appropriate corrective and preventative actions, with minimal assistance.
  • Capable of simultaneously managing multiple assignments. Prioritizes own work. Flexible and responsive to changes.
  • Computer proficiency with email; internet/online training; working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel

Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to access all areas of the plant.
  • Ability to accomplish moderate lifting, repeatedly move up to 55 lbs.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, squat, push, and pull.
  • Ability to operate a fork truck safely and efficiently.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Use of required personal protective equipment is required.
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Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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