Instrument Maintenance Technician

Houston, TX

Post Date: 05/30/2017 Job ID: 42800 Industry: Technical Pay Rate: $22.24/hr, plus overtime

Instrument Maintenance Technician Houston, TX 77095

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Instrument Maintenance Technician needed for Direct Hire Opportunity with excellent benefits in NW Houston area (77095) paying $22.24 an hour plus overtime. Must be open to all shifts: Shift could be any of our 3 shifts 6a-2p, 2p-10p, 10p-6am, paying $22.24/hr.

Under the supervision and direction of the Instrument Maintenance Supervisor the Instrument Maintenance Technician shall provide the necessary skills to successfully conduct repairs, preventative, predictive, and condition based maintenance, Temperature Uniformity Surveys (TUS), System Accuracy Tests (SAT), furnace control instrument calibrations, and other gauge and meter calibrations, calibrate combustion systems to maintain operation of furnaces and quality control equipment in a Quality environment in accordance with quality compliance and customer procedures. Assist in the continuous improvement of procedures, methods, and training and provide hands on technical assistance in the development and implementation of improved controls and other engineering projects as directed.


  • Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers and electro-mechanical controls a must.
  •  Read and interpret electrical and mechanical schematics and diagrams.
  • Conduct maintenance and repair technical services for Production furnaces, Heat Treat furnaces and other quality control equipment requiring calibration and certification.
  • Display sound understanding of combustion theory and application of concepts during furnace troubleshooting and repair to maintain thermal furnace characteristics and operational efficiency.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and calibrate furnace control and other instruments such as the temperature recorders, temperature controllers, and high limit controllers of furnaces and other equipment requiring calibration and certification such as NDT and other test equipment using various test equipment and procedures.
  • Properly fill out and return all required paperwork in conjunction with assigned tasks.
  • Work in conjunction with Maintenance Planner, Leadmen, Outside Contractors, Internal Support Activities, and Supervision to complete furnace maintenance activities, major outages and installations as assigned in a correct and timely manner.
  • Conduct certifications and calibrations to ensure they meet all observed specifications including working with thermocouple wire, control thermocouples, potentiometers, optical - pyrometers and gas analyzers.
  • Ability to understand and comply with company procedures and work instructions.


  • AS in electronics and instrumentation preferred, 2 year technical training program in instrumentation and electronics.
  • High school diploma or GED and 1-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

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