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Instrument Technician

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Date: Sep 5, 2022

Location: Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.

Job Summary:
The Instrument Technician will report into the Instrument Supervisor.  He/she is responsible for providing first line support to the Production Department by performing the following duties:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Responsible for the maintenance on all electronic and pneumatic instruments including meters, monitors, transmitters, flowmeters, level devices, switches, alarms, PLC’s, transducers, regulators, control valves, automatic valves, actuators, and solenoid valves.
•    Ability to read and understand related documents such as manuals, Loop Sheets, P&ID diagrams, and ladder logic.
•    Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, modify, and install/construct instrumentation equipment and controls as assigned by the supervisor or project leader.
•    Perform preventative maintenance on any and all instrumentation.
•    Perform loop checking in order to verify that all the connected components are working properly or to determine if repairs are needed, and then red-mark any modifications on associated drawings.
•    Learn and understand Lubrizol’s electronic instrument work which includes both 24vdc and 110vac supply, and both analog and digital signal such as HART or Fieldbus. 
•    Provide technical input to customers regarding design, installation, repair, and safe operation of equipment and systems.
•    Follow all Lubrizol procedures including safety procedures, JSA’s, work permits, and MOC’s.
•    This job role may require mandatory participation as a member of the Emergency Response Team in the role of a fire/hazmat responder.
•    Additional duties as assigned.
Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:                          
•    Associate degree in electronic technology from an accredited university or equivalent military electronics program.
•    Experience in the instrumentation field.
•    Minimum 4 years of instrument technician experience in the petrochemical industry.
•    Ability to read and interpret interconnection diagrams, process and instrumentation flow sheets, loop sheets, and schematics.
•    Experience in wiring and panel construction.
•    Ability to troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate electronic equipment and controls, pneumatic equipment and controls, and advanced analytical and laboratory equipment.
•    Ability to work productively with limited supervision.
•    Knowledge of computers, software, computerized control systems, and interfacing instrument control systems.
•    Ability to work in a team based environment.
•    Strong communication and problem solving skills.
•    Committed to following and supporting safety practices.
•    Willingness to keep up to date with new technology.
•    Ability to use instrumentation test equipment.
•    Ability to use hand and power tools.
•    Instrumentation and controls design experience.
•    Ability to read small print, see all colors, and have good manual dexterity and coordination.
Considered a Plus:
•    Instrumentation metrology and calibration experience.
•    ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST).
Working Conditions:
•    Ability to work in inclement weather as needed.
•    Ability to work overtime/weekends, as required.
•    Must be physically able to work in high areas on ladders, work in confined spaces, and work in high noise areas.
•    Ability to wear respirators and other PPE, as required.
•    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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