Instrumentation Technician

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Date: Sep 15, 2023

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Job Summary:

The Instrumentation Technician will report into the Instrument Supervisor.  This person 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:                         

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability and desire to gain skills in the instrumentation field, through onsite training and courses through local institution(s) with a goal of obtaining certification/degree within a defined time frame from date of hire
  • General knowledge of computers & software.
  • 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.
  • Ability to read small print, see all colors, and have good manual dexterity and coordination.


Considered a Plus:

  • Associate degree in electronic technology from an accredited university or equivalent military electronics program.
  • Experience in the instrumentation field.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of computers, software, computerized control systems, and interfacing instrument control systems.
  • Ability to work productively with limited supervision.
  • 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.



If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you. #LI-HD1

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