Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

Kershaw, SC posted on January 23

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The Electrical & Instrument technician will repair and maintain associated plant equipment for the mill in line with achieving our performance objectives.


  • Employee must perform safe and timely repairs to plant equipment in areas of electrical and instrument maintenance.
  • Example duties could include, but are not limited to:
    • Troubleshoot and repair AC & DC circuits and control equipment
    • Troubleshoot and repair single phase motors and three phase electrical systems
    • Troubleshoot various input elements of control loop, including pressure, temperature, density, mass and flow measurement devices
    • Troubleshoot various final control elements of control loop, including discrete and continuous devices
    • Tune operation of control loops
    • Perform PLS troubleshooting and correction.


  • Associate degree in Industrial Electronics, Industrial Maintenance Technology, or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years related industry experience with a stable work history.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics instrumentation drawings, P & IDs and mechanical drawings
  • Ability to operate all equipment appropriate for electrical testing and measuring/calibration of instruments
  • Must have functional knowledge of computer systems (i.e. Microsoft Office products)
  • Ability to perform work in difficult to access locations, in an outdoor environment under various temperatures and weather conditions.

       Personal Attributes

  • Ability to pass a drug test and background check
  • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule with overtime and on-call work when needed

 Commitment and Responsibility

To work by the values of the company.

 Be Accountable for achieving your goals through strong leadership and commitment to the job at hand and convert discussions into Actions and actions into results; Be Innovative and strive for continuous improvement on our productivities; Promote Teamwork spirit and arise together to face challenges; Demonstrate Integrity and responsibility through honest, Respectful and transparent communication.

To comply with all legal requirements, systems, procedures, and rules in place or introduced to protect the safety and health of employees, the company’s assets, the general public and the environment.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Care of Self: To perform all work and associated functions safely including correctly using all personal protective clothing and equipment, obeying all lawful written and verbal safety and health instructions and being familiar with the location of first aid, fire protection and evacuation facilities and procedures. To seek appropriate first aid or medical treatment when required and to present for work at all times in a healthy, fit condition.  To not undertake or perform any task that is reasonably considered unsafe.
  • Care of Equipment: To establish and maintain the highest possible standards of housekeeping and cleanliness in individual work are.
  • Procedures: To follow all Standard Operating Procedures specified for particular equipment or tasks and be proactive in participating in safety processes, including complying with all local rules and requirements that may be introduced or varied from time to time.


  • Reporting: To take corrective action to eliminate hazards within the workplace and / or to report hazards that cannot be corrected.  To report all accidents, incidents, property damage and workplace hazards and assist in investigations if required.


Core Competencies

Drive for results: Demonstrates concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard of excellence. Shows a passion for improving the delivery of services with a commitment to continuous improvement.

 Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.

 Problem Solving: Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base, and calling on other references and resources as necessary.

 Initiative: Does more than is required or expected in the job; does things that no one has requested that will improve or enhance products and services, avoid problems, or develop entrepreneurial opportunities. Plans ahead for upcoming problems or opportunities and takes appropriate action.

 Professionalism: Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one’s words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior. Selects the words or actions most likely to have the desired effect on the individual or group in question.

Communication – open, oral and written: Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high-quality information flows smoothly up and down, inside and outside of the mine; encourages open expression of ideas and opinions. Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas orally, verbally or written in individual or group situations.

Planning and Organizing/Time Management: Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.

Other Criteria: Satisfactory results from the prescribed medical examination and physical appraisal which may indicate fitness and ability to carry out prescribed tasks to required performance and safety standards.

 Production of a satisfactory security clearance.


  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see.
  2. Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 25 pounds) during the course of the workday.
  3. Work is in a surface mine plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  4. Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.

The company promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing.