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Instrumentation Electronics Technician
Job Location: Waco, TX

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Envases Group is a worldwide supplier of quality packaging solutions. The Envases Group is divided into three packaging divisions - PET Packaging, Aluminum Beverage Packaging and Food & Industrial Packaging - each with special competences within their field to serve customers the best way possible.

Our core value is to supply high quality packaging solutions, always striving for growing our business in order to be the market leader in the markets we operate in.

Envases Group is expanding global presence by the plan to open its first aluminum beverage can production and distribution center in Waco, Texas. The Waco operation will focus on aluminum beverage containers commonly used for soft drinks, beers, energy drinks, teas and non-carbonated beverages.

Thank you for having interest in our employment opportunities.

REQ NUMBER: ENG-21-00014

CATEGORY: Engineering




SHIFT: Rotating Days and Nights

POSITION: Instrumentation Electronics Technician



The Instrumentation & Electronic Technician(s) is responsible for the efficient, safe, and reliable operating condition of the site manufacturing control and electrical systems. The Technician must be multi-skilled to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot site's electrical power systems, instrumentation, motor controls, PLC, HMI, data systems, and factory control infrastructure (servers, PC's, and networks).

  • Provide support during machine installations and upgrades including: interfacing auxiliary equipment, identifying and correcting errors in programming and wiring and ensuring vendors and contractors are meeting our needs and expectations
  • Maintains and repairs electronic instrumentation and equipment to provide reliable, well maintained equipment to ensure service quality
    • Physically setting up and maintaining electronics, instruments, automation, and measurement equipment
    • Troubleshooting all electronic and data acquisition equipment; Adjust, repair or replace faulty components
    • Calibrating pressure gauges and meter measurement equipment
    • May perform programming and troubleshooting operations on computers and terminal data acquisition equipment
    • Troubleshoot and program automated facility control equipment, calibrate required safety devices, manipulate facility valves to receive the desired operating status
    • Troubleshoot, diagnose problems and repair plant mechanical, instrumentation, and electrical systems
    • Read and interpret planning documents, schematics, wiring diagrams, specifications, drawings, manuals, blueprints and engineering sketches
    • Perform layout and wiring of electrical panels
  • Identify and recommend changes to improve plant performance utilizing existing or new control systems; make program modifications in PLC's logic, HMI's programs and servo controller logic to improve equipment performance
  • Diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems using technical drawings (e.g., blueprints, electronic/mechanical schematics) and diagnostic tools (e.g. multi-meter, laptop)
  • Performs field calibrations using multi-meters to test pH, conductivity, flow, pressure, humidity, RTD, thermocouple, and other levels as needed
  • Ability to work in a team environment, record data in a computer system, communicate with multiple departments, and complete work orders and preventative maintenance on equipment indoors and outdoors
  • Performs quality checks according to procedure and repairs equipment in a timely manner
  • Responsible to maintain proper records. This position may be required to participate in emergency response activities as necessary
  • Participate in the safety programs and/or committees; follow all site safety policies, company policies and procedures work safely and wear appropriate PPE
  • Responsible for assisting other technicians with maintenance and repair duties; including training co-workers on the safe and efficient techniques to maintain electrical system operations and equipment
  • Handle time accounting and complete work orders
  • Maintaining a tidy work environment and adhering to industry regulations
  • Obtain and maintain licenses, operator permits or certifications as required

  • Required - two-year technical degree or equivalent is required for consideration. A degree in process controls or similar technical fields is preferred, including courses in computer science. Six years of control, electrical, or electronics experience including computer programming, systems analysis and design, electrical or electronics production system troubleshooting, and problem resolution will be considered in lieu of degree requirements. (Two years of this experience must be in an industrial production/manufacturing environment)
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in maintenance and repair of instrument systems, process analyzers, control valves, pressure/flow measurement; prefer electronics manufacturing experience
  • Minimum 3 years' experience maintaining motor controls, relay logic, fiber optics and associated end devices

  • Knowledge of PLCs, VFDs, Servos, Ethernet and wireless communication systems as related to plant automation
  • Operational knowledge of an oscilloscope & multi-meter, soldering wires & connectors, operation of various crimping tools, wire stripping, ohm's law, continuity testing, pinning out a military type connector, routing & tie wrapping cables, drilling & tapping holes, and building junction boxes
  • Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, replace, and configure sensors and instrumentation such as photo-eyes, proximity switches, pressure, flow, level and temperature sensors
  • Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, configure, and replace non-similar motor control components
  • Proficient in understanding and ability to troubleshoot root cause, configure, and replace non-similar controls hardware, such as input/output modules, human machine interfaces (HMIs), safety relays, and other industrial controls
  • Working knowledge of all automation standard practices
  • Advanced electrical knowledge and understanding of electrical safety
  • Able to work on multiple control voltages (DC/AC) and up to 480V
  • Ability to read and interpret P&ID drawings, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical schematics for use in system understanding and troubleshooting
  • Have an understanding of national electrical codes
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records that will be audited periodically
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once with tight deadlines
  • Must be able to identify and execute improvement opportunities through both process improvements and system improvements
  • Travel required for training and to regularly conduct business with and meet with vendors/suppliers
  • Strong understanding of supply chain systems, practices, process, and procedures
  • Must be a self-starter and have the desire and ability to take ownership and responsibility with little direction
  • Ability to work with employees from many different cultures and backgrounds
  • Preference will be given to qualified local candidates

  • General knowledge of basic hardware and software and uses of a variety of different computer operating systems such as Microsoft Office Work, Excel, Outlook, Google Workspace, and web-site software
  • Knowledge in Data Acquisition concepts, hardware, and interfacing

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Management maintains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

HOURS / SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 12 hour rotating shifts 4 days on and 4 days off; Rotating shifts requires working night shifts; Present to fulfill job duties & meet operational demands/support; Schedule may vary depending on plant operational needs thus flexibility is required which may include long days, evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime; Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position


EOE STATEMENT: Envases Commerce LLC. is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits employment discrimination practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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