I & E Technician

at Penn A Kem LLC in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Pennakem has a heritage of 75+ years with a unique company culture of a family atmosphere and high level of engagement. We are more than just a job and seek career-minded individuals who want to grow. Our base chemical derives from renewable resources and is environmentally friendly. We offer challenging and interesting work along with competitive salaries and benefits.

We are currently seeking an I & E Technician to join our team of talented employees! Position Overview An I & E Technician will m aintain, repair, and/or replace the physical equipment in the chemical manufacturing plant safely, correctly and efficiently by understanding and adhering to standard maintenance procedures and techniques. This role will be responsible for installing, servicing, implementing preventative maintenance, and maintaining all pneumatic and electrical systems. Job Responsibilities

+ Demonstrated ability to size and install conduit and wiring for voltages between 12V and 480V in an industrial setting.

+ Knowledgeable with layout, installation, troubleshooting and repair of industrial power supply circuitry up to 480 VAC including the following but not limited to:

+ Circuit breakers

+ Motor starters

+ Fused disconnects

+ AC and DC motors

+ Start/Stop circuits

+ Field calibration of instrumentation utilizing proper test equipment.

+ Overhaul of equipment in a shop environment to include component replacements, alignments and calibration to manufacturers’ specifications.

+ Repair of signal transmission equipment such as tubing, wiring, etc.

+ Instrumentation to include pneumatic, electronic and digital equipment;

+ Fault analysis of hardwire relay logic, motor control circuits, motor power circuits (120V to 480V 3phase) and common utility / lighting circuits.

+ Installation of new control circuits, modification of existing instrument/electrical systems as requested, to include design, load and implementation of new control logic;

+ Fault analysis of PLC based systems with control logic modification if required.

+ Conduct work activities in a manner that protects the safety and health of employees, visitors and the environment as established by company policies and procedures.

+ Safely respond and react to production problems in a timely and efficient manner while performing maintenance projects and PM tasks.

+ Coordinate activities with other departments and team members to maintain equipment availability, maximize productivity and efficiency, and ensure high quality standards.

+ Ensure safety by maintaining high standards of housekeeping in work area and shop and also clean and maintain tools and equipment.

+ Follow guidelines concerning safe work and good engineering practices as it relates to maintenance activities. Ability to comply with all employee, safety and environmental policies and regulations.

+ Work in proximity of steam boilers, chemical processing equipment and electric systems.

+ Work inside and outside under varying conditions.

+ The job requires periodic overtime and calls-ins on weekends, nights and holidays.

+ Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements

+ Minimum 3 years of Industrial Electrical and/or Instrumentation experience. Relevant Technical Degree is desirable and may replace all or part of Industrial work experience requirement.

+ High School diploma.

+ Proficient in math.

+ English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

+ Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.

+ Ability to troubleshoot, repair, rebuild and install plant electrical equipment and instrumentation with little or no supervision.

+ Able to utilize computer-based systems to perform administrative and maintenance-related tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Licensed Journeyman Electrician desired but not required

Company Benefits

+ Medical & Vision Insurance

+ Dental Insurance

+ Life Insurance

+ 401(k) Matching

+ Pension Replacement Plan

+ Paid Holidays


+ Tuition Reimbursement

+ Annual Physical – Company Paid

+ Prescription Safety Glasses allowance

+ Safety Shoes Allowance – $150/year

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Job Posting: JC230676566

Posted On: Dec 17, 2022

Updated On: Apr 30, 2023

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