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Electrical and Controls Technician II

Company: Avantor, Inc.
Location: Carpinteria
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Electrical and Controls Technician II performs troubleshooting, repair, installation, and modification of increasingly complex electrical and control systems in manufacturing, storage, laboratory, and other facility settings. The Electrical and Controls Technician II has attained or is gaining full proficiency in specific disciplines associated with the job functions noted below. The Electrical and Controls Technician II works under moderate supervision. The Electrical and Controls Technician II shows potential to execute more complex tasks and contributes to projects successfully. The Electrical and Controls Technician II typically requires reduced supervision to set personal objectives. + Assists in installation of new equipment including conduit and wiring, building industrial equipment control panels, and startup testing. + Performs troubleshooting, installation, and modification of increasingly complex electrical and control systems including but not limited to, components such as mechanical relays, solid state relays, programmable logic controllers, ethernet networking switches and infrastructure, temperature controllers, thermocouples, heaters and refrigeration units, variable frequency drives, AC synchronous motors, motor starters, contactors, potentiometers, timers, circuit protection devices, wire gauge requirements, pneumatically and electrically driven valves. + Systems include low to high voltage single and multi-phase power systems (3-Phase 460VAC/208VAC, single phase 220/120VAC) and low voltage power and signal/communication systems (e.g. 24VDC, 0-10VDC, 4-20mA, millivolt signals), digital communication protocols (e.g.RS-232/RS-485 ASCII/MODBUS RTU), and Ethernet based protocols (e.g. MODBUS TCP). + Works from increasingly complex drawings, electrical drawings, P&IDs, blueprints, manuals and verbal/written instructions on installation, repair, replacement and/or maintenance of process equipment and electrical/control systems. + Update, modify, and generate electrical drawings as needed based on repair, upgrades, or new equipment design and implementation. + Works closely with engineers, mechanics, calibration technicians, and operators in day-to-day operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of plant equipment. + Has increasingly familiarity with operation and troubleshooting of mechanical systems to aid in the evaluation of electrical vs other causes. + Initiates purchase orders for parts, equipment, and contracted services. + Carefully approaches and analyzes situations that could directly impact personnel safety due to sensors and equipment used to control or limit machine range of motion, speed, temperature or pressure or that operate interlocks. + Schedules equipment downtime for repairs and upgrades/installations while working with the manufacturing schedule to minimize downtime. The Electrical and Controls Technician II will have gained full proficiency in two or more of the core skills to perform the above work including, but not limited to, proficiency in use of electrical measurement devices (Digital Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Power Analyzers, Megohmmeter and associated troubleshooting devices), increasing understanding of physical electrical laws and relationships, safety requirements and procedures (e.g. NFPA 70E, LOTO, etc), hazardous area wiring and electrical requirements, increasing awareness of wire gauge size requirements, and conduit/cable running. Increasing understanding and ability in electronics, computer and PLC programming, and CAD is highly desirable. DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. EEO Statement We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below. EEO is the Law (/emdocs/docs/EEO-is-the-law.pdf) OFCCP EEO Supplement (/emdocs/docs/OFCCP-EEO-Supplement.pdf) PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION 3rd party non-solicitation policy By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation Avantor, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, and find us on LinkedIn (/company/avantorinc/) , Twitter (om/Avantor/_News) and Facebook (/Avantorinc/) .

Keywords: Avantor, Inc., Santa Barbara , Electrical and Controls Technician II, Other , Carpinteria, California

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