Plant Technician Job Description

Plant Technician Job Description

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Plant technician provides maintenance support for electrical, heating and cooling systems, parts inventory and maintaining all aspects of the physical plant.

Plant Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective plant technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included plant technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Display capability and willingness to be the lead mechanic on the equipment assigned
Work safely through the use of proper personal protective equipment and procedures such as Lock Tag & Try and Hot Work
Respond to “One-Call” notifications, mark pipelines, participate in job-walks, as needed
Read, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain gas & liquid measurement equipment including, but not limited to Smith LPG meters, TotalFlow GFC units, Barton 202-type recorders
Test, troubleshoot, and maintain safety systems such as burner-management systems, ESD’s, process alarms, auto-dialers
Provide support for bulk data extraction data retrieval, various SP reporting functionalities, management of users, groups, domains, user profiles, user training, software license renewals
Participate in preventive maintenance program for plant equipment, machinery and related facilities
Perform routine mechanical, electrical, welding, or machining maintenance activities on equipment including lubrication, inspection, and replacement parts
Conducts calibration, validation, repair of weighing scales, calipers, thermocouple, flowmeters
Maintains and makes routine repairs to electrically powered equipment according to instruction from senior technicians, Supervisor and/or equipment service manuals

Plant Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Plant Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CAT, SCADA, PLC, GE, UL, IAT, BICSI, MSHA, III, II

Education for Plant Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the plant technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Technical, Electronics, Education, Engineering, Communications, Associates, Industrial, General Education, Military, Science

Skills for Plant Technician

Desired skills for plant technician include:

PC’s
AC/DC theory
Analog and digital transmission
Microsoft Office applications
120/240/480 3ph volt AC circuits
Computer data entry and interpretation
Materials
Electrical Safe Work Practices
Methods and tools involved in the construction
Repair of heating and cooling systems

Desired experience for plant technician includes:

Walking or standing most of the day, with some sitting
Associates degree in electrical technology required or well documented relevant work in field service engineering for a major component supplier
Facility organization
Fabrication experience / Welding a plus
Knowledge in operating, servicing, overhauling, preventive and corrective maintenance of process and utility plant equipment and machineries like, boilers, air compressors and pneumatics, pumps, belt/bucket leg/drag/screw conveyors
Must be willing to wear eye protection, hearing protection, and safety shoes

Plant Technician Examples

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Plant Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a plant technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for plant technician
  • Install/troubleshoot high-speed internet and data networks
  • Sound knowledge of Mine Health and Safety Act with emphasis on the requirements of Regulations 3 and 8 of the Act
  • Proven track record with hands on experience in PLC networking/SCADA administration and maintenance activities including MS server/client management skills and industrial IT competencies
  • Be prepared to work in the field with a hands on approach
  • Ability to plan, co-ordinate, lead and control activities
  • Previous experience in a supervisory capacity will be advantageous
  • Be able to cope with pressure, be innovative, and a self-starter
  • Locate buried telephone and Fiber cables
  • Rehab cable in both buried and aerial terminals and replace the terminals when necessary
  • Operate essential material handling equipment at the site
Qualifications for plant technician
  • Ability to safely use hooks, ladders, bucket trucks
  • Minimum of one (1) year of pilot plant experience
  • Be willing to wear the proper safety equipment (ear protection, eye protection, head protection, and safety shoes)
  • Be willing to work rotating shifts
  • Must be able to safely use hooks, ladders, bucket trucks
  • Ensure compliance to Codes of Practice, Operational Risk Management System and Mine standards, procedures and policies regulatory requirements of the MHSA
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Plant Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a plant technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for plant technician
  • The performance of electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and the resolution of issues with electro‑mechanical equipment across the plant
  • Dismantling, adjustment, repair and assembly of equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, operating or repair manuals, sketches or drawings
  • The use of test and diagnostic equipment to perform checkouts
  • May perform equipment modifications as directed by facilities engineers
  • Writes permits to enable plant support activities to take place
  • Ensures proper working order of all routine maintenance needs
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and systems as required
  • Assists in maintaining and repairing H.V.A.C
  • The biomedical engineer will perform tests to ensure all new electrical equipment, including equipment that is the surgeon’s personal property, passes electrical safety inspection before it is placed in service
  • Test newly installed telephone/Internet equipment using testing devices and repairs or replaces faulty equipment
Qualifications for plant technician
  • Assisting the GES with administration of safety management compliance in the work place
  • Training and coaching sub ordinates and learners within the department
  • Overseeing processes relating to Contractor Management, repairs, maintenance, spares ordering and expediting, over inspections and business improvement within the department
  • Comply to the requirements of Mine's maintenance management strategy (MMS) and associated systems
  • PLC programming, Adroit SCADA interfacing, Administration and maintenance of MS server/client and PLC network communication systems
  • Turnkey C&I and Network project planning, management and implementation
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Plant Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of plant technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for plant technician
  • Completes samples on required drums
  • Pumps solvents from railcars to trucks or tanks
  • Assists Chemical Warehouse Laborers when necessary
  • Completes general housekeeping (sweeping, cleaning, straightening)
  • Performs and documents daily safety check prior to operating the forklift or yard tractor
  • Independently perform installation, testing, repair and maintenance on facility electrical, instrumentation and controls equipment
  • Be familiar with Distributed Control Systems
  • Receive and maintain equipment documentation (blue prints, schematics, line diagrams, technical manuals, operation manuals) and serve as the facility technical resource in their review and use
  • Procure resources and assist with managing budget for the facility
  • Provide leadership in maintenance planning, asset integrity analysis and gas turbine O&M expertise in conjunction with the cogeneration customer
Qualifications for plant technician
  • Required to be available for overtime, standby and shift work
  • Have sound knowledge of safety systems and standards and high regard to safety, regulations and standards as indicated above
  • Trade Certificate will be advantageous
  • Minimum of 6 years' experience as a Technician, references are essential
  • Practical knowledge with proof of experience on PLC Programming Allen Bradley Logix 5000, Adroit SCADA Systems, IT (Including Communications) and Networking such as Ethernet, RIO & Device-net
  • Valid K53 driver's license
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Plant Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of plant technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for plant technician
  • Monitor and report on plant processes involving ongoing optimization and improvement
  • Liaise and maintain positive and collaborative relationship with host site
  • Provide leadership to host plant personnel and contribute to host staff development by suggesting training, providing performance feedback, coaching and mentoring
  • Perform regular scheduled preventative maintenance and inspections on site equipment
  • Oversee project activities by actively controlling contractor tasks/duties
  • Work within the Field Work Management Process to organize and prioritize work to meet scheduled completion timelines
  • Cooperate and assist host Technicians as required to ensure overall team effectiveness
  • Perform daily predictive and preventative maintenance activities support long term maintenance projects at a chemical process plant
  • Maintain and repair electrical and mechanical industrial equipment such as pumps, mixers, vessels, evaporators, motors, compressors, .
  • Install and maintain Business and Residential DSL circuits
Qualifications for plant technician
  • In possession of or able to obtain a certificate of fitness with the ability to work at heights
  • Citizen or Work Visa
  • Minimum of 3 years of job-related experience (or equivalent combination of education and/or experience)
  • Assignments may encompass of a wide range of Pilot Plant activities including operation of laboratory material characterization equipment and / or pilot scale production equipment
  • A thorough understanding of equipment hardware – electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, vacuum
  • Must be able to safely use hooks or ladders, and bucket trucks, to climb poles
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Plant Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a plant technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for plant technician
  • Support of pre-operate and post- system operations at the Compressor Station
  • Will make regular rounds and take readings on all plant consumable, equipment and sub-systems
  • Trouble-shoot system and component failures/anomalies with level 2 certified or above lead or senior plant technician
  • Obtain and maintain minimal certification level on facility’s systems and panels and various lifting equipment, , forklift, crane, and aerial lifts
  • Must develop familiarization of the facility and work safely performing operations
  • Will perform other duties as directed by lead or supervisor
  • Troubleshoot, repair , maintain and PM all plant mechanical equipment as required to support plant operation
  • Provide leadership and job coordination on critical repairs or projects, routine activities as required
  • Work and assist other crafts
  • Assist contractors and vendors ,complete Safety Orientations prior to their task
Qualifications for plant technician
  • Must be able to regularly bend, stoop, and move from ground level to higher levels, raise/lift from ground level and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Strength sufficient to lift, carry and move objects weighing minimum of 75 lbs
  • Endurance sufficient to maintain efficiency throughout the entire work shift
  • Technical Skills –Strong knowledge of electrical systems and general equipment maintenance
  • Minimum (1) year of experience in healthcare maintenance/engineering procedures
  • Supports a core technology component area for the business customers

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