Instrument Mechanic

Position Overview

Performs installations, calibrations, troubleshooting and repairs of control and signal circuits, pneumatic, electronic and hydraulic instrumentation associated plant operations, stabilization, deactivation and associated tasks

Typical Essential Functions

Plans the layout, installation, wiring, and repair of instrument pneumatic, hydraulic

fixtures, apparatus and control equipment.

Performs troubleshooting of associated equipment.

Tests continuity of circuit to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components,

using testing instruments, such as ohmmeter, and oscilloscope.

Observes functioning of installed equipment of system to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.

Repair and calibrates faulty equipment, instruments or systems.

Task specific training will be provided for specified equipment.

Reviews, comprehends, and adheres to procedures, work control documents, and associated vendor manuals

Read and understand blue prints and schematics

Maintains detailed equipment logs, calibration records, and work control status logs

Install, troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate complex instrumentation, equipment, and systems

Support active accredited systems

Disassemble and reassemble complex instrumentation systems and components

Possesses a thorough understanding of electrical, electronic, and pneumatic principles and functions.

Understands and has the ability to use applicable tools and equipment such as M&TE to perform daily maintenance activities on instrumentation systems and components

Understands and adheres to quality control for Measuring and Test Equipment programs

Maintains the highest level integrity and craftsmanship for all work performed

Handles hazardous material including asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), radioactive, and conventional waste materials.

General Requirements

Must pass a pre-employment physical.

Be capable of wearing a respirator and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Could be included in the temperature extremes monitoring program

May be required to hold certification license.

Successful completion of the RAD WORKER TRAINING: RAD Core Academic, RAD Site Specific, RAD II Practical.

Comply with site safety requirements, National Electrical Code (NEC) and LO/TO.

Reach for and manipulate objects, hand or power tools, materials, and/or equipment.

Lift and carry objects such as cable and/or conduit, instruments, tools and materials weighing up to approximately 50 pounds.

Stand, walk, or sit for long periods. Stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and/or crawl frequently for extended periods of time.

Climb, work on ladders, scaffolds, other facilities, and equipment, work at heights and confined spaces.

Read and understand blueprints and/or schematic diagrams.

Normal (corrected) near visual acuity. Ability to detect safety alarms through audio and visual means.

Work for extended periods in low or high temperatures.

Pass a pre-employment background and drug-screen examination, as well as periodic random drug screens.

Prefer to have 30 months of experience in an industrial setting as an instrument mechanic, or have a minimum four years' experience in related work, or a combination of education and/or training/experience that provides an equivalent background.

Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Clearance.