DuPont Electrical & Instrument Technician in Axis, Alabama

Electrical & Instrument Technician (Job Number: 015543W-01)


The DuPont Axis Plant, located in Mobile, AL, currently has openings for an Electrical and Instrument Mechanic. In this role, you will provide E&I maintenance support of the instrumentation and electrical equipment/systems at the MMC including installation, troubleshooting and repair, preventative and predictive maintenance, and documentation integrity of these equipment/systems in a way that maximizes equipment reliability and unit uptime.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and repair I&E equipment in the assigned area in a safe and orderly manner in order to have a reliable operating unit.

  • Provide daily support to operations in the I&E maintenance areas in order to make necessary repairs.

  • Document and maintain equipment history in order to replace unreliable equipment.

  • Perform calibration and repairs on all types of instrumentation, pneumatic and electronic in order to have a safe and reliable operating unit.

  • Perform routine maintenance on 480 VAC motor starters and switchgear in order to prevent unplanned power outages.

  • Knowledge of and use of electrical test equipment, volt, OHM, ammeters in order to calibrate electrical equipment.

  • Perform troubleshooting on series and parallel circuits, pertaining to lighting circuits, control circuits, and interlock circuits in order to make necessary maintenance repairs.

  • Perform calibration on various types of switches (pressure, temperature, and flow) in order to maintain a safe operating unit.

  • Perform routine installation of conduit and instrument tubing, including conduit and tubing bending and proper installation of fittings in order to make instrumentation installations.

  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting on electrical heat tracing in order to make necessary maintenance repairs.

  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting on automated control systems (PLC/DCS) in order to maintain a safe operating unit.

  • Assist in managing the site instrumentation and electrical technical documentation to ensure equipment designs, technical drawings, and process changes are documented and current.

  • Assist with Quality Improvement Projects in order to facilitate continuous improvement.


The following are required:

  • HS Diploma/GED and at least 3-5 years of E&I experience (experience with equipment such as pH analyzer, flowmeters, O2 analyzers)

  • Must be able to work overtime and be willing and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis throughout the workday.

  • Must have good Microsoft Office Suite skills and experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of National Electrical Code and power distribution systems, troubleshooting and repair of 480 VAC motor control system.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of calibration and routine maintenance on all types of instrumentation, pneumatic, electronic and analytical equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to walk, stand, ascend and descend stairs and ladders, use hand tools, and reach with hands and arms.

  • Demonstrated use of electrical test equipment

  • Demonstrated ability to use safety equipment.

  • Working knowledge of the Quality Tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic technical math skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand process and instrument drawings, loop sheets, one line diagrams, ladder diagrams and schematics.

  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to deal with multiple tasks at a time.

  • Must be willing to wear protective gear such as Nomex suits, respirators.

  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and work at heights.

  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.

  • Must be willing and able to work with hazardous chemicals.

The following are preferred:

  • DCS/PLC experience/knowledge

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Journeyman certification

  • SAP experience

Primary Location: NA-United States-Alabama-Axis

Organization: Crop Protection

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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