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Instrument & Control Technician

Cambridge, MA 02139

Posted: 03/05/2019 Employment Type: Contract Category: Instrumentation Job Number: 80567

Job Description:

Instrument  and Control Technician, Facilities-Central Utilities Plant (CUP)
  • Oversee the daily technical activities in instrumentation and control, the continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS), and computer systems needed to support the reliable and continued operation of CUP facilities.  

Responsibilities include:
  • Diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and installing microprocessors, distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), pneumatic controls, and associated instrumentation
  • Diagnosing, calibrating, troubleshooting, and repairing field instrumentation and controls systems and maintaining appropriate control documentation;
  • Troubleshooting electronic circuitry and variable frequency drives (VFD)
  • Developing and implementing PLC logic and microprocessor changes
  • Tuning proportional, integral and derivative loops (PID)
  • Maintaining official logs as required by regulatory agencies
  • Performing tests and adjustments of electrical and pneumatic input and output devices. 

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • At least three years of experience in power generation or a central utility plant in an academic, hospital, marine, or industrial environment
  • Driver’ s License
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work on feet for up to sixteen hour periods. 
  • A Massachusetts’ journeyman electrician license is preferred.

Additional Information:
  • Work may be performed on ladders, scaffolds, and other above ground locations. 
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn as required.  PPE may include hardhats, safety shoes and glasses, dust masks, ear protection, protective suits, and hot gloves. 
  • Must wear CUP-issued safety rated uniforms.  Work with hazardous materials may also be required. 
  • The schedule for the position is Monday through Friday, 6: 00 A.M. to 2: 00 P.M. 
  • Extended working hours may be required, including shift work, weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • May also be required to perform call-in duty. 
  • Client  will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists.
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