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Electro-Instrumentation Technician

Posting Start Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Ashland, VA, US

Company: Cascades

Our challenge!

The Bear Island Mill is the newest addition to the Cascades Containerboard Packaging lineup. This state-of-the-art facility will offer one of the lightest high end, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market. The mill is actually under construction and start-up is scheduled in December 2022. 

Immediate Hiring is happening at the mill now!!!

Job Responsibilities

During construction/After Start up:

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the E&I Technician responsibilities are the following:

•    Demonstrate mature levels of E&I technical capabilities resulting in excellence in safety, quality assurance and maximizing asset performance
•    Facilitate and assist in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of premature failures, offering solutions and implementing corrective actions preventing reoccurrence
•    Utilize work processes and CMMS to document findings and initiate corrective actions
•    Assist in the further development of the predictive and preventive programs
•    Demonstrate troubleshooting skills that allow our equipment to operate as designed in accordance with OEM specifications
•    Participate in reliability focused design changes that reduce waste and improves asset/equipment performance
•    Proactively seek education opportunities in self-development both technically and professionally
•    Ensuring proper operation of, and troubleshooting of, electrical & instrumentation system components including transmitters, actuators, controllers, motor and drive systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributed control systems (DCS) for process control, etc.
•    Mentoring and sharing knowledge with other technicians
•    Apply all applicable codes, regulations, reliability strategies & corporate standards

Experience and strengths

•    Experience with Microsoft Office Software and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
•    Associate or Technical degree or higher in an applicable field of study AND at least two (2) years of electrical and instrument control experience preferably in a manufacturing environment or a minimum of four (4) years of electrical and instrument control experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
•    Experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment
•    Experience with Rockwell, ABB, Valmet equipment (considered as an asset)
•    Experience with smart instrumentation (Fisher, Rosemount)

Must be available to work 12 hour rotating shifts, weekends and holidays, overtime and call-ins

Why work at Cascades

Excellent company-paid benefits
Working with a dedicated and passionate team of leaders
Strong Company Culture
Profit sharing and 401K Options
Working for a company with a strong focus on sustainability and greener initiatives
Huge Career Advancement Opportunities

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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