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Instrument Technician

Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Instrument Technician


Location: United States : Lafayette, IN

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH

Business Line: Health Care


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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This position is part of a multi-skilled team working in the Central Maintenance performing a variety of Capital and Maintenance work, to promote maximum up-time.  In this position you will help support the strengthening of the collaboration between maintenance, reliability, automation, plant and process engineering, central stores, and operations.




Primary responsibilities and accountabilities of the job:
●    Perform all duties in accordance with all applicable regulations and company policies (e.g., Quality, Safety, Environmental).
●    Ability to focus on Continuous Improvement.

Maintenance Work:
●    Troubleshoot problems on existing instrumentation/lab equipment and make repairs/commendations for longevity.
●    Perform Preventative Maintenance on existing equipment to keep it in compliance.
●    Document work performed in SAP, including history notes and time charged to all work orders and PM’s.
●    Execute weekly work schedule and adjust to reactive requests as needed.    
Improvement Work:
●    Provide job knowledge and skills to support process improvement and Capital projects.  
●    Work with a variety of individuals, such as engineers, other craftspeople, automation and other resources on process upgrades and equipment changes.
●    Support IQ/OQ and startup of new equipment.
●    Provide input to engineering on design, installation, and maintenance of new equipment.  
●    Make appropriate suggestions for PM procedure revisions

●    Actively participate in safety initiatives.
●    Identify improvement opportunities.
●    Follow all site and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
●    Participate in crew safety meetings.

Quality and Compliance:
Each individual is responsible to meet fundamental cGMP requirements relating to their conduct and work practices.
This includes but is not limited to the following:
●    Adherence to all written instructions.
●    Timely reporting of all deviations to supervision.
●    Training on each activity is completed and current and that each employee understands their assigned duties.
●    Strict documentation practices are followed to ensure that all steps of the operation are appropriately documented.
●    Ensure to maintain the work area in a state of cleanliness and sanitation through good housekeeping practices and applying good personal health practices.
●    Ensure the security and safety of the product through the reporting of any potential risk to supervision immediately.
●    Ensure the safety of the personnel and product by wearing proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) according to the operation being executed.
●    Each individual should report any action that they believe could impact the quality of any product immediately to supervision.
●    Follow all GMP/CDI Guidelines.
●    Maintain 100% current on Individual Training Plan.
●    Accurately document and update SAP/PM module system daily.




●    Associates Degree in Electronics Technology or Applicable Technical training or Military experience required 
●    Ability to read and use manufacturer’s service manuals required
●    Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
●    Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse customer base and other crafts
●    Have a strong mechanical aptitude
●    Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
●    Excellent computer skills to utilize, Word, Excel, etc.
●    SAP Experience preferred but not required 
●    Solid planning, organizing, and documentation skills
●    Must have mindset to work safely

●    At least 1 year of Chemical Manufacturing Experience, preferred 
●    At least 2 years of Industrial Instrumentation experience, preferred 
●    Thorough knowledge and experience with both old and new instrumentation technologies.
●    Understanding of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
●    Previous experience on design and installation of instrumentation

Physical Requirements:
●    May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
●    Able to ascend/descend stairs and ladders
●    May be required to enter confined space
●    May be required to work in a high noise/high temperature environment
●    May be required to work outside in an uncontrolled environment
●    May be required to operate motorized vehicles
●    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance
●    Ability to operate powered equipment


Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette