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Instrument Technician- Full-Time *Kenai
LocationAK00 - Alaska
Date Opened2/8/2018
Position ScheduleFull Time
Req Code152-POS-AK0-18




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.






Ensures a safe work environment.


Responsible for calibrating, installing, troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic oil and gas process instrumentation control systems.  This work is often done in an “on-line” situation and is sometimes done in a laboratory or bench-type situation.


Expected to maintain and repair the following equipment, including but not limited to:
Panel and field devices, pressure, level and temperature switches and transmitters associated with gas compression/power generation packages.
Programmable Controllers:  GE Fanuc experience is preferred.
Controllers:  PID, Ratio and Cascade loop tuning methods are a must.  Experience with Fisher AC Square, Taylor Electronic/Pneumatic equipment is preferred.
Flow Measurement:  experience in calibration of high accuracy Flow, Pressure and Temperature transmitters required.  Experience with Barton, Daniel, A.O. Smith, Rosemont, Fisher and Taylor Electronic/Pneumatic transmitter/recorders is highly desirable.  The candidate must be knowledgeable in measuring device maintenance for items such as gas and liquid turbine meters, orifice meters, thermocouple and RTD devices.  Experience with Halliburton, Hydril, Daniel and Rosemont measuring devices is desirable.
Heater Controls:  Experience in direct and indirect fired heater combustion controls is highly preferred.
Well Controls:  Experience in pneumatic well control systems is highly preferred.  Experience with Baker control systems is preferred.


Informs supervisor of any incidents involving injury, spills, equipment malfunctions and/or damage.


This position has no supervisory duties.


Other duties as assigned.





Must have technical expertise in dealing with documentation, equipment specifications and detailed instrument/electrical loop data.

Must have a working knowledge of technical drawing and documentation system.

Must display ability to read and understand job descriptions, safety manuals and safety and warning signs. 

Must display sufficient oral communication skills to be able to give and receive oral safety warnings, instructions and task assignments.

Knowledge of programmable controllers, distributed controls systems and fire and gas alarm and shutdown systems as related to explosion proof atmospheres is essential.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.





High school diploma or GED and four (4) years experience including apprentice training as a process instrument technician in the oil or chemical industry.  Graduate from a two (2) year technical school will be accepted in lieu of two (2) years work experience.



Arctic experience is preferred.


Special Requirements/Certifications





Alaska State

Journeyman Wireman Certificate of Fitness is preferred.

1 Hand carry tool box w/lock

1 Tubing bender

1 Tubing cutter


1 Pair wire strippers

1 Pair long nose pliers



1 Tubing reimer

1 Go, no go gauge

2 Adjustable wrenches


1 Multi-meter with temperature

measuring capabilities



1 Set screw drivers

1 Wire crimp tool

1 Set Allen wrenches

1/4” to 3/4” combo

Diagonal cutters

2 Pair 440

Some positions may require a valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A pre-hire post offer Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) will be conducted to determine an employee’s ability to perform to the job standard.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MOBILITY: Must be able to access all controls and all parts of machine for service. Must be able to push/pull 50 pounds for 20 feet.

HEARING: Must be able to hear audible safety alarms.

VISUAL ACUITY: Must be adequate to perform above listed tasks in a safe manner and take hand signals from ground man or flag man.

LIFTING: Must be able to routinely lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist, 30 pounds from wait level to shoulder height and carry 50 pounds for 20 feet.

RANGE OF MOTION: An objective range of motion measurement will be conducted and recorded using an inclinometer during the pre-hire/post offer FCE


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to severe outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes and airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate.