Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

Chemtrade Solutions, LLC

Augusta, GA

Job Description



Position: Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

Primary Location: Augusta, GA, USA

Shift: Maintenane Manager 

Reports To: Plant Manager 

Compensation: $30/hr + benefits


The US hourly rate for this position is $30 + benefits. Hourly rates are determined by role, level, and location. The hourly rate displayed on each job posting reflects the starting rate for new hires for the position. Rates may also be determined by work location and additional factors, including job related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. More specific rate factors for your preferred location can be discussed during the hiring process, as some facilities are subject to Collective Bargaining Agreements. Please note that the compensation details listed in the US roles postings reflect the hourly rate only, and do not include benefits, pension contributions or additional incentives such as overtime and shift premiums.


Chemtrade is committed to delivering innovative solutions that address the complex challenges faced by our customers. As a responsible corporate citizen, we prioritize safety, sustainability, and environmental stewardship in all aspects of our operations. Our talented and diverse workforce is at the heart of our success, as we recognize that their knowledge, skills, and dedication drive our ability to deliver exceptional products and services. At Chemtrade, we believe in creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. By putting people at the center of our operations, we build strong connections, nurture innovation, and create a fulfilling work experience for all.


About The Position and About You


E&I Technicians are primarily responsible for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electrical and instrument equipment in accordance with manufacturer or site specifications using hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring and testing instruments. The technician is also required to carry out several mechanical maintenance duties as assigned.




  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 2 Years Associate Degree in Electrical or Instrumentation area of concentration.
  • Minimum 3+ years of E&I experience (preferably in a chemical manufacturing operation).
  • Experience operating a forklift, front-end loader, and or other heavy equipment.
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed for business continuity, this include (but not limited to) call-outs on off-shifts and weekend.


  • Previous CMMS user experience
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision. Highly motivated, energetic, and enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of NFPA 70E and NEC regulations and local codes.
  • Detailed knowledge of HART-based communicators.
  • Experience working on utility equipment’s such as Boilers, Compressors, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to read blueprints, sketches, E&I drawings, and P&ID.
  • Must have an understanding of units of measure, and perform conversions.
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy and tact when furnishing or obtaining information from both fellow workers and other departments.


  • Performing tasks list to include, but not limited to, installation, testing, calibration, and repairs of pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, and electronic measuring, recording, indicating, and control instruments / equipment.
  • Interface with OEM’s and vendors as necessary.
  • Support inventorying and management of spare parts.
  • Recommend improvement to the existing instrument, controls, mechanical, and electrical systems or equipment in order to improve reliability, accuracy, or further optimize process.
  • Supports the preventive/predictive maintenance programs by ensuring a high quality workmanship.
  • Accurately completes all work performed according to work instructions, including proper documentation. Completes work orders using a CMMS system.
  • Supports site safety programs.
  • Keep the Maintenance Supervisor updated on job status.
  • Support/leads failure analysis process by discussing the causes of equipment failure with other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for good housekeeping in the shop and at the job site.
  • Must be able to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) deemed necessary by ESHA, site leadership team, and corporate safety guidelines for each job task.
  • Perform assigned preventive and corrective maintenance on plant systems and equipment’s.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodations.
  • Comply with plant policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate equipment availability with the appropriate personnel.
  • Operation of a forklift truck, aerial man lift, railcar mover, pay-loader, and passing a company administered proficiency test is required.
  • Complete and maintain safety, quality, and ISO training / documentation as required.
  • A working knowledge of computers and MS Windows operating system is required.
  • Employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Employee is occasionally required to climb stairs/ladders (including vertical).
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in confined work spaces.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision.
  • Familiarity with safety work practices and techniques relating to the chemical industry (e.g. LOTO, Elevated Work Confined Space Entry, Hot Work, Arc Flash awareness).

What Chemtrade Offers You


Embracing Diversity, Maximizing Results

At Chemtrade we are committed to cultivating a work environment that embraces and values the unique qualities of every employee. We believe in harnessing the richness of diverse talents, ideas, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to drive our business forward. Our vision is to create a workplace where all individuals feel respected, empowered, and inspired to contribute their experiences, ideas, and perspectives.


In our culture, we celebrate multiple approaches and viewpoints. To foster an inclusive environment, we actively encourage the creation of Employee Resource Groups. These groups provide platforms for employees to share their unique perspectives, contribute their ideas, and help shape our inclusive culture. Together, we strive to build a workplace that recognizes and celebrates the diverse voices within our organization.


We recognize that the diversity of our employees is paramount to our organization's success. It is through the diversity of perspectives that we develop and shape programs and tools that support our employees' growth and career management. Join us in our journey towards building an inclusive workplace that values diversity and promotes the personal and professional development of our employees.


We recognize the immense value of Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s) in fostering an including and supportive work environment.  Our ERG’s serve as vital platforms for employees to connect, share experiences, and celebrate their unique backgrounds and perspectives. 


We firmly believe that diversity drives innovation and fuels our success as an organization. By encouraging the formation of ERG’s, we aim to create a workplace where all individual feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work and contribute their diverse talents and ideas.  Additionally, we understand the importance of work-life balance and the well-being of our employees and their families.  That is why we proudly offer a range of family-friendly benefits and opportunities for career growth and advancement. 


We are committed to supporting our employees at every stage of their lives and ensuring they can thrive both professionally and personally.  Join us and be a part of a company that values diversity, inclusion and the well-being of it’s employees.


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