Electrical & Instrument Mechanic

Department:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jan 19, 2023

SUMMARY:   Performs electrical/instrument and some mechanic such as troubleshooting, installing, calibrating, testing, inspecting and repairing (electrical, electronic, pneumatic and mechanic) equipment.  Evaluate the equipment taking in consideration the criticality in terms of safety, environmental, quality and operations.  This person is required to work in four (4) shifts schedule.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Locates and corrects problems (troubleshoots) in order to restore equipment to operation and design specifications.


Work with software in programmable controllers and distributed controller systems (DCS) in order to make bypasses and troubleshoots.


Calibrates equipment to ensure accurate measurement.  Some of the instruments are:


  1. Electronics and Pneumatics Transmitters (temperature and pressure)
  2. Electronics and Pneumatics Controllers
  3. Electronics and Pneumatics Recorders
  4. Digital and Mechanical Scales
  5. Temperature, flow, Pressure, Level Switches
  6. Oxygen and Infrared Analyzers
  7. Transducer
  8. Counters
  9. Timers
  10. Broken Bag detectors
  11. Micromotion Flow Meters
  12. etc.


Install electrical/electronic equipment in order to comply with the facilities necessity.


Real sketches (electrical/electronic/pneumatic) systems such as schematic drawings, ladder logic, loop sheet, logic diagram, P&ID, and interlock sheet in order to make troubleshooting.


Inspects or tests equipment to determine if/what repairs are needed or to ensure it functional as designed.


Changes DCS, PLC and Electronic Equipment plug boards to replace defective ones.


Disassembles repairs and reassembles equipment/components to replace worn or defective ones.


Locks and tags and try equipment to make it inoperable and safe to work on.


Use the computer system to create work orders, obtain information of equipment spare parts and create historical.


Performs predictive and preventive maintenance task in the electrical/instrument arena.


Ability to work with computer programs such as Windows, Microsoft utilities program (Excel, Words, etc.) and availability to continuous improvement in the skill.


Work in reliability, especially in the principle of defect elimination.


Inspects and test new motors to accept them for installation operation.  In case of operational motor, test and replace if necessary, as per PSM principles.


Measures, cuts, bend and install tubing, conduit, and associated equipment to provide it for use.


Install electrical bypass (with authorization) to operate selected equipment.


Requisitions materials, parts and supplies to have them available to do the work.


Assists with rigging to move heavy equipment.


Runs electrical wire to provide power or communication from source to equipment.


Solders wiring or boards connections to make permanent connections.


Communicate with resources, operators, mechanics, and engineers to exchange job information.


Write shift logs, maintenance records, inspection sheets, calibration sheets, among others, to communicate and create historical records.


Write and review maintenance procedures to provide them for use by operators and mechanics. 


Replaces lamps, ballast, fixtures, photocells, etc. to provide correctly to operation.


Cleans work areas to maintain site housekeeping standards.


Depending on the organizational structure and practices for Maintenance Work Management, may need to perform the following SAP-PM transactions:


  1. IW21 Create Work Notification
  2. IW23 Display Work Notification
  3. IW33 Display Work Order
  4. IW47 Display Confirmation
  5. IW65 Verify Failure codes (Activities) Entered
  6. IW69 Verify Failure Codes (Object part, Damage, and Cause) Entered




Understands Process Safety Management (PSM), and Management of change Technology (MOC-T).


Adhere to and set the example for the company core values (Safety & Health, Environmental Stewardship, Highest Ethical Behavior and Respect for People).


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function/duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 


Good interpersonal skills.  Ability to work in a team environment.  Good problem solving and                                    time-management skills.  Highly motivated, flexible and self-starter.  Ability to work over regular hours.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Associate’s Degree (AD) in Electronics, Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering or equivalent form two-year college or technical school; and a minimum of three years of experience in the area; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Basic knowledge of oral/written skills in English and Spanish.  Interacts with Area management, Resources, Operations Technicians, Contractors, Engineers and Suppliers.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as factions, ratios and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to represent data in graphic arts.


REASONING ABILITIES:   Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule forms.


COMPETENCIES:  In addition to the skills listed above, computer skills and well as a PLC and DCS knowledge are desirable.  Able to work in teams and to continuous improve day to day activities.


TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS: Forklift, handling explosives, fire brigade, HAZMAT and rescuer.




CAREER PATH:   Day shift position in charge of managing a critical program such as calibration, relief valves, training, planning, among others.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. 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 regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, following ergonomics guidelines.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus in the use of electrical/instrumentation tools and other related equipment.


  1. Please rate the frequency of the following activities (1-Never, 2-Sometimes, 3-Occasionally, 4 Frequently):


  • Climbing           3
  • Walking 4
  • Reaching          3
  • Lifting               2
  • Stooping          3
  • Bending            3
  • Standing           4
  • Grasping           3
  • Pushing            3         
  • Kneeling           2
  • Twisting            2
  • Carrying            3
  • Pulling              3
  • Sitting               4
  •      Stair Climbing    3


  1. Does the employee work in an extreme environment?


  • Exposed to Fumes:                   Rarely
  • Exposed to Weather:                 Sometimes is required to supervise work outdoors in all types of

                                                   weather conditions

  • Extreme Temps:                        Rarely
  • Wears a Respirator:                   Rarely, unless member of the fire brigade



WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  Must be able to use safety equipment for extended periods of time, as needed.  The noise, temperature and lighting conditions in the work environment is usually moderate.  This position is not subject to extreme conditions.


This role provides support to an operation that runs 7/24, therefore requirements to provide support outside normal work schedule may be required.

Nearest Major Market: Puerto Rico
Nearest Secondary Market: San Juan