Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Maintenance Technician in Hereford, Texas
Green Plains Inc., an ethanol production company (stock symbol: GPRE), is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician at our Hereford, Texas ethanol plant.
Job Summary The Maintenance Technician position is a maintenance crew member assigned to perform maintenance which includes areas of expertise in electrical-mechanical maintenance and installation, instrumentation, controls, Frequency drives, mechanical troubleshooting and repair. Primary goal is to assure safe and efficient production by responding to changing conditions in timely manner.
Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Working in all areas of the plant:
Instrumentation and Electrical repair and troubleshooting (Emphasis)
Electrical Repairs: Motors, Motor Starters, Running Conduit and wire pulling (Emphasis)
Troubleshooting and repair of PLC/DCS (Emphasis)
Programming of PLC/DCS systems
Trouble shooting and repair of pumps/ auto valves
Trouble shooting and repair of grain system
Performing preventative maintenance
50% of position is conducting electrical repairs and installations 50% conducting mechanical repairs and installation
Moves, sets, calibrates, as needed, controls such as: knobs, valves, switches, levers, and index arms, on control panels to control process variables such as: flows, temperatures, pressures, vacuum, time, and chemicals, by automatic regulation and remote control of processing units such as: heaters, coolers, thermal oxidizer, compressors, exchangers, and other units
Determines malfunctioning units by observing control instruments, such as meters and gauges or by automatic warning signals, such as lights and sounding of horns
Inspects equipment to determine location and nature of malfunction such as: leaks, breakages, faulty valves and pumps Determines repair and maintenance of equipment
Patrols units to verify safe and efficient operating conditions
3+ year of mechanical electrical experience or Maintenance Tech Degree
High School Diploma or GED required with preference of Maintenance Tech Degree
Ability to lift up to 60 lbs
Familiarity with industrial equipment operations and care
Experience with Arc and MIG-Tig welding
Mechanical background with bearing changes, pumps, conveyors, etc.
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge in the areas of planning, organizing, interpersonal communications
Strong Electrical Experience required
Knowledge of Hart Communication Systems, Profibus wiring and com methods, and Device-net
Ability to read and update electrical prints
Understanding of discrete and analog systems
Pneumatic Experience & Hydraulic Experience strongly preferred
Green Plains offers competitive pay; a generous benefit package; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; a retirement savings plan; flexible spending accounts; a business casual attire work environment; and more.
Interested applicants, please apply online at www.gpreinc.com
All potential employees of Green Plains Inc. will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check prior to employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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. Other duties may be assigned.
Requisition Number: 17-0155
Title: Maintenance Technician
Employment Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Day plus Extended Hours
Post Date: 5/26/2017