Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical (IC&E) Technician

Number of employees

220

Lancaster, United States

Posted on: 2023-03-23

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in heavy industry and powering a sustainable future. The company’s AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver near 24/7 carbon-free energy in the form of heat, power, or green hydrogen fuel at scale – for the first time in history.

In November 2020, TIME included Heliogen’s HelioHeat™ technology on its Best Inventions of 2020 list. In April 2020, Fast Company selected Heliogen as a recipient of a 2020 World Changing Ideas Award for its technology. The company won the Energy category.

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on decarbonizing industry and empowering a sustainable civilization. Powered by AI, computer vision, and robotics, Heliogen’s concentrating solar thermal solutions turn sunlight into heat, steam, power or green hydrogen fuel to help industries such as mining, cement, steel, and transportation transition to clean energy. For ambitious business and technology professionals seeking to have a meaningful impact on climate change and the health of humanity and our planet, Heliogen offers the opportunity to address global challenges through collaboration with a world-class, dynamic team of forward-thinking leaders. 

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical (IC&E) Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of all instruments, control systems and electrical equipment in the Lancaster Test Site (LTS). The IC&E Technician performs work of high skill in the inspection repair, testing, adjustment, installation and removal of all electronic and electrical LTS equipment and systems. Maintain and calibrate pressure and flow instrumentation for operational accuracy.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • Perform preventive maintenance duties on all major equipment and systems as well as emergency backup systems.
  • Maintain complete equipment files, logs, and drawings for all designated equipment
  • Forecast, inventory, and reorder spare parts to maintain LTS reliability. Assist in physical inventories
  • Participate in the administrative maintenance of the plant operating manuals, technical references, prints and diagrams and preventive/predictive maintenance records

Preferred 

  • Inspect repair, install and remove all types of motors, generators, transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communication systems, and storage batteries, and work with electrical systems up to and including 4160 volts
  • Conduct trouble shooting and analysis on DCS, PLC and experimental control equipment
  • Complete other tasks as requested

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical requirements includes standing for extended periods of time, stair and ladder climbing, routinely lifting up to 50 pounds, and heavy cleanup work of an industrial site. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties such as hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suite, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.

Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work-load and plant conditions. “On call” status will periodically be required.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to the area of assignment as would be acquired in four years of high school
  • Graduation from an accredited Instrument Technician Program and two years work experience as a technician in a related industry desirable
  • Four years work experience as a technician with increasing responsibility in a related industry may be substituted for the above requirement
  • Experience in working with voltages up to 4160 volts highly desirable
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others and be self-directed, as well as apply creative solutions to unique IC&E problems is desirable
  • Must be able to work from blueprints
  • Must be skilled in the use of hand and power driven tools
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and strong personal computer skills

Preferred Skills

  • IC&E - Electric, Instrument & Controls 
  • Voltages up to 4160 Volts
  • Blueprints - Read and Interpret
  • Hand and Power Tools

Preferred Behaviors

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Preferred Education

  • Technical/other training or better in Instrumentation & Control Technology.

Preferred Experience

  • 2 years: Graduation from an accredited Instrument Technician Program and two years work experience as a technician in a related industry desirable.
  • 4 years: Four years work experience as a technician with increasing responsibility in a related industry may be substituted for the above requirement.
  • Experience in working with voltages up to 4160 volts highly desirable.

Required Licenses & Certifications

  • Driver's License

 

Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator, and became a public company (NYSE: HLGN) in December 2021. For more information about Heliogen, please visit heliogen.com. 

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