Instrumentation Technician

Company: SGS North America ( Learn More )

General Information
2 Year Degree
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Job Description


  • Responsible for repair and maintenance of electrical motors, drives, electrical systems associated with automotive emissions sampling and facility operations
  • Responsible for calibrating all related automotive instrumentation (dynamometer, emissions analyzers, and specialty exhaust sampling equipment) in accordance to Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and ISO standards
  • Responsible for preventive maintenance of dynamometers, drive, and electrical systems
  • Responsible for integrating new equipment, advancing lab ability’s, and advancing automation systems
  • Able to work assigned shift; daytime, evening or weekend, as needed

  • At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct
  • High attention to detail and highly professional appearance
  • Maintain building and testing related motors, drives, and electrical systems
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components
  • Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment Become proficient at using the test cell automation systems
  • Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts
  • Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components
  • Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing or operation of equipment
  • Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems, or to provide information on product use
  • Write reports or record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, or specifications to assist engineers
  • Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation
  • Reassemble and test equipment following repairs
  • Inspect and test systems to verify system compliance with plans and specifications or to detect and locate malfunctions
  • Responsible for commissioning new equipment, developing necessary training materials for related staff employees
  • Follow documented procedures to properly execute calibration of instrumentation equipment
  • Perform data quality checks on calibrated instrumentation
  • Responsible to become proficient at using calibration automation systems
  • Setup data channel configurations for the instrumentation equipment
  • Responsible to work with engineering and technician staff to revolve all issues
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and variable schedule(s) as necessary
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned
  • Job Requirements


    • Associates degree (or equivalentexperience) or greater in electrical, automotive, engineering, orscience-related field
    • Experience with electricalmotor/drive repair and maintenance, wiring, electrical troubleshooting, andfacility maintenance
    • Experience with analyticalinstrumentation, engine or vehicle repair or maintenance, and/or gas transfersystems preferable
    • Skilled use of Microsoft OfficeSuite, particularly Word and Excel
    • Effective at communicatingoperational issues and test quality issues to engineers and managers


    • High level of integrity, ethics,and drive towards customer service with strong poise, tact, and diplomacy
    • Strong orientation towardsteamwork
    • Strong Verbal & WrittenCommunication skills
    • Desire to work in fast paced,rapidly changing and results’ oriented environment
    • High ability to manage time toprioritize competing tasks and demands being able to successfully resolve them
    • Maintain vehicle laboratory,engine laboratory, and facility equipment
    • Knowledge of the practicalapplication of engineering science and technology, including applyingprinciples, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and productionof facilities equipment and systems
    • Knowledge of design techniques,tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans,blueprints, drawings, and models
    • Knowledge of principles andprocesses for providing services such as needs assessment, meeting qualitystandards for services, and evaluation of satisfaction
    • Ability to approach problems in ascientific manner and implement resolutions with minimal guidance
    • Able to use motorized equipment tomove vehicles and materials
    • Able to bend, squat, lift up to 50lbs. stand or sit for up to two hours
    • Use basic hand and power tools tomaintain vehicles and laboratory equipment
    • Use a MS Windows based computerincluding MS Word, Excel, Outlook and custom software
    • Able to read and interpret data toparticipate in data quality review and troubleshooting activities


    • Maintain a safe, clean, and tidyworksite
    • Demonstrates strong commitment toSGS HSE Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions by participating in safetymeetings, completing required training, intervening in unsafe situations,refusing unsafe work, and complying fully with all applicable laws andregulations related to HSE
    • Responds appropriately toemergency situations and assists other staff members in maintaining readinessto respond to emergencies within the workplace
    • In accordance with the SGS HSEManagement System requirements, disposes of, or directs the disposal of, wastegenerated as a part of daily work performed in a safe manner and in compliancewith all waste transportation and disposal regulations and requirements.
    • Reports all incidents (actuals andnear misses) in accordance with the SGS Incident Reporting requirements
    • Uses all equipment (includingsafety equipment) in the manner intended and reports any damaged / lostequipment to supervisor
    • Maintains awareness of hazards /proposes controls to supervisor, HSE Representatives or relevant site contact
    • Actively participates in incidentinvestigations and risk assessments as deemed necessary by SGS management


    • Valid driving license
    • Ability and willingness to travel,sometimes on short notice
    • Reliable transportation
    • Must successfully pass drug screenand background check.