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I&E Technician

Company Name:  Equistar Chemicals, LP

Edison, NJ, US

Req ID:  71506
Facility:  Edison-Lyo
Department:  Maintenance
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Basic Function

The Instrumentation and Electrical (I&E) Technician is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all instruments, control systems and electrical equipment in the catalyst  plant and the associated facilities. The I&E Technician performs work of high skill in the inspection repair, testing, adjustment, installation and removal of all electronic and electrical power plant equipment and systems.


  • The I&E Technician operates from established and well-known procedures under minimum supervision, performing duties independently with only general direction given. Decisions are made within prescribed operating and maintenance procedures or guidelines. The I&E Technician encounters recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.
  • The I&E Technician must perform work in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, in compliance with all environmental permits at all times. The I&E Technician must effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow plant personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvements. The I&E Technician must perform duties in such a way to result in an optimum.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • 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.
  • Assist in maintaining and controlling spare parts inventory to maintain plant 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.
  • Inspect repair, install and remove all types of motors, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communication systems, and storage batteries, and work with electrical systems up to and including 460 volts.
  • Conduct trouble shooting and analysis on DCS, PLC and associated control equipment.
  • Must be familiar with 4-20mA signals and trouble shooting
  • Maintain all plant instrumentation and electrical test equipment.
  • Fully support and participate in Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor
Min. Qualifications

Calibration and DCS - Distributed Control System

Electrical Controls, Electrical Hazard Awareness and Electrical Systems

High Voltage & Voltages up to 4160 Volts

IC&E  - Electric, Instrument & Cnrls

Hand and Power Tools

Inustrument Schematics


Inventory Control

Microsoft Office Suite

Organizational Skills

PLC - Programmable Logic Controller

Power Plant Fundamentals

Problem Solving

Reading Blueprints


Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience as a I&E Technician with increasing responsibility in a related industry
  • Work Hours - Monday – Friday 7am – 3:30 PM
  • Overtime as required, which could include nights, weekends and holidays
  • Driver's License required

Preferred Behaviors

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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