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Instrument Technician


Newport, DE, US, 19804

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site


Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Instrument Technician-Newport


The Instrument Technician role is a hands-on member of the maintenance team working to maintain instrumentation, control valves, and process analyzers across the site. The role interacts with all levels of the organization site wide. Instrument Tech is responsible for performing daily tasks as part of a team to ensure safe, productive, reliable, and cost-efficient maintenance of plant equipment and facilities. in addition, this position provides field level support for reliability efforts, innovation, and continuous improvement.  Major responsibilities will be to provide direct support in the preventative maintenance, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of instrumentation and control valves, pressure regulators, etc. This will include:

Endress and Hauser, ABB and Foxboro

Honeywell and Fire Eye burner ystems

Gas Chromatograph

Mettler Toledo scales

Multi meters and various electronic communication devices  


Other duties will include

  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of technical expertise.
  • Assist with the installation and commissioning of capital projects.
  • Practice safety and housekeeping while performing job duties.
  • Execute maintenance tasks in a quality manner to avoid rework.
  • Complete job feedback forms to document equipment history.
  • Participate in 5S activities to maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Perform wiring loop check and verification of instrumentation. 
  • Provide support for site reliability efforts and clearly and properly document all work.
  • Identify potential bad reactors and opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Protect the environment, health, safety, and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers, and neighbors.
  • Interface with vendors for maintenance of equipment and other related activities.




  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience related to job roles and responsibilities.
  • Ability to drive forklift, use scissor or boom lift.



Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to reach and lift with hands and arms and to talk or hear.
  • Frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance. 
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to twenty pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. 
  • Required to ascend/descend ladders or steps.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Required to be respirator qualified.



We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance. Eligibility of benefit timing may vary.

It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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