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Instrument Technician


Newport, DE, US, 19804




Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and over 22,000 employees supporting customers around the world.


What You'll Be Doing - 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. The 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.


  • Provide direct support in the preventative maintenance, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of instrumentation and control valves.
  • 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.
  • Provide support for site reliability efforts.
  • Identify potential bad actors and opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Protect the environment, health, safety, and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers, and neighbors.


Job Duties:

  • Perform work orders as assigned
  • Troubleshoot/check/calibrate/repair/replace process instrumentation from Endress and Hauser, ABB ,and Foxboro. Includes pressure, temperature, and flow transmitters.
  • Troubleshoot/check/calibrate/repair/replace control valves, pressure regulators, etc.
  • Fabricate and install tubing (stainless, plastic, etc.) for control valves
  • Calibrate and repair Mettler Toledo scales
  • Troubleshoot and repair Honeywell and Fire Eye burner systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair gas chromatographs
  • Loop check and verify operation of instrumentation
  • Perform wiring of instrumentation
  • Utilize electrical multi-meters and various electronic communications devices to Troubleshoot/check/calibrate all type and brand of instrumentation.
  • Clearly and properly document all work
  • Interface with vendors for maintenance of equipment and other related activities.



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





It is Sun Chemical'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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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