E&I / DCS Technician

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''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO

INVISTA, owner of the STAINMASTER®, LYCRA®, COOLMAX® and CORDURA® brands, is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., which is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 120,000 people worldwide, with about 70,000 of those in the United States.


INVISTA’s Orange, TX Research and Development facility is seeking a qualified individual to join its maintenance team as an Electrical and Instrumentation/DCS Technician.  This position creates value by ensuring reliability of equipment to help meet and exceed the facilities goals for Research and Development by inspecting, troubleshooting, and diagnosing electrical and/or control problems in all equipment in accordance with plant policies and procedures.    This is a Monday-Friday rotating 4-10 schedule that will include occasional call-outs, evenings and weekends.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • Working with Building Leadership, Supervisors, Maintenance personnel, PI’s and Operations to design, plan, procure and document activities for the improvement of electrical and instrumentation maintenance within the facility.
  • Applying all applicable codes, regulations, reliability strategies, corporate and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards.
  • Contacting vendors and manufacturers as needed for support in issue resolution.
  • Provide assistance and expertise for electrical inspections or new/existing installations.
  • Sharing knowledge with other technicians as it relates to maintaining and troubleshooting instrumentation and controls.
  • Maintaining Distributed Control Systems (DCS)/Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and perform design and programming requirements for DCS/PLC systems and operator interfaces.
  • Troubleshooting/repairing/testing/inspecting/calibrating various pieces of equipment: DCS, PLC, electrical, and mechanical equipment such as motors, and instrumentation such as level, pressure, temperature and flow devices.
  • Ensuring proper operation of all control system components to include electronic components, analyzers, on/off valves, control valve solenoids, limit switches, PLC and related I/O modules.
  • Management of facilities loop drawings (creating/updating/verifying).
  • Maintaining strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, to include wearing safety equipment as required by specific jobs.
Physical / Other Requirements:
  • Willing to work outside and in hot or cold weather conditions
  • Willing and able to work at heights and in tight spaces.
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends and Holidays if needed.
  • Willing and capable of wearing a respirator when/if needed.
  • Willing and able to follow facial hair guidelines for respirator usage.
  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs.

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:


  • Associate Degree in Electrical and Instrumentation Technology OR a High School Diploma/GED and 5 years of industrial plant experience in Electrical and Instrumentation Control.
  • A minimum of 5 years working with industrial controls e.g.: motor controls, control valves, and industrial instrumentation for flow, level, pressure and temperature in a manufacturing or research environment. 
  • Experience reading and following control scheme, electrical and maintenance schematics and blueprints.
  • A minimum of 2 years of DCS, PLC technology experience.
  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, including wearing the appropriate safety equipment and PPE.



What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of electrical/electronic and/or instrument & control troubleshooting experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Motor Control Centers (MCC’s) and related electrical equipment up to 480V
  • Experience with electrical one-line drawings, cable schedules, functional descriptions, I/O lists, and related electrical documents.
  • Experience using SAP.


Want to learn more about INVISTA?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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