Pinnacle Services, LLC

  • Instrumentation Technician

    Job Location VI
    Craft Skilled
  • Overview



    The Instrumental Technician will inspect and test operation of instruments and systems. The individual in this role will also be responsible for: repairing and adjusting system components, removing and replacing defective parts, installing new control instruments, calibrating components and instruments, determining testing and maintenance procedures, and installing new measuring instruments.



    • Inspect, test, adjust, and repair electric, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic instruments and systems used to indicate, record, and control generating operations.
    • Inspect meters, indicators, and gauges to detect abnormal fluctuations.
    • Test accuracy of flowmeters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators, controllers, radiation counters or detectors, and other recording, indicating or controlling instruments to locate defective components in system, using test equipment, such as pressure gauges, mercury manometers, potentiometers, pulse and signal generators, oscilloscopes, transistor curve tracers, and ammeters, voltmeters, and wattmeters.
    • Trace out and test electronic solid state and vacuum tube circuitry and components to locate defective parts in analog and digital, protection, or radiation monitoring systems, using test equipment, schematics, and maintenance manuals.
    • Remove defective instruments from system, decontaminate, disassemble, and clean instruments, and replace defective parts, using handtools.
    • Reassemble instruments and replace instruments in system, using handtools.
    • Lubricate instruments and replace defective wiring and tubing.
    • Calibrate readings on instruments according to standards, adjust phasing and align stages to ensure accuracy of recording and indicating function.
    • Record calibrations made, parts and components used, and inventory of parts on hand.
    • Prepare schematic drawings, sketches, and reports to reflect changes or alterations made in instruments, circuits, and systems.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Journeyman Trades certificate in a least one applicable trade (Instrument Mechanic or Electrical) is preferred along with a minimum of 5 years of industry related experience.
    • Must have knowledge and experience working on Varec Tank gauging instruments, Smith Meters, meter provers, and Vapor recovery systems.
    • Thorough understanding of the technologies associated in the control, design and operations of oil & gas facilities.
    • Must be able to read text, write and have the ability to commuinicate, orally and written.
    • Must be able to work with others and on an individual basis.
    • Must be able to work all shifts to include nights, holidays, and weekends (both Saturday and Sunday).
    • Must have problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, job task planning and organizing skills.
    • TWIC is required.


    • Adheres to company rules and work practices
    • Maintains confidential information;
    • Reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfills obligations;
    • Meets deadlines for assignments.
    • Maintains good attendance practices;
    • Uses time wisely and efficiently;
    • Performs multiple tasks to completion;
    • Self-motivated and able to motivate others to work together to accomplish task.
    • Works effectively with other personnel in various departments.
    • Welcomes new assignments and challenges.



    Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, climb stairs and ladders, push and pull items, reach overhead, stoop and squat. Ability to frequently utilize necessary personal protective equipment.


    Applicants selected will be subject to a background check. The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment, drug and alcohol testing and job-specific medical testing.


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