SABIC Instrumentation & Electrical Journeyman in Burkville, Alabama

Position Title Instrumentation & Electrical Journeyman

Auto Req ID 8684BR

Relocation Assistance No

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Maintenance

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Maintain instrumentation and electrical equipment across the site. Perform preventive and predictive maintenance activities. Troubleshoot failures and upsets on process instruments, control valves, motor control circuits, programmable logic controller and process control computer hardware and software, loss of weight feeders, AC/DC drives, and other electrical and control systems. Perform maintenance tasks involving low voltage and high voltage switchgear. Working knowledge of computers (PC's or mainframe systems) is required for accurate and timely documentation of all activities. Required to pursue and achieve NCCER or equivalent certification if applicable within 6 to 12 months. Required to develop recommended preventative maintenance procedures, work with equipment manufacturers, and learn/apply new technologies to the process. The nature of the position requires availability for overtime including call-ins on off-shifts/weekends to perform emergency repairs as necessary and complete any other tasks required to maintain plant operations. Ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Journeymans Certification or equivalent in Industrial Electrical Instrumentation and 3 years Journeyman experience in the Instrument and Electrical Maintenance field

  • Or 5 years Journeyman experience with the expectation you will continuously work towards obtaining Journeymans Certification

  • Experience in repair and maintenance of chemical and manufacturing plant equipment, with low voltage and high voltage switchgear, and calibration of ISO and safety critical instrumentation devices

  • Must be able to comply with all safety policies/practices including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hard hat, safety glasses, safety goggles, steel shoe shoes, hearing protection, face shield, respirator, chemical suit, gloves, harnesses, fire rated suit, etc.

  • Active member of the Tactical Response Team (TRT) for a minimum of five years (training provided): live fire training, rope/repelling from buildings, emergency medical responders training, hazmat training, confined space rescue training, CPR training, medical/first aid training, etc.. TRT membership and training are conditions of employment.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret electrical drawings and schematic wiring diagrams and P&ID's

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a high involvement team environment

  • Ability to update instrument/electrical drawings and software

  • Ability to work overtime as required including call-ins, weekends, and holidays

  • Capable of performing sustained physical activities including but not limited to climbing ladders, stairs, standing, squatting, kneeling pushing/pulling, and ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis

  • Work indoors and outdoors in hot/cool/humid conditions, etc.

  • Work in confined spaces with limited lighting while wearing respirator/SCBA and work at elevated heights

  • Respirator fit and medical approval required prior to placement

  • Ability to acquire the demonstrated level of proficiency in WorkKeys Assessment:

  • Applied Mathematics: 4

  • Applied Technology: 4

  • Locating Information: 4

  • Reading for Information: 4

  • Workplace Observation: 3

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Desired Skill Experience with computer/PLC programming

Advanced electrical/instrumentation experience

Basic mechanical maintenance experience

Working knowledge of SAP

Familiar with site Operational Effectiveness (OE) work processes

Knowledge of NFPA 70E safety practices

Experience up to and greater than 5kv

Country United States of America

City Burkville

State/Province Alabama (AL)

General Please visit us at to learn more about SABIC.

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Together, we are even better!

At SABIC, we get how business works and what brings sustained growth and market leadership. Our ultimate goal is to power our customers competitive advantage for the long term.

It is from a deep understanding of our customers commercial ambitions that we challenge the status quo working relentlessly to deliver on that challenge.

We seek the best and the brightest employees throughout the world to become part of our vision.

You are ambitious and talented. You are looking for a career that will equip you to make the best of your strengths, both personally and professionally. That is why we are pleased you are visiting our careers website.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation SABIC is a highly successful, rapidly expanding global manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, metals and plastics. We are as ambitious as you are and we have the track record to match.

SABIC prides itself on its world class expertise and technology, its ability to create specific solutions to meet individual customers circumstances and needs, its global reach and product depth, and commitment to a sustainable future.

We intend to be the preferred world leader in chemicals. To achieve our vision, we need to attract, develop and retain dedicated people of your caliber.

That is why this is the perfect time to build our futures together. Our comprehensive training and development programs are among the best in the petrochemical industry. Our pay and reward packages are always competitive and we offer you career opportunities in a diversity of disciplines and locations worldwide.

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