Maintenance Mechanic B / Instrumentation [Mon-Fri 6am-2:30pm - hours/shift subject to change]

  • Bayer Corporation
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Oct 15, 2021
Automotive General Labor Installation-Maint-Repair Skilled Labor

Job Description


The primary responsibilities of this role, Maintenance Mechanic B/Instrumentation, are to:

  • Perform scheduled predictive and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and project support of instrumentation equipment;
  • Be responsible for performing daily maintenance work schedule attainment, data recording, and reporting of work orders;
  • Be responsible for assessing the accuracy of instrumentation procedures and providing feedback to the document owner;
  • Perform calibrations on various instrumentation;
  • Perform all work in accordance with NFPA 70E requirements;
  • Support and comply with Bayer Berkeley's commitment to health, safety, and environmental protection initiatives and programs;
  • Take part in safety meetings as required, and advises relevant personnel (e.g. supervisor, etc.) of any non-conforming conditions;
  • Communicate with all departments to schedule and follow-up on activities;
  • Be responsible for proper operation and maintenance of instrumentation equipment;
  • Be responsible for providing equipment reliability feedback, such as notification damage codes and logbook entries for issues and/or adverse trends;
  • Interact with Plant engineers to provide problem-solving expertise on specific instrumentation systems;
  • Perform Basic operation and troubleshooting of VFD's;
  • Perform pre-task plan and JSA's (Job Safety Analysis);
  • Provide support to Project Management group installations and inquiries for expertise;
  • Oversee the proper operation and perform repairs and replacement of all instrumentation equipment as needed;
  • Perform calibrations as needed for repair activities;
  • Interface with maintenance scheduler and provide instrumentation craft support for troubleshooting and repairs of equipment;
  • Review all completed work orders and verifying completion of work, reporting discrepancies, verifying work order history is complete, and closing out a work order;
  • Provide technical and/or manpower support to the site to ensure equipment reliability;
  • Perform preventative maintenance on electrical components associated with instrumentation equipment;
  • Perform problem-solving on specific instrumentation issues related to the air handlers, control panels, freezer, cold room, exhaust fans, hot and cold-water systems, and condensate pumps;
  • Check de-energized electrical components IAW NFPA 70E requirements;
  • Perform troubleshooting IAW NFPA 70E requirements;
  • Be experienced using multi-meters for checking AC/DC voltages, amperage meters on AC/DC circuits, and meggaring of AC/DC motors;
  • Change valve diaphragms (non-feedback valves);
  • Support functional checks and calibration readings;
  • Handle the mechanical portion of control valves (diaphragm and bonnet);
  • Support HVAC/R by F\filter changes and taking reading for Magnehelic gauges and read A/H air flows and filter d/p's off of control panels;
  • Rig ≤500 lbs.;
  • Perform safety monitoring for PM's/CAL's (example: door watch for freezer work);
  • Replace sanitary piping gaskets for non-calibrations;
  • Investigate and report/repair issues (leaks, alarms, etc.);
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least three years of instrumentation maintenance experience OR Completion of technical school / accredited two-years program or applicable military experience with at least two years of field experience;
  • Experience and competency with instrumentation systems and controls, including both electrical and pneumatic;
  • Technical working knowledge of PCS (Process Control System) and Electrical utilities;
  • Ability to read/interpret blueprints and diagrams;
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate a forklift, scissor-lift, JLG;
  • General knowledge of shop tools and safe operation;
  • Read, write, speak, and comprehend English in order to understand written and verbal instructions, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP's), etc.;
  • Follow written or verbal directions;
  • Acceptable attendance and performance;
  • Work weekends, holidays, and overtime as required (including 10hour shifts as needed);
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Work independently and self-directed with minimal supervision;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to demonstrate good record-keeping practices;
  • Ability to multitask, troubleshoot, use analytical judgment to plan and perform diversified work, making decisions within prescribed limitations;
  • Computer skills, use of laptop, tablet, HMI, PLC, including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, MODA;
  • Able to lift up to ≤75 lbs. and push/pull up to ≤650 lbs. with assistance;
  • Able to withstand frequent repetitive movement, stooping, crouching, kneeling, climbing (ladders), and sitting;
  • Able to climb up to ≤30 feet and/or ≤3 stories;
  • Able to wear protective clothing (PPE) as required;
  • Able to work at heights, around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, dust, and drafts;
  • Able to identify color-coded labels;
  • Able to pass an eye exam including testing for near vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
  • Meet Occupational Demands/Physical Requirement checklist.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient knowledge of other trades (Instrumentation, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC/R);
  • SAP experience;
  • Hepatitis B vaccine recommended.



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