Job: Instrumentation Technician

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Posted: 08/03/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 4229

Job Description

Job Title
Instrumentation Technician
Job Type
Full Time
St Paul Park Refining Co LLC - St. Paul Park, MN 55071 US (Primary)
Job Description


Are you looking for a career within a growing organization where you can work with state of the art new and advanced technology?  If so, then this position is for you!


Western Refining's St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC (SPPRC) has a full-time opening for a non-exempt Instrumentation Technician. This position will calibrate, maintain and repair all instruments and control systems within our St. Paul Park Refinery location. The Instrumentation Technician works Monday-Thursday, 6:30 am-5:00 pm with overtime as needed.  Additionally, the Instrumentation Technician’s main responsibilities include:



  • Performing preventative maintenance on plant instrumentation
  • Running diagnostic programs and troubleshoot process instrumentation and Honeywell TDC3000
  • Maintaining and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Maintaining all electronic, pneumatic and mechanical controls on refinery equipment
  • Sustaining and repair process and environmental analyzers
  • Providing startup assistance and project work as necessary for unit outages and construction projects
  • Utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to document work order closure and improve historical records and reliability



  • Associates degree or certification in instrumentation, industrial control/automation or related technical discipline with at least 2 year of working experience in an industrial setting
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Excel/Word)
  • Strong interpersonal abilities to support team philosophy and strategy
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot Distributed Control Systems, PLC’s, Honeywell and Rosemount transmitters
  • Working knowledge of Fisher control valves, 4-20 mA, DE protocol, HART protocol and electro-pneumatic control loops
  • Willingness to work outside in various weather conditions
  • Ability to work overtime, work after hour call outs and occasional plant shutdowns/startups



  • CCST Certification
  • Experience working with Oracle and Meridium software
  • Experience with ABB & Amtek CEM analyzers and Calibration
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings including wiring diagrams, loop drawings, P&IDs and PFDs



  • Physically able to perform all duties required which may involve (among others):  bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, lifting and carrying loads up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to climb to heights of 200 ft or greater above grade and work effectively



SPPRC offers a very generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package that includes but is not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous 401(k) Match, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation, etc...

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Western Refining is dedicated to fueling the lives of our customers, by supplying them with products that move them, fly them, feed them, and improve their lives. In fact, we have likely impacted you and you didn’t even know it. We are looking for candidates who are interested in more than standard jobs, we want people who care about our community and want to make a difference.

At Western Refining, our people are our most important resource. Whether you are looking for your first job or interested in advancing your career, Western Refining offers you the tools, resources and hands on experience that will take you to the next level. We are a diverse company employing people from all walks of life, in a variety of divisions throughout our organization.

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