Instrumentation and Electrical Technican - Special,

United States, Alabama, Axis

Business unit: Ethylene & Sulfur Derivatives

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


AkzoNobel is currently seeking an experienced Instrumentation and Electrical Technician in their Axis, Alabama (Lemoyne) facility.

Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals LLC is a Business Unit of AkzoNobel. The sub Business Unit, Sulfur Derivatives, operates its LeMoyne facility in the city of Axis, just north of Mobile, Alabama, USA. In 1996 the site became the first in the world to receive joint ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registration, and has also been certified RC 14001 compliant. Responsible Care continues to be a primary focus.

The LeMoyne site produces high-quality inorganic sulfur-based chemicals, including carbon disulfide, sulfuric acid, sodium hydrosulfide (NaSH), and sulfuric chlorides. These chemicals are used in a variety of industries, including specialty chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and pulp and paper, There is also a Crystex production unit at the site, along with a monochloroacetic acid dissolving unit.

The person in this role will be responsible for:
- Performing routine and emergency maintenance on analog electrical, electronic and pneumatic equipment and networks used to collect, process, transmit, receive and record data.
- Performing periodic inspections, testing, adjustments, calibrations and servicing activities necessary to assure the proper operation of process instrumentation and control systems in the process.
- Identifying and correcting electrical, pneumatic and electric analog and computer system failures; employ computer system diagnostic programs, computer control console switches and indicators, and logic analyzers to locate and replace defective circuit boards and modules in computers and computer peripherals, and repairs digital interfaces.
- Performing functional tests to identify and correct telemetry system failures; use maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic test instruments.
- Performing specialized staff work related to control systems.
Position Schedule:  Monday - Thursday; 10 hours each day

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Ethylene & Sulfur Derivatives

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

• High school diploma or equivalent.  Trade school certification preferred.
• 5 years instrumentation and electrical experience.
Working knowledge of:
• Analog and digital system fault diagnostic techniques and procedures.
• Principles underlying the construction and use of scientific instruments.
• Electronic and electrical low voltage circuits.
• Methods, practices and equipment used in maintaining, repairing, testing and adjusting electro-mechanical, pneumatic, electronic and other types of recording, control, and measuring instruments.
• Safety practices necessary for the work.
• Electrical and electronic theory and practice as applied to process instrumentation and control equipment.
• Materials, methods, and equipment used in the inspection, testing, calibration, maintenance, and repair of process instrumentation and control equipment.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V).