I C & E Technician

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Location Wever Iowa
Sector Maintenance
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical (IC&E) Technician Job Description

OCI Nitrogen Iowa (OCI) is looking for an IC&E Technician to be responsible for the support of field instrumentation, analytical and monitoring systems. The IC&E Technician will provide maintenance (preventive and corrective) and troubleshooting of basic process control (BPC) and safety instrumented systems (SIS).

Your scope of responsibility

  • Final control element inspection and troubleshooting, repair and rebuild, replacement, installation, mechanical repair, calibration, and stroke testing.
  • Some medium to large size control and instrumentation hardware support.
  • Commissioning and startup activities including, instrument loop inspection, loop check, configuration, calibration, and testing. Mechanical installation, function checking, stock testing, of final control elements. .
  • Analytical equipment expertise, troubleshooting, calibration, documentation for both monitoring and supervisory systems (mass spectrometer, CEMS, O2 Combustibles, NOx, infrared, conductivity, and gas chromatograph).
  • Support and maintenance of DCS, SIS, and PLCs based systems. Practical experience with hardware of Rockwell A.B (ControlLogix & CompactLogix), Schneider Electric hardware (Modicon, Quantum), and Siemens PLCs (S7-400) is desired.   
  • Dedication to documentation updates and creation for plant specific maintenance tasks including calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures.  Update and follow plants instrument scope P&ID and wiring diagrams, loop diagrams, cable scheduling, and instrument lists sheets.
  • Adhere to LOTO and MOC procedures.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you bring to OCI


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 4-Year Apprenticeship or Associate Degree in Industrial Instrumentation and Controls; or 5 years of relevant IC&E experience; or any similar combination of education and experience.


Experience and Skills


  • Fertilizer manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Advanced understanding and hands on experience of process analytical equipment (troubleshooting, calibration, sample switching logic, calibration gas replacement procedures, and documentations).
  • Advanced understanding and hands on experience of control valves actuators, positioners, feedback, smart positioners, and solenoids.
  • Advanced understanding and hands on experience of smart transmitters, sensing elements, transducers, and transmitters. Experience with calibration, configuration and repair of measurement/control instruments for flow, level, pressure, differential pressure, vibration, temperature, and pH.
  • Knowledge of DCS & PLC control systems hardware, electrical motor controls, and VFDs.
  • Knowledge of Motor Starters, MCCs, VFD, 4,160 volt and 480-volt three phase systems.
  • Familiar with HART communication protocols. IEC standards, ISA standards, PSM sites and process safety management, MOC procedures, and electrical and process LOTO.
  • Ability to use personal computer software for word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Analytical equipment expertise in troubleshooting and calibration of PH, conductivity, density and ammonia equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Bending, kneeling, lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Wearing a respirator when/where required to perform inspections/job duties.
  • Noise levels may require hearing protection.
  • Ability to climb straight ladders. Some work may require heights in excess of 100 feet.
  • Confined space entry may be required.
  • Wearing hearing protection within high level noise areas as required.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package starting the first day of the month following an employee’s hire date.

  • Medical insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) program with company matching.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Paid time off (PTO)

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.