Nutrien Instrumentation and Electrical (I/E) Technician in Lima, Ohio

Job Description

Job Title, Location, State

Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

This position reports directly to the Lima I&E Superintendent.

Key Tasks:

  • Troubleshoot, repair, install and maintain the following types of equipment:

  • Level – Displacers, head pressure, capacitance, radar, non-contact

  • D/P Cell Applications – Level, Flow, Pressure

  • Positioners & I/Ps

  • TransducersFlow Meters – Vortex, Mass Flow, Turbine, Thermal Dispersion

  • Analytical - pH, conductivity, ORP, Mass Spectrometry, CEM’s Gas Chromatography

  • Temperature – Thermocouples, RTDs, Gas Filled Bulb

  • Switches – Limit, Flow, Level, Temperature

  • Up to 4160 volt motors, electrical controls and equipment

  • Solve problems requiring the knowledge of basic electronics, DCS, electricity, pneumatics, mechanical, math, and physics.

  • Disassemble, repair, and assemble control valves.

  • Review maintenance manuals, manufacturer’s catalogs, blueprints, and other references for specification and performance information.

  • Utilize test and measurement equipment in troubleshooting of instrumentation, electrical or control loop problems to locate the cause(s) of trouble.

  • Possess effective computer skills, knowledge, and ability to utilize standard Microsoft applications and understand directory structures and file types.

  • Apply requirements of NFPA 70E as it applies to all electrical hazards and understanding of the use of PPE to mitigate those hazards.


  • Know, understand and apply safety standards, safe working practices and procedures. Use safety equipment provided to avoid personal injury, injury to others, or damage to equipment.

  • Read, understand and follow written instructions and procedures including interconnecting wiring diagrams, interlock, logic, one-line diagrams, motor/starter/control panel schematics, and P&ID drawings

  • Working knowledge in troubleshooting mechanical or electrical failures in process instrumentation, control loops, motor controls and able to recommend and/or perform corrective measures.

  • Familiarity with instrumentation transmission signal types, including pneumatic, analog, discrete, and digital.

  • Knowledge of DCS configuration.

  • Working knowledge of the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and how to install instrumentation and electrical equipment and conduit systems to meet these. Particular Awareness concerning installations in areas that are classified as Electrically Hazardous.

  • Proficiency in the use of reading and understanding installation details; able to use specialized tools to install and bend tubing and fittings required for installing pneumatic signal or sensing lines.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 -5 years experience in chemical plant or refinery preferred

  • ISA Certification(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or Technical Degree preferred

Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. In order to ensure consideration for this role, candidates are encouraged to apply by INSERT DATE. However, this job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

**EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran

System ID 2018-8351

Job Category Manufacturing, Operations & Trades

Business Unit Nitrogen