Instrumentation Technician

MP Mine Operations LLC | CA

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Posted Date 6/12/2024
Description Job Title:

Instrumentation Technician


Mountain Pass, California


Plant Maintenance

Position Type:

Full Time







Reports To:

Maintenance Superintendent

Position Overview:

MP Materials (NYSE: MP) is on a mission to restore the full rare earth supply chain to the United States of America. From electric cars to wind turbines and drones, rare earths are essential to the low-carbon, electrified technologies that power modern life. We hire ambitious, mission-driven people motivated to solve problems and affect change. Our values are grounded in teamwork, resiliency, and integrity, with an enduring commitment to our employees, community, and the environment. In the coming years, MP Materials will grow from a core materials and chemical processing company into a large industrial manufacturer. Our employees will lead this exciting transformation and grow professionally with us.

Instrumentation Technician is responsible for installing, repairing, calibrating, and maintaining all instrumentation equipment with demonstrated proficiency with electrical test equipment including voltmeter, ammeter, HART handheld, etc. Instrumentation must have the ability to trouble shoot and repair a wide range of instrumentation including pH probes, level transmitters, pressure transmitters, flow meters, and related equipment. They will work independently and with other plant personnel to preform preventive, predictive, and routine maintenance tasks. All tasks will be performed while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the company.

Essential Duties:
  • Perform examinations of work areas and monitor compliance with
    MSHA regulations and company policies.
  • Install and wire instrumentation such as pH probes, level transmitters,
    flow meters, and other instruments.
  • Diagnose, isolate, and repair low voltage electrical, electronic, and instrumentation
    malfunctions to include the replacement and adjustment of components, integral units,
    motors, controls, standard devices.
  • Troubleshoot repair and maintain low voltage (0 VAC/VDC - 51 VAC/VDC).
  • Troubleshoot, repair and PM/calibration of a wide range of instrumentation
    (temp, flow, proximity, pressure, valves, gas sensors, pH, etc.).
Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate degree or other certification as an Instrumentation Technician or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience in a chemical plant, heavy industrial or mine.
  • Experience with DCS and PLC control systems.
  • Experience with reliability-based maintenance.
Desired Qualities:
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC programs, simulate signals, calibrate instruments.
  • Ability to work in teams with strong collaboration skills.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to learn new duties.
  • Ability to complete a task with minimal supervision.
  • Valid Driver's License required to drive company vehicles on property.
The expected pay rate is $33.00/hour to $54.77/hour. The actual pay rate offered may vary based on multiple factors including, but not limited to experience, knowledge, skills, and/or location.

MP Materials is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer - EEO is The Law
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose disabilities make them unable to meet the position's requirements will still be considered qualified if they can perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation.

Your Right To Work - In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment verification document form upon hire.

For Assistance with Application - Alternative methods of applying for employment are available to individuals unable to submit an application through this site because of a disability. Contact Human Resources Department at 702-625-5679; 6720 Via Austi Parkway, Suite 450, Las Vegas, NV 89119 to discuss reasonable accommodations.

Safety Provision

Employees are responsible for following all company, industry and regulatory procedures and laws to ensure a safe work environment by oneself and to the company.

A willingness to promote safety among the workforce. Participate in Process Hazard Analysis procedures and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews.

(PPE) Personal Protective Equipment is required when performing work in a mine, manufacturing, outdoor, or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses safety footwear and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

Our facility sits at an elevation of 4700 feet.

Department of Labor Physical Demand Category

Employees are subject to extreme weather conditions:
  • Freezing winter weather
  • Extreme desert summer heat.
Work is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include expose to moving mechanical parts, toxic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, explosives, fumes or airborne particles.

Physical Demands

Manual dexterity; sense of touch; sense of smell; speaking clearly; hearing-speech range; hearing - all ranges; seeing, reading and comprehensions; seeing - distant/near; depth perception; color vision.

Salary43.89 Hour
Per Diem

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