Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
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GWS Segment
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Newark - Delaware - United States of America

Maintaining (e.g., Preventative Maintenance), testing, installing, troubleshooting, and repairs to process instrumentation equipment such as: temperature, pressure, flow, level and pH transmitters, control valves, etc.

Troubleshooting process control computer systems, including but not limited to DCS, PLCs, Control Logix, and RSLogix using portable computers; troubleshooting temperature, level, and pressure control instruments and processors; troubleshooting AC or DC variable speed drives and line speed control systems.

Inspecting, performing preventative maintenance on, and repairing electrical equipment such as motors, AC and DC drives, motor control centers, power distribution panels.

Performing ISO calibration on pressure, temperature, and pH controllers, etc. Calibrating gauges, controllers, transmitters, and gauge system as required; calibrating substation breakers; coordinating calibration of test equipment.

Maintaining and updating calibration records, job procedures, and manuals.

Troubleshooting and maintaining pneumatic instrumentation, including rebuilding automatic control valves and pneumatic or electronic controllers.

Repairing or replacing hydraulic devices such as regulators, relief valves, and flow valves.

Providing assistance/working with Mechanical Technicians, Operations, Reliability Engineers, Management, etc. as needed.

Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives related to building operations and work safety.

Inspects building systems including fire alarms, HVAC, and plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions prescribed by client.

Oversees and inspects the work performed by outside contractors. Contracted work includes Electrical, HVAC, plumbers, etc.

Performs assigned repairs, emergency and preventive maintenance. Completes maintenance and repair records as required.

Reviews assigned work orders. Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair. Orders necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks.

Maintains an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum.

Maintains the building lighting system, including driver repairs or fixture replacements.
Installation and troubleshooting of electrical circuits, data cabling, etc.

Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate work and assign tasks.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of four years of related experience and/or trade school training.

Electrical Journeyman license required. Additional certification in one or more of the following is preferred: Mechanical, HVAC, process controls, mechanical power transmissions, plumbing, or engine repair. Certifications/licenses as may be required by local or state jurisdictions.


Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. Ability to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.


Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situation where only limited standardization exists. Requires intermediate analytical skills.


Uses personal computer and / or PDA for work order system, email, ESS and training. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more.


Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.


Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by your work. This includes but is not limited to: 

Complete all required and assigned HSE training at a satisfactory level

Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE-related requirements at all times

Participate in all HSE-related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing, and assessment, etc.

Report any conditions which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.