MKD Electric Instrumentation Technician in Whiting, Indiana

Pay ranges from $25.00 to $45.00 an hour

Expand your options, work for MKD Electric.

  • Utilize your skills & experience to make a difference.

  • Advance your career and further your education.

  • Work with a great team of people.

As an Instrumentation Tech team member you will be eligible for great benefits and career advancement opportunities. In fact, MKD Electric ranks in the 90th Percentile in pay, overtime/double time pay and company provided benefits in the United States. Ample overtime opportunities for those that want it. We also offer great training programs and have significant opportunities for career advancement. Most importantly, MKD Electric is committed to providing a safe place to work.

MKD Electric is one of the Midwest’s largest full-service merit shop electrical contractors. For over twenty years, we have designed, built, installed, and maintained our clients’ systems, projects, and facilities. We specialize in working in a variety of industrial environments, including chemical, petrochemical, distribution, packaging, and more.

Technicians must be knowledgeable in DCS & PLC controls systems and able to calibrate and trouble shoot instrumentation and controls systems. The Instrumentation Technician is responsible for completing work orders, carryout preventative maintenance schedules, and the installation of new equipment. In addition they will be expected to troubleshoot electrical and instrumentation equipment on process systems to support production, projects, and/ or process refinements. Teamwork and coordination is essential to this position’s success.


  • Provides technical expertise to plant personnel during equipment problems, repair, troubleshooting and during root cause investigations.

  • Sets up, calibrate, tests, measure and repair all types of electrical controls, instruments, and electronic components.

  • Collects equipment operation history and data to facilitate reliability improvements.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctions and helps document failure analysis.

  • Performs PM’s of equipment and instrument calibrations.

  • Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.

  • Is a proactive member of the team and as such, looks for, repairs, process improvements, and maintains a preventative attitude.

  • Monitors controls and electrical equipment to ensure effective and efficient service.

  • Ensures Preventative Maintenance procedures are carried out in accordance with SOP, SSOP, and in a timely manner.

  • Sets up and operate tools used to diagnose and repair equipment

  • Dismantles functional systems and tests components

  • Starts system, observes operation, read and calibrate gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as valves, controls, pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, and temperature in plant systems

  • Keeps maintenance shop and assigned areas neat, clean, and organized

  • Configures Hart smart devices using a HART communicator.

  • Works well with the Maintenance department to help solidify electrical repairs and assist with projects

  • Demonstrates sound work ethic.

  • Supports and encourages greater employee teamwork.

  • Knows, understands, and follows OSHA and Safety Regulations.

  • Follows L.O.T.O policies.

  • Communicates safety issues to managers and Safety department.


  • High School diploma /GED or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Journeyman Industrial Instrumentation Tech.

  • An NCCER, ISA, or other certification is a plus.

  • Instrumentation Tech Trade School Certification is a plus.

  • Must be able to pass a DISA D/A test.

  • Stand, walk, sit, kneel, and walk up/down stairs on regular basis; climb up and down ladders up to 35 feet high repeatedly on a shift

  • Work from various heights via platforms, scaffolds, ladders or man-lifts

  • Bend and stretch, lift and move heavy objects many times across a shift

  • Operate, maintain, and work in close proximity to various power equipment, including, but not limited to, forklifts, man-lifts, excavators, drills, saws, hydraulic tools and automatic machinery

  • Must be safety conscious


We offer our team members a comprehensive employment package that includes:

  • Career growth opportunities

  • Strong safety culture with training

  • Competitive wage(s)

  • Bonus eligible based on individual and company performance

  • Eligible for over-time pay after 8 hours per day, after 40 hours per week, and Saturday's

  • Eligible for double time pay on Sunday’s

  • 401(k) plan w/company match up to 4%

  • Paid sick time

  • Paid vacation time program

  • Eligibility for health benefits which includes:

  • Medical insurance – shared cost

  • Company paid dental insurance

  • Company paid vision insurance

  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D insurance

  • Company paid short term disability insurance

  • Optional life insurance for you, your spouse and children

  • Optional long term disability insurance

  • Full-time in-house training instructors

  • Multiple training & development opportunities:

  • DOL Certified Apprenticeship Program

  • Foreman’s Academy

  • Leadership Training Program

  • Hands on Controls & Instrumentation Training

  • and more

  • Referral bonuses up to $2,500

  • Annual recycle bonus eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement for authorized training

  • Company provided FR clothing

  • Company provided safety gear – harness, lanyard, arc flash gear and more

  • Safety boot and prescription safety glasses allowance

  • Social activities

  • Holiday Party, BBQ’s, fun all hands on meetings, golf outings, contests, etc…

  • Charitable activities

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and others

  • Open door policy

  • Annual performance reviews