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Instrumentation Technician

Instrumentation Technician

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Are you an experienced Instrumentation Technician who has worked with Distributed Control Systems and PLCs?  If you are and are looking for a challenging job in an industrial setting, then we have the perfect job for you.  Ashland, Freetown, MA, has an immediate opening in our Maintenance Department.


Ashland Specialty Ingredients is a division of Ashland LLC.  We are a worldwide company that manufactures products that are used in personal care, pharmaceutical, beverages, home care and many industrial applications.  Our Freetown, MA plant operates 24 hours per day year round.  We are ISO 9001:2008 registered and hold ourselves to the highest environmental and safety standards as indicated by our Responsible Care 14001 registration.  ASI Freetown is committed to an injury free workplace.




  • Support, troubleshoot and maintain a variety of control systems. Including, a Honeywell Distributed Control System
  • Provides Instrumentation / Controls support to Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Maintains Documentation, revision control and backups for plant control systems
  • Diagnose, repair and replace components in the plant’s control systems including electronics, valves, wiring and pneumatics.
  • Establish and support plant Preventative Maintenance System using Maximo MMIS.
  • Assist Engineering in plant design, modifications and hazard analyses
  • Comply with all plant safety rules, attend safety meetings, and actively support and participate in safety and spill prevention.


  • Degree or equivalent experience in Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering is required.
  • Five years’ experience in an industrial setting required, chemical manufacturing preferred
  • Experience with Distributed Controls Systems, PLCs and pneumatics required. Honeywell DCS experience a plus.
  • High level of mechanical aptitude, troubleshooting skills required
  • Excellent communications skills and an ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Commitment to safety as demonstrated by experience in leading or participating in company safety committees or other safety-related activities is highly desired.


  • Actively participate in a safety culture that is founded on the belief that all types of incidents are preventable and that every job can be done safely.
  • Must be willing to follow all safety rules and regulations including wearing Personal Protective Equipment, including chemical suit, respirator, face shield, hard hat, steel toed boots, etc.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend Safety Data Sheets
  • Must be willing to follow facial hair guidelines for respirator usage
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to lift, walk, climb, stoop, stand, push and/or pull for up to 12 hours/day

Ashland Freetown is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free facility.


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2016-6421 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our three commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Performance Materials and Valvoline.


At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.


Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.


Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.




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