Ashland Corporate

  • E&I Technician

    Job Locations US-VA-Hopewell
    Job Post Information* : 9 months ago(1/10/2018 6:54 PM)
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  • Overview

    Ashland is seeking an E&I Technician at our plant located in Hopewell VA.




    The Ashland Hopewell site is a specialty chemicals plant with a heavy emphasis on chemistry.  We produce a variety of cellulose-based chemicals in 5 distinct operating plants.  Our varied products are used by a broad range of other industries including Paint & Coatings, Food, Pharmaceutical, Energy, and Construction.  This broad base provides many opportunities for growth.  On the Hopewell plant, there are many of the classic unit operations.  This includes Reactions, Distillation, Separations, Drying, and Grinding. The Pilot Plant for Ashland cellulose-based products is also located at the Hopewell site.



    • Perform calibration of instrument systems, and documenting the calibration on PM work orders
    • Troubleshoot and repair electrical components
    • Troubleshoot and repair instrument systems
    • Maintain actuated valves including removal/installation of valves, rebuilding valves, and adjusting limit switches, actuators and positioners
    • Install new electrical and instrumentation systems to include running conduit, pulling wire, installing devices, terminating wires and checking out the system for startup
    • Perform basic troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) and distributed control systems (DCS’s)
    • Read and comprehend plant documentation to include circuit sets, loop sheets, one-line diagrams and vendor maintenance and installation manuals




    • High School Diploma
    • 4 years of experience working as an Electrical and/or Instrumentation Technician in an industrial environment
    • Journeyman's certificate


    • Completion of a 2-yr Associate’s degree in Instrumentation or a related field
    • Knowledge of PLC & DCS systems, motors, power & control circuits, electronic & pneumatic field instrumentation
    • Strong troubleshooting skills & the ability to read instrument & electrical diagrams
    • Strong applied knowledge in Electrical, Instrumentation and basic general maintenance
    • Knowledge of:
      • Intrinsically safe design
      • Power circuits (motors),
      • Variable frequency drives (ABB)
      • Power distribution
      • Industrial instrumentation
    • Basic understanding of DCS & PLC programming
    • Experience utilizing a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software with a thorough understanding of electrical safety requirements
    • Knowledge of and experience in reliability programs

     Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States


    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 2018-7014 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.


    Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


    Ashland. always solving


    We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


    The Ashland Way


    Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


    Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


    Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


    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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