Instrument and Controls Engineer* – Borger, TX USA

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Instrument and Controls Engineer provides technical support for projects, and routine maintenance of the refinery’s instrumentation and controls (I&C) assets. This position requires a proven problem solver and equipment owner serving as a technical resource for the instrument and controls infrastructure.




  — Participating and promoting all aspects of refinery safety programs.

  — Visibly demonstrating commitment to the workplace safety and health of employees and contractors through personal engagement and sound decisions.

  — Reviewing and/or developing Instrument design packages for capital projects.

  — Providing routine maintenance engineering and troubleshooting support for instrumentation and analyzers.  The instrument asset base includes field measurement sensors, transmitters, analyzers, and control valves.

  — Consistently designing and implementing solutions for bad actors and continuous improvement to drive reliability and asset improvements.

  — Supporting documentation systems and processes that maintain accurate I&C equipment information and drawings.

  — Performing Criticality Analysis for instrumentation and maintaining the criticality ranking for this equipment.

  — Identifying equipment problems and recommending appropriate measures to control, manage and correct issues.

  — Recommending material upgrades or changes as the situation and conditions warrant.

  — Participating in Process Hazards Analyses for refinery process units.

  — Designing, recommending, and implementing new equipment solutions where justified.

  — Serve as a technical resource to properly identify new and existing equipment specifications and proper operating parameters/ranges for I&C equipment.

  — Utilizing Life Cycle Cost and Decision & Risk Analysis processes to assist with repair vs. replace decisions and infrastructure project needs.

  — Developing capital and expense budget requirements related to I&C system upgrades, PM/PdM programs, repairs, expansions, etc.

  — Leading and/or participating on Root Cause Analysis teams to investigating significant reliability and/or safety related events associated with instrumentation and controls failures.

  — Evaluating and recommending improvements to spares inventory and storage solutions.

  — Participating in knowledge share with other sites within the company by serving as a member in the instrumentation network.

  — Effectively communicating and engaging with other functional groups at all levels from craft persons and operators to refinery leadership.

  — Initiating and evaluating management of changes (MOC).





  — Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  — Must have a valid Driver’s license

  — Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  — Working knowledge of IEC, ISA, and API codes and standards

  — Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including: Word, Excel, Access

  — Ability to work extended shifts and respond to after-hours call outs


  — Professional Engineering License

  — 5 or more years of instrumentation experience within an industrial environment

  — Experience maintaining instrument systems and analyzers

  — Working knowledge of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) calculations

  — Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  — Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  — Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills

  — Accepts ownership, is accountable and delivers on commitments

  — Strong technical knowledge and ability to apply practical solutions in the field

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