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.
RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
— 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