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​​​I&E RELIABILITY ENGINEER

PASADENA, TX


​Reports to Maintenance and Reliability Manager. 
The I & E Reliability Engineer is involved daily with unit maintenance, particularly the electrical and instrument departments to assist in troubleshooting and development of procedures and practices.  The employee interacts with operations and process engineering groups to plan, prioritize, and execute repairs and expense projects to maximize plant reliability. The Instrument and Electrical Engineer continually interacts with the project engineering group to coordinate details of project execution and coordinates with, and supervises various contractor and maintenance groups to ensure timely and cost effective project completion. 

Key Responsibilities:

This position – and all positions - within the organization requires that the incumbent commit to learning, following and practicing Principles of Process and Behavioral Safety as applicable to the position. Each employee must also commit to following Life-Saving rules on a daily basis. Additionally, this role:

Has integrity responsibility for the critical assets and protective systems.
Leads or participates as needed in Process Hazard Analysis, Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), or other risk assessments
Develops/manages inspection program to maintain mechanical integrity and compliance with all engineering/regulatory codes.
Writes and supports the Management of Change process through PHA and PSSR Evaluations
Leads/participates in incident investigations to identify root causes and corrective recommendations to prevent reoccurrence

Works with maintenance supervisors to develop and implement preventive and predictive maintenance programs on existing equipment (fixed equipment, pumps, safety devices, etc.) based on manufacture’s recommendation or best engineering practices
Provides leadership to improve equipment reliability and reduce vulnerabilities.
Follow-ups (direct technical support or lead focus teams) on instrument and electrical equipment failures, determine root causes and identify actions to prevent reoccurrence.
Applies proactive reliability processes (i.e. criticality ranking, bad actor focus, root cause failure analysis, reliability centered maintenance) to ensure long term reliability of instrument and electrical assets.
Benchmarks internally and externally to identify and share best practices.
Works within SAP to develop work plans within.
Acts as the focal point for plant I/E electronic documents and drawings.
Troubleshoots, along with I/E techs, operations staff, daily instrument and electrical problems via the KMS process.
Defines appropriate preventative maintenance of instrument and electrical equipment and audits performance.
Optimizes equipment spare parts and predictive/preventative maintenance practices to ensure required reliability at lower cost.
Ensures reliability/maintenance issues are considered and addressed on new equipment installations.
Performs an ongoing reliability assessment of site assets fully utilizing reliability metrics to prioritize and focus efforts. Considerations in the assessment include the impact of equipment reliability on overtime, emergency work, maintenance resource utilization, maintenance cost and lost production.
Highlights and corrects maintenance and operational practices that negatively impact reliability.
Provides technical assistance for critical work in progress and for scope development of planned packages for regular and shutdown maintenance and plant projects.
Develops maintenance job procedures as required and ensures a consistent review process is maintained.
The position of instrument and electrical engineer interacts with the maintenance manager to manage the prioritization, scheduling, and execution of instrument and electrical maintenance, reliability and optimization projects.

 Knowledge & Education:
Minimum of Electrical Engineering degree with 5 years reliability/engineering experience in a chemical/petrochemical plant.
A background in the petrochemical industry
Demonstrated performance in the area of leadership and facilitation within a technical/manufacturing environment preferred.
Thorough understanding & ability to effectively apply reliability processes.

Technical skills:
A strong demonstrated competence in Electrical Equipment (i.e. high voltage systems, power distribution, motors, UPS systems).
Demonstrated knowledge of Control System Equipment (i.e. control valves, transmitters, computer based & electronic instrumentation, PLC/DCS (Allen Bradley, Honeywell and ABB system knowledge a plus), Ladder Logic, Triconex systems, analyzers). Knowledge of refrigeration systems a plus.
Knowledge of engineering contracting and project execution is essential.
Strong knowledge of instrument and electrical standards and practices is key to interaction with vendors, contractors, managers and hourly personnel.
Advanced trouble shooting ability to determine root cause.
General knowledge of and exposure to SAP


Competencies, Behavioral skills:

Ability to lead investigations, support PHAs, initiate and follow MOCs
Strong organizational skills (ability to multi-task & prioritize effectively)
Effective troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively deliver results in a team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively from craft level to corporate management level, both verbally and in writing, and to be able to teach/share information