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Sr. Instrument Electrical Engineer Job


Beaumont, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Manufacturing Engineering / Management
Posting Date:  Mar 31, 2021

Arkema is seeking a Sr. Instrument and Electrical Engineer for our Beaumont facility.  This position reports directly to the Reliability Engineering and Projects Manager.  In this role, the Lead Instrument and Electrical Engineer will lead and provide technical assistance and support to management and staff on electrical safe work practices.   This role will provide engineering assistance in upgrading and maintaining plant instrumental and electrical process controls systems to improve their efficiency, optimization and reliability. The Beaumont Plant is located in Southeast Texas about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is about one hour drive east of Houston.  Our facility is responsible for the production of methyl mercaptan, ethyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and methylmercaptoproprionaldehyde (MMP).


Responsibilities include but not limited to:


  • Provide technical guidance, maintenance and troubleshooting support for electrical maintenance issues including working with DCS and PLC Systems.
  • Troubleshoot medium/high voltage electrical distribution systems, including electrical distribution equipment such as 13kV switchgear, distribution transformers, protective relays, motor control centers, motors, adjustable speed drives, and industrial lighting Isolate issues and recommend solutions. Participate in and/or manage the design and/or modification of medium/high voltage electrical distribution systems.
  • Support and administer Instrumentation & Electrical Design and Drafting Standards
  • Provide Instrument and Electrical Engineering Project Design and Project Construction support
  • Evaluate and provide Instrumentation and Electrical support to training, safety and day-to-day troubleshooting efforts
  • Capital project management for Instrument, Analyzer, Communication systems, Security systems, Local PLC systems, Utility Instrument systems (such as Firewater, Deluge, Product/Raw Material Storage etc.)
  • Collaborate and support production troubleshooting efforts as needed.


Job requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering.
  • Minimum five (5) years chemical plant electrical and instrumentation experience with project engineering design required. 
  • Strong knowledge of DCS/PLC systems and medium/high voltage electrical distribution systems and engineering.
  • Familiarity with project management, electronics, logic design and computer programming.
  • Knowledge of electrical principals, technologies, codes and standards.
  • Strong knowledge of DCS/PLC systems and medium/high voltage electrical distribution systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with people at varying job levels.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast changing environment.

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