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Staff Plant Instrument Engineer Job


Calvert City, KY, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Jun 24, 2022

Arkema has established itself as France’s leading chemical producer and a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials. With annual sales of €8.8 billion and 20,000 people employed in some 55 countries, the Group pursues ambitious recruitment objectives both in France and around the world. Arkema offers diverse employment opportunities in 200 job functions and professions in four major fields: industrial, R&D, business, and support functions.

Reaching far beyond your discoveries!

Regarded as one of the world’s leading innovators, Arkema has made research one of the pillars of its strategy. For example by discovering new solutions to help reduce the weight of materials, hence cut down consumption. By developing innovative thermal insulation systems that can optimize the energy performance of buildings. Or by seeking new applications for its biosourced products at the service of greater sustainable development.

Innovative and durable solutions

Our high performance products have applications in wide-ranging areas, from new generation car batteries or telephones to recyclable wind turbine blades, from adhesives for the protective backsheets of solar panels to drinking water filtration systems, from running shoes and acrylic resins with no solvent and no volatile organic compound for 3D printing to molecular sieves for portable oxygen devices used by people suffering from respiratory failure… Joining Arkema means being part of a Group enjoying sustained growth that in little more than a decade has built up an exemplary achievement record, setting high ambitions for itself and for its employees. All our job opportunities are open to people with disabilities at equal merit or with equal skill levels.

Staff Plant Instrument Engineer

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for Electrical & Instrumentation engineering project management.

Indirectly supervise Electrical &Instrumentation Technicians in maintenance activities

Assist in managing Electrical & Instrumentation spare parts inventory.

Improve operations of existing control systems resulting in higher plant performance.

Ensure plant safety and environmental compliance by proper design and maintenance of safety instrumented systems and environmental control systems to meet all federal, state and corporate regulations.

Estimate project costs accurately to ensure compliance with annual capital budget.

Administer projects assigned during design, construction and start-up including cost control, supervision of contract personnel and internal resources to ensure budget, project operational performance and safety standards are met.

Guide Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians and Process Operators in troubleshooting problems when requested.

Collaborate with Operations supervision to improve existing process operations and reliability.

Contribute in the ongoing development of instrumentation standards that will maximize reliability, design and maintenance efficiency, and minimize required spare parts inventory.

Specializes in the control of the Kynar Monomers and Polymers using distributed control system, programmable logic controllers, safety instrumented systems and variable speed drives with work in other areas of the plant as necessary.


Qualifications and Experience

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline and 5 years of experience in instrumentation and control system design or maintenance in chemical manufacturing or related industry.  Good interpersonal and communication skills are required.



A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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