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IC&A Engineer Job


Location: 

Clear Lake, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Nov 16, 2022

IC&A Engineer

Situation in organization

This position is in the Maintenance & Reliability Department and reports directly to the Senior I&E Engineer.

Job dimensions

The IC&A Engineer will oversee the IC&A maintenance/reliability initiatives and interface with the appropriate maintenance and manufacturing groups to ensure the highest level of safety, productivity, work quality and reliability for all instrumentation, electrical and analyzer maintenance/reliability activities.

Key Activities and responsibilities

  • Oversee troubleshooting, repairs, calibration, and new installation tasks for instrumentation and controls work - 90%
    • Drive instrumentation reliability by reviewing recent failures and past history to provide recommendations for improvement
    • Analyze bad actors and Top 10’s to drive improvements for instrumentation
    • Evaluate and maintain the PM strategies for instrumentation equipment
    • Recommend spare parts for reliability-critical equipment
    • Develops and implements instrumentation safety and skills training for Maintenance personnel
    • Contribute in the ongoing development of instrumentation standards that will maximize reliability, efficiency, design, and minimize required spare parts inventory
    • Review and update procedures
    • Identify capital projects necessary to maintain and improve the plant instrumentation.  Submit project requests to Project Engineering and assist in implementation of the project.
    • Lead development of future automation projects through oversight of strategy, design, programming, maintenance, and HMI software/programming
    • Install, remove, perform maintenance and design for implementation of control/interlock strategies as well as troubleshoot and correct (hardware and software) problems for DCS, PLC, PI and Process Control Networks communications
    • Evaluate the Control Systems PM programs and provide technical support by identifying and presenting alternatives and recommendations.
    • Assist I&E Supervisor and Technicians in troubleshooting instrumentation issues.
    • Support Turnaround activities
    • Provide guidance with calculations and design safety instrumented systems (SIS). Oversee troubleshooting, repairs, calibration, and new installation tasks for analyzer work
    • Assist in troubleshooting, repairs, calibration, and new installation tasks for electrical work - 10%
    • Assist I&E Supervisor and Technicians in troubleshooting electrical issues.
    • Will interact with other technical groups on site, corporate technical peers and vendors as needed to resolve problems and improve the overall plant reliability and performance

Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Attend meetings (safety, maintenance planning, reliability, and production)
  • Monitor IC&A maintenance spend
  • Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis and Incident Investigations
  • Perform cost analysis for repair versus replacement of equipment
  • Participate in HAZOP hazard analysis
  • Ensures that IC&A equipment and spare parts are ordered as needed and validate spare parts are maintained appropriately
  • Manage the quality and cost associated with IC&A work performed by outside repair shops
  • Publish monthly reports for management pertaining to productivity, equipment repair status, project status, reliability and forecasting
  • Provide coverage as needed to support electrical distribution engineer

Context and environment:

The duties of this position are conducted with the following considerations:

  • Changing production requirements- quality, quantity, customer needs and logistics
  • Equipment capabilities
  • Maintenance workforce availability and capabilities
  • Follow and adhere to the maintenance work process and repair procedures
  • Must adhere to the Arkema Electrical Safe Work Practices Policy and Guidelines for the CLO site
  • Must be available to work extended hours, weekends, holidays and after hour
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
  • Understands and Supports the Clear Lake Facility Acrylic Monomers HSE2Q Commitment
  • For physical demands please refer to the job demand form for this position

Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience:

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of engineering experience in IC&A
  • Computer skills required
  • Knowledge of a broad range of industry standards including NFPA, API, ASME, and ISA standards
  • Knowledgeable in all types of industrial instrumentation and process control loop systems
  • Basic knowledge of inline process and environmental analyzers and their functions
  • Skilled in interpreting electrical diagrams/schematics and loop drawings
  • Skilled in Instrument, Controls and Analyzer terminologies and maintenance processes
  • Strong experience with industrial computer systems, motor control, PLCs and DCS. Experience with analog and digital signals, HART Protocol and process communication network systems.

Demonstrated Competencies

  • Good written and oral communication skills to interface with operations and maintenance personnel
  • Ability to follow maintenance procedures for equipment
  • Ability to read, understand and utilize equipment drawings and P&ID’s
  • Works well in teams


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