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IE&A Engineer (Acrylics Clear Lake Plant) Job


Location: 

Clear Lake, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Sep 17, 2021

IE&A Engineer

Situation in organization

This position is in the Maintenance & Reliability Department and reports directly to the Maintenance & Reliability Manager.

Job dimensions

The IE&A Engineer will manage the IE&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 work - 25%
    • 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
    • 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
    • Identify capital projects necessary to maintain and improve the plant instrumentation.  Submit project requests to Project Engineering and assist in implementation of the project.
    • Assist IE&A Superintendent and Technicians in troubleshooting instrumentation issues.
  • Oversee troubleshooting, repairs, switching, isolation, and new installation tasks for electrical work - 60%
    • Ensures the reliability of the plant electrical distribution system by developing and implementing an Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program.  Surveys and analysis consistent with industry best practices are employed.
    • Plan and direct plant power outages that support the EPM program.  Assure that the necessary internal and external resources are identified to support the planned work.
    • Work with site energy leader/team to improve energy efficiency.
    • Assist IE&A Superintendent and Technicians in troubleshooting electrical issues.
    • Identify capital projects necessary to maintain and improve the plant electrical infrastructure.  Submit project requests to Project Engineering and assist in implementation of the project.
    • Collaborate with Operations supervision to improve existing process operations and reliability
    • Contribute in the ongoing development of electrical standards that will maximize reliability, efficiency, design, and minimize required spare parts inventory
    • Develops and implements electrical safety and skills training for Maintenance personnel
    • Ensure proper operation and preventive maintenance of plant emergency generators
  • Oversee troubleshooting, repairs, calibration, and new installation tasks for analyzer work– 15%

Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Attend meetings (safety, maintenance planning, reliability, and production)
  • Monitor IE&A maintenance spend
  • Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis and Incident Investigations
  • Perform cost analysis for repair versus replacement of equipment
  • Analyze IE&A problems when they arise and find effective solutions
  • Ensures that IE&A equipment and spare parts are ordered as needed and validate spare parts are maintained appropriately
  • Manage the quality and cost associated with IE&A work performed by outside repair shops
  • Publish monthly reports for management pertaining to productivity, equipment repair status, project status, reliability and forecasting

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

Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with minimum 10 years’ experience with IE&A
  • Computer skills required
  • Familiarization with NEC and NFPA 70E
  • Knowledgeable in motor control systems
  • 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, Electrical and Analyzer terminologies and maintenance processes
  • Knowledgeable in transformer maintenance and troubleshooting process
  • Knowledgeable with substation maintenance and isolation processes
  • Knowledgeable in troubleshooting of electrical control circuitry and distribution 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

 

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

 

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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