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I&E Technician Job


Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Oct 3, 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.


Reports to the Maintenance Manager.


The I/E Technician will interface with the appropriate maintenance and manufacturing resources to resolve, improve, and implement maintenance activities in a safe, responsible, and environmentally sound manner which is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.  Manage Work Orders through SAP by reserving warehouse materials for jobs that is discovery work, charging time to work order operations, and create notifications for problems found during plant evaluations and task execution from existing work orders.  Work with Engineering/SME (Subject Matter Expert) on resolution to issues on discovery work in the field, which is subject to; field walks with contractors, researching parts/tools needed for completing tasks.  Navigate via SharePoint to update equipment records and research existing equipment files/data.  Responsible for ensuring that all AIMS HESQ policies & practices (ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-45001 & RCMS) are followed by all manufacturing personnel.  This includes compliance with OSHA 1910, environmental regulations and permits, quality systems, and safe work permit practices.


Major responsibilities for the I/E Technician include but are not limited to the following:

Safety: 10%

  • HSEQ responsibilities include but are not restricted to the following:
  • Repair and calibration documentation.
  • Following safe work practices.
  • Compliance to Houston Plant Leadership Expectations.

Work Execution: 40%

  • Perform effective preventive and predictive monitoring and maintenance techniques to identify and define abnormal operating conditions.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and install electrical and instrumentation equipment that is used in the chemical processing facility.
  • Ensures housekeeping is kept high priority at all times.
  • Update maintenance supervisors with job status.

Research/Document: 35%

  • Read and interpret work orders, equipment manuals, and I&E drawings to perform required maintenance.
  • Create and submit repair reports and documentation to meet ISO standards.
  • Collects equipment operation and history data to facilitate reliability improvements.
  • Update equipment records.
  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Incident Investigations.
  • Assist other trades in performing assigned work as requested.

Planning: 15%

  • Assist Planner with job planning by material needs and step/operation assortment.


  • This position is located at the Houston plant and works in a fast-paced environment
  • 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


  • High school diploma.  Technical education/certification preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years I/E Technician experience in industrial type environment.  Petrochemical or Refinery experience required.
  • Instrumentation Experience:
  • Knowledge of and experience with instrumentation installation, calibration, maintenance and trouble-shooting along with the ability to read and understand P&ID and Loop Drawings.  Experience using communicator to verify settings of instruments in the field.
  • Knowledge of and experience with PLC’s, ladder logic, control valves, field bus modules, Triconex and Foxboro software packages or related DCS platforms.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation relating to temperature, pressure, mass flow and level.  Includes DP, Coriolis, Vortex, Ultrasonic and Magnetic instrumentation.
  • Electrical Experience:
  • Knowledge of and experience of troubleshooting equipment with Voltages 12.47 kV, 2300V and 480V.
  • Trouble-shooting skills along with the ability to read and understand P&ID, Relay Drawings, Electrical One-Lines and Loop Drawings.
  • Knowledge of testing and maintenance of VFD’s, Transformers, Large Motors, UPS Systems and Breakers.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, and SAP.
  • Demonstrated leadership, learning and development skills.
  • Initiative and self-starter.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively interface with manufacturing, engineering, and other functions including contractors.
    • Strong interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to solve problems and present solutions.
  • Ability to influence without formal authority.


This position is accountable for following all applicable Company policies and regulatory requirements.


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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