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DATE ADDED: Wed 26/09/2018

Instrumentation And Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Gary, USA


Job Description

Instrumentation and Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Salary: $100K to $125K plus 10-20% bonus


Location: Gary, IN



Our client, a global leader in the chemical industry is currently seeking an Area Instrumentation and Electrical Maintenance Engineer to join the team in the Gary, IN area. This role requires a STRONG background in Instrumentation as well as high voltage troubleshooting of swtichgear, substations, etc. Plus will also require up to 50% regional travel to facilities in the Midwest region.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Head of Supply in achieving key outcomes in safety, reliability, efficiency, cost and customer service
  • Supports the Area Reliability and Maintenance team by establishing a culture of safety in working and in the execution of all aspects of the teams role requirements
  • Ensures compliance with all safety, health, environmental and quality standards within the region
  • Provides technical, troubleshooting and maintenance support to all plants within the region for all electrical equipment and instrumentation, including low / medium / high voltage substations, switchgear, transformers, motors, distribution systems and associated protection and support equipment
  • Ensures the reliable and efficient operation of all electrical equipment and instrumentation within the region by:
    • Performing electrical equipment and instrument reliability, efficiency and contingency reviews and assessments and monitors the completion of action plans to reduce and eliminate identified gaps and risks
    • Proactively reviewing and ensuring up to date electrical equipment and instrument condition based data and equipment reports to ensure reliable operation
    • Supporting the development of electrical equipment and instrumentation reliability and maintenance procedures for internal company standards publication
    • Reviewing and approving the application of local electrical equipment and instrumentation systems PMs, work instructions, and related procedures.
    • Reviewing the quality and completeness of electrical equipment and instrumentation PM execution at assigned plant locations
    • Ensuring that agreed electrical equipment and instrumentation maintenance strategies are fully implemented at all sites
    • Ensuring that all sites have active electrical equipment and instrumentation contingency plans with identified reliability risks mitigated per plan
    • Ensuring that critical electrical equipment and instrumentation spare parts are on hand and in a condition for immediate use and are replenished in a timely manner once consumed
    • Developing Critical Equipment Quality Control plans for electrical equipment and instrumentation maintenance activities
    • Leading the rectification of failed electrical equipment and instrumentation, including EMOC, plant/equipment outage decision making and root cause analysis
  • Identifies, defines, estimates, budgets, develops, plans and executes electrical equipment and instrumentation turnaround maintenance activities, improvement and relife projects within the region
  • Assess the technical competency of electrical and instrumentation contractors and service providers to ensure proper scope is assigned and the expected quality is received
  • Provides electrical equipment and instrumentation scope, estimation and execution support to the Projects Group for large improvement and relife projects within the region
  • Leads and executes electrical equipment and instrumentation programs and projects within each area in support of high performance supply chain operations and continuous improvement within the region.
  • Represent the regions electrical equipment and instrumentation reliability interests in the proposal and project commercialization process, including scope and spares input and new plant acceptance
  • Completes area electrical equipment and instrumentation reviews of major EMOCs for completeness and consistency with technical standards
  • Leads or supports root cause analysis and ensures timely action item closure
  • Supports the development of location and area budgets on an annual basis
  • Supports the effort for continuous improvement through GAP and Six Sigma programs
  • Works with the ROC to execute electrical equipment and instrumentation projects and initiatives identified to drive performance and close performance gaps
  • Working with the Area Supply Manager, identifies and develops and delivers technical electrical equipment and instrumentation training for the region
  • Demonstrates HPO continuous improvement by sharing best practices employed or developed in RBU NA and adopt best practices identified by global peers
  • Ensures that applicable material procurement and control processes are consistent with company standards for corporate governance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Electrical Engineering degree required
  • Minimum 10 years' experience, with at least 5 years in an operational and engineering environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated exceptional operational safety leadership
  • Proven experience in the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of low/medium/high voltage substations, switchgear, transformers, motors, distribution systems and associated protection and support equipment
  • Proven experience in electrical short circuit analysis, relay protection settings & coordination, power quality analysis, high voltage motor starting schemes and analysis, hazardous area classification and lightning protection
  • Proven experience with plant process and equipment instrumentation including a wide variety of pressure, temperature, and flow devices; including control valves, actuators, limit switches, measurement devices, analog and digital indicators.
  • Proven effectiveness at trouble shooting control loops issues, identify problem components and interfaces, and execute effective and efficient solutions to restore critical and needed plant control functions
  • General expertise in large high voltage motors and related control systems preferred
  • Proven experience in Root Cause Analysis, Cause and Effect or FMEA methodologies
  • Proven experience and knowledge of predictive maintenance methodologies and technologies
  • Proven understanding of regulatory and industry standards and codes
  • Good knowledge of the National Electrical code required
  • Air Separation experience and knowledge preferred
  • Experience with CMMS systems required, SAP PM preferred
  • Professional qualifications and licensing preferred
  • Six Sigma qualification a plus
  • Interpersonal skills:
    • Excellent leadership skills
    • Possesses strong communications skills at all levels
    • Attention to Detail
    • Demonstrated ability to follow through on projects and issues
    • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a team environment or independently as required
    • Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and improve existing processes/programs
  • Managerial skills:
    • Knowledgeable in plant operations. Can effectively identify and evaluate technical and business process opportunities and translate to financial terms to support investment and business case development
    • Continuous improvement drive and ability to implement change in a geographically diverse organization. Relentless drive to challenge the status quo.
    • Management by influence - experience delivering results in a highly matrixed organization and the ability to influence others to deliver results.
    • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple activities and achieve results with minimal supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills



Role: Instrumentation and Electrical Maintenance Engineer
Job Type:
Location: Gary,

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