I&E Engineer

Westlake, Louisiana, United States

Job Reference 1245464

Location Westlake, Louisiana, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 1, 2024

Airswift is currently seeking an I&E Engineer who is responsible for providing both instrument and electrical engineering expertise to our chemical manufacturing client in the Lake Charles, LA area. This will be a long-term W-2 contract position with the ability to go direct with the client.

The I&E engineer in this role will ensure proper operation, change management, installation and repair of instrument and electrical equipment according to regulatory and Company standards. This engineer will be instrumental in all changes involving, but not limited to; instrumentation, control valves, motors, switchgear, motor control centers/starters and transformers. They will work closely with maintenance and operations to understand needs and requirements to ensure safe and efficient operations.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides electrical and instrument technical support for maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of site instrumentation, control, electrical equipment, and systems
  • Participate in RCM Asset Management Plan development and stewards the implementation of the plan requirements
  • Provide PM development input, primarily through the RCM Asset Management Plan process
  • Audit, and improve instrument and electrical equipment PM programs to ensure the health and effectiveness of the systems based on equipment failures, process changes and PM data
  • Provide support for Turnaround work scope development
  • Participates and/or leads in the investigation and follow-up documentation of high impact or high potential impact incidents
  • Provide input and feedback to regional support groups on efforts to improve long term equipment operability, reliability, energy efficiency, and maintenance expense
  • Assist with the site’s bad actor program & OEE. Identify the site’s bad actors based on a combination of production loss and failure frequency
  • Drive the organization to find true root cause and effective mitigations to systematically eliminate bad actors
  • Provides guidance for instrumentation and electrical systems as part of site investments and/or modifications
  • Assist in front end and commissioning phases of capital projects; (e.g. ensure project complies with site standards, practices and goals) power study reviews, specification reviews, participation in HAZOP/DHR, provide alternative selection/options with multiple solutions
  • Provide early input on project maintainability and reliability considerations to ensure major scope is not missed during project development
  • Provide capital investment and expense project ideas based on reliability analysis and feedback from operations and other site personnel
  • Interfaces with diverse groups including instrument technicians, electrical technicians, production operators and engineers, rotating equipment specialist and engineers, process control engineers and maintenance/operation team leaders
  • Provide support as a facilitator for problem analysis, risk assessment, root cause analysis, etc. for very critical equipment failures where the failure root cause is not well understood or there are multiple options for resolution without a clear leading option
  • Ensure that the activities are carried out to comply with the integrated management system, as applicable (safety, food safety, GMP, health, environmental, quality and responsible care requirements)
  • Essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis and an ability to work extra hours if needed
  • Follows instructions and performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor
  • Participates in Environmental, Health, & Safety initiatives as set forth by the company
Required skills:
  • BS Electrical Engineering, or equivalent AND 5 years I&E Maintenance or Reliability experience required
  • Must have a level of proficiency with Internet, Email, and Microsoft programs
  • Knowledge of control systems including control valves, transmitters, pneumatic and electronic instrumentation, PLC/DCS, etc
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Willing and able to learn on the job
  • Knowledge of risk-based work prioritization methodology

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