Our client in Petersburg, VA has an opening for a Reliability Engineer. This is an essential role in our client's Integrated Supply Chain group.
Instrumentation Reliability Engineer
Responsible for identifying and utilizing preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and consultants
Inspection of new and repaired equipment and for making spare parts recommendations
Managing the predictive monitoring of equipment, documenting repairs, PM equipment inspections during TARs
Responsible for Root Cause Failure Analysis and identifying best engineering practices
Provide technical assistance to the hourly Instrumentation work group, as needed
Provide guidance on new instrumentation technology, plant standards and drawing updates
Develop and implement Reliability and Maintenance procedures pertaining to Instrumentation
Work with the E/I group to ensure MI compliance program pertaining to CEM’s and Instrumentation process and instrumentation based environmental reporting
Responsible for supporting all instrument maintenance in a plant environment with five production units and all supporting infrastructure
Responsible for evaluating recurring instrumentation and controls failures to determine root cause and corrective action
Human Responsible for overseeing preventative and predictive maintenance programs for instrumentation and controls
Responsible for electrical and instrument oversight of activities generated by the Management of Change process
Responsible for supporting capital projects from design phase to startup
Back up for Electrical Engineer as necessary
Responsible for working with I&E supervisor to develop and maintain I&E budget for site
This position will work to improve instrumentation reliability by applying Reliability Engineering principles, statistical data analysis and supporting work process for the Hopewell facility
Train and assist people how to prepare Reliability Plans for critical instrumentation: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Operator Monitoring, Critical Repair activities, and Spare Parts bills of materials quality assurance
Analyze failures and recommend corrective action
Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) teams and use lean principles to perform work
Lead Reliability-focused Failure Modes and Effects Analyses teams where appropriate
Functional Owner of the Instrumentation elements of the Specialty Materials Inspection, Testing and Preventive Maintenance standards for OSHA 1910.119 Mechanical Integrity element of Process Safety Management
Maintain currency with developments in the instrumentation fields to recommend improvements to current practices
Work to develop and implement reliability control plans for instrumented systems as part of an ongoing asset risk management initiative
Responsible for the safe and proper management and handling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste in compliance with plant requirements
Minimum BS in Engineering (Electrical/Instrumentation/Controls Systems Engineering preferred)
5-8 years of experience as a reliability engineer specializing in instrumentation and controls experience
Minimum 5-8 years of maintenance and reliability experience in a Chemical, Oil & Gas, Power, or Manufacturing facilities is preferred
Strong Instrument and Controls knowledge/experience required
Experience with small scope capital projects
Capable of analyzing data from equipment history records (SAP, equipment files, vendor research) as basis for reliability plans
Experience in instrumentation reliability (PLC’s, DCS’s, Sensing Elements, Transmitters, Control Elements and Valves)
Knowledge in the use and application of predictive technologies (infrared, calibration history, diagnostic software/systems)
Familiarity/experience with calibration documentation systems
Portrays excellent team leadership skills. Effective in working with and learning from personnel in various roles and from diverse backgrounds; including engineers, designers, drafters, union and non-union craftspeople, suppliers, and construction contractors
Experience with utilizing SAP-PM and/or Meridium for reliability data collection and analysis is a plus
Good proficiency in use of Microsoft products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio
Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
Experience with PLC programming, DCS programming, calibration and repair of plant instrumentation, analyzer calibration, combustion flame safety shutdown controls, local control loops, and the National Electric Code and ISA standards
Self-starter / highly motivated.
Must be focused on continuous improvement.
Must work well with all levels of the organization.
Must provide indirect support to the implementation of the Maintenance Excellence initiative (Planned Maintenance).
Must provide direct support of the Maintenance Excellence initiative (Proactive Maintenance).