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Instrument Engineer at Indorama Ventures Oxides LLC in Port Neches, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description:

Indorama Integrated Oxides & Derivatives is looking for an experienced Instrument Engineer to join our team in Port Neches, Texas. The Instrument Engineer is responsible for providing instrument and electrical engineering expertise to an assigned area of the site. This position is to assure proper design, change management, installation and repair of instrument and electrical equipment according to regulatory and Indorama standards. This position will be the focal point for all changes involving instrumentation and control valves. The Instrument Engineer will work closely with engineering, maintenance, and operations to understand needs and requirements and to provide a design and installation package. The Instrument Engineer is responsible for Management of Change (MOC) for the assigned area, turnaround scope development, and initiating change requests during turnarounds for impacts to instruments and valves.

What will be expected from you
  • Facilitates RCM Asset Management Plan (AMP) development and stewards the implementation of the plan requirements.
  • Maintain/update the sites Asset Management Plans based on equipment failures, process changes and Preventative Maintenance (PM) data.
  • Provide PM development primarily through the RCM AMP process.
  • Gatekeeper for new or modified PM's through the PM request and approval flow.
  • Steward, audit, and improve I/E PM programs to ensure the health and effectiveness of the systems.
  • Provide risk-based prioritization support for T&I (turnaround) work scope development.
  • Responsible for the investigation and follow-up documentation of high impact or high potential impact incidents.
  • Works with operating and maintenance engineers to make recommendations to improve long term equipment operability, reliability, energy efficiency, and maintenance expense.
  • Help develop and implement the site's bad actor program. Identify the site's bad actors based on a predefined combination of production loss and failure frequency. Drive the organization to find true root cause and effective mitigations to systematically eliminate bad actors.
  • Provide guidance on life cycle cost and alternative selection for maintenance or capital projects with options or multiple solutions.
  • Provide capital investment and expense project ideas based on reliability analysis and feedback from operations and other site personnel.
  • Provide early input on project maintainability and reliability considerations to ensure major scope is not missed during project development.
  • Facilitate detailed RCM and AMP development for late-stage projects to ensure projects are designed for maintainability and reliability. Set up PM's and spare parts. Provide guidance on instrumentation, life cycle cost of maintenance, additional capital requirements to allow maintenance, etc.
  • 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.
  • Essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis and an ability to work extra hours if needed. If applicable, ability to work overtime may be needed to ensure required staffing capacity to meet daily production objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with team members with different backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Assists other employees in accomplishments of Indorama company goals. Follows instructions and performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
  • Participates in Environmental, Health, & Safety initiatives as set forth by the company. Participates in and completes company required training programs.

What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
  • BS in Electrical Engineering and 5 plus years of experience in I&E Maintenance or Reliability experience required.
  • MUST HAVE or be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card, please visit for registration information.
  • 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.
  • Basic understanding of engineering, purchasing, accounting and construction practices and maintenance workflows.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Willing and able to learn on the job.
  • Knowledge of risk-based work prioritization methodology.
  • Knowledge of economic evaluation methods (Life-Cycle Cost Analysis, NPV, Benefit/Cost).
  • Knowledge in Reliability Centered Maintenance or some form of Asset Management Plan Development is desired.

What can we offer you?

Indorama Ventures Oxides & Derivatives is a leading chemical intermediates and surfactants producer with a diverse range of products in growth markets such as home & personal care, agrochemicals, oilfield technologies, fuel & lube additives and more. The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation and will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package which includes: medical, vision and dental, basic life insurance, AD&D insurance, and 401k. Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us!

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