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Instrumentation and Control Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Indiana
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/03/2019
  • Duration: 3-6 months
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The Role:
The instrumentation and controls engineer is responsible for achieving world-class reliability for plant instrumentation and controls systems. This individual will provide technical leadership and support in the development and design of process instrumentation for all existing and new installations at the site. This individual will be responsible for preventive and predictive maintenance plan development for the sites instrumentation and analyzer infrastructure.

This individual is expected to become a subject matter expert in troubleshooting instrumentation and analyzer issues and assist plant I/E technicians as part of a maintenance training initiative. The individual will be a member of the DCS team and will be required to cross train to the level required to be a member of the DCS callout rotation.

Job Description: *Lead by example and coach safety to others; supporting plant safety initiatives
*Participate in developing training plans and their successful execution in all plant areas for the I/E technician team
*Develop PM and PdM programs for all of the instrumentation and analyzers in the plant using data from the current CMMS and process control network
*Be able to assist or lead I/E technicians in analyzing, troubleshooting and repairing of failed controls and instrumentation
*Troubleshoot plant control issues through tuning and implementation of basic and advanced control strategies.
*Effectively communicate with operations, plant engineers and maintenance using the knowledge of DCS configuration tools and instrumentation technology to effectively solve complex plant problems
*Actively develop and maintain good team relationships across the entire site
*Provide technical support in developing new flow, level, pressure, density, temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, silica, humidity, composition, environmental, and vibration measurement technologies for implementation in existing and new plant installations.
*Maintain/develop technical specifications and datasheets for existing/new instrumentation installations.
*Produce systems that function as designed originally, without redesign / rework of instrumentation installation.
*Support the tracking and reporting of production and plant performance metrics.
*Provide technical support in the development of SOPs as related to control system operations, instrumentation, and analyzer maintenance.
*Lead or participate in incident investigations involving distributed control system, instrumentation and process analyzer failures. Ensure follow-up recommendations; corrective and preventive actions are implemented.
*Participate in scheduled HAZOP reviews
*Be available to work weekend/night duty as required for plant start-up support and critical time sensitive plant issues
*Play integral role in the development and implementation of DCS Risk Management, DCS Security Administration, DCS Security Event Response, DCS Asset Management, DCS Backup and Recovery and DCS Management of Change Procedures.
*Provide Project management of Distributed Control System related Capital Projects
*Bachelors Degree in Engineering; Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial or Chemical or Computer/Electronics Engineering preferred.
*Minimum of three to five years of experience.
*Minimum two years of instrumentation/controls experience in Refinery/Chemical environment.
*Strong technical knowledge in the fundamentals of controls engineering and controls systems
*Demonstrable competencies in Industrial Instrumentation, including Industrial Analyzers, Distributed Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, and Safety Instrumented Systems.
*Proven DCS/PLC configuration experience. Hands-on experience with Yokogawa DCS and/or Allen Bradley PLC is a plus.

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