Reliability Engineer

Location: Hopewell, VA, United States
Date Posted: 08-30-2018
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location(s): Positions available in Chester, VA, Pottsville, PA, Hopewell, VA, and Frankfort, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
Rate: Market
Reliability Engineer
The Griffin Groupe is searching for Reliability Engineers for a premier client in the chemical manufacturing industry. Our client is a leading manufacturer of performance materials as well as other products used in the electronics, aerospace, apparel, agriculture, food and industrial packaging industries. Its research and development efforts in North America, Asia and India are focused on developing innovative process technologies and new products that will lead the nylon industry into the future. A career at Our client means opportunity and possibility for people who seek variety, responsibility and hands-on experience in a friendly, dynamic workplace.
  • Reliability best practices for E&I equipment, current technology for various instrumentation systems, maintaining plant electrical distribution systems, reliability of instrumentation and control systems, operation of DCS and PLC systems, design and installation of MCC’s, performing root cause failure analysis.
  • Perform root cause failure investigation and analysis related to electrical and instrumentation failures, including field troubleshooting of E&I systems.
  • Manage Plant E&I compliance programs (PM, predictive analysis, etc.)
  • Provide guidance on new instrumentation technology and standards.
  • Develop and maintain PM plans for critical instrumentation – Optimize test intervals, review test histories.
  • Review and aid in the development of specifications for new E&I equipment purchases (design review utilizing IEEE, ISA, API and NEMA standards). Make spare parts recommendations.
  • Review 1-line electrical drawings and P&ID’s on new projects to ensure engineering best practices and plant standards are followed.
  • Provide technical advice to management, maintenance and project engineers.
  • Provide technical direction to maintenance instrument technicians and electricians.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing Reliability procedures pertaining to instrumentation and electrical systems (CEM’s, instrumentation process and instrumentation based environmental reporting).
  • Provide Guidance for acceptance testing and inspections on new and existing equipment – motors, cables, transformers, MCC’s, etc. (pass/fail criteria).
  • Provide NEC design guidance related to industrial plants, hazardous locations, equipment ratings, protection, intrinsic safety, etc.
  • Accountable for plant electrical coordination and switching procedures and training, plant electrical load distribution, primary contact for power provider (Dominion Virginia Power).
  • Other work as required.
  • Bachelors in Engineering/Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineer/Chemical or equivalent
  • 3+ years instrumentation/electrical experience
  • 3+ years’ experience with reliability based maintenance
  • Work experience in a manufacturing plant environment or similar
  • Strong instrumentation and electrical troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with plant CMMS system (SAP)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Able to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Six Sigma Certification
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

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(w) 774-773-9321
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