Instrumentation Reliability Engineer

Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: 04-19-2018
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Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
Rate: Market

Instrumentation Reliability Engineer

 The Griffin Groupe is searching for an Instrumentation Reliability Engineer 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. 
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Perform Instrumentation Reliability function for the entire plant
  • 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 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 Frankford 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
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Minimum BS in Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred)
  • 5-8 years of experience as a reliability engineer specializing in instrumentation and controls experience
 
 
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Minimum 5-8 years of maintenance and reliability experience in a chemical 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)
  • 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 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).
  • Attitude must foster a positive team environment.
 
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

Please contact me with any questions:

Email:
recruiter@thegriffingroupe.com

Phone:
(w) 774-773-9321
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