Instrumentation Reliability Engineer

Posted by Rob Quirk


El Dorado



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Duties And Responsibilities

    • Provide engineering technical support to operating units, environmental activities and plant projects to improve reliability, process safety and environmental performance
    • Support process safety, safety, and environmental compliance by participating in process hazard analysis, incident investigations, procedure development, management of change, alarm management, pressure protection management, and providing technical assistance for work scope development, and assessment of operating impacts on equipment.
    • Design improvements for equipment/systems to improve overall reliability, availability, and predictability of production, improve process safety and environmental performance including complex designs
    • Provide process support to Plant Engineering activities, usually involving preparation of major appropriation requests or execution of detailed engineering of projects
    • Perform equipment reliability analysis and recommends improvements based on Root Cause Failure Analysis findings
    • Recommend equipment reliability improvements by doing analysis of equipment trends, historical, and field data
    • Develop, implement and lead reliability principles, precision maintenance, and condition monitoring initiatives
    • Analyzes refineries' maintenance and reliability work practices to identify performance drivers. Works collaboratively with refineries' maintenance leadership on design/reengineering of existing work processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness within established technical standards
    • Works with all relevant departments to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations adhering to the life cycle asset management process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets
    • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues
    • Stays abreast of latest industry best practices, technology and equipment design through participation in professional organizations and associations
    • Conduct RCFA on failed equipment / components and improves life expectancy using RCFA findings
    • Supports maintenance related activities in planning upcoming shutdowns, transitions and equipment requirements
    • Support turnaround and unit shutdown planning and execution through participation in scope development, providing justification for work items, and providing technical support during shutdown/startup and outage timeframe
    • Communicate and document process engineering activities in unit support, design, plant engineering, environmental and process safety support activities with little or no review required
    • Develops and delivers site training to educate, inform and guide refinery maintenance staffs on application of technical standards. Ensures standards reflect both engineering and work processes and supported by industry best practices in alignment with reliability effort provide input into capital projects to ensure the scope meets the objectives of operational reliability
    • Specify appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PM's) / Predictive Maintenance (PdM's) based on Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Minimum Required Education
  • BS Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical
Minimum Required Experience

    • Demonstrated experience in equipment reliability and mechanical integrity including rotating equipment and/or fixed equipment, and/or instrumentation, and/or electrical equipment.
    • Working knowledge of industry safety, design, and inspection standards and procedures with at least 3 years of experience in a PSM regulated facility
    • Demonstrated technical, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis skills
    • Working knowledge of reliability centered maintenance and reliability modeling concepts (Design Standards, RCFA, and Maintenance Strategies)
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and electrical drawings, diagrams, and sketches
    • Proficient with engineering software
    • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel, customers, vendors and visitors
    • Ability to work as self-directed individual and in a team environment
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to organize and direct the activities of the power distribution work activities and coordinate such activities with operations and maintenance departments
Preferred Education / Experience
  • Knowledge withprocess safety programs including incident investigations, process hazard analysis, management of change, and mechanical integrity.
  • Familiar with (API) & (ASME)
  • Three or more years of engineeringin refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant process or production experience
  • Understanding of risk-ranking methodologies and application in refining industry
  • Considerable knowledge of safe work practices, OSHA and environmental rules and regulations
  • 5-S, 6 Sigma or Lean Manufacturing principles
For more information about this role please contact our Houston office
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