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E&I Maintenance / Reliability Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH136659
  • Location: USA, Louisiana, Geismar
  • Sector: Onshore, Instrumentation, Oil and Gas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 20/11/2018
This vacancy has now expired.

Reports to the I&E Superintendent, who reports to the Maintenance Manager, who reports to the General Manager.
Key Tasks:

  • Develop and maintain the site electrical distribution system
    • Design of electrical power equipment.
    • Conduct failure analyses on affected power distribution equipment.
    • Calculate current carrying conductor, fuse, and breaker sizing for required load power usages.
    • Supervise the installation, testing, and commissioning of electrical power equipment.
    • Develop electrical power system schematics, relay settings, and controls.
    • Gather and interpret power relay event reports in order to ascertain the initiating event of related equipment failures.
    • Conducts project engineering responsibilities such as design and specification for the site Engineering Group.
  • Involvement in reliability/PSM/Mechanical Integrity leadership
    • This team focuses primarily on instrument and electrical equipment criticality, reliability centered maintenance implementation, and predictive maintenance program management.
    • Develop and implement site preventative maintenance procedures for electrical and instrumentation systems.
    • Maintain SRS specifications, SIL ratings, and other PSM critical process safety information associated with plant instrumentation or electrical infrastructure.
    • Represent the site on the Electrical and/or SIS Site Stakeholder Teams
  • Develop and maintain site instrument and control systems
    • Provides technical assistance to the I&E Technicians on certain specialized applications and equipment when necessary. (e.g. diagnosing variable frequency drive issues).
    • Specifies instrumentation and control schemes for maintenance and capital project initiatives.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational and planning skills, facilitation skills, computer and network skills.
  • Strong, persistent, and safety oriented work ethic.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to direct others.
  • Comfortable with interpersonal interactions with subordinates and management.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree from accredited university in Electrical discipline; P. E. License is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in electrical and instrumentation chemical plant experience
  • Strong Process Safety knowledge.
  • Possess detailed knowledge of equipment from various manufacturers.
  • Demonstrated capability to lead large electrical and instrumentation infrastructure projects > $1 mm.
  • Experience with plant design and project engineering, or utilities a plus.
  • Mastery of the theory of operations of major equipment and a working knowledge of high voltage and medium voltage electrical distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of a variety of test equipment and methods employed for testing and troubleshooting electrical equipment.
  • Flexible, analytical and detailed oriented.
  • Willingness to work extended hours, particularly during scheduled outages
  • Willingness to participate on corporate teams and assist other locations (some travel required)
  • Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and willingness to participate in weekend and holiday coverage
  • Willingness to travel for factory acceptance tests, witness equipment repairs, and project support, if required. Travel time is not expected to exceed 10%.

For more information about this role please contact our Houston office