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Reference Number: 10869
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Our Client, a multi-site producer of chemicals and allied products, has an immediate opening for an Instrumentation Reliability Engineer at one of its sites near Richmond, VA.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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 and Maintenance 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
  • 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 Hopewell 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 

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum BS in Engineering (Electrical/Instrumentation/Controls Systems 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, 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)
  • Familiarity/experience with calibration documentation systems
  • Experience with utilizing SAP-PM and/or Meridium for reliability data collection and analysis is a plus
  • 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
  • Must be focused on continuous improvement.
  • 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). 

Our Client offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits program, relocation assistance and much more. 

Please send your resume in Word.doc format to Reed Rogers at reed@parkwoodintl.com and refer to Job No. 10869.