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LyondellBasell Industries – La Porte, TX

As a member of our dynamic team, the Instrument & Electrical Reliability Engineer will provide instrumentation and low voltage engineering support to a designated area of responsibility in the La Porte Plant. This includes leading reliability and plant performance improvements, expense and small capital projects and supporting maintenance efforts and drive improvements in maintenance work processes, procedures, performance, and cost. Candidate will work closely with Process engineering, Operations, Turnaround, Capital Project, and Maintenance personnel in the execution of these duties.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Apply data analysis techniques to develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations including capacity, quality, cost, and regulatory compliance issues
  • Develop Preventive (PM) and Predictive (PdM) Maintenance Plans and associated maintenance procedures, guidelines or work instructions
  • Support development of Obsolescence and Long-Range Plans, which includes identification of Bad Actor equipment and development of mitigation plans (i.e. AMS Initiatives, SIS, PLCs, and governor systems, etc.)
  • Develop and forecast spending plan in the annual maintenance budget
  • Support Capital project organization in developing scope, participate in detailed design, factory acceptance tests and site acceptance tests/execution phases of projects
  • Enforce application of corporate, industry, and company standards and procedures
  • Support site outages and Turnarounds and develop Instrumentation scope
  • Lead interdisciplinary reliability improvement and/or Path to Excellence (P2E) Teams to guide efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, controls and safety systems
  • Provide technical support to crafts and operations on technical requirements and issues with unit instrument and low voltage electrical systems
  • Participate/lead in La Porte site Instrument/ Electrical/ Analyzer Forums
  • Mentor engineering Co-op students
  • Create Management of Change documents and lead evaluations for I&E Reliability initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technology, assessing applicability to improve reliability and performance, or to reduce maintenance cost
  • Participate and lead formal and informal incident investigations to properly identify and eliminate the root cause of incidents, complete and close findings
  • Manage risk to the achievement of an organizations strategic objectives in the areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production
Min. Qualifications
  • Bachelor s degree in Electrical Engineering with minimum of eight (8) years of Reliability and/or Maintenance engineering experience in chemical or refinery industry
  • Turnaround experience/ Ability to work across multi-disciplinary team
  • Willingness to coach, develop and hold others accountable
  • Ability to drive continuous reliability improvements in equipment installations and work processes
  • Strong commitment to safety, a high level of personal integrity, and dedication to conducting business in an ethical way
  • Ability to manage multiple/changing priorities
  • Advanced level of interpersonal capability to provide timely and effective problem solving
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients
  • Basic proficiency in the following areas with the ability to develop into a subject matter expert in particular areas:
Knowledge of industry codes and standards (i.e. IEEE, ISA, NFPA, NEC)
Instrumentation and measurement technology
Low voltage power distribution and controls
Failure analysis
Reliability Engineering
Reliability data analysis
RCM based Predictive and Preventive Maintenance strategies
Ability to apply computer software tools (SAP, Microsoft Office,ExSILentia, Conval)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Active participation at the Industry technical conference
  • Experience with utilizing Emerson AMS
Competencies Builds effective teams Collaborates Cultivates innovation Customer focus Demonstrates courage Drives results Ensures accountability Instills trust and exemplifies integrity
Referral Bonus: $1,500.00
Nearest Major Market: Houston

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