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Instrumentation Engineer Process Automation & Controls

Company: Job Juncture
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

Instrumentation Engineer - Process Automation & Controls

New Orleans, LA (Relocation Provided)

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SUMMARY OF POSITION:

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The successful candidate will design, specify, and implement field instrumented devices, pressure relief devices, process analyzers and interfaces to process control systems. They will also have responsibility for support role of field instrumentation, analyzer maintenance and capital projects to facilitate the PAC Group's role to improve yields, occupancy and production rates. Lastly, they will also apply principles and techniques gained within industry wide automation technical competencies to accomplish these goals.

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Identify and implement measurement and control improvement projects, interfacing with Process and Control Systems Engineers to achieve Automation and Controls improvement goals
  • Support in updating and managing unit calibration requirements for new/existing metering instruments and process analyzers.
  • Assist 3rd party and maintenance technicians for various analyzers
  • Development and optimization of Preventive Maintenance (PM) procedures for field instruments and analyzers
  • Provide updates to safety/environmental critical instrument maintenance plans, and provide support to audit and validate safety/environmental critical instrument inspections.
  • Focal point for Pressure Relief Device specifications and relief system design with support from Process Engineering and Mechanical Engineering roles.
  • Drive to completion actions to reduce usage and energy consumption, improve yields, minimize waste, and increase occupancy from an instrumentation standpoint.
  • Provide engineering support to instrument maintenance and reliability personnel.
  • Provide instrumentation support during major plant turnarounds (T/A)

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    KEY SKILLS:

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    • Strong commitment to on and off the job safety
    • Self-motivated, highly skilled, and a team player with strong interpersonal skills.
    • Results oriented with continuous improvement mindset and desire to learn
    • Strong drive to support company instrumentation quality control and asset integrity processes
    • Possess excellent communication skills
    • Strong trouble-shooting skills in solving process control and electrical problems
    • Individual must interface with operators with a customer oriented mindset to resolve controls/automation related problems
    • Ability to work independently and quickly report progress and risks on assigned tasks and projects

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      BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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      • 4-6 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing or related industry--
      • Experience with instrumentation typical to process industry such as Temperature / Pressure / flow transmitters, control valves, regulators, and interfaces to control systems (solenoids, relays, signal isolators, etc.)
      • Background in specification and diagnostics of Measurement and Control Element Devices
      • Ability to develop and update P&I drawings, loop drawings, specification sheets, and electrical schematics
      • Understanding of Automation Body of Standards (ANSI/ISA, IEC, NFPA, etc.)

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        ADDITIONAL BENEFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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        • Experience in Control Valve sizing, flow orifice sizing, and/or Pressure Relief Valve Sizing
        • Knowledge of analyzer measurement principles for pH, Conductivity, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Silica
        • Experience in design, specification, and maintenance of Safety Interlock Systems (SIS) Sensors and Final Elements under the ISA84/IEC61511 Functional Safety Lifecycle requirements.
        • Knowledge in programming and maintenance of Allen Bradley PLC and/or Emerson DeltaV DCS platforms
        • Experience in low voltage motor controls, Motor Operated Valves (MOVs) and variable speed drives is a plus

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          EDUCATION:

          • Minimum Required: B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree from an accredited university

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            The Hiring Company's Fortier Facility is just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It manufactures high quality Acrylonitrile Hydrogen Cyanide, Melamine, Oleum, Sulfuric Acid, Acrylamide, Methyl Methacrylate, Ammonia and Methacrylic Acid that are used in a variety of everyday applications. They are experts at converting energy into industrial chemicals on a large scale. The facility sits on 800 acres with approximately 460 employees with annual payroll of $ 44 million and annual spend of 350 Million or more making 2.5 billion pounds of annual production.--

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            Instrumentation Engineer - Process Automation & Controls

            New Orleans, LA (Relocation Provided)

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            SUMMARY OF POSITION:

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            The successful candidate will design, specify, and implement field instrumented devices, pressure relief devices, process analyzers and interfaces to process control systems. They will also have responsibility for support role of field instrumentation, analyzer maintenance and capital projects to facilitate the PAC Group's role to improve yields, occupancy and production rates. Lastly, they will also apply principles and techniques gained within industry wide automation technical competencies to accomplish these goals.

            Requirements:

            KEY SKILLS:

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            • Strong commitment to on and off the job safety
            • Self-motivated, highly skilled, and a team player with strong interpersonal skills.
            • Results oriented with continuous improvement mindset and desire to learn
            • Strong drive to support company instrumentation quality control and asset integrity processes
            • Possess excellent communication skills
            • Strong trouble-shooting skills in solving process control and electrical problems
            • Individual must interface with operators with a customer oriented mindset to resolve controls/automation related problems
            • Ability to work independently and quickly report progress and risks on assigned tasks and projects

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              BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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              • 4-6 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing or related industry--
              • Experience with instrumentation typical to process industry such as Temperature / Pressure / flow transmitters, control valves, regulators, and interfaces to control systems (solenoids, relays, signal isolators, etc.)
              • Background in specification and diagnostics of Measurement and Control Element Devices
              • Ability to develop and update P&I drawings, loop drawings, specification sheets, and electrical schematics
              • Understanding of Automation Body of Standards (ANSI/ISA, IEC, NFPA, etc.)

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                ADDITIONAL BENEFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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                • Experience in Control Valve sizing, flow orifice sizing, and/or Pressure Relief Valve Sizing
                • Knowledge of analyzer measurement principles for pH, Conductivity, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Silica
                • Experience in design, specification, and maintenance of Safety Interlock Systems (SIS) Sensors and Final Elements under the ISA84/IEC61511 Functional Safety Lifecycle requirements.
                • Knowledge in programming and maintenance of Allen Bradley PLC and/or Emerson DeltaV DCS platforms
                • Experience in low voltage motor controls, Motor Operated Valves (MOVs) and variable speed drives is a plus

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                  EDUCATION:

                  • Minimum Required: B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree from an accredited university

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