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Instrumentation Reliability Engineer

Company: NPAworldwide Recruitment Network
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 13, 2018

Job Description:


Job #: 7639 Title: Instrumentation Reliability Engineer Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - United States Employment Type: Salary: $90,000.00 - $100,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide Relocation Paid?: Negotiable WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY? Instrumentation Reliability Engineer

Our client is positioned at the beginning of their growth phase having successfully spun off, implementing the foundations for the business success with very knowledge and technical leadership in place from day 1, and ready for rapid company growth offering a great career opportunity for great people. If you believe in driving results in a friendly environment that is open to creative ideas and diverse perspectives, then this is the place for you. They are built on a rich history of teamwork, innovation, and customer focus and that has a fun, entrepreneurial mindset.

They are a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals serving the food, automotive, sports apparel, and building materials industries. They are respected by customers far and wide as a trusted partner that can be counted on for quality products, sustainable solutions and reliable supple. A career with this company means opportunity & possibility for people who seek variety, responsibility, and hands-on experience in a dynamic workplace. JOB DESCRIPTION


  • Perform Instrumentation Reliability function for the entire plant
  • Responsible for identifying and utilizing preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and consultants
  • 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
  • Work with the E/I group to ensure MI compliance program pertaining to CEMs 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 QUALIFICATIONS Qualifications:
    • Minimum BS in Engineering (Electrical 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 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 (PLCs, DCSs, Sensing Elements, Transmitters, Control Elements and Valves)
      • Knowledge in the use and application of predictive technologies (infrared, calibration history, diagnostic software/systems)
      • Portrays excellent team leadership skills. Effective in working with and learning from personnel in various roles and from diverse backgrounds; including engineers, designers, drafters, union and non-union craftspeople, suppliers, and construction contractors
      • Experience with utilizing SAP-PM for reliability data collection and analysis is a plus
      • Good proficiency in use of Microsoft products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio
      • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
      • 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 Education:
        University - Bachelor`s Degree/3-4 Year Degree

        Keywords: NPAworldwide Recruitment Network, Philadelphia, Instrumentation Reliability Engineer, Engineering, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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