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Engineer II - Instrumentation, PE&O in Lake Charles, LA at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

Provide engineering support to production, maintenance, project and technical departments to ensure improvements in instrument & control systems reliability and to resolve repetitive instrument-related problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Recommend and specify instrumentation for various process measurement applications.

2.       Provide technical support to Maintenance, Operations and Environmental groups on instrumentation issues.

3.      Develop job scopes and drawing packages for small instrumentation/electrical projects.

4.      Provide support to Project Group on specification of instrumentation for capital projects.

Review project design packages for proper design regarding reliability, application and maintenance requirements.

5.       Maintain instrumentation database, which includes tag, manufacturer, model, calibration and calibration history information.

6.       Ensure proper documentation on all instrumentation/electrical equipment including equipment files, drawings, specifications, calibration sheets, manuals, etc.

7.       Maintain technical expertise and keep abreast of instrumentation technology/design changes as they apply to potential plant equipment/production improvements.

8.      Work to improve reliability of process gas chromatograph and mass spectrometry analyzers.

Provide technical support for analyzer additions and upgrades.

9.       Support the AMS (asset management system) in assigned area to improve reliability with predictive maintenance actions.

10.    Continue buildout of the wireless instrumentation system in assigned area.

11.     Work to improve reliability of process control valves. Develop plans for monitoring performance and addressing problem areas. Assist Maintenance in development of repair/upgrade scopes for major turnarounds.

Additional Duties

1.      Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.

2.      Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

3.       Fully supports Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.

4.      Any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned.

5.      Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of

others. Promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental issues or incidents to management.

Minimum Qualifications

• A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.

• B.S. Degree in Engineering (electrical or chemical discipline preferred)

• 3 year's industrial engineering experience - work in a refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant performing engineering responsibilities is a plus.