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Instrument Engineer - 2819 in Lake Charles, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 1/28/2018

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Job Description

Job Functions:

  • The Instrument Engineer provides leadership and technical support to operations, maintenance, and capital project groups to ensure improvements in instrument reliability and to resolve repetitive instrument-related problems

  • Plans and directs work, provides technical training, establishes goals and objectives and sets priorities

  • Leads and coordinates engineering work assignments and workload using accepted engineering practices

  • Coordinates with instrument maintenance department and operations, to plan and execute reliability objectives for the plant

  • Interface with project engineering to gain additional support and resources when needed as well as provide technical input

  • 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

  • Should be able to read instrument drawings, data sheets, I/O wiring diagrams, spec sheets, loop sheets, and P&ID’s to ensure proper documentation on instrument related equipment files, calibration sheets, etc


  • B.S. or higher degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of industrial experience and direct experience working with process instrumentation and project design packages

  • Should be experienced in the use of Microsoft Office application software

  • Work well in a team environment, balance multiple projects, and have excellent communication skills to make effective technical presentations

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

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


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