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Instrumentation Electrical Reliability Engineer

Company: Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Location: Texas City
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

ISP Technologies Inc.

Instrumentation & Electrical Reliability Engineer

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we'd like to meet you and bet you'd like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a I&E Reliability Engineer to join our ISP Technologies, Inc. business at our Texas City, Texas plant. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Life Sciences business unit. This position will report to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager.

The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Integral part of Texas City Maintenance Team supporting plant operation, reliability improvement, and reliability projects across the facility.
  • Works in a team environment, responsible for implementing reliability best practices, developing, and optimizing preventive maintenance tasks, implementing reliability improvement projects, and supporting maintenance and turnaround activities.
  • Interacts with other technical groups on site (process engineering, maintenance, and capital project), corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant reliability and performance.
  • Applies data analysis techniques to develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems which may adversely affect plant operations including capacity, quality, cost, safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Provides instrumentation and electrical technical support/expertise in the design and installation stages of projects for new assets and modification of existing assets to minimize life cycle cost and maximize asset availability.
  • Oversees Instrument & Electrical maintenance programs, calibrations, and repairs required for plant instrumentation, analyzers, distributed control systems, safety instrumented systems, and electrical equipment related to process controls and environmental monitoring.
  • Participates in development of design and installation specifications, acceptance tests, inspection criteria, and commissioning plans for new equipment.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging technology, assessing applicability to improve reliability and performance, or to reduce maintenance cost.
  • Leads and participates in incident investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Manages risk to achievement of Company's strategic objectives in the areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production.
  • Applies principles to systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an asset maintenance plan that includes: 1) value-added preventive maintenance tasks, 2) effective utilization of predictive, condition based, and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
  • Applies life cycle value analysis to repair/replace/redesign decisions in instrument and electrical arena.
  • Leads interdisciplinary reliability improvement teams to guide efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment and process systems.
  • Provides technical support to production, maintenance, project, and process engineering groups.
  • Serves as the Texas City I&E representative for providing input to improvement of instrumentation related standards, procedures, guidelines, and corporate initiatives
  • Understands and applies business drivers, management of change requirements, reliability processes, and maintenance workflow.
  • Utilizes Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.

    The secondary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Possesses strong plant electrical distribution knowledge and experience.
    • Utilizes supervisory or leadership experience.
    • Exhibits solid communication skills, able to present logical, clear, effective information and respond to questions in oral and written form, ranging from site management to employees and customers.
    • Displays firm ability to apply rational and logical, data-based problem-solving processes, project management skills and statistical improvement methods.
    • Shows proven ability to systematically develop, monitor, and continuously improve Instrument and Electrical asset maintenance and reliability strategies
    • Possesses strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills for effective communication of complex issues across the organization, mentoring, and consensus building.
    • Exhibits a basic understanding of industry codes and standards.

      In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with 5+ years of experience in the design, maintenance, and testing of high voltage power systems in a manufacturing or chemical environment.
      • OR 10 years of experience in the design, maintenance, and testing of high voltage power systems in a manufacturing or chemical environment.
      • Experience in abiding by plant safety rules and regulations, Process Safety Management (PSM), and environmental compliance standards.
      • High level of mechanical aptitude, effective communication skills, strong supervisor skills, computer/systems competency, along with capability and willingness to work outside normal hours, including weekends, and holidays, as may be required due to the needs of business.
      • Ability to respond appropriately during site emergencies as directed by the Site Emergency Manager.
      • Ability to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment if required to work or visit within the manufacturing process area. This may include hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel-toed shoes, or other equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being performed.
      • Ability to enter "Confined Spaces" when required.
      • Able and willing to work extended hours at 24-hour/7 days-a-week/365 days-a-year chemical plant operation.
      • Must demonstrate productivity and effectiveness in a teamwork environment and possess the competency and willingness to adapt to change in a fast-paced workplace.
      • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

        The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:
        • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), quality processes, and emergency response.
        • Possess an aptitude to identify quality improvement opportunities and formulate action plans for implementation. This requires exceptional work planning and problem-solving skills.
        • Prior experience supervising employees under a bargaining agreement.
        • Training in formal Root Cause Analysis is a plus.
        • Ability to 1) identify critical issues and formulate action plans with all levels of employees including management, and Corporate, 2) develop and foster a positive work environment at all levels, and 3) resolve conflicts through problem resolution skills.

          Must be authorized to work in the US.

          In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit www.ashland.com to see the innovations we offer.

          At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.

          Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.

          Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

          Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

          All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE: We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

Keywords: Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc., Texas City , Instrumentation Electrical Reliability Engineer, Professions , Texas City, Texas

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