Instrument Reliability Engineer

Houston, TX

Salary: $95k-$130k



The Instrumentation Reliability Engineer will be a Subject Matter

Expert to lead continuous improvement of instrumentation-related reliability procedures, installation, maintenance practices, and technological advances opportunities.

Major Responsibilities:

Provide oversight on investigating site-wide impact failures and other chronic issues with instrumentation and related systems

Be accountable and responsible for developing specific and effective corrective actions to prevent the reoccurrence of site-impacting instrumentation failures

Consult and assure a harmonized implementation of the Asset Strategy Management process for I & E instrumentation, including central warehousing and asset maintenance

Be consulted by I & E Asset Engineers during investigations and implementation of improvements

Work on teams with other Project, Maintenance ,and Asset Engineers, as well as trainers, procurement specialists and global reliability experts to identify key areas for reliability enhancements

Creating and overseeing the execution and progression of instrumentation reliability related site-wide projects

Ensure use of application of global standards, concepts, and workflows across the site

Responsible for preparation and management of Safety Requirement Specifications documentation throughout the Safety Lifecycle

Act as local partner for suppliers and service providers in field of expertise

Act as the regional contact person and I & E representative of the global phosgene committee

Support instrumentation reliability global initiatives and actively contribute to the local and global I & E Reliability working groups

Provide actionable reports from reliability records


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering degree with 6+ years of applicable experience In-depth experience in an industrial or chemical complex directly supporting a production unit/maintenance team

Extensive knowledge of the maintenance, specifications and engineering of instrument (including control valves), electrical, functional safety and programmable systems

Strong experience in failure analysis and root cause analysis of reliability or operational issues developing sustainable corrective and preventative action plans

Experience must include support for Isocyanates units and knowledge of process-related global regulations, standards and installation details

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in Minitab, Matlab and Windows driven programs such as Microsoft Excel

Six Sigma certification

Previous experience using SAP and InTools

Reliability Software knowledge ( Weibull ++, etc.)

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

Broad knowledge in data mining, statistical process control and physics-of-failures analysis

Solid organizational, planning and detailed oriented analytical skills

Well versed in collaboration and negotiation with subject matter vendors and customers, skilled at influencing others, and strong verbal and written communication abilities

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