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We are working with one of our Petrochemical Operating Clients, they are based in down town Houston and are looking for an Instrument / Electrical Engineer to join their facility in Bay Port, Texas


Only candidates eligible to work in the USA will be considered.


This role is part of the Reliability Group supporting plant operation and reliability improvement efforts.

Working in a team environment, it carries responsibility for implementing reliability best practices, developing and optimizing preventive maintenance tasks, and supporting maintenance activities. The position interacts with other technical groups on site (process engineering, maintenance, and capital project groups), corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant reliability and performance.



  • Monitor equipment performance and make improvement recommendations
  • Apply data analysis techniques to develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations including capacity, quality, cost, safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance issues
  • Consult with peers at the site and across the company
  • Provide technical support/expertise within your discipline 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
  • Lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis
  • Systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an asset maintenance plan that includes:
  • Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
  • Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
  • Apply value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions
  • Participate in interdisciplinary reliability improvement teams to guide efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, controls, and safety systems.
  • Provide technical support within your discipline to production, maintenance, project, and process engineering groups



  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, or power generation industries is preferred. Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the requirement for effective communication of complex issues across the organization as well as for mentoring and consensus building. The successful candidate must exhibit an understanding of business drivers, management of change requirements, reliability processes, and maintenance workflow. The individual must have or develop basic proficiency in the following areas:
  • Interpretation and application of industry codes and standards (i.e. IEEE And P:LC, ISA, NFPA, NEC)
  • Process instrumentation and control valves
  • Motors, motor controls, and drives
  • Analyzers and sample systems
  • PLC maintenance, troubleshooting, and programming
  • Distributed control systems
  • Project management
  • Reliability Engineering concepts
  • Reliability data analysis techniques
  • Predictive and Preventive Maintenance concepts
  • Basic knowledge of power distribution systems
  • Basic knowledge of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) design and logic
  • Ability to apply computer software tools (SAP, Microsoft Office, Meridium, CAD)


The successful candidate must have strong commitment to safety, a high level of personal integrity, and dedication to conducting business in an ethical way.

Perform assignments, which require the application of engineering education, training or experience and special knowledge or judgment of the mathematical, physical, or engineering sciences under the close supervision of a Professional Engineer. Assignments are designed to further develop the incumbent’s job knowledge and abilities.



  • Applies engineering principles in discipline of competency, as assigned by supervisor with some direction.
  • Prepares basic specifications detailing performance requirements, specific components, design requirements, applicable design codes, and vendor drawing requirements.
  • Demonstrates a continuing consciousness of safety in daily activities and implemented in work designed.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a specific segment of a project.
  • Assists in the development of technical specifications.
  • Evaluates vendor bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Visits vendor facilities to inspect equipment for compliance with requirements.
  • Visits job-sites to evaluate site, project requirements, and conditions.
  • Interfaces with other disciplines and Clients.
  • Prepares inquiry and purchase requisitions.
  • Prepares bid tabulations on simple purchases.
  • Must be able to read engineering drawings.
  • Reviews vendor drawings.
  • Performs related fundamental engineering support tasks such as updating computer lists, filing prints, distributing drawings, making simple calculations, proofreading reports, etc.
  • Develops a focus on least cost, safe design.
  • May utilize information from vendor prints, catalogs, technical manuals, etc.
  • Field notes are neatly arranged, accurate and complete.
  • Prepares sketches, which are readable by anyone and include all pertinent dimensions and notes.
  • All material production is signed and dated, with job number.
  • May interface with construction crews during construction phase to provide and receive input relative to accuracy of drawings, coordination of shutdowns and to expedite the timely and efficient completion of the project.
  • Maintains continued awareness of project schedule and budget
  • Keeps supervisor informed of progress.
  • Meets company quality assurance requirements for personal work assignments.
  • Supports field assignments as required.
  • Must be able to perform all functions of the lower classification.



  • Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Strong familiarity with Word Processing and Excel
  • Knowledge and experience in utilizing automated engineering software packages.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in science or engineering
  • 3-5 years’ experience related to this industry



The above major outgoing responsibilities describe only the essential job functions and are not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. All job functions must be performed in accordance with Client Corporate policies and procedures.

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