Project Instrument Engineer
Corpus Christi, TX
Provide daily support to Operations and Maintenance which includes leading control and instrument activities, ensuring hardware and software platforms are operating without fault at high reliability levels, supporting operations during troubleshooting, upset or emergencies, and improving instruments and controls.
Provide for specification, design, purchase, installation and commissioning of instrumentation, control systems, SIS system for projects to maintain, or improve refinery safety, profitability, efficiency and reliability.
Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
- Creates or revises loop, field junction box, marshalling and process instrument drawings.
- Provides orifice calculations/specifications, valve sizing/specifications, and miscellaneous instrument specifications for Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering.
- Supports equipment maintenance of Foxboro DCS, Modicon PLC, and Triconex PLC, and supports logic functions of Modicon and Triconex.
- Troubleshoots instrument problems for Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering
- Checks P&ID’s for correct instrumentation and conformance to Valero standards for changes management and project work.
- Attends project review meeting for reviewing process and instrument diagrams (P&ID’s).
- Plans and supervises the work of instrumentation engineering and construction contractors.
- Designs, implements, and maintains Safety Instrumental Systems. Evaluates and implements new instrument technologies.
- Develops five-year plan for instrument upgrade projects.
- Provides training and develops training plans for I&E Technicians.
Job Qualifications & Skills Required:
- Ability to read and interpret company policies, regulatory guidelines, and other work-related documentation.
- Ability to abide by confidentiality requirements when working with sensitive information, results, and communications.
- Skill in providing thorough, efficient, and effective customer service to individuals at all levels within the organization.
- Ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal methods.
- Ability to accomplish work within required timelines, including short, long, and emergency timeframes.
- Ability to cross-train in other department duties to ensure efficient coverage department responsibilities.
- Ability to work with others to accomplish challenging assignments.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple assignments to ensure completion of tasks within stated time requirements.
- Basic skill using Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word and Excel).
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and may occasionally be required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Minimum of 5-10 years experience in all phases of instrument/electrical systems design and installation required. 3 years experience providing instrument project engineering in an operating plant environment.
Bachelors of Science degree or higher degree in Electrical or Chemical Engineering required.