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Reliability Engineer - Instrumentation
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Job Location: Richmond, VA

Job #: 8865
Title: Reliability Engineer - Instrumentation
Job Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


Great company to be able to get a foot in the door and grow with the company as the company grows!


  • Responsible for identifying and utilizing preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and consultants
  • Inspection of new and repaired equipment and for making spare parts recommendations
  • Managing the predictive monitoring of equipment, documenting repairs, PM equipment inspections during TARs
  • Responsible for Root Cause Failure Analysis and identifying best engineering practices
  • Provide technical assistance to the hourly Instrumentation work group, as needed
  • Provide guidance on new instrumentation technology, plant standards and drawing updates
  • Develop and implement Reliability and Maintenance procedures pertaining to Instrumentation
  • Work with the E/I group to ensure MI compliance program pertaining to CEMs and Instrumentation process and instrumentation based environmental reporting
  • Responsible for supporting all instrument maintenance in a plant environment with five production units and all supporting infrastructure
  • Responsible for evaluating recurring instrumentation and controls failures to determine root cause and corrective action
  • Human Responsible for overseeing preventative and predictive maintenance programs for instrumentation and controls
  • Responsible for electrical and instrument oversight of activities generated by the Management of Change process
  • Responsible for supporting capital projects from design phase to startup
  • Back up for Electrical Engineer as necessary
  • Responsible for working with I&E supervisor to develop and maintain I&E budget for site
  • This position will work to improve instrumentation reliability by applying Reliability Engineering principles, statistical data analysis and supporting work process for the Hopewell facility
  • Train and assist people how to prepare Reliability Plans for critical instrumentation: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Operator Monitoring, Critical Repair activities, and Spare Parts bills of materials quality assurance
  • Analyze failures and recommend corrective action
  • Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) teams and use lean principles to perform work
  • Lead Reliability-focused Failure Modes and Effects Analyses teams where appropriate
  • Functional Owner of the Instrumentation elements of the Specialty Materials Inspection, Testing and Preventive Maintenance standards for OSHA 1910.119 Mechanical Integrity element of Process Safety Management
  • Maintain currency with developments in the instrumentation fields to recommend improvements to current practices
  • Work to develop and implement reliability control plans for instrumented systems as part of an ongoing asset risk management initiative
  • Responsible for the safe and proper management and handling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste in compliance with plant requirements

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum BS in Engineering (Electrical/Instrumentation/Controls Systems Engineering preferred)

  • 5-8 years of experience as a reliability engineer specializing in instrumentation and controls experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-8 years of maintenance and reliability experience in a Chemical, Oil & Gas, Power, or Manufacturing facilities is preferred
  • Strong Instrument and Controls knowledge/experience required
  • Experience with small scope capital projects
  • Capable of analyzing data from equipment history records (SAP, equipment files, vendor research) as basis for reliability plans
  • Experience in instrumentation reliability (PLCs, DCSs, Sensing Elements, Transmitters, Control Elements and Valves)
  • Knowledge in the use and application of predictive technologies (infrared, calibration history, diagnostic software/systems)
  • Familiarity/experience with calibration documentation systems
  • Portrays excellent team leadership skills. Effective in working with and learning from personnel in various roles and from diverse backgrounds; including engineers, designers, drafters, union and non-union craftspeople, suppliers, and construction contractors
  • Experience with utilizing SAP-PM and/or Meridium for reliability data collection and analysis is a plus
  • Good proficiency in use of Microsoft products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Experience with PLC programming, DCS programming, calibration and repair of plant instrumentation, analyzer calibration, combustion flame safety shutdown controls, local control loops, and the National Electric Code and ISA standards
  • Self-starter / highly motivated.
  • Must be focused on continuous improvement.
  • Must work well with all levels of the organization.
  • Must provide indirect support to the implementation of the Maintenance Excellence initiative (Planned Maintenance).
  • Must provide direct support of the Maintenance Excellence initiative (Proactive Maintenance).
  • Attitude must foster a positive team environment.

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