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ExxonMobil Beaumont Instrument Engineer in Beaumont, Texas

Job Role Summary

Provide instrument engineering expertise at the ExxonMobil Beaumont Area Refinery, Chemical Plant, and Polyethylene Plant.

The work includes engineering design, configuration, programming, maintenance, trouble-shooting, failure analysis, performance analysis in support of safe and reliable operations of instrumentation equipment within the Complex, including:

• Field instrumentation for process measurement (e.g. Pressure, Temperature, Level, and Flow) as well as specialty measurements (density, vibration) and control valves, shutdown valves, and their transmission systems (e.g. 4-20mA, HART, ProfiBus)

• Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

• Machinery controls and protection systems

• Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) for monitoring and control of packaged systems

• Instrumentation cabling, wiring, junction box, power supply and distribution, UPS, and associated TCP/IP, SCADA, Modbus networking (switches, routers, Ethernet, fiber optics, etc.) and transmission systems.

Job Role Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Sizing and specifying various types of instrumentation for new or existing instruments undergoing a change

• Supporting the maintenance team and interfacing with vendors and contractors to maintain, troubleshoot, repair/replace, configure/tune/program, test/commission/de-commission, etc.

• Supporting development of equipment strategies, understanding the impact of equipment sparing, redundancy, reliability, availability, maintainability, and maintenance cost in support of operations excellence and capital efficiency

• Participating in activities related to safety, risk assessment and safety incident investigations related to instrumentation equipment.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Bachelor’s degree or above in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or equivalent

• Understand the principles of Fundamental Process Measurements (e.g., Pressure, Temperature, Level, and Flow)

• Able to size and specify various types of instrumentation (e.g., flow meters, control valves, shutdown valves) under the guidance of experienced resources

• Understand Instrumentation Society of America (ISA) and American Petroleum Association (API) Symbols and Process and Instrumentation Diagram and how to read a P&ID

• Understand basics of piping for instruments, tubing and Fittings, signal transmission media, communication hardware and software, and basic process and safety requirements for field devices

• Minimum of 5 years working experience related to petrochemical industry or design institute

• Demonstrated understanding of overall Instrumentation and Control (I&C) requirements and design principles and knowledge of field measurement and control devices and their proper application

• Knowledge of troubleshooting techniques, performance analysis and the ability to solve field problems and familiarity with measurement and control devices from major vendors in the Industry

• Sound knowledge and experience in equipment engineering specifications and standards, including Industry standards.

• Knowledge of safety system hardware, software architecture, and transmission systems and familiarity with SIS software and hardware platforms from major vendors (Schneider-Electric, Honeywell, HIMA, etc.) and the capabilities to maintain and support the site implementation

• Knowledge of safety in design principles, ability to contribute to HAZOPs and Risk Assessments, SIL assignment and evaluation processes and knowledge and proper use of Hazardous Area codes to be able to classify areas and specify appropriate equipment

• Familiarity with DCS software and hardware platforms from major vendors (Honeywell, Yokogawa, Emerson, etc.) or equivalent

• Skilled in equipment strategy development including risk assessment facilitation and evaluation of task cost effectiveness, communicating equipment strategy results and obtaining approval of completed equipment strategies.

Knowledge, skills and experience in any of the following areas is an advantage:

• Familiarity with SmartPlant Instrumentation (SPI) software or equivalent

• Skills necessary to design, implement, troubleshoot and maintain data connections from DCS/SCADA systems to business, instrument, analyzer and other subsystem/peer system networks

• Knowledge of Package Systems function, interface methods and specification development and skills necessary to configure host networking parameters and network devices for system interconnection and ability to troubleshoot networked systems

• Knowledge of Industrial Control Systems Environment (ICSE) security design, implementation and on-going management

• Skilled in understanding and interfacing with all types of control and monitoring systems associated with machinery and with fired equipment.

Alternate Location:

The ExxonMobil Business Support Centre Canada is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, ExxonMobil may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions within the Company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including Imperial Oil and affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.