Offers “Solvay”

Expires soon Solvay

Instrumentation & Electrical- Engineering Technician, La Porte, TX

  • USA
  • IT development

Job description

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Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose—we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress—is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share.

We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

Role Overview

We are looking for:

Basic Function

Prepares instrumentation and electrical (IE) engineering sketches, exhibits, plans, cost estimates and bid packages for projects at the site. Oversees IE project construction to completion along with updating relevant engineering documentation. Plans and coordinates non-routine preventative maintenance on low (LV), medium (MV), and high voltage (HV) switchgear and battery systems.

We count on you for:


·  Works with site Production Engineer(s), Project Staff Engineer, and Maintenance & Engineering Manager to refine project IE scopes, develop IE construction packages, obtain competitive quotes, and manage site project IE construction to an approved budget.
·  Assigned as primary project lead on multiple plant directed alterations (MOCs) and replacements / upgrades with an IE focus.
·  Implement substation preventive maintenance plans on electrical distribution and battery systems by obtaining competitive bids, developing switching plans, communicating electrical outage details, managing contractors, and coordinating related onsite activities. Initiates follow up on unacceptable equipment inspection results.
·  Serve as primary contact to revise and update instrument loop diagrams, instrument specifications, and electrical drawings.
·  Work with internal and external engineering resources to maintain an up to date power system study for site (5 year review), diagnose electrical distribution failures, and take necessary action to mitigate unacceptable arc flash energy levels or unsafe equipment conditions.
·  Provide input to plant capital and expense budget needs.
·  Utilize site computerized maintenance management system (CMMS / SAP), management of change process (Gensuite), instrumentation database (IM), and document control databases (AODocs, ProjectWise) to document, communicate, coordinate, and implement change.
·  Works with maintenance and storeroom management to streamline appropriate stock type and levels for instrumentation and electrical components.
·  Serve as a point of contact for the IT department to facilitate network revisions.

You will bring:

Skills Required

·  5-10 years of plant IE maintenance and construction experience at a chemical plant.
·  Capable of selecting, wiring, and configuring instrumentation.
·  Knowledgeable and experienced on the operation of LV, MV, and HV switchgear.
·  Experience managing contractors.
·  Experience with AutoCAD and SAP
·  Proficient in MicroSoft Office and/or Google Suite
·  Excellent communication skills, creativity, teamwork, and the ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve problems.
·  Engineering degree preferred, but not required.
·  Good knowledge of English language (written and verbal).
·  Able to move freely about the plant, ascend stairs and ladders as needed.
·  DCS or PLC experience is a plus.

You will get:

Competitive salary

Health insurance

Life insurance

16 weeks of maternity/paternity and co-parenting leave

Free language courses (24 languages available)

Additional local benefits

About us

Solvay’s purpose is to bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. We can only fulfill this purpose with a diverse workforce that feels respected and appreciated, and has equal opportunities to work, grow and thrive. Our differences, visible or not, are valued. As Solvay seeks to promote unity and not uniformity, we invite you - regardless of background, age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability or identity - to consider a future with us.

Make every future a success.
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