Instrument & Controls Specialist

Sasol   •  

Lake Charles, LA

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 37 days ago

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Sasol offers a comprehensive total rewards package with market-related compensation and benefits that are consistent across our sites in the USA. The total rewards package is competitive within our industry and is designed to attract and retain our most valuable assets - our employees. Come be a part of our Growing Team!!!

Job Requirements:

  • Practice, participate and support the plant’s health, safety and environmental policies, procedures, regulations, and processes to create and maintain a clean, orderly, safe, and healthy work environment
  • Conform to plant safety and environmental requirements, accepting the responsibility for personal safety. Instrument and Controls Specialist must know the process hazards and mechanical hazards of their assigned area and what safety equipment is required
  • Continuously improve by staying informed and educated on current safety, technical, and quality practices
  • Provide attention to detail and dedication to work in order to ensure reliability, quality and safe operations of the facility
  • Perform tasks varying from a range of simple calibration and installations, commissioning and de-commissioning of instrumentation to detailed DCS/AMS/PLC troubleshooting, commissioning and de-commissioning
  • Understand the process of the assigned unit or units and be able communicate that knowledge accordingly
  • Possess ability to identify issues and problems not only related to instrumentation but also mechanical or process abnormalities and able to assist in providing solutions or appropriate alternatives
  • Lead in the testing of complex Instrumentation systems and assure complete and proper documentation
  • Provide technical assistance to production and engineering groups on application of new and modification of existing process instrumentation
  • Must be able to oversee several teams/groups of Technicians in the field to assure proper work methods and compliance during turnarounds or other projects when needed
  • Be able to write, test, implement and explain instrument testing procedures
  • Closely communicate and work with Operations and Engineering on a daily basis
  • Must be willing to fill in or act as Supervision in certain situations
  • Operate motor vehicle; pick up, scooter, van, aerial work platform, bucket truck and forklift in order to reach, move, work, and transport materials or people to and from work site
  • Must be capable of assisting Planning when needed
  • Receive training and be able to retrieve OSHA information such as PSM, MSDS, hazardous material lists, safety procedures, corporate standards, etc.
  • Instrument and Controls Specialist will reinforce the safety principles of the area and site and ensure trainees follow the standard work practices and procedures
  • Must be willing to be a mentor to lower level technicians and do so in a positive and effective manner for the purpose of growth and promotion
  • Maintains control over the procedure documenting the management of the configuration data base for the AMS systems
  • Responsible for maintaining a master of the AMS configuration documentation and will make this information readily available
  • Reviews the adequacy of all field hardware changes to instrumentation and its configuration
  • Approves all work orders involving changes to the AMS data base that may result in a change to the method of monitoring of instrumentation
  • Responsible for reviewing, approving and coordinating every AMS configuration change
  • Frequently reports the health and performance of all instrumentation being monitored through the AMS system
  • Analyzes the results of all alerts and compares to repair records to develop trends of instrumentation performance
  • Participate in asset criticality analysis and setting up Instrumentation maintenance strategies
  • Participate in Root Cause Failure analysis

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Minimum Certificate in Instrumentation with 10 years Instrument and Controls system work experience
  • Relevant Associates Degree or Engineering Degree with 6-8 years of Instrument and Controls systems work experiencepreferred
  • Good interpersonal skills, good teamwork ability and communication skills