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Engineer, Instrument

Date Posted: May 11, 2023
Closing Date: May 31, 2023
Reports To: Instrument Supervisor
Location: Damietta
Duration: Full-time

Position Summary

Lead, guide, Instrument Maintenance Engineers and Contractor team during normal operation and turnaround / Shutdown. Guide the discipline Daily/weekly/monthly maintenance plans. Ensures that team members comply with the company’s RC policies, procedures and meet Maintenance targets and KPI’s.

Position Responsibilities

Maintain plant production, efficiency, reliability and safe operation

  • Develop and review with Instrument Supervisor the instrumentation assets maintenance strategy, programs, directions and procedures in compliance with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) recommendations, codes and standards, and best practices to ensure effective maintenance activities and optimum asset life cycle cost.
  • Develop, review, and implement with Instrument supervisor action plans, and implement maintenance activities (preventive, corrective, predictive, Inspection, and Performance Monitoring) – safely and efficiently to meet company and maintenance department targets and KPI’s and emphasize effective resources consumption/utilization to secure optimum Maintenance cost.
  • Correctly manage and report all maintenance activities and assets data/records through company CMMS (MAXIMO) to maintain continuous and valid records for all assets.
  • Troubleshoot, and Locate instrumentation assets’ faults and operating irregularities by applying the necessary diagnostic tests, measurements and analyses, and plan toward remedy.
  • Perform and participate in instrumentation assets risk assessments (RCA, HAZOP, Hazard Identification, etc..) and apply the appropriate mitigations to avoid any potential hazard.
  • Utilize Incident Management System (IMS) with different Root Cause Analysis (RCA) techniques to effectively investigate discipline equipment incidents as an investigator or investigator leader.
  • Managing spare parts purchasing, developing and reviewing inventory list of instrumentation assets and spares, consumables, etc.., ensuring keeping an optimum min/max level to satisfy plant’s safe operating targets, while optimizing cost efficiency.
  • Strong liaison with the Project and Turnaround Team for having an effective and comprehensive strategy and plans for the planning, development and execution of the identified instrumentation maintenance works of the plant turnarounds and shutdowns.
  • Perform detailed analysis of historical reliability data and through the identification of equipment vulnerabilities, to ensure plant vulnerability and reliability issues are addressed, investigated, and effective action plans are developed.
  • Use Management of Change System (MOC) in all instrumentation activities improvements and modifications.
  • Closely manage contractor staff (Engineers and Technicians), and graduates to accomplish tasks safely, efficiently, timely while meeting company quality standards while developing their competencies.
  • Ensure contractor/service providers are aware of the Responsible Care requirements including attending safety programs, using the correct gears and tools, following company’s procedures, and awareness of high-risk activities and mitigations to enhance safety performance, minimize incidents and ensure safe work environment.

Position Qualifications

Experience/knowledge

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the area of Instrumentation in Oil, Gas or Petrochemical Plants.
  • Proven experience in Instrumentation troubleshooting and maintenance as well as reliability applicable concepts
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation maintenance strategies and Engineering Standards
  • Excellent knowledge of maintenance and operation of transmitters and other sensing elements and field measurement devices
  • Excellent knowledge of maintenance and operation of valves and other final control elements
  • Good knowledge of maintenance and operation of Turbomachinery instrumentation
  • Good knowledge of maintenance and operation of analyzers
  • Good knowledge of industrial PLCs
  • Good knowledge of Fire and Gas sensors systems
  • Excellent knowledge of work permit systems requirements
  • Excellent Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) techniques.

Education/Training

  • Sc. in Electrical/Electronics/Communications Engineering or equivalent.

Skills/other requirements

  • Very good command in English.
  • Very good PC and Microsoft Office skills, including ability to use MS Office and incident reporting software.
  • Self-motivated and has high analytical capabilities.
  • Team player with multi-cultural exposure, strong ownership & safety commitment.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills with the ability to develop and present plans and actions
  • Excellent documentation skills

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