I&E Technician

Date Posted: September 20, 2021
Reports To: I&E Supervisor
Duration: Permanent

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Position Summary

To perform monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on plant instrumentation, electrical and control (I/E/C) equipment at the Methanex Geismar facility according to applicable standards.

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on plant I/E/C equipment based on a job plan, identifying any abnormalities.
  • Use systematic techniques to troubleshoot plant issues, identify root cause and recommend a suitable solution.
  • Perform corrective maintenance on failed I/E/C equipment.
  • Monitor I/E/C equipment and make recommendations for optimization.
  • Supports with the routine planning, coordination and execution of work.
  • Prepares job safety analysis (JSA/JHA) documents, identifying risk, mitigation controls and recovery measures.
  • Reviews job plans in advance, verifying suitability, plant conditions are correct and material is available.
  • Lead work on the plant as a Performing Authority according to Methanex’s Work Safety Control System (WSCS).
  • Update logs, complete QA/QC documentation and reports, closing out work orders in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the continued revision of parts and equipment documentation, implementing change where appropriate.
  • Proactively seeks more efficient ways to design, plan and execute work.
  • Ensure all plant maintenance is implemented in accordance with Methanex standards, best practices and all relevant USA legislation.
  • Able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • Available for call-out.
  • Support the Reliability team with resolving plant issues.
  • Recognize the Operations team as a key stakeholder and customer in executing duties.
  • Construct, test and commission new I/E/C equipment originating from new projects using issued for construction drawings and plans.
  • Support colleagues in developing new project designs and execution plans, ensuring that flaws and maintainability challenges are engineered out.
  • Manage, design, plan and execute simple, low risk projects.
  • Ensures that all plant changes are implemented in accordance with the applicable Methanex Management of Change procedures.
  • Ensures work is performed efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Actively seeks out continuous improvement opportunities that enhances HSSEQ, productivity, reliability and cost efficiency.
  • Communicate, collaborate and support colleagues locally and globally to achieve the goals of the department, site and organization.
  • Identify key stakeholders, seek their input and keep them informed.
  • Share knowledge and experience, coaching and mentoring colleagues.
  • Identify training requirements for self and team.
  • Positively contribute to team engagement and morale.
  • Motivates team to excel.
  • Contributes to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism.
  • Conducts all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care® ethic.
  • Networks with other Methanex sites to the mutual benefit of all sites.
  • Contribute to the ‘operational excellence’ for Methanex USA as an effective member of the Maintenance department.

Position Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Instrument or electrical trade certification.
  • Associate degree in electrical engineering or a related discipline preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience in instrument, electrical or control systems for a manufacturing facility.
  • Experience with predictive and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Experience with electrical distribution and substation maintenance.
  • Experience with instrument calibration programs.
  • Experience with continuous emission systems and process analyzers.
  • Experience with DCS, ESD and PLC systems.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and asset management system software.

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