Sr. Process Analyzer Run Engineer

Location: Baytown, TX, United States
Date Posted: 09-01-2019
The primary responsibilities of this role are to support the maintenance for the Process Analyzer Systems at the Baytown site, as well as to provide PAT (Process Analyzer Technology) engineering and project management services. Maintenance support includes all aspects of lifecycle management of analyzers (training of maintenance technicians, advanced troubleshooting, continuous improvement and ultimately replacement on obsolescence). PAT engineering focuses on the design and implementation of new analyzer systems as a PAT-specific activity or as part of a greater capital project.

  • Supports the maintenance of Process Analyzer Systems at the Baytown site this includes training of maintenance and operations personnel and advanced troubleshooting.
  • Works to continuously improve the installed Process Analyzers Systems this includes analyzing maintenance records for performing analyzers analyzes, proposes and oversees necessary improvements.
  • Leads PAT-focused projects or the PAT-section of larger Engineering projects, directs team to analyze and define process analyzer requirements and to perform design of process analyzer systems, directs designers, contractors, vendors, and technicians from conceptual design through construction and commissioning of process analyzer systems, participate in all preliminary and process safety reviews with particular emphasis on PAT systems etc.
  • Follows the client's and industry-established practices, standards, guidelines and procedures for preparation of estimates, scopes, specifications, design, and other deliverables.
  • Modifies existing or creates new PAT engineering procedures, standard templates and practices to stay current with technology and improved methods.
  • Interfaces with other engineering disciplines/departments, operations and maintenance personnel and vendors/suppliers.
  • Coaches and teaches junior members to support sustainable development of the PAT Group.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in particular discipline of Engineering (preferably instrumentation, chemical engineering or chemistry disciplines) and 6+ years’ experience OR
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (preferably instrumentation, chemical engineering or chemistry disciplines) and 4+ years’ experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Systematic approach to problem definition and solution development.
  • Ability to work as a member of cross-functional teams and to participate in multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good communication and coordination skills with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Sufficient verbal and written skills in order to communicate with and obtain cooperation from team members involved with engineering, design, check out, commissioning and start-up. Proficient in operating Office software, such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Willingness and ability to work additional hours when job assignment dictates.
  • Willing to pursue advanced education other certifications, and training when job assignment dictates.
  • Professional registration and/or certification as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive technical and scope documents required for project execution.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Basic understanding of the general engineering principles of other disciplines.
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international standards in the area of PAT.
  • Knowledge of project control skills including project planning, scheduling, cost control, and contract development.
  • Experience in providing field support and participating in check out, commissioning, and start-up of process analyzer installations.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills to deal with people at different levels of management, engineering and design, and with internal customers (e.g. engineering, maintenance, operations) and suppliers of PAT related material and services.
  • Experience in process analyzer technology and comprehensive knowledge concerning PAT in chemical industrial or pharmaceutical facilities.
  • Knowledge: well versed in the fundamentals of process automation, instrumentation, electrical engineering and analyzer technology.
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