Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0007
Post Date 1/26/2019
Title Reliability Engineer - Electrical
City St. James
State LA

Responsibilities include developing the facilities electrical asset strategies that could adversely affect the facility or business operations. The Electrical Reliability Engineer will provide technical support and oversee the plants operating equipment while interfacing with electrical supplier. The Reliability Engineer will also facilitate development of the facility maintenance strategy focused on electrical equipment. This includes solving production losses through application of most effective technology and tools to enable the plant to meet its business objectives. This result is achieved by focusing on those opportunities that over a long-term period or historically have impacted the plant's measured asset capability and the opportunities identified as "high-risk" in risk assessments, reliability models and audits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensures proper completion of inspections and implementation of all environmental, safety, compliance and security requirements. Includes Electrical worker safety and area classifications for chemical production units. Includes contractor audits pre-job, contractor training audits and leading Job Safety Analysis for electrical work.
  • Plans and achieves Asset Capability and Asset Mechanical Reliability based on business objectives for electrical supply.
  • Participates in the facilitation and implementation of the Apollo RCI process to include application of the cause and effect methodology in all areas where reliability opportunities are identified and where the RCI triggers are met.
  • Develops and maintains data that identifies the unit operations, equipment, process systems that identifies the value of opportunities for improvement. This long term cost of ownership evaluation includes Excel spreadsheets and JMP tools that are data driven.
  • Evaluates and quantifies the impact projects such as equipment reconfigurations, design changes, equipment quality will have on the plant's objectives.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of individual aspects of the PPM program by showing quantitatively the impact of failures and PPM.
  • Analyzes asset utilization and cost data to develop and prioritize a list of reliability opportunities.
  • Evaluates/validates the impact of corrective actions that impact availability/reliability and leverages solutions across the site.
  • Provides reliability input to TICA/Project activities. Project Management is a plus.
  • Participates in Process Simplification, Value Engineering, Maintenance Strategy, Reliability Modeling efforts.
  • Reviews and applies specifications and designs for electrical power systems.
  • Participates in plant health study and efforts to implement corrective action to maintain or improve plant health.
  • Makes recommendations for operation, repairs and replacement of plant equipment based upon history, observations, engineering, operations and maintenance best practices. Includes:
    • Electrical switching for complex loads in multiple locations,
    • Balancing and segregating electrical loads for operations (13.8kV to 120 V),
    • Electrical relays and functions, o UPS, o motor controls and motor efficiencies,
    • Switchgear installations,
    • 230 kV to 13.8kV high voltage circuits,
    • AC and DC systems,
    • Control systems,
    • Diesel generators.
  • Applies long term cost of ownership and reliability engineering principles in conjunction with the discipline teams and technical resource networks to design reliability into our purchasing requirements. Provide equipment reliability and performance data to the business and leadership teams.
  • Uses long term cost of ownership and reliability engineering principles to optimize spare parts stockage levels in conjunction with the MRO function. Includes electrical power operational cost.
  • Develops and implements operating discipline that will improve reliability.
  • Participates in reliability network activities and mentors.
  • Assists the PPM coordinator in setting up the PPM programs. Uses Risk Based Inspection Techniques and programs to optimize inspection intervals and minimize negative impact on unit operations.
  • Measures the efficiency of procedures and equipment reliability. Initiates Management of Change (MOC) for improvements and fast knowledge transfers.
  • Recommends development and training opportunities as needed to leadership teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed. Role could possibly support other AMSTY sites.
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 3 years chemical plant/refinery experience with specific emphasis in maintenance or engineering roles.
  • Unwavering focus on safely performing work and following compliance rules, codes and regulations. Must be able to approve Lock Out, Tag Out and Try for Electrical Equipment in the field and documented procedures. Must be able to certify both operations and maintenance personnel on safe electrical switching.
  • Ability to work as a team lead and/or team participant.
  • Ability to make critical decisions, problem solve and analyze.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Motivation and initiative to get results and seek opportunities for additional responsibility.
  • Capability to work effectively with peers in all departments.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Familiar with NEC, NFPA 70/70B/70B, NEMA and IEEE codes and standards.

Americas Styrenics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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