Instrument Engineer
Air Products
Litvínov, CZ, EU
před 2 dny

Job Description and Qualifications

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., is a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases. For more than 75 years we've been helping our customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable.

With approximately 16,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation.

We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services.

Our Central Operations engineering team provides technical support to our operating industrial gas plants within the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).

A wide range of technologies, including air separation, hydrogen generation, CO2, and liquid hydrogen are supported, ranging in size from small standalone plants to world scale facilities.

To meet increasing workload both to grow and sustain our operations, we are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Instrument Engineer , based at our head office in Hersham, UK or one of our main operating facilities in EMEA, to expand the existing expertise within the Central engineering team.

This opportunity will suit a talented achiever looking to showcase their skills within a high performing team.

What you’ll be doing

Instrument Engineers have responsibility for all aspects of Instrument engineering on our Air Products operating facilities.

These responsibilities include leadership and execution of plant improvement projects and plant troubleshooting. This often involves working as part of multidiscipline engineering teams and together in close cooperation with plant operations and maintenance teams.

Project teams can range in dimension from local, through to European and occasionally global scale.

Specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to :

  • Prepare project execution and control strategies.
  • Liaise with other engineering disciplines, vendors and peers as necessary to develop and execute projects.
  • Develop and be responsible for a project schedule and budget, adhering to all applicable safety, engineering, and management of change standards.
  • Design of PLC / DCS control system architecture and plant networks.
  • Prior knowledge / appreciation of PLCs and DCS systems will be advantageous.
  • High level of experience in specifying plant instrumentation for example but not limited to : Control valves, transmitters, analysers, flow / custody / metering instrumentation.
  • Participate in P&ID, HAZOP reviews and relevant ATEX / SIS experience will be advantageous.
  • Design and / or proven experience on hardwired shutdown systems.
  • Assist in factory and site acceptance tests and supervise construction contractors.
  • Be responsible for, and actively involved in pre and post commissioning either on projects that you have been working on or assisting colleagues.
  • Though the role will be primarily focused on execution of plant modifications the instrument engineer will also be expected to :

  • Work with the various operating teams and engineering disciplines to help troubleshoot and resolve critical plant C&I issues in the EMEA region.
  • Resolve plant IT issues and plant control networks so that effective remote support can be maintained.
  • Change or organise the change out of defective plant instrumentation per Air Products standards or complying with current local standards.
  • A high standard of engineering practice, technical governance and operational discipline must be upheld throughout all these activities.

    Travelling within EMEA region will be required (40-60% of time).

    What we’ll be looking for

  • A high level of technical expertise ideally suited to someone with an Engineering Degree (Chemical, Mechanical or Control & Instrumentation Engineering) with 8+ years relevant experience.
  • A proven track record in the design, execution and implementation of Control and Instrumentation systems.
  • Proven instrument design experience which translate to a hands-on’ approach.
  • Discipline to work to a schedule and manage competing priorities.
  • Self-motivation with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work productively, both unsupervised and as part of multi-discipline technical teams.
  • Ability to manage and progress multiple projects at the same time.
  • Demonstrate ability and be willing to learn new controls systems or skills with which you are not familiar.
  • Internal and external training will be given in core areas where / when required.
  • Flexibility to travel anywhere within the EMEA region to support projects for short durations, and to occasionally respond to plant problems outside working hours, with a willingness to travel at short notice.
  • English is required at a minimum but additional language relevant to the EMEA region are advantageous. You can expect to work at times as part of international teams as well as at local level.

    If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, we’d like to hear from you. If we like each other we’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package and a working environment that thrives on respect, innovation, challenge, and personal and professional development

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