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Job Summary

Hughes & Associates International Inc
Freeport, TX 77541
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5+ to 7 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
80,000.00 - 130,000.00 $ /year
Job Reference Code

INSTRUMENT/ELECTRICAL ENGR- Mobile, Baton Rouge & Houston

About the Job



Company:             Chemical

Location:               Alabama

Degree:                                 BSEE required


Chemical Company has an opening at the McIntosh, Alabama location for an I/E Reliability Engineer with a focus on Instrumentation. This role will provide leadership and support to the maintenance excellence reliability group for fixed process equipment and processes.


The I/E Reliability Engineer will design, specify, install, start, monitor and troubleshoot industrial instrumentation and control systems for new and existing chemical plant uses; Direct activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation and operational requirements conform to functional specifications, codes and end-user expectations; Direct and coordinate operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of instrumentation equipment and systems in field installations; Identify, initiate, coordinate and complete maintenance process improvement opportunities; Develop Reliability-Centered maintenance processes and share with other sites; Develop expertise in predictive maintenance technologies.


This position will implement Maintenance Excellence initiatives, goals and costs to improve the overall effectiveness of the maintenance department; Utilize analytical and engineering skills to identify and reduce / eliminate repeated equipment failures; Work with Engineering on PSM implementation, i.e., work practices, design and repair standards, management of change, Layers of Protection, etc.; Perform RCFA’s to ensure long term maintenance equipment problems are appropriately investigated with solutions implemented; Assist with department budgeting and expenditure forecasting; Review major purchases and capital projects to optimize life cycle costs; Assist in tracking metrics and generating the monthly reports for area of responsibility; Provide input into capital budget to drive improved reliability; Proactively identify development opportunities to build reliability expertise both personally and within department and Provide independent quality control of in-house and outside contract services.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering preferred) with 5-9 years experience in an industrial environment that utilizes instrumentation.
  • Ability to trouble shoot & configure PLC control systems, Allen Bradley & Automation Direct systems knowledge a plus.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently with operations personnel on all levels to assist in the development of improved controls, trouble identification & repair or replacement of components used within instrumented process control systems.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.
  • Must have basic computer skills including Word and Excel, SAP knowledge a plus.
  • Must be able to pass fit test for full and half face respirators.
  • Must be able to digest and disseminate written information and make numerical calculations sufficiently well to perform assigned general and specific duties and responsibilities.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).



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