Unit Maintenance Engineer – Instrumentation/Electrical
Texas City , Texas
August 03, 2016
Role synopsis
The primary responsibilities of the Unit Maintenance Engineer - Instrumentation/Electrical will provide technical support to the operating units and maintenance craftsmen, to address short-term reliability problems, to participate in root cause failure analysis and to provide turnaround support. The UME will also support the Senior Discipline Engineer/Specialists with the implementation of long term reliability plans and manage small capital and plant expense projects.

This position will be based at the Texas City Chemical plant.

Key accountabilities
Monitor operation of equipment in assigned areas on a routine basis and address emerging issues.
Monitor the performance and operation of instrument/electrical equipment from MCC through the unit;
Identify causes of unreliability and propose solutions to meet site goals.
Provide technical support for instrument/electrical equipment maintenance work.
Provide technical support for all emergency/after-hours work that requires troubleshooting and scope definition.
Identify cost savings opportunities for assigned areas.
Perform instrument/electrical design and issue construction packages for implementation.
Provide instrument/electrical design review on the Front End Loading stages of Capital Expenditure projects to insure that final product meets site philosophy.
Manage Plant Expense Projects and small capital projects (<$100k) using the Capital Value Process.
Lead/conduct formal root cause failure analysis.
Identify turnaround scope for assigned areas.
Review/develop scope for critical turnaround jobs.
Support turnaround field work to ensure quality and compliance with construction packages.
Support unit startups for critical equipment after major equipment repairs.
Participate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for MOC's and unit revalidations.
Trend equipment reliability in assigned area and issue monthly report.
Assist with the development/updates of maintenance procedures.
Adhere to the MOC process for field/shop modifications and operating parameter changes.
Provide assist to the Maintenance Hourly Trainer for craft training.
Assist with training Operation personnel on modifications to equipment.
Lead Monthly reliability meetings with unit asset superintendents, unit optimization engineers, maintenance craft and production planning.

Essential Education
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Essential experience and job requirements
3+ years of experience as a maintenance/reliability engineer in a plant environment.

Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and project; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedule and task; measure performance against goals; evaluates results.

Priority Setting: Spends time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; eliminates roadblocks.

Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; can see hidden problems; looks beyond obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

Teamwork: Actively builds networks to enhance effectiveness in delivering objectives; shares knowledge

Quality of Work Output: Exceptional quality of service provided in terms of errors, waste, and rework; Required to meet high standards.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Desirable criteria & qualifications

Action Oriented: Action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging.

Command Skills - Relishes leading; takes unpopular stands if necessary; encourages direct and tough debate but isn't afraid to end it and move on; is looked to for direction in a crisis

Creativity: Generates new unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tend to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.

Communication: Is an excellent communicator; actively listens and has the ability to extract critical information to assist in developing solutions; is clear and concise in recommendations

Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Decision Quality: Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment

Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment

Managing Work: Is able to successfully manage multiple priorities, and deliver high quality work

Relocation available

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?

About BP
BP is one of the world's leading integrated oil and gas companies. With a workforce of nearly 85,000 employees, BP operates or markets its products in more than 80 countries. BP provides millions of Americans with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and petrochemicals for everyday products. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP's downstream operations refine, transport, sell and trade crude oil and petroleum products. In North America, we are a major oil refiner and market 15 billion gallons of gas to consumers at our branded retail sites every year. BP has large, modern refineries in Cherry Point, WA; Toledo, OH; and Whiting, IN. These three refineries, with total capacity for processing nearly 1 million barrels of crude oil every day, are part of a worldwide network of 15 BP refineries.


Closing Date
[ "30-Mar-2017" ]
A little about us:
One of the world's leading international oil & gas companies, BP employs over 80,000 talented minds in 80 countries, fostering innovation & diversity.

Know someone who would be interested in this job? Share it with your network.