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Instrumentation & Controls Engineer I


  • I&C engineer and supported by I&C technician team.

  • Responsible for the design and review of all I&C equipment and instruments for the Plant.
  • Explore solutions to production problems or improve efficiency with maintenance and operators.

  • Run experiments and tests to aid in the development of improved manufacturing procedures and processes, and become familiar with a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Work and coordinate activities with the other engineering disciplines, Process, Project and Environmental.
  • Prepare, review and/or approve of instrument specification data sheets and submit purchase requisitions for approval.

  • Prepare equipment lists, instrument index, I/O lists.

  • Review process flow diagrams and piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Meet with plant technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Ensure drawings, specifications, reports, and analyses meet scope, schedule, cost, and quality requirements.
  • Participate in failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) and Process Hazard analysis (PHA) to consider equipment, personnel, and environmental safety.

  • Knowledge of capital approval process and project justification required.
  • Be involved in the design and development of equipment and work procedures.

  • Be responsible for preparing, maintaining, and updating process hazard analysis.

  • Ensures necessary records are maintained and prepared according to established guidelines.

  • Takes responsibility for I&C Engineering Change Management system.

  • Coordinate and approve all sample submissions of new products and engineering changes through the Product Development Program.

  • Assists in identifying the root causes of a problem and instituting corrective action such as changes to batch sheets, generation of Engineering Change Requests, changes in workstations, changes to inspection analyses and changes to process procedures.

  • Provide recommendations to improve procedures that apply to quality and operations functions.

  • Be responsible for the design and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that quality standards are met during production.

  • Review quality trends based on quality data system information and interaction with production personnel and participate in the generation and implementation of defect-reduction programs.

  • Investigate quality improvement opportunities and complaints with Director, Plant Manager and Research and Development.

  • Prepare for and represent the company during all ISO and related audits.

  • Review all design drawings and changes, process procedures, test procedures, procurement documents, and inspection analyses to ensure that the divisions and customers quality requirements are met on assigned products, programs, areas, and functions.
  • Provide support to maintenance and operation group including visual aids and inspection analyses.


  • B.S.

    degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.

  • Preferred, 2+ years working in a Manufacturing environment, and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Electrical Schematic and panel layout design using CAD (preferably AutoCAD Electrical) experience.
  • Experience in the design of programmable logic controllers (PLC) or distributed control system (DCS) based controls systems.

  • Expertise in National Electrical Code requirements in industrial facilities and hazardous locations.

  • Proven understanding of integrating instrumentation with data acquisition hardware.

  • Proficiency with electrical diagnostic equipment.
  • Familiar with industrial sensors and actuators; pressure, temperature, accelerometers, motor controllers, flow meters, relays, strain gauges, valves, and pumps.

  • Strong technical and non-technical writing and verbal skills
  • Able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents and/or scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

    Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.


This job requires daily use of hands to finger, handle or feel, and daily talking and/or hearing.

This job requires frequent walking, standing, sitting, reaching with hands and arms, and stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.

This job requires occasional climbing or balancing and tasking or smelling.

This job requires frequent lifting of up to 10 lbs.

This job has the following special vision requirements:

Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right

while eyes are fixed on a given point)

Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)


This job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions:

Daily exposure to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

Frequent exposure to working near moving mechanical parts.

Occasional exposure to wet or humid conditions, working in high, precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level for this job is loud.

This job is located at a Chemical Plant.

Evaluate hazardous processes and chemicals such as caustic, ammonia, and solvent.

Evaluating storage tank instrumentation (high places), Assisting maintenance in troubleshooting, replacing, cleaning, and redesigning equipment

Wages: From $88K to $120K per year.

This position is 15% bonus eligible.

Benefits, upon satisfaction of applicable eligibility requirements, include but are not limited to: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, vacation, 14 Paid Holidays, parental leave, 100% Education reimbursement, 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, and pension.

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