Job Description: General Requirements Provides expertise for the completion of capital and maintenance projects in the instrument engineering discipline in order to ensure safe, economical, constructable and maintainable designs.
Technical: Has a thorough knowledge of instrument databases, wiring methods, and accepted installation practices including global installation details and a basic understanding of instrument sizing and selection concepts.
Computer Aided Engineering and Drawing (CAE/CAD): Has a high competence level in MicroStation and Intools and an intermediate level of competence in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Organizational: Has the ability to create complex detailed design drawings and documentation used for construction bid packages and for inquiring/ordering instrumentation.
Personal: Must be able to work with and get along with others with diverse backgrounds. Must be able to exchange ideas and information one-on-one and in a group.
Develops design strategy and determines resources needed on instrument projects and provide input to scope, estimate, and schedule as needed.
The discipline design lead responsible for all instrument aspects on multi-discipline projects.
Designs instrument systems that are safe, reliable, economical, constructable, and maintainable in accordance with Dow standards and work processes. Systems will include both new installations and modernization of existing facilities. Systems will incorporate multiple areas of instrument technology.
Coordinates the activities of drafters to accomplish instrument design of projects.
Uses CAE/CAD tools to create complex detailed design drawings and documentation used for construction bid packages and for inquiring/ordering instrumentation.
Exchanges technical information with peers, other engineering disciplines, and suppliers.
Evaluates Dow design standards for correctness, applicability, and relevance to particular instrument installations. Submits Management of Change (MOC) documents to correct existing design standards or to create new ones.
Provides engineering field support on construction projects when requested by the Owners Representative or plant.
Specific Knowledge and Skills:
Superior skills in instrument design and bid package development using CAD and CAE tools.
Has the ability to plan and organize work effectively while working on several projects simultaneously.
Has basic knowledge and understanding of engineering sizing tools, including PROPIX for flow, level, pressure, and control valves. Has the ability to select and specify proper global installation hardware and details.
Have effective oral and written communication skills.
Must be a self-starter with high initiative.
Has the ability to independently perform instrument design functions in the following area:
Instrument specification and procurement
Instrument databases (Instrument Schedules and/or Intools)
Non-global installation development and design
Review equipment specifications
Has the ability to understand and use many different types of engineering documentation, including but not limited to:
P&IDs (Piping and Instrument Diagrams)
Process data sheets (e.g., IPDS)
Wiring, schematics, and interconnection diagrams
Equipment location plans and electrical hazardous area classification plans
Equipment installation instructions provided by suppliers
Has superior knowledge and understanding of instrument equipment and the various parameters which affect their application and installation.
Education: Associate degree in instrumentation technology or equivalent training and experience.
Experience: 8 to 12 years of design experience in the instrument field.
Distinguishing Characteristics Motivated individual with experience and ability to lead projects in the instrument discipline with minimum direct supervision.
Working Conditions Physical effort is required.
Must be able to do fieldwork in an operating chemical plant, which includes taking field measurements and climbing stairs and ladders.
Work in a petro-chemical environment where hard hat, respirator, eye protection and safety harness will be required for fieldwork.