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I & E Supervisor



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I&E Supervisor


Chocolate Bayou, Alvin, TX – USA

Organizational context and job purpose

Organizational Context:

With LAO manufacturing facilities in Canada and Belgium, INEOS Oligomers is one of the large merchant suppliers of Linear Alpha Olefins (“LAO”). LAO’s are used in a variety of industries, with main markets being comonomers for polyethylene, feedstock for production of lubricants, surfactants, lubricant additives, and paper sizing chemicals, and base stock for drilling fluids.

As part of its growth strategy, INEOS Oligomers  invested $500 million in a new world scale LAO production facility located on INEOS Olefins & Polymers site in Chocolate Bayou, Alvin, Texas (“Plant”).

As a Responsible Care company, we encourage our employees to embrace the principles of Responsible Care® by actively practicing them, promoting awareness of Responsible Care® and encouraging others to commit to these principles.  Responsible Care is the chemistry industry's commitment to sustainability - the betterment of society, the environment, and the economy. Its ethic and principles compel us to innovate for safer and more environmentally friendly products and processes, and to work cooperatively to identify and eliminate harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products.

This position has accountability, in keeping with the INEOS Responsible Care principles and ethics, for all aspects of the operation of the Oligomers Plant, including safety/environment, people management, cost control, quality, production planning, project and process follow-up.

This position will embrace and promote the INEOS 20 safety principles.

Purpose of the job:

The I&E Supervisor is responsible for ensuring maintenance work is carried out safely in an effective and efficient way.  The I&E Supervisor is responsible for the productivity of the team that performs the task.

The I&E Supervisor will report to the Maintenance Manager.


Internal factors:

  • Safety performance, specifically shop and field execution safety performance

  • Plant Reliability & Availability

  • Maintenance organizational capabilities, knowledge base and know-how of maintenance technicians and planners.

External factors:

  • HSE compliance

  • Vendor support and know-how

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

Major responsibilities for the I&E Supervisor include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work safely and enforce safe work practices.

  • Participate in work order planning and scheduling.

  • Review job packages and procedures prior to assigning to personnel.

  • Assign job resources to meet work demands according to schedule.

  • Ensure appropriate workforce for site requirements and identify where additional manpower is required.

  • Participate in the work permit procedure.

  • Assist personnel in doing the work and remove any barriers.

  • Reassign personnel when delays occur.

  • Make adjustments to the daily work schedule to meet production needs (accounting for emergency work orders).

  • Review work status with service providers and originators, and adjust the schedule as required.

  • Report the progress of daily work to the scheduling tool before the daily scheduling meeting.

  • Verify all scheduled job sequences have been completed.  Field verification of completed work & return equipment to operations.

  • Act as site contact for contracted maintenance services.  Coordinate and ensure compliance with all Plant policies and procedures.

  • Review and approve maintenance contractor time-sheets.

  • Ensure all work order and equipment documentation is completed and filed in the correct location.

  • Assist in collecting data for KPI.

  • Complete rotating on-call assignments to supervise and coordinate overtime and off hours work requests.

  • Issue purchase requisitions as needed to procure necessary resources to perform assigned work.

  • Keep all test equipment in a safe working condition with current certifications.

  • HSE responsibilities include but are not restricted to the following:

    • Track compliance of PPM task completion and advise the Reliability Engineer of issues impacting the effectiveness of the PPM program.

    • Compliance to Oligomers Chocolate Bayou Policies and Procedures, INEOS 20 Safety Principles, and other HSE programs.

  • Perform other assigned tasks.

Skills & Knowledge Required

Level of education & Experience in general

  • High school diploma required; 2-year technical degree preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years in an industrial maintenance environment. Petrochemical plant or refinery experience required.

  • Master Electrician license is a plus.

Technical skills

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the process and personal safety and health practices applicable in the petrochemical industry.  This includes energy isolation, lockout tagout, work permitting, confined space entry, working from heights, hazard communication, lifting and hoisting, incident reporting and investigation, and MOC.

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of electrical safe work practices applicable in the petrochemical industry.

  • Experience and detailed knowledge of industrial plant instrument, electrical, and analyzer equipment inspection, calibration, and repair techniques.  See preferred experience requirements listed below.

  • Working knowledge of instrument, electrical, and analyzer standards as applied in petrochemical industry and general knowledge of various Codes (e.g. API, ASME, ANSI, NFPA, ISA).

  • Working knowledge of technical documentation associated with instrument, electrical, and analyzer design and equipment,

  • Demonstrated technical capability to assess vendor quotes against repair objectives,

  • Demonstrated capabilities to assess work sequencing, optimize work planning, scheduling, and cost is a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience in executing preventive maintenance plans.

  • Ability to read P&IDs.

  • Prefer experience with Microsoft Office and SAP.

  • Fluent in English.

Instrumentation Experience:

  • Knowledge of and experience with instrumentation installation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting along with the ability to read and understand P&IDs, schematics and loop drawings. Experience using HART communicator and documenting calibrator to verify settings of instruments in the field.

  • Knowledge of and experience with PLCs (especially Allen-Bradley), ladder logic, control valves, HART field devices, Emerson Delta V BPCS/SIS or related DCS platforms.  Familiar with the maintenance of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS).

  • Knowledge of instrumentation relating to temperature, pressure, mass flow and level. Includes DP, Coriolis, Vortex, Ultrasonic, Nuclear, Radar and Magnetic instrumentation, along with associated equipment such as control valves.

Electrical Experience:

  • Knowledge of and experience of troubleshooting equipment with voltages up to 13.8kV.

  • Trouble-shooting skills along with the ability to read and understand P&ID, Relay Drawings, Electrical One-Lines and Loop Drawings.

  • Knowledge of testing and maintenance of VFDs, transformers, large electric motors, UPS systems, low and medium voltage switchgear, and low and medium voltage motor control centers.

  • Master Electrician license is a plus.

Analyzer Experience:

  • On-line process analyzers such as gas chromatograph, flue gas, continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) and sampling conditioning, and fire and gas systems both open path and point detection.

  • Working knowledge of analyzer database software and other computer systems.

Behavioral skills

  • Safety minded, demonstrated strong safety and environmental performance,

  • Good people management skills (leadership, delegation and particularly networking and influencing skills),

  • Strong verbal as well as written communication skills (upward, lateral, and downward),

  • Strong ability to work with others, team builder,

  • Strong bias for action to identify potential problems and co-ordinate their resolution before they become an issue,

  • Ability to manage work priorities to deliver performance improvements and reliability in a demanding work environment,

  • Good analytical and organizational skills,

  • Stress resistant and methodical,

  • Problem solver and change agent,

  • Inspiring and motivating,

  • Self-motivated, self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision.

ADA Physical requirements, visual acuity requirements and environmental conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift at least 50lbs, walking, climbing ladders/stairs, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to perform climbing, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and manual operation of various size valves and equipment.

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make discriminations in sound.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.