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I&E Journeyman

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The Instrument and Electrical (I&E) Journeyman will interface with the appropriate maintenance and manufacturing resources to resolve, improve and implement maintenance activities in a safe, responsible and environmentally sound manner which is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

While striving to provide personal support of daily operations, the I&E Journeyman will work to meet schedule requirements while continuing efforts toward personal development and continuous improvement. Work quality and performance must be maintained to the highest level with the expectation of all jobs being completed, documented and verified as completely satisfactory.

Major Responsibilities

The I&E Journeyman monitors, troubleshoots, and services 120V up to 4kV field equipment and instrumentation (motors, sensing devices, control valves and other control loop components). They must be aware of and follow all safety and security guidelines according to Company policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 Years of Age with a High School diploma or GED

  • Completion of a five-year apprentice program

  • Completion of a two-year Associates degree in Instrumentation or related field, plus at least 3 years of experience

  • Five years of related experience

  • Must possess or obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to first day of employment

  • Possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident)

  • Possess skills, knowledge, and training related to implementation of life critical processes: LOTO, system and process openings, working at heights, hot work, confined space entry, energized electrical work.

  • Must have a good working knowledge of:

  • Digital, electronic and pneumatic instrumentation and controls and related troubleshooting techniques

  • Motors, power and control circuits and related troubleshooting techniques.

  • Smart transmitters and field devices and the tools used to check them.

  • Schematics, wiring diagrams, loop drawings, blueprints and PID drawings.

  • Must have a functional knowledge of / be familiar with:

  • Distributed control systems or DCSs (e.g. Invensys I/A, Emerson Delta V)

  • Programmable logic controllers or PLCs (e.g. Modicon, Rockwell)

  • Basic understanding of window-based programs: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Well-developed teamwork and leadership skills

  • Self-initiated learning

  • Time management processes and skills

  • Self-initiated corrective actions/follow-through

  • Must be able to maintain:

  • A professional relationship in the internal work environment with co-workers
  • A professional relationship in the external work environment and with public agencies. 
  • Exhibit professionalism and maintain order in highly stressful/emergency situations.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Must be willing and able to work outside, year-round under various weather conditions. INEOS Acetyls - Texas City is a 24-hour, 365 days per year operations. Must be able to work 10 hour day shifts and be available for emergency call-outs on off hours

The candidate must be capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.) and working at heights.

Sensory Requirements:

  • Observe peripheral objects while vision is focused on a given point

  • Judge distances and spatial relationships

  • Distinguish sounds of very low volume or at low or high sound extremes, i.e., warning calls, motor noise

  • Identify and distinguish colors

  • Read fine print or closely inspect items

  • Distinguish odors

  • Intact tactile sensation for use of tools requiring fine motor skills

  • Feel vibration variance

Cognitive requirements:

  • Advanced arithmetic

  • Measure and convert between both English and metric measurements

  • Draw conclusions from analytical, written or computer-generated materials

  • Create methodologies for accomplishing goals

  • Generate reports based on data

  • Carry out given instruction

  • Develop plans, procedures, goals, strategies, or processes based on data analysis or experience

  • Must be able to wear the following personal protective equipment (PPE):

  • Flame resistant clothing (FRC)
  • Safety shoes and hard hat
  • Ear and eye protection (safety glasses, goggles and face shields)
  • Respiratory protection (partial and full-face respirators)
  • Chemical protective suits, rubber boots, and gloves