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Principal Engineer E&I

Coffeyville, KS 67337

Posted: 02/24/20 Job Category: Oil and Gas Job Number: 4251

Job Description



Provide advanced technical leadership and knowledge on instrumentation and controls. The engineer is expected to: resolve technical problems, rationalize resolutions, recommend modifications, propose new approaches and mentor less experienced technical engineers.
  • Provide safe, cost effective and timely engineered solutions for support of reliability, operations, maintenance, and all other departments within the refinery.
  • Provide Technical Instrument Engineering support to the refinery.
  • Define/manage/install Maintenance projects, interface with capital group as required.
  • Perform engineering studies, advise, and make recommendations for all departments on refinery instrumentation.
  • Utilize reliability tools such as failure calculations, failure evaluations, cost analysis and others to evaluate and prioritize action items.
  • Perform root cause failure analysis to drive reliability and safety performance
  • Assist Operations and Maintenance departments in developing procedures, training, etc. to ensure equipment is operated in a reliable fashion within design parameters.
  • Review scope and frequency of predictive maintenance and preventative maintenance activities.
  • Specify new and replacement equipment and components and provide technical support for turnaround and shutdown activities.


  • High school diploma required
  • Bachelor' s degree in Electrical Engineering, or an associated field, from an accredited institute required
  • Advanced technical degree preferred



Strong experience in instrumentation and control selection and applications

Knowledge and experience with instrumentation and controls common to refining.
  • Supporting knowledge of mechanical and piping systems
  • Electrical knowledge a plus
  • Direct Related Industrial / Refinery Experience - 9+ years
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and engineering software required
  • Proficiency in Asset Management Systems such as Maximo
  • Good interpersonal, communication and technical skills with ability to communicate well at levels including Management, Maintenance and Operations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive business relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of SPI/In-tools and data correlation technology preferred
  • Must have proven ability to troubleshoot and adapt to resolve new problems
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written required
  • Ability to adjust schedule to meet business needs


  • Develop and implement plans and scope for instrumentation projects
  • Lead, mentor and train junior engineering employees
  • Scope new and replacement instrumentation for purchase
  • Direct the work of outside contractors on electrical equipment
  • Regularly communicate with supervisor work progress, concerns and questions


  • Production maximized with outages minimized
  • Improve availability, reliability and performance of I&E equipment through RCFA, FEMA, etc...
  • Improve knowledge base of refinery employees through formal and informal training relating to plant instrumentation.
  • Manage project schedule, cost and quality control / assurance
  • Be seen as a technical leader and subject material expert
  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures



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