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Posted: Thu Nov 09 2023

Safety Instrumented Systems Engineer

Lake Charles, LA

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Safety Instrumented Systems Engineer
Lake Charles, TX 70669

Job Responsibilities:
The Safety Instrumented Systems Engineer provides engineering, direction, resources, and training to ensure the safe, compliant, and reliable management of SIS at the company facility.
  • Assist maintenance department in the upkeep and troubleshooting of installed SIS (documentation updates, test procedures and support, troubleshooting, critical work reviews, MOCs, bypassing, recommending spare parts, turnaround scope development and execution support)
  • Plan and track completion of all SIS testing in accordance with the proof test intervals defined in the SRS, including periodic online testing and offline testing of equipment during outages and turnarounds
  • Participate in investigations and review of SIS events including failures, demands, and spurious trips
  • Track and analyze the reliability of the SIS through a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) program and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Subject Matter Expert for SIS and instrumentation during HAZOPs, i.e. analysis of Independent Protection Layers (IPLs) and HAZOP recommendations
  • Lead and participate in Functional Safety Assessments (FSAs) as a competent SIS engineer, for both new and existing SIS
  • Update and maintain SIS documentation including Safety Requirements Specification (SRS), datasheets, I&E drawings, FSAs, LOPAs, SRS, FATs, validation and proof tests, etc.
  • Participate in audits related to SIS, including Mechanical Integrity, PSM, and insurance risk
  • Engineer small expense-ruled SIS efforts including design, MOC, construction support, and PSI documentation updates. Author Engineering Work Requests (EWRs) for larger capital efforts
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications
Education / Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's of Science in Electrical or Chemical Engineering
  • 2+ years of experience in industrial instrumentation
  • 1+ years of experience in the process industry (refining preferred)
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Valid Driver's License
Eligibility Requirements:
The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card. 
To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website
Equal Opportunity Employer

•                Remote Work options available for eligible positions
•                Options are department and/or location specific
•                9/80 Work Schedule Option (where applicable)
•                Annual Vacation Incentive (40-120 hours of pay) for Eligible Employees
•                Paid Vacation Time
•                Company-Paid Holidays
•                Parental Leave
•                Excellent 401(k) Match
•                Pension Plan
•                Company-Paid Sick Leave and Long-Term Disability
•                Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans; FSA and HSA options
•                Company-Paid Life Insurance for Active Employees
•                Healthy Rewards Program
•                Service Awards Program
•                Educational Assistance Plan
•                Dependent Children Scholarships
•                Reimbursement for Gym Membership
•                Employee Discount Programs
•                On-site Health Clinic
•                On-site Cafeteria (select locations)
•                On-site Credit Union and ATM (Corporate office only)
•                On-site Fitness Center (select locations)



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