E&I Supervisor

Job Title: E&I Supervisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Vidalia, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-09-17
Reference: BH-89657-1
Contact Name: Erica Williams
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2018 15:48

Job Description


The Electrical & Instrumentation Supervisor is responsible for leading the Electrical & Instrumentation function to improve plant productivity, reliability and efficiency by contributing to the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of electrical & instrumentation systems of the plant. This role is also responsible for identifying faults and areas for improvement and recommending appropriate action.


    • Ensure safe work practices are followed at all times and drive a safety awareness culture as a top priority.

    • Work closely with the maintenance team, engineering and plant leaders to understand their maintenance needs for daily work, down time/outages and provide adequate resources and supervision to meet those requirements.

    • Lead the Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) Technicians in troubleshooting E&I problems.

    • Adherence to plant policies & procedures, including compliance with documentation requirements/standards.

    •  Refer E&I and Control issues to the Engineering team when required.

    • Planning and organization of non-capital E&I project work including planned maintenance and shutdowns.

    • Maintain E&I inventory spares in line with approved budget.

    • Ordering (or supervising the ordering of) replacement parts.

    • Work closely with the Engineering team to update standards and specifications to ensure continuous improvement is a top priority.

    • Understand the control system architecture and software to find, assess and modify elements.

    • Provide ongoing technical expertise and work closely with E&I Technicians to proactively manage and improve E&I equipment availability and reliability.

    • Demonstrate effective communication, planning and organization skills in managing others as well as influencing and building relationships.

    • Ensure own behaviour is aligned with the Company Values at all times and encourage others to do the same.

    • Any other duties as reasonably directed by the Plant Manager.



    • Technical Certificate/Diploma or Associates Degree or higher. Bachelor Degree in Engineering is preferred.

    • At least 7 years’ experience in an E&I leadership role with the responsibility of leading and training direct reports, preferably within the Chemical Manufacturing (or related) industry.

    • Experience with Distributed Control Systems (DCS), AC/DC Variable Speed Drives, Loop Controls, Analytical Instrumentation, Control Valves, Motor Circuits, AC/DC Motors, Control Networks, Machine Drives, and Power Distribution.

    • Expert knowledge and experience of instrumentation used to control and monitor processes in the Chemical Manufacturing/Processing industry.

    • Experience and ability to manage E&I Engineering projects with knowledge of how to establish project estimates and oversight of project budgets.

    • Troubleshooting capabilities and problem-solving skills, both informally and using formalized tools such as Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

    • Experience in Reliability practices.

    • Previous experience in coordinating and supervising contractors, suppliers and vendors.

    • Experience with electrical drives, gauging systems and chemical preparation.

    • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project etc.).

    • Experience using Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

    • Experience working with OSHA Regulations.

    • Experience working with Programmable Logic Controls (PLC’s).