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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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.
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- 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).