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Instrument Analyser Engineer - Grangemouth

INEOS - Other Engineering
Ref: 812 Date Posted: Wednesday 27 Feb 2019
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Instrument Analyser Engineer       

Grangemouth is a top tier COMAH site which includes an ethylene cracker, power station, ethane loading terminal and several other major petrochemicals process plants and Infrastructure. Due to continued growth we are now looking to recruit and Instrument Analyser Engineer.

Job Purpose
Asset SPA for on-line analyser technology and coordination of analyser activities to ensure compliance with standards and consistent/best beneficial approach to asset analyser development and maintenance
Develop, deliver and maintain an Analytical asset care policy to meet Asset SHE, availability and cost targets.
Identify opportunities to develop relevant INEOS and 3rd party activities associated with on- line process analysis across relevant O&P Assets.

On-line Analytical equipment across O&P UK. Replacement value in excess of £30M
Technical support Analyser supervisor and > 8 analyser technicians.
Technologies cover asset operation, control, optimisation and final product for Olefins / Polymers. Over 300 sample stream analysis points
KG, 700 Ktpa, 6 Analyser Houses (5 Force Ventilated), 42 Gas Chromatographs and 30 field Analysers.
Ethanol 300 Ktpa, 2 Force Ventilated Analyser Houses8 Gas Chromatographs and 5 field Analysers, 70 % of this equipment is used for control/ optimisation or vessel protection
LLDPE, 330 Ktpa, 3 Force Ventilated Analyser Houses, 9 Gas Chromatographs, 35 Field Analysers, Plant runs purely on on-line analysis with no laboratory support till final product. Main loop Analysers critical for reactor control. Unit will shutdown within 20 minutes on Analyser Failure.
Polypropylene, 235 Ktpa, 1 force Ventilated Analyser House, 1 Gas Chromatographs6 Field Analysers and 2 innovativeon-line analysis systems, 1 providing real-time final product analysis as opposed to Laboratory sampling and analysis.Plant runs purely on on-line analysis with no laboratory support till final product. Unit cannot run without reactor Hydrogen concentration provided by the single Gas Chromatograph.
50 of the above Analysers are ‘High Criticality’ (CAT 1) analysers.
Accountability for managing to typical annual maintenance spend of £500k.
Manage asset based projects up to £3.0M.

The Analyser Engineer sits within the O&P Analyser Engineering Team.  The Analyser Engineering Team is hosted by the Polymers business, which holds the site specialism for Instrument & Control Engineering (ICE). The Analyser Engineer reports directly to the Lead Analyser Engineer who in turn reports to the Polymers Engineering manager.

Principle Accountabilities
Develop and implement plans to improve the HSE, integrity and reliability performance of the analyser equipment within O&P UK assets.
Define and implement asset care policy for all Analytical equipment to meet business HSE, availability and cost targets.
Monitor and interpret the output from monthly reporting tools covering equipment performance measures including calibration, reliability and other confidence factors and define plans to address deficiencies/implement opportunities.
Deliver continuous improvement by establishing, agreeing and implementing changes to equipment / techniques to add value, enabling a more efficient use of resources and / or commercial advantage for the business
Interpret all asset Analyser engineering standards, procedures and practices to ensure full compliance with legislative and site engineering and integrity requirements.
Specify and audit all inspection activities to ensure continual legal compliance.
Maintain asset spares and equipment holding to maximise asset reliability and to drive maintenance and TAR efficiency / cost performance.
Provide discipline expertise and root cause analysis in troubleshooting asset vulnerabilities to minimise impact on the short through long term operating plan.
Provide discipline expertise for all asset improvement projects and act as formal discipline sign off to ensure required level of service delivery.
Ensure correct overall Analyser spend to meet asset requirements within available budget and where required, drive appropriate prioritisation.
Specify TAR work scope requirements (in accordance with asset strategy) to the TAR Leader and assist in execution to support delivery of TARs safely, on time and to budget.
Ensure competence of analyser and relevant support staff meets current and future business requirements. Implement training plans to address any identified gaps. (Noting the post holder has no direct line management responsibility).
Interact routinely with maintenance Specialists, planning Specialists, and Supervisor to optimise Analyser Technician resources across all of the O&P assets providing technical input to prioritisation and scheduling decisions
Manage asset-based projects up to £3M.

Special Features
The Jobholder must have extensive experience of Hydrocarbon processing measurement systems and detailed knowledge of performance and limitations of all types of measurement techniques is required.
Requirement to have detailed knowledge in the design of specialist olefins and/or polymer analysis equipment, in addition to petrochemical/hydrocarbon process equipment.
The Jobholder will maintain close contacts with measurement system developers and vendors to ensure up to date knowledge of system capabilities and opportunities.
The jobholder must be capable of interacting with and influencing the representatives of regulatory authorities and third party customers and suppliers with respect to measurement, legislation, accounting and compliance issues.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills
Typically Engineering degree, chartered with 5 years experience, or demonstrable analyser specific experience in operations, projects and reliability improvement in a petrochemicals and polymers / solids handling environment.
Exhibit an in depth knowledge of On-line analytical equipment design and technology, ideally supported by vocational and/or technical training.
A wide ranging understanding of sample handling and conditioning techniques is essential.
Experienced in managing equipment reliability systems and processes e.g. asset care.
Detailed understanding and experience of analysis equipment design, commissioning, maintenance and operation.
Strong understanding of discipline legislative and technology requirements and demonstrated ability to apply to equipment inspection/maintenance regimes.
Skilled in troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
Enhanced ability to think and act innovatively, planning for longer term requirements while complying with immediate needs, at optimum cost and maximum benefit.

To be considered for this role please apply and submit your CV.

Internal candidates should apply through the internal process with their line manager approval.