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    1 - 2 Years
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      September 30,2020
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    Instrument Engineer

    Instrument Engineer - Northern Continent

    Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., is a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases. For more than 75 years we've been helping our customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. With approximately 16,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services.

    Our Northern Continent operations engineering team provides technical support to our operating industrial gas plants within the Benelux, France and Germany. A wide range of technologies, including air separation, hydrogen generation, CO2, and liquid hydrogen are supported, ranging in size from small standalone plants to world scale facilities.

    To meet increasing workload both to grow and sustain our operations, we are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Instrument Engineer, based at our Rotterdam, Netherlands facility to join our Northern Continent engineering team. This opportunity will suit a talented achiever looking to showcase their skills within a high performing team.

    What you’ll be doing

    Plant Controls & Instrument Engineers have responsibility for all aspects of Control and Instrument engineering on our Air Products operating facilities. These responsibilities include leadership and execution of plant improvement projects and plant troubleshooting. This often involves working as part of multidiscipline engineering teams and together in close cooperation with plant operations and maintenance teams. Project teams can range in dimension from local, through to European and occasionally global scale.

    Specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to:
    • Prepare project execution and control strategies.
    • Liaise with other engineering disciplines, vendors and peers as necessary to develop and execute projects.
    • Develop and be responsible for a project schedule and budget, adhering to all applicable safety, engineering, and management of change standards.
    • Specify plant instrumentation utilising smart plant instrumentation or equivalent systems for sizing different types of Control valves, transmitters, analysers, sampling systems, flow instrumentation, custody metering and pneumatic systems.
    • Focus predominantly on instrument design, field installation and commissioning.
    • Have a good understanding of DCS architecture and plant control networks
    • Participate in P&ID, HAZOP reviews
    • Relevant ATEX / SIS experience will be advantageous.
    • Proven design of hardwired Shutdown will be advantageous
    • Assist in factory and site acceptance tests and supervise construction contractors.
    • Be responsible for, and actively involved in pre and post commissioning either on projects that you have been working on or assisting colleagues.

    Though the role will be primarily focused on execution of plant modifications, predominantly in the Rotterdam area, the Instrument Engineer will also at times be expected to:
    • Work with the various operating teams and engineering disciplines to help troubleshoot and resolve critical plant instrumentation issues in the Northern Continent region.
    • Change or organise the change out of defective plant instrumentation per Air Products standards or complying with current local standards.

    A high standard of engineering practice, technical governance and operational discipline must be upheld throughout all these activities.

    What we’ll be looking for
    • An Instrument Engineer with strong design skills and who is field experienced with:
      • A proven track record in the specification, execution, and implementation of Instrumentation systems.
      • Proven Practical, onsite plant experience with a ‘hands-on’ approach, including experience in contractor supervision.
      • Experience in the design, installation and commissioning of analytical systems.
    • A high level of technical expertise ideally suited to someone with an Engineering Degree (Chemical, Mechanical or Control & Instrumentation Engineering) with 8+ years relevant experience or alternate qualification with 15+ years relevant experience.
    • Prior knowledge / appreciation of PLCs (Siemens WinCC Flex/TIA) and DCS (ABB/ Siemens PCS7) systems will be advantageous but is not a core requirement of the role.
    • Discipline to work to a schedule and manage competing priorities.
    • Self-motivation with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proven ability to work productively, both unsupervised and as part of multi-discipline technical teams.
    • Ability to manage and progress multiple projects at the same time.
    • Flexibility to travel anywhere within the Northern Continent region to support projects for short durations, and to occasionally respond to plant problems outside working hours, with a willingness to travel at short notice.
    • Dutch and English are required at a minimum. Additional languages relevant to the Northern Continent region are advantageous. You can expect to work at times as part of international teams as well as at local level.

    If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, we’d like to hear from you. If we like each other we’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package and a working environment that thrives on respect, innovation, challenge, and personal and professional development. Hit the ‘APPLY’ button and let’s start a conversation.

    Air Products is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
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