Sr. Instrument Engineer

Provides daily technical support for the specification, design purchase, installation and commissioning of instrument and low voltage electrical systems. Support operations during troubleshooting, upset or emergencies, improving instruments in the area, as well as capital and expense projects.
Provides ongoing technical support to operations and maintenance departments on instrumentation, analyzers, PLCs and control valves problems.
Troubleshoots performance and makes recommendations to improve safety, reliability and operability for related areas.
Provides scoping, cost estimates and preliminary design work for both capital and expense projects AFEs.
Provides orifice calculations/specifications, valve sizing/specifications, and various instrument specifications for Operations, Maintenance, Capital Projects and Process Engineering.
Reviews and approves design changes to ensure conformance to Valero standards.
Monitors and directs activities of engineering contractors for progress and quality to ensure compliance to Valero and industry standards.
Develops and maintains multi-year obsolescence plan for instruments and analyzers.
This position is salaried exempt status, which means you are not eligible for overtime pay.
Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in Electrical or Chemical Engineering required.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in all phases of instrument/electrical systems design and installation required.
PLC Programming and troubleshooting experience preferred.
Basic Internetworking (routing, switching, IP addressing, etc.) knowledge preferred.
Position level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About Valero
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.45 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ethanol plants are in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. In addition, Valero owns the 2 percent general partner interest and a majority limited partner interest in Valero Energy Partners LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately 7,400 outlets carry Valero's brand names in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland.
Valero's employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It?s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it?s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they?re truly part of a team.
About the Benicia Refinery
Valero acquired the Benicia Refinery in 2000. Built as a grass-roots project in 1968, this plant has undergone significant modifications and upgrades to become what it is today one of the most complex refineries in the United States. Approximately 70 percent of the refinery?s product slate is California Air Resources Board (CARB) gasoline, California?s clean-burning fuel. The refinery also has significant asphalt production capabilities and produces 35 percent of the asphalt supply in northern California. Currently, the refinery processes domestic crude from the San Joaquin Valley in California and the Alaska North Slope, along with foreign sour crudes.
Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.
Job: Engineering
Primary Location: US-CA-Benicia
Job Posting: Apr 5, 2018, 2:20:44 PM
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Req ID: 180016A

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