Instrument,Electrical, & Control Reliability Manag

Houston, TX

The Senior Instrument, Electrical and Control Reliability Manager is accountable for developing and ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the reliability and sustainability of the I&E and Process Control programs for this large/complex chemical processing facility. As a key member of the Reliability and Maintenance Team, the Senior Instrument, Electrical and Control Reliability Manager will share plant performance accountability with Operations Leadership. The Senior Instrument, Electrical and Control Reliability Manager will deliver strategic improvements in the reliability and maintenance performance at the Texas facility resulting in robust asset reliability and minimum total cost of maintenance. The Senior Instrument, Electrical and Control Reliability Manager will direct the I&E and Reliability Team specializing in leading the reliability strategic programs, analysis of asset reliability issues, and the development of robust improvement solutions to support the overall site.


Robust reliability programs that support achieving key Business and Site objectives around equipment uptime, safety, and affordability

Improved MTBF and elimination of chronic and anticipated asset failures. Drive asset performance to maximum achievable performance

Evergreen list of prioritized projects and activities to support continued reliability improvement

Best in class Safety Instrumented System program

Best in class I&E PPM program

Consistency with all safety and environmental standards

Design and implement risk management processes to ensure critical asset negative performance trends are identified and communicated in a timely manner to responsible management for solution prioritization

Sustainable process control configurations

Emergence of Advanced Process Control as a performance improver

Excellent partnership with Production Units and Guest facilities

Motivated and capable I&E and Process Control Engineers, Specialists and Technicians to support both daily needs and strategic improvements

TA cost/schedule/reliability targets met or exceeded

New technologies implemented for a competitive advantage


Set objectives, select, and develop personnel

Manage change to drive improvements in asset reliability results. Institutionalize an appropriate set of leading and lagging metrics to support these objectives

Develop, implement and monitor programs that drive the reliability performance of the I&E and process control equipment across the site – including PPM programs, equipment reliability strategies, top opportunity lists, turnaround frequency and duration, etc.

Drive manufacturing culture from a “fix-it” to a data-based “prevent it” state. Identify and encourage recognition and rewards for this transition

Develop plant wide strategic vision for I&E, Analyzer and Process Control asset reliability including end of life an obsolescence and create a plan for the transition to a predictive environment

Introduce appropriate reliability techniques and practices focused on identifying and preventing asset failure or significant performance deterioration

Ensure improvement projects are adequately chartered and resourced and capital projects have appropriate reliability support/scope for successful design, commissioning, and operation.

Ensure thorough root cause investigations are conducted where appropriate and corrective actions are implemented in a timely fashion to prevent recurrence

Support a Reliability Centered Maintenance approach where SAP documentation and work practices promote sustained improvement

Provide recommended reliability project priorities to functional and plant management

Ensure a motivated and capable work team is available to provide continuous support including I&E, SIS, High Voltage Electrical, Analyzers, Valves, and Process Control resources

Provide continuous performance feedback and improvement assistance for team employees to insure their technical and professional growth. Identify strategies for attraction and retention

Maintain the expected safety performance and culture of a VPP Star Site


Minimum 10 years maintenance and/or operations experience in chemical/petrochemical, refining, or energy industry

Minimum 5 years experience people leadership experience with proven performance management and development skills

Demonstrated capability to improve reliability performance of a given asset base or equipment type

Demonstrated capability to improve organizational effectiveness

Working knowledge of Maintenance Work Processes including maintenance management systems, effectiveness metrics, etc.

Working knowledge of Predictive and Preventative Maintenance Techniques and Best Practices

Understanding of resource allocation and alignment to key priorities

Understanding of Safety Instrumented Systems programs and practices in an industrial setting


BS in Engineering (Electrical Engineering Preferred)


Engage and empower people, sets high expectations, provides clear direction, drives and delivers exceptional performance and leads with agility

Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative, servant-based leadership style

Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, writing and presentation skills.

Working knowledge of performance management practices and tools

Agility, resilience, and tolerance for ambiguity and change in fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Excellent coaching and facilitation skills and high energy level bringing employees and teams together.

Demonstrated ability to apply Continuous Improvement Tools including Root Cause Analysis facilitation

Excellent understanding and experience with equipment reliability programs and engineering practices and standards

Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize multiple complex projects and activities

Demonstrated commitment to delivering customer success

Strategic thought leadership


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