C/I Specialist

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Engineering General
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based
English Dutch

Control & Instrumentation Specialist

Provide daily support to Process Engineering, Operations and Maintenance which includes leading control systems and instrument activities, ensuring hardware and software platforms are operating at high reliability levels and supporting operations during troubleshooting, upsets or emergencies.  Provide support for specification, design, purchase, installation and commissioning of instrumentation, control systems and SIS systems for projects to maintain or improve plant safety, profitability, efficiency and reliability.

Your scope of responsibility

  • Support maintenance plant control systems such as Yokogawa DCS and multiple manufacturer PLCs.
  • Support instrument field devices and analyzers of the plant.
  • Development and maintain configuration and graphics interfaces of the various plant control systems in support of plant operations and projects.
  • Troubleshoot instrument problems for Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering departments as requested.
  • Must be available for emergency callouts via phone/in person to support plant operations from an instrumentation standpoint.
  • Confer with engineers, operations personnel, maintenance personnel and others to discuss I/E maintenance problems and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Assist with development of instrument and control systems MOCs and other upgrade projects.
  • Direct or coordinate construction, maintenance, documentation or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes or customer requirements.
  • Prepare specifications for purchases of materials or equipment.
  • Interface, plan and supervise the work of instrumentation contractors and system integrators as requested.
  • Oversee project efforts to assure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform required tasks.
  • Present a professional image to clients and vendors at all times and maintain a positive reputation of the company.
  • Follow all relevant company policies and procedures.
  • Identify and stop work in progress or make appropriate notifications when unsafe conditions exist or requirements are not being met.
  • Assists other Departments and other administrative personnel as necessary.
  • Attend training sessions to maintain or improve knowledge of instrumentation, control systems and/or process technology.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you bring to OCI

Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • 5+ yrs. Experience in all phases of instrument installation and maintenance in the chemical or oil/energy industry required.
  • Experience in the methanol and ammonia processes is preferred.
  • ASS Technology degree or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Experience with PLC and DCS required, preferably Allen Bradley and Yokogawa DCS.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Maintain a valid driver's license and ensure HR has a current copy on file.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package.  These benefit plans provide a wide range of benefits and protection for the employees and their families.  Full-time employees are eligible for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage upon hire.  OCI also offers a 401(k) program with a company matching benefit and an extra 3% Safe Harbor match.  Full-time employees of OCI receive paid holidays, a floating holiday to celebrate diversity, PTO, as well as many other programs such as paid parental leave and educational reimbursement.

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.