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Instrument Engineer

Instrument Engineer

  • Location United States - Ohio - Toledo
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131173BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

At bp, we're striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable and affordable energy. A career in productions & operations is an opportunity to help shape the future of bp. As part of the team, you’ll create a more efficient business that makes the best possible use of all it's resources as we transform our operating assets in pursuit of our net zero ambition. You’ll also help to develop hydrocarbon resources, delivering progressive projects and growing your talent in all kinds of new and exciting ways within the operational heart of bp.

Are you ready to take your career to new heights?

The bp-Husky Toledo (BPH) Refinery is currently seeking an Instrumentation Engineer to supports the delivery of safe, environmentally sound, cost-effective, and reliable unit operations. You will utilize leading edge technologies in the monitoring, evaluation, maintenance, repair, selection, and upgrading of instrumentation and instrument standards to maximize unit availability and performance. The Instrument Engineer will work with other engineering, maintenance, and operations personnel, as well as industry experts, in both project and day-to-day support roles.

The Instrument Engineer (IE) function in a variety of roles including: Technical Support, Trouble-Shooting, Instrument Design, Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Project Engineering, and Special Projects. You will be subject to some emergency call out as well as Turnaround work schedules.

This role provides technical support for maintenance activities to unit operations and the instrument shop and technical guidance in determining priority and scope of instrumentation equipment repairs. This IE will be reviewing engineering projects and improvements to ensure compliance with refinery standards and good engineering practice. This role will direct critical activities requiring instrument knowledge and expertise and the efforts of third-party design engineering and construction contractors. The successful candidate will behave in a principled, predictable, and consistent manner aligned with bp Core Values while working in a dynamic team and supporting an inclusive, positive culture with the following key accountabilities:

  • Ensures that the appropriate level of troubleshooting, failure analysis, and technical solutions are employed.
  • Work within multi-discipline team to identify and managing instrumentation reliability improvement opportunities.
  • Share instrumentation knowledge across organizational boundaries to achieve consensus.
  • Offers peer leadership & technical guidance to achieve common goals.


About you
A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or Engineering Technology is required, however a SIS certification (e.g. TUV or ISA/IEC 61511) is advantageous. Minimum of 5 years in Instrument Engineering or related experience in a refinery, chemical plant, or equivalent environment required. Experience with supporting maintenance, reliability, or process and engineering skills in troubleshooting/specifying instruments, DCS, PLC, and/or SIS equipment, associated with process equipment (i.e. pumps, heat exchangers, vessels, compressors, piping) are vital to succeed in this role.

Having technical knowledge of instrument design, specification, documentation, installation and maintenance is important to the role. Ability to analyze, fix and problem solve systematically to determine root cause(s) of problems through questioning, inspecting, and then identify the best course of action. Experience with control valve, flow meter sizing and application, thermowell WFC, instrument datasheets, loop drawings, electrical schematic drawings, logic diagrams and panel schedules will greatly benefit the role holder.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences to optimize or detect abnormal conditions within the process
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks & responsibilities to support the organization
  • Assist in HAZOP, MOC’s, Incident Investigations, Job Safety Analysis
  • Assist in planning/execution of Turnaround instrument activities
  • Leads root cause failure investigations for instrument equipment related incidents
  • Strong teamwork, technical and communication skills
  • A valid TWIC card


Why join us

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

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