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Instrument Engineer

Company: EMCOR Group Inc.
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Title: Instrument EngineerReports to: Principal Control Systems EngineerFLSA Status: Full-Time / ExemptCOMPANY OVERVIEWDynalectric Company in San Diego is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 - leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses. For 10 consecutive years EMCOR Group, Inc. has been named one of the Top 5 "World's Most Admired" Companies in the Engineering and Construction Industry by Fortune -.Dynalectric is San Diego's leader in complex, fully integrated design/build electrical services. Our project teams include specialists in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of tele-data communications, audio/video, process control, building management and fire/safety installations.SUMMARYThe Instrument Engineer is responsible for specification, selection and configuration of process instruments, analyzers, automated valves and variable frequency drives used in PLC based control systems. This individual must ensure that all selected instrumentation satisfies the project schedule and meet quality objectives. They must be well organized, support multiple assignments/projects, meet deadlines, and readily accept direction from senior project team members. He/she will interact with the client, the Dynalectric project team and other project disciplines and trades during the specification and commissioning stages of the project. The Instrument Engineer shall ensure that the selected instrumentation satisfied all project schedule and quality objectives. The position requires the more or less continuous use of relational databases. -ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESInclude the following. Other duties will likely be assigned.

  • Populate project databases for the later development of drawings, instrument and valve datasheets and commissioning forms.
  • Design basic field device networks such as Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet, and Profibus DP.
  • Select and develop datasheets for instruments and valves.
  • Prepare configuration datasheets for instruments, valves and variable frequency drives.
  • Direct the configuration, programming, testing and troubleshooting of instruments and final control elements including control valves, and VFDs.
  • Lead interactive instrumentation design reviews with the client, and the client's consulting engineers.
  • Peer-review the design work of colleagues to ensure that project quality objectives are satisfied.
  • Provide onsite support and service for local clients.
  • Provide engineering support for the foremen responsible for system installation and commissioning.
  • Provide technical support and training to less-senior colleagues.
  • Prepare budgetary instrumentation estimates for prospective projects.Within 1000 hours, the Instrument Engineer is expected to be self-directed in the sizing, selection, configuration, and commissioning of process instrumentation, process analyzers, two position and modulating valves, and variable frequency drives.Within 3000 hours, the Instrument Engineer is expected to transition to Control Systems Engineer and be self-directed in the design of control panels and control system architectures, specification of system components (e.g. PLC controllers, I/O, motor controllers, computers and network equipment) and writing of functional specifications and test protocols.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Eligibility for hire requires a permanent right to work (US citizen or green card), a technical degree (e.g. ChE, MEE, EE) from an accredited institution and demonstrated competence with Instrumentation. This shall include expertise in at least one of the following ares:REQUIRED ATTRIBUTESThe requirements listed below are representative of characteristics and demonstrated capabilities sought to perform this job successfully.
    • Must demonstrate integrity, honesty, professionalism and commitment to company values.
    • Must be self-motivated and able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must have excellent organizational, communication, strategic, technical, analytical, problem solving, and multi-tasking skills.
    • Must have high standards of quality with attention to detail.
    • Must possess ability to manage and supervise personnel.
    • Must build positive working relationships with multiple levels of employees, management, suppliers, and customers.LANGUAGE SKILLSMust have the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in English, cooperate, and collaborate with multiple levels of customer, employees, unions, government agencies, vendors and suppliers, and other contractor organizations.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, see, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to commute to field locations. The employee must have the ability to navigate around job site locations.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee should expect to sit for long periods in front of a computer and also travel to field locations as needed.While visiting field locations, the employee may be required to work outdoors, be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical and electrical parts; high, precarious places; dust, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions, extended exposure to sunlight; cold and heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.------NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success.Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: EMCOR Group Inc., El Cajon , Instrument Engineer, Engineering , El Cajon, California

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