IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently looking to hire an AREA INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEER for our La Porte, IN client.

Our client, a top chemical manufacturer and provider of chemicals to petrochemical and steel manufacturers as well as refineries, is looking for a talented Instrumentation Engineer to be located in Northwestern IN/East of Chicago, to support 10 of their plants in the Midwest region (Most within a 3-hour drive). This role WILL have up to 50% travel to the plants within the region.

What you will enjoy doing:

As one of their Area Instrumentation Engineers, you will provide instrumentation technical expertise for increasing plant reliability. You will recommend and implement technical solutions for extending equipment life, troubleshoot and problem-solve instrument issues, and develop preventative maintenance plans for all facilities.



  • Supports the Area Production Director in achieving key outcomes in safety, reliability, efficiency, cost and customer service
  • Supports the Area Reliability and Maintenance team by establishing a culture of safety in working and in the execution of all aspects of the team’s role requirements
  • Ensures compliance with all safety, health, environmental and quality standards within the area
  • Ensures the reliable and efficient operation of all electrical equipment and instrumentation within the area by:
  • Performing electrical equipment and instrument reliability, efficiency and contingency reviews and assessments and monitors the completion of action plans to reduce and eliminate identified gaps and risks
  • Proactively reviewing and ensuring up to date electrical equipment and instrument condition-based data and equipment reports to ensure reliable operation
  • Supporting the development of instrumentation reliability and maintenance procedures for company internal standards publication
  • Reviewing and approving the application of local electrical equipment and instrumentation systems PM’s, work instructions, and related procedures.
  • Reviewing the quality and completeness of instrumentation PM execution at assigned plant locations
  • Ensuring that agreed electrical equipment and instrumentation maintenance strategies are fully implemented at all sites
  • Ensuring that all sites have active instrumentation contingency plans with identified reliability risks mitigated per plan
  • Ensuring that critical electrical equipment and instrumentation spare parts are on hand and in a condition for immediate use and are replenished in a timely manner once consumed
  • Developing Critical Equipment Quality Control plans for electrical equipment and instrumentation maintenance activities
  • Leading the rectification of failed electrical equipment and instrumentation, including EMOC, plant/equipment outage decision making and root cause analysis
  • Identifies, defines, estimates, budgets, develops, plans and executes instrumentation turnaround maintenance activities, improvement, and relief projects within the area
  • Assess the technical competency of instrumentation contractors and service providers to ensure proper scope is assigned and the expected quality is received
  • Provides electrical equipment and instrumentation scope, estimation, and execution support to the Project Execution team for large capital improvement and relief projects within the area
  • Leads and executes electrical equipment and instrumentation programs and projects within each area in support of high-performance operations and continuous improvement within the area.
  • Represent the areas electrical equipment and instrumentation reliability interests in the proposal and project commercialization process, including scope and spare input and new plant acceptance
  • Completes area electrical equipment and instrumentation reviews of major EMOCs for completeness and consistency with technical standards
  • Leads or supports root cause analysis and ensures timely action item closure
  • Supports the effort for continuous improvement through EMBRACE and Six Sigma programs
  • Works with the Remote Operations Center (ROC) to execute electrical equipment and instrumentation projects and initiatives identified to drive performance and close performance gaps
  • Working with the Area Production Director, identifies, develops, and delivers technical electrical equipment and instrumentation training for the area
  • Leads the training and certification process of all area technicians in regard to NFPA 70E regulations, ensuring proper knowledge and practical training around utilization of electrical equipment within each company plant in the area.
  • Demonstrates HPO continuous improvement by sharing best practices employed or developed in the company and adopting best practices identified by global peers
  • Ensures that applicable material procurement and control processes are consistent with the company standards for corporate governance



  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in operational and engineering environment
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in electrical and instrumentation
  • Demonstrated exceptional operational safety leadership
  • Proven experience in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of low/medium/high voltage substations, switchgear, transformers, motors, distribution systems, and associated protection and support equipment
  • Proven experience in electrical short circuit analysis, relay protection settings & coordination, power quality analysis, high voltage motor starting schemes and analysis, hazardous area classification, and lightning protection
  • Proven experience with plant process and equipment instrumentation including a wide variety of pressure, temperature, and flow devices; including control valves, actuators, limit switches, measurement devices, and analog and digital indicators.
  • Proven effectiveness at troubleshooting control loops issues, identifying problem components and interfaces, and executing effective and efficient solutions to restore critical and needed plant control functions
  • General expertise in large high-voltage motors and related control systems preferred
  • Proven experience in Root Cause Analysis, Cause, and Effect or FMEA methodologies
  • Proven experience and knowledge of predictive maintenance methodologies and technologies
  • Proven understanding of regulatory and industry standards and codes
  • Good knowledge of the National Electrical Code required
  • Experience with CMMS systems required, SAP PM preferred
  • Electrical Engineering degree required. Professional qualifications and licensing preferred
  • Six Sigma qualification a plus

Managerial skills:

  • Knowledgeable in plant operations. Can effectively identify and evaluate technical and business process opportunities and translate to financial terms to support investment and business case development
  • Continuous improvement drive and ability to implement change in a geographically diverse organization. Relentless drive to challenge the status quo.
  • Management by influence – experience delivering results in a highly matrixed organization and the ability to influence others to deliver results.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple activities and achieve results with minimal supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Target Compensation for this role is $110k to $140k per year, plus bonus opportunity


Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as an MS Document to us at: