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E&I Engineer

Date: Mar 28, 2021

Location: Blair, NE, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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E&I Engineer


Location: United States : Blair, NE

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Animal Nutrition


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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This position is a degreed engineering professional with experience to ensures the organization, planning, direction and control of maintenance, technical changes, capital improvements, and technical documentation for Instrumentation and Electrical in the Blair site.  The scope of work for this role will include Biolys, Shared and Veramaris equipment and systems.

This role will routinely need to interface with DCS systems and the Automation engineers. The E&I engineer shall support supervision to E&I Licensed and Certified technicians, electricians and contractors.  They will assist in the planning of maintenance activities. The position provides the technical expertise to maintain and continuously improve E&I in order to minimize costs, ensure safe operation, provide high product quality, reliability and guarantee the desired technical availability.  

The role will serve as Project Manager (PM) or Project Responsible (PR) on capital improvement projects and they should be able to successfully work on complex projects including other technical disciplines. 


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  • Operational support for electrical and instrumentation systems (includes troubleshooting of electrical or instrumentation equipment, LOTO, permits.
  • Fully responsible for planning, managing, and organizing engineering and technical support for E&I. This support includes maintenance activities, technical changes/improvements, project management and technical documentation.  The position is responsible for maintenance cost control and capital investment budgets. They must be business oriented in their work and shows a high level of cost awareness and cost responsibility. 
  • General Maintenance responsibilities: support Plant Engineer, Planner and Maint. Coordinator for all the site assets, responsible for the E&I SAP asset structure/BOM/Spare parts, Risk Based Maintenance and criticality analysis for E&I, coordinate and manage internal resources and contractors for E&I. 
  • Shutdown/Turn arounds E&I activities management:
  • Includes interface with whole site for downtime, generator sets installation, electricity provider, creating/reviewing all the necessary work considering the legal/technical requirements
  • Project Management and Project discipline support for E&I installation:
  • Includes all activities from conceptual design to startup of a project, such as specification of electrical systems and instrumentation, development of detail design drawings, compilation of bid packages, E&I contractor management, updating E&I documentation with “AS BUILT” status from projects, etc.  When not a PM of project must interface with the PM to give support on E&I topics. Normally will be part of all projects on site as E&I discipline lead. 
  • Ensures regulatory compliance of technical installations, maintenance practices, and technical documentation in the areas of E&I. 
  • Drives continuous improvement of electrical/instrumentation systems and responsible for Root Cause Analysis:
  • Includes researching, coordinating, implementing and documenting updates / upgrades to electrical systems or system components
  • Ownership of Electrical and Instrumentation Documentation:
  • Includes all electrical and instrument documentation in paper or electronic form, component manuals, software manuals, equipment files, SAP information, site doc and instrument database
  • Assist, participate and coordinate MOCs, incident investigations and RCA workflows
  • Provide training in the E&I area as required by governing bodies and as directed by plant management to guarantee the licensed and certified electricians and contractors are compliant. 
  • Supports and Upholds all HACCP, ISO 9001/14001, and RC14001 policies


  • Minimum of 7 years experience in instrumentation AND electrical engineering.

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical engineering.

  • Understanding of legal requirements as per the national standard of plant requirements.

  • Experience working with mid to low voltage in terms of engineering.

  • Knowledge of NEC codes .

  • Practical experience in instrumentation.


Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

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