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Instrumentation and Electrical Engineer

Date: May 3, 2022

Location: Chester, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Instrumentation and Electrical Engineer


Location: United States : Chester, PA

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Silica


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 provides organization, planning, direction and control of maintenance, technical changes/ improvements and technical & regulation compliance documentation for a production plant.  The position provides the technical expertise to maintain and continuously improve the technical availability of the plant as well as work to reduce maintenance costs through statistical review and root cause analysis.  Additional duties include project management and process troubleshooting/process improvement assignments to support the cost and plant availability objectives. Employee is responsible for adhering and practicing the GMP and Food safety procedures and controls implemented within the boundaries of their job function at the Chester site.



  • Perform failure and root cause analysis and make technical recommendations for repairs and replacements considering economics and plant availability risks.  Provide daily technical support for equipment and process problems.  Initiate, plan and implement long term corrective actions to improve the process and plant reliability.
  • Provide plant specific technical expertise on the application of new process developments, on equipment innovations and on state-of-the-art maintenance and project techniques, insuring regulatory compliance of technical documentation and maintenance practices
  • Maintain the mechanical integrity program for all I&E related devices and equipment.   Organize and maintain critical documentation library on plant equipment and processes for operation, maintenance, and legal requirements. Maintain records on Safety devices, including PSV book with inspection, testing, & calculation methods.  Maintain Management of Change document records.
  • Support company programs for maintaining ISO and GMP 
  • Ensure compliance with corporate and OSHA requirement for contractors performing activities in the plant.  Maintain Contractor Safety Program.. 
  • Plan and participate in the budgeting process for maintenance and capital projects.  Manage small projects  < $2-3M.  Prepare detailed cost estimates and actively control project costs. Prepare and maintain project schedules. Ensure the technical performance of projects


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering would be strongly preferred, without this degree candidate would need to have 20+ years of related experience and expertise
  • 5+ years of related experience in an industrial environment, 10+ years would be preferred
  • Technically strong in electrical engineering principles
  • Experience troubleshooting electrical issues
  • Familiar with instrumentation, PLC programming, Vfd from installations to programming 
  • Experience with mid sized $500,000-$1,000,000 electrical projects
  • Experience developing budgets


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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