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Instrument Specialist
United State Of America
Feb 09, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 10.0-15.0 years
Job Category Technician Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Instrument & Controls Engineer, Instrumentation Technician
Role Instrument Commissioning Technician Jobs ,Instrumentation Technician Jobs
Designation Instrument Technician ,Instrument Engineer
Education Diploma
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world's growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

Job Description

Job Description


The Instrument Specialist is a member of the Process Automation Control & Optimization (PACO) Team within the Asset's Technology Department. The Instrument Specialist will work closely with and share responsibility with the Senior Instrument Engineer and Instrument Inspectors for the overall technical assurance of the plant Instrumentation and control system. This role will participate in instrument pre-commissioning & commissioning activities with the project team and is pivotal to the successful commissioning of the plant automation system during the project phase. During the run and maintain phase, this individual's focus will be day-to-day 2nd level technical support for field instrumentation and control systems engineering activities. This individual will work closely with the multi-discipline Engineering, Production, Technology and Maintenance teams to support effective and cost-efficient operation.


  • The Specialist will be directly involved in day to day engineering support activities for the instrumentation in troubleshooting, determining root cause of complex field instrumentation failures, managing the health of different data acquisition systems and developing technically sound solutions to the MOCs / field changes.
  • The Specialist will support and assist in establishing and maintaining PM library and will contribute to develop detailed preventative maintenance procedures for field instrumentation and 3rd package systems.
  • Will bring forward and implement programs/procedures to maintain field instrumentation reliability.
  • Condition monitoring and predictive analysis/maintenance recommendations with Instrument Asset Management System (iAMS) or other data acquisition systems.
  • The Specialist will participate in the field improvement projects as need to provide discipline support.
  • He/she will be responsible for the review, detailed engineering and implementation of the Management of Change work process for field improvements/changes with approval of Sr. Instrument Engineer.
  • Participates in incident investigations related to field instrumentation.
  • Contributes directly to finding root cause and resolution of bad actors.
  • Acts as mentor and 2nd level support to Instrument maintenance technicians.
  • Active in developing training material for I&E technicians.
  • Continue to meet existing industry standards as well as changing requirements from Regulatory and recognized governing Industry Standards (e.g. IEC-61511).
  • Recommends equipment upgrades and replacements when situations warrant it, such as high cost of maintainability, Obsolescence, loss of vendor support, more effective technological breakthroughs, etc.
  • Participates in Factory Acceptance Tests & Site Acceptance Tests (as required)
  • Responsible for maintaining the central repository for instrument database (SPI) with data sheets, wiring drawings, etc.
  • Support for setting-up and maintaining the instrument Function Location (FLOC) structure in GSAP with right hierarchy and cost centers.
  • Works with SIS engineer and other Maintenance engineers to capture the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for instrumentation based on maintenance and overall performance.
  • Shares in the collective responsibility of ensuring instrument reliability and correct instrument configurations in the site's iAMS system.
  • May be called in outside normal working hours to assist onsite as emergency situations occur.

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