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Lead Hardware/ Instrumentation Engineer

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Performance Materials and Technologies is a high-performing, global business with an array of technologies that are changing the world for the better. We develop and manufacture advanced materials and process technologies used in a wide range of industries and applications, from petroleum refining to environmentally-friendlier refrigerants to bullet-resistant vests. Our advanced materials are critical in the manufacture of products ranging from nylon to computer chips to pharmaceutical packaging.

Performance Materials and Technologies holds more than 3,900 patents globally and employs 2,800 engineers (about one-third of its total workforce) and 1,100 R&D personnel, including 400 with doctorates. Performance Materials and Technologies comprises five businesses, each of which succeeds on the strength of its technology portfolio, complimented with expertis

Honeywell International is a $39 billion diversified Fortune 100 leader with more than 130,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. We invent and manufacture technologies that address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macro trends like energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity.

Honeywell PMT is currently seeking a Lead Hardware/Instrumentation Design Engineer to join the tea in Baton Rouge LA.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

+ Experience in specification and application of Sensing Elements/Transmitters and final Control Elements, Pneumatics, Hydraulic and SCADA, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) systems.

+ Knowledge designing instrumentation systems in an industrial plant environment with respect to operability, maintainability, and accessibility.

+ Understand and interpret engineering drawings; have capability of directing the development of drawings.

+ Knowledge of electronic instrumentation, and understand the basics of use and application of pneumatic instrumentation and controls.

+ Experience in the following: writing Capital Appropriation Requests for your area of expertise, Pre-Startup Safety reviews (PSSR’s), Management of Change (MOC), scoping, design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), installation, startup assistance, Metrics must be met regarding safety, schedules and budgets. Provide assistance in writing lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) plans to ensure safety during construction and turnarounds.

+ Have the skills to specify instrumentation, and size and check sizing calculations for instrumentation including protective devices.

+ Develop/support instrumentation/control system cost estimates, scheduling and manpower loading activities

+ Interpret vendor packages and develop an integration plan

+ Knowledge and application of Fieldbus systems.

+ Ability to work with the process team to develop Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID’s) and control strategies.

+ Understanding of electrical area classifications and compliance methods (enclosure, intrinsically safe, purging, etc.)

+ Develop/review control system user requirements specification (URS) and site acceptance testing (SAT).

+ Participate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) reviews

+ Develop/review construction bid specifications for control system and instrument installation.

+ Knowledge of SIL levels and application of safety instrumented systems.

+ Adopt and leverage PMT Standards. Maintain or support any site specific requirements, if necessary

+ Maintain or support any site specific requirements, if necessary

+ Establish relationships with key suppliers to support plant requirements and introduce new products.

+ Owner or participant in the development and revisions of Instrumentation and Control Standard Operating Procedures.

+ Provide direction to contractors, maintenance and designers, as required. Ensure consistency in drawings and equipment on out-sourced engineering work.

+ Ensure QA/QC requirements are met for capital installations.

+ Provide project scoping input to ensure accurate and efficient materials and methods are utilized.

+ Manage the execution of the instrumentation aspects of a project through engineering/design and construction, while integrating plant personnel to ensure results that meet the needs of the plant sponsors

+ Knowledgeable of document management and document control systems (Documentum and AM Meridian).


+ BS Degree in Electrical / Instrument / Controls Engineering field of study required.

+ Minimum 12 years of combined experience in Process Control, Instrument Design, and/or developmental design engineering within an industrial manufacturing environment and engineering design house required


+ Willingness to travel minimum of 25%.

+ Knowledge of SmartPlant/INtools or other instrumentation database a plus.

+ Ability to interface with all disciplines; process, electrical, project, mechanical, etc.

+ Develop relationship with Procurement representatives.

+ Drive non-capital solutions and alternative analyses.

+ Direct a strong safety awareness program with consistent implementation of policies and procedures.

+ Achieve World Class Safety performance on all site related work.

+ Work with teams of engineers, maintenance, materials management, and operations employees to plan, assist in the development and implementation of a strategy that improves safety, quality, reliability, and process control.

+ Champion innovation and new technologies.

+ Industrial environment work experience preferred with a basic understanding of chemical processes or related field.

+ Experience using SAP is desired.

+ Ability to ensure safety with respect to the implementation of projects.

+ Experience in preventive maintenance, commissioning of new systems, testing with

pass/fail criteria, coordination study reviews, troubleshooting, LOTO and MOC.

+ Adhere to engineering standards when ordering/installing equipment.

+ Customer focused: Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

Lead Hardware/ Instrumentation Engineer

Full time
Baton Rouge, LA

Published on 04/13/2021

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