Analytical Instrument Engineer

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 4 days ago

Job Description and Qualifications

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., is a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases. For more than 75 years we’ve been helping our customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. With approximately 16,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment, and services.

Our Central Operations engineering team provides technical support to our operating industrial gas plants across the EMEA region. A wide range of technologies, including air separation, hydrogen generation, CO2, and liquid hydrogen are supported, ranging in size from small standalone plants to world scale facilities.

To meet increasing workload both to grow and sustain our operations, we are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Instrument Analytical Engineer , based ideally at one of our large facilities in the EMEA region. This opportunity will suit a talented achiever looking to showcase their proven skills within a high performing team.

What you’ll be doing

Instrument Analytical Engineer will have responsibility to support all aspects of the analytical systems for effective plant operation, optimisation & product quality on our operating facilities across the EMEA. These responsibilities include direct technical guidance, troubleshooting analysis equipment and system problems, or providing design engineering capability to change or add new analytical systems. This often involves working as part of multidiscipline engineering teams and together in close cooperation with plant operations and maintenance teams.
Specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Provide design and project engineering capability for plants/projects to change or add analytical systems. This will include the detailed equipment and system specification, project engineering of the installation and commissioning.
  • To interface with the Global Analytical Technical leads
  • Provide the capability to develop analytical system solutions to meet new or changing requirements.
  • Liaise with other engineering disciplines, vendors, and peers as necessary to develop and execute projects.
  • Develop and be responsible for a project schedule and budget, adhering to all applicable safety, engineering, and management of change standards.
  • Integration / connectivity of analytical systems where necessary to provide robust plant monitoring, control or optimisation, data availability.
  • Provide a design and implementation capability to upgrade legacy systems to current technology when obsolescence becomes an issue.
  • To standardise analytical equipment & quality documentation across region. This includes equipment, work instructions, calibration procedures, record keeping.
  • Provide training as required by plant & maintenance personnel.
  • Ensure adequate cost-effective equipment & system maintenance is applied
  • High level of experience in specifying plant analytical instrumentation & sampling systems.
  • Participate in P&ID, HAZOP reviews and relevant ATEX / SIS experience will be advantageous.
  • Assist in factory and site acceptance tests and supervise construction contractors.
  • Change or organise the change out of defective plant instrumentation per Air Products standards or complying with current local standards.
  • A high standard of engineering practice, technical governance and operational discipline must be upheld throughout all these activities.
    What we’ll be looking for

  • A high level of technical expertise ideally suited to someone with an Engineering Degree (Chemical or Control & Instrumentation Engineering) with 10+ years relevant experience.
  • A track record in the specification, design, execution and implementation of Analytical Instrumentation systems.
  • Proven analytical instrument design experience which translate to a ‘hands-on’ approach.
  • Discipline to work to a schedule and manage competing priorities.
  • Self-motivation with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work productively, both unsupervised and as part of multi-discipline technical teams.
  • Internal and external training will be given in core areas where/when required.
  • Flexibility to travel anywhere within the EMEA region to support projects for short durations and to respond to plant problems outside working hours, with a willingness to travel at short notice.
  • English is required as a minimum but additional language relevant to the EMEA region are advantageous. You can expect to work at times as part of international teams as well as at local level.

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