Messer Americas

Area Instrumentation Engineer

Job Location US-PA-BETHLEHEM | US-PA-Pennsylvania
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Area Instrumentation Engineer


Ideal locations for this person to reside includes Bethlehem, PA; Pittsburg, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Bridgewater, NJ; Newark, NJ or near our plant locations in this region.


We are a technology and applications leader with the industry knowledge and applications expertise to meet customer needs across industrial, food, medical, chemical and electronics industries. We offer over 120 years of proven experience in the safe and reliable production and delivery of industrial, medical and specialty gases. We’re the talented people you know and trust, now with a new name.  


Today our deep understanding of industry trends and customer requirements allows us to collaborate intensely with customers to identify and develop long-term solutions that deliver competitive advantage. Our in-depth knowledge of customers’ manufacturing processes enables turn-key engineering with minimal plant downtime, and our technology development capabilities are unrivaled


This role is responsible for the process instrument portion of the Area Maintenance and Reliability Hub team’s mission. Some of the specific tasks that this role will do are:

  • Provides technical, troubleshooting and maintenance support for the installed process instrumentation to the ASU, CO2, H2, and He plants within the area.
  • Performing instrument equipment reliability, efficiency and contingency reviews.
  • Driving the completion of action plans to reduce and eliminate gaps and risks identified in reviews.
  • Proactively reviewing instrumentation condition-based monitoring data and equipment reports to ensure reliable operation.
  • Reviewing and approving the application of plant instrumentation systems PM’s, work instructions, and related procedures.
  • Reviewing the quality and completeness of instrumentation PM execution withing the area production plants.
  • Providing technical training to the instrumentation technicians in the area.
  • Supporting the development of instrumentation reliability and maintenance procedures for Messer internal standards publication.


Core Technical Skills:

  • Direct experience with plant process and equipment instrumentation including a wide variety of pressure, temperature, and flow devices.
  • Direct experience with process valving including a wide variety of manual valves, control valves, actuators, limit switches, valve positioners, analog and digital indicators.
  • Direct experience with plant DCS and PLC systems hardware and wiring.
  • Proven effectiveness at trouble shooting control loops issues, identifying problem components and interfaces. Then executing effective solutions to restore critical and needed plant control functions.
  • Experience with configuring and troubleshooting machinery vibration protection systems.
  • Experience with configuring and troubleshooting process gas analyzers.
  • Experience with reading, creating and editing instrumentation loop drawings and electrical elementary drawings.
  • General expertise in large motors and related control systems preferred.
  • Experience in supporting or leading Root Cause Analysis, Cause and Effect or FMEA methodologies.
  • Experience and knowledge of predictive maintenance methodologies and technologies.
  • Knowledge with or ability to learn the industrial gas production processes.

General skills:

  • A history of both personally working safely and helping promote a safety culture at production plants.
  • The ability to identify, define, estimate, plan and execute instrumentation maintenance and improvement projects in an industrial setting.
  • Has strong leadership skills to be able to implement change in a geographically diverse organization.
  • Possesses strong communications skills to be able to effectively communicate both up and down the organization structure.
  • Knowledgeable in industrial plant operations. Can effectively identify and evaluate technical and business process opportunities and translate to financial terms to support investment and business case development.
  • Management by influence – experience delivering results in a highly matrixed organization and the ability to influence others to deliver results.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple activities and achieve results with minimal supervision.

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in industrial operational and engineering environment
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in industrial instrumentation

Other qualifications:

  • Demonstrated exceptional operational safety leadership
  • Proven understanding of regulatory and industry standards and codes
  • Good knowledge of the National Electrical code
  • Air Separation experience and knowledge preferred
  • Experience with CMMS systems required, SAP PM preferred
  • Professional qualifications and licensing preferred
  • Six Sigma qualification a plus

Join us and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work

and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression. 

Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build

a career where your skills are valued and developed. 

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If you need assistance with the application or would like to request an accommodation, call (877) 243-1030. 



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