Analytical Specialist,Process Automation Engineer (Experienced)

  • February 4, 2020
February 4, 2020
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1)Analytical Specialist
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Central Laboratory

To work across single or multiple business units requiring the use of process, chemical and analytical
knowledge, in depth technical expertise and plant operations experience to identify, develop and
implement optimum analytical technology in support of processes and product performance.
Collaborate with other technical resources through the application of analytical technology systems to
improve process reliability and product quality in order to create value for the business.Response Plans
Develop response plans for routine/non‐routine requests, taking into account the value
creation potential, resources required and considering a wide range of technical options in
order to provide effective and efficient.
Establish objectives that are aligned with the business analytical strategies and track goals,
plans and metrics.Analytical Methods & Systems
Ensure that calibration and maintenance of analytical systems are performed as per plan to
ensure the fulfillment of requirements.
Collaborate with other analytical roles (DOW/UOP/others) in developing and validating
analytical methods in order to maintain healthy analytical methods and instrumentation
thereby increasing the precision/accuracy and/or speed of analysis.
Evaluate validity of data, apply statistics, interpret results and take appropriate action in close
cooperation with other roles and functions.
Ensure that analytical e‐tools (LIMS, CDS, NWA, etc.,) are utilized and maintained to support
the business.
Ensure effective implementation of the MPQ ‐ Analytical Work Process (AWP).

Record Keeping
Undertake necessary measures to ensure proper documentation, communication and
achievement of results.

Schedule and/or perform complicated analyses ensuring reliable results.

Be familiar with major customers for the product area, customers’ applications and assist
customers by trouble‐shooting applications to solve quality issues and fulfill their needs.
Coordinate with technical people to share analytical process and product technology as well as
leverage problem solving and problem prevention expertise.

Analytical Improvements
Undertake the responsibility of development and implementation for analytical improvement
projects to optimize cost and resources.
Coordinate with the business for (on/offline) Sample Plan optimization.
Evaluate and implement new/improved analytical systems.
Work with R&D, TID process engineers and other roles as necessary to improve manufacturing
processes, products and analytical systems, concerning value generation potential,
performance and reliability.
Lead/Participate in Six Sigma projects for improvements.

Carry out relevant analysis and assessments in order to capitalize on opportunities for
outsourcing, including writing test protocols, control measures, quality assurances and
evaluation of vendor performance.

Train and coach peers on analytical systems and technology, EH&S/ODMS/Quality Systems
procedures in order to ensure compliance to relevant requirements.

Continuous Improvement
Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of Central Lab
Department systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’,
improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.

EH&S Focus
Comply with all relevant health, safety, security and environmental management policies,
procedures and controls to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance and a
responsible environmental attitude.

- Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or equivalent
- Minimum 4 years experience in laboratory
2)Process Automation Engineer (Experienced)
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Technology Improvement Department

To act as the focal point in production units for process automation discipline that includes instrumentation, control systems, automated valves and industrial control & analyzer network ensuring compliance with EQUATE work processes, standards & policies.

Project preparation
Initiate the project and studies required and provide support to develop deliverables of basic
engineering related to process automation discipline.
Act as technical coach or project leader for process automation discipline to undertake the project, by collecting the relevant data through site visits and/or vendor correspondence to ensure that the requirements of the project are fulfilled.
Supervise and troubleshoot during the commissioning phase to ensure a smooth transition,handover, implementation and testing of the assigned project.
Review the construction work package for effective implementation and act as interface between operations and TID/E&C towards smooth transition from project phase to operations

Improvements Implementation
Provide, discipline expertise in identifying plant performance, technical support for plant specific improvement.
List development and analysis of competitive performance data, as well as reviews for major capital projects in order to identify performance gaps.
Implement process automation MET based solutions and best practices (including instruments and automated valves).
Develop and implement process control strategy document (PCSD) to enhance plant PA systems’ performance.
Benchmark PA & instrumentation system performance to identify gaps and rectify any discrepancies.
Evaluate the PA & instrumentation related suggestions coming through STIP in order to take the necessary actions as required.
Report obsolescence through relevant systems to assist in valuating its business impact.
Support alarm management initiatives to mitigate risks and damages.
Participate with the relevant functional disciplines to develop the plant specific improvement
projects as required.

Perform advanced trouble shooting as required by operations / instrument technologist and Discipline Activity Specialist (DAS)
Conduct RCI as required for control systems, automated valves & instrumentation failures to minimize potential downtimes.
Maintain reliability and availability of process automation systems.
Undertake the required actions to support temporary interlock bypass reviews.
Update control systems documentation as‐built to reflect plant changes and leverage the knowledge through discipline network across TID and MFT.

Technical Support
Conduct trainings for instrument technologists; Identify and recommend training needs and skill gaps closure for instrument technologists in MFTs.
Conduct automation related training for plant and maintenance personnel (such as SIS, interlock bypass, LOPA etc.).
Provide technical support to reliability team for identifying necessary Control systems,
automated valves & instrumentation spares.
Act as a SME for process automation related MET and LPP (including instruments and automated valves).
Act as process automation resource for unit related RCPHA/LOPA reviews.
Act as an interface between operations / maintenance for automation / instrumentation related work requests.
Ensures plant protection from OT‐cyber security related activities.

Continuous Improvement
Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of Process
Automation Group systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.

EH&S Focus
Comply with all relevant health, safety, security and environmental management policies, procedures and controls to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance and a responsible environmental attitude.

-Bachelor of science degree in Electrical / Electronics Engineering
-Minimum 5 years of Process Automation Engineering working experience in either petrochemical, refinery or fertilizer plants
-Knowledge and experience in maintaining and troubleshooting industrial control systems architecture
-Experience in maintenance of hardware / software of Honeywell DCS and Triconex ESD
-Hands-on experience in configuration of schematics & logics in Honeywell DCS
-Configuration, testing and loading skills of complex heater logics in Triconex ESD
-Configuration skills in PLCs of any make
-Knowledge on Industrial control networks  - Modbus, OPC, PCDI, Servers, Stations, Levels, Switches, Routers
-Skills in Alarm management and  loop tuning
-Programming skills in Siemens / Modicon PLCs / Bentley Nevada machine monitoring systems, anti-surge control, governor will be an added advantage

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About the Company/Organization

Partners in Success

Established in 1995, EQUATE is a global producer of petrochemicals which participates in the creation of a better world, by providing reliable services and solutions, enabling global customers and stakeholders to grow and attain the success they seek. EQUATE’s shareholders are Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC), and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC).

EQUATE sets a leading example for best business practices and pioneering international achievements, as well as benefitting from the advantages of combining innovation and industrial expertise with competent human resources, technological breakthroughs, rich feedstock and valuable infrastructure.

World Class

Commencing production in 1997; EQUATE is currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 6 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polyethylene (PE), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Fully operated by EQUATE, the Greater EQUATE joint-venture includes The Kuwait Styrene Company (TKSC), Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company (KPPC) and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC) under one fully integrated operational umbrella at Kuwait’s Shuaiba Industrial Area.

By acquiring MEGlobal in 2015, EQUATE is now the world’s second largest producer of EG. The combined entity will benefit from significant economies of scale with a larger and more diversified distribution platform through Kuwait, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Furthermore, it will result in an optimized cost structure with multiple points of access to feedstock from sources in North America and the Middle East with improved operational efficiency.

During 2016, EQUATE reached another milestone by being the first Kuwaiti petrochemical company to establish an industrial complex in the USA and the first in the Middle East to benefit from USA-based shale gas. Located in Freeport, Texas, the new facility – to be completed during 2019 – will increase EQUATE’s Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) capacity by 750,000 metric tons annually (MTA) and enhance EQUATE’s global presence to meet customer needs.

In 2016, EQUATE became the first Kuwaiti company to issue 144A transaction bonds that are tradable in the USA at a value of $2.25 billion. The bond issuance is considered the largest ever in Kuwait’s history and it is the Arabian Gulf’s largest bond issuance since 2014. This is following EQUATE’s securing ‎investment grade ratings by S&P (BBB+) and Moody’s (Baa2), two of the largest independent rating agencies.

Our Human Capital

EQUATE’s solid international expertise and exceptional performance in production, marketing, logistics, customer service and other fields are the direct result of over 1,200 employees representing over 25 nationalities from around the world with Kuwaitization exceeding 50%. This diversity of exceptional human capital made up of innovative solid competencies are the core of EQUATE’s performance excellence.

As the first Kuwaiti organization to adopt Six Sigma methodology and Highly Reliable Organization (HRO) principles, EQUATE’s human capital have proven their innovative capabilities, admirable dedication and global achievements. In addition, EQUATE is one of the first Kuwaiti corporations to establish Innovation Centers to encourage original thinking.

Six Sigma methodology is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement to deliver the best possible results while minimizing cost, time and effort. HRO is about overcoming all risks and challenges through the integrated reliability of the human capital, equipment and process to ensure overall success.

Market Player

By providing exceptional customer service, EQUATE is renowned for its long-standing relations, innovative solutions and high quality products for its clients around the world.

EQUATE produces a wide range of PE from linear low-density (LLDPE) to high molecular weight high-density (HDPE), which are marketed by EQUATE Marketing Company (EMC), a partnership between PIC and Dow. In addition, EMC handles the sales of SM from Greater EQUATE facilities.

EQUATE also manufactures premium quality Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) and Diethylene Glycol (DEG) that are marketed by our wholly-owned subsidiary, MEGlobal.

Furthermore, EQUATE is the single operator of facilities producing PP, HA and PX which are marketed by PIC, while BZ is used in manufacturing SM.

Environmental & Safety Excellence

Safety and environment are top priorities for EQUATE, which resulted in it becoming the first accredited and certified Responsible Care (RC) organization in Kuwait.

Kuwait’s first seawater-cooling towers were established by EQUATE to protect the marine life and water recycling on-site. In addition, EQUATE has launched many major initiatives, such as the Middle East’s first plant water recycle project and Kuwait’s first CO2 recovery plant.

In accordance with the requirements of RC, as well as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, EQUATE upholds the highest standards of environmental, health and safety practices in its operations. Safety of employees, suppliers, customers and the community always comes first.


As a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates. In cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, EQUATE continues launching initiatives in all relevant fields. These domains include human development, environment, education, health, as well as public awareness. Such a focus on sustainability has made EQUATE an inspiring role model within and outside Kuwait.

EQUATE is also making a significant economic contribution to the Kuwaiti economy and the global petrochemical industry. Ethylene-based products from EQUATE now account for over 60% of Kuwait’s export value from non-oil sources. By spending over $2 billion annually in several fields, EQUATE also plays a positive role in local and global business sectors. Since commencing its operations in 1997, EQUATE has contributed significantly to the growth of the Kuwaiti plastics industry by over 400%.

In recognition of its sustainability milestones, EQUATE has earned several prestigious national and international honors for industrial distinction; sustainability achievements; corporate leadership; Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) excellence; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives; world-class partnerships; strategies for developing national human resources; and other relevant awards.

Philosophy of Success

Success alone has never been EQUATE’s only objective; partnership and teamwork are main pillars of our corporate culture. The overall sustainability of our workforce, shareholders, customers, suppliers and surrounding communities are the main element of EQUATE’s success. EQUATE will continue its growth through being “Partners in Success” with all stakeholders.

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