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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Instrument Designer - Analytical in Allentown, US, Pennsylvania

32006BRReq No.:32006BRJob Description and Qualifications: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an opening for an INSTRUMENT DESIGNER - ANALYTICAL position.

This position will be based either in Allentown, PA or Houston, TX and requires approximately 20% travel throughout the Americas region.

This position is part of the Americas Operations Analytical Engineering Team. The team has overall responsibilities in each phase of the cradle to grave life cycle of process and product analytical instrumentation used at ASU, CO2, Generated Gases, He, HyCO and SMR operating facilities in North and South America.

The operations analytical engineering team is part of Americas Technical Services that include Control systems, Electrical, Machinery, Mechanical, Process, Project engineering, Materials management and Central Maintenance resources. The team also interfaces with Customer Engineering and Fleet, Global Engineering and Manufacturing, Quality, Procurement and Commercial teams.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Design, analyze, specify and support installation of a wide variety of process and product analytical instrumentation and associated sample conditioning systems.

  • Develop drawings for instrument location, tube routing, instrument and tube support methods as well as the interconnection of tubing for process and analytical instrumentation based on review of Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&ID), APCI Engineering Standards, specifications and manufacturers literature. Apply an understanding of the effects of environmental conditions and process conditions to determine the appropriate sheltering, conditioning, location, and mounting methods of instrumentation. Develop a comprehensive bill of material for required components.

  • Develop detailed drawings for the fabrication of indoor and outdoor instrumentation and electrical control enclosures, assemblies and bill of materials. Have knowledge of, and the ability to specify and apply industry standard instrumentation, A.C. / D.C. control and wiring devices, enclosures and environmental controls. Perform basic electrical design with regard to the requirements of the National Electric Codes (NFPA). Develop wiring and “ladder” diagrams, tubing diagrams, instrument and device arrangement and support and routing of tubing and wiring to fully detail the assemblies. An understanding of installation and wiring of basic PLC hardware components and electrical and electronic control fundamentals.

  • Develop detailed drawings for the fabrication of indoor and outdoor process analytical instrumentation enclosures, assemblies and bill of materials. This design activity encompasses the requirements for Control Panel Design in addition to knowledge of analyzer sample system design methods, arrangement of components, selection of industry standard components, methods of tube connections (e.g. Swagelok, VCR) routing, support and cleaning of tubing and components.

  • Create comprehensive design package for analytical installations

  • Initiate, oversee and review the work of outside engineering and fabrication firms in their development of a detailed design package, fabrication and supply of assemblies and systems. Participate in the inspection and testing of assemblies and systems to ensure the meet the intent of the design.

  • Assist project and plant teams in troubleshooting analytical instrumentation installations.

  • Participate in the eMOC process.

  • Document all analytical work as prescribed.

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Associate degree in design drafting or technical discipline related to the following work descriptions coupled with relevant on-the-job experience as a Design Draftsperson or Technician with Design Drafting experience. High School graduate with significant and relevant on-the-job experience as a Design Draftsperson or Technician with design and drafting experience.

  • Experience with the use of Bentley MicroStation CAD V8 software or Autodesk AutoCAD software for use in preparation of (2D) instrument, mechanical and electrical drawings using common industrial standards, symbols and drafting practices. Experience with Image (.tif, .pdf) editing software and document management systems is desirable. Required experience with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Outlook, Word).

  • Direct experience with analytical instrumentation design.

  • Knowledgeable of the structure, symbols and notations of the Piping & Instrument Diagram (P&ID) and understand from these diagrams the location and inter-connection of instrumentation and control devices. Provide drafting support to the Engineer for the development of the P&ID.

  • Knowledge and experience with specific design practices and National Electric Code requirements for the installation and operation of process and analytical instrumentation and electrical systems in hazardous areas (containing or may contain flammable gases).

  • Effectively communicate in writing and verbally to acquire an understanding of the design requirements and to convey to others the system design, fabrication, installation and operating requirements and related safety issues. Ability and willingness to effectively communicate and collaborate with others having diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to change, and eagerness to manage multiple priorities in parallel.

At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products. (https://www.airproducts.com/company)

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.Job Title:Instrument Designer - AnalyticalEmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-PA-Allentown, US-TX-HoustonCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Industrial GasesBusiness Sector / Division:Industrial Gases Americas