Instrument Electrical Controls (IEC) Specialist

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Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Deer Park, TX, US, 77536 Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012 Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   


Job Title: Instrument Electrical Controls (IEC) Specialist

Job Location: Deer Park, Texas, Painesville, Ohio or Avon Lake, Ohio  

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: On-Site


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Instrument Electrical Controls (IEC) Specialist

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As an Instrument Electrical Controls (IEC) Specialist, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation. The IEC Reliability Specialist is recognized as a subject matter expert (SME) on Instrumentation, Electrical & Controls Reliability. This position will provide on‐site

expertise as needed, perform criticality assessments, provide consultation on PM/PM Optimization and predictive/preventative inspection technology. This function

also assists with implementation of Reliability standard work at selected sites throughout the Corporation.


What We're Looking For:

  • Assists with implementation and improvements of Mechanical Integrity standards in the Americas.
  • Assists with implementation of Reliability standard work processes.
  • Conducts criticality equipment assessments.
  • Implements asset strategies aligned with criticality and needs of the business.
  • Recommends appropriate condition monitoring tools and techniques to improve effectiveness of predictive maintenance (PdM) programs.
  • Involved in Six Sigma/RCA, FMEAs, PM reviews and PM Optimization exercises as required.
  • Member of the Asset Management Strategy Corporate team.
  • Reviews Engineering Design as required to ensure “Design for Reliability” is achieved.
  • Provides technical expertise to sites as required.
  • Develops Lubrizol Corporate standards for reliability practices and most effective technology (MET).
  • Participates when requested on IEC design reviews of vendor packages/specifications to ensure vendor equipment meets Corporate Reliability standards and requirements.
  • Responsible for supporting sites in resolving issues with IEC designs in a safe, timely and cost‐effective manner.
  • Trains and mentors site staff on instrumentation, electrical and control (IEC) best practices.
  • Stays current on industry reliability methods and practices.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • 10+ years of experience in Maintenance or Reliability
  • 5+ years of experience in Instrumentation & Controls Logic
  • Proven track record of working on:
    • Low & medium voltage power distribution.
    • Motor control centers, switchboards and panelboards.
    • Various types of field instrumentation & control valves.
    • Full functional testing of interlocks.
    • Motor Controls, Relay logic, RTUs
    • NFPA 70E, Arc flash electrical safety
  • Significant knowledge and experience with PLC & DCS (Emerson Delta V)
  • Working knowledge of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Work directly with sites on an ad‐hoc basis to address IEC reliability issues.
  • Leadership and technical skills to help mentor other site technicians and engineers throughout the Americas.
  • Travel up to 25% in the Americas.


Considered a Plus:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or associate degree in industrial technology, Electronics or Instrumentation.
  • Experience with SAP S/4
  • Experience working in highly hazardous chemical facilities and operations.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave


Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities. 

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 




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