NewMarket Services

Sr. E&I Maintenance Engineer

Location US-TX-Pasadena


Leads and drives the site’s electrical and instrumentation maintenance and reliability programs which includes power up to 13KV.  Supports capital project design and estimation through new equipment specification.  Works with both production and maintenance to improve instrumentation reliability and accuracy.  Monitors and tracks equipment for end-of-life upgrade or replacement.  For critical equipment, works with maintenance to ensure adequate procedures, PMs, spare parts and technician training.  Works with stakeholders to have approved primary suppliers for both on/off site repairs and project work.


Typically works under limited supervision.


  • Attends daily Tier meetings to understand the site’s operational issues and to report status of return to standard and/or continuous improvement activities relating to E&I.
  • Leads related maintenance safety and environmental compliance initiatives.
  • Performs sizing and selection of instrumentation and control valves.
  • Owns the process safety information specific to valves and instrumentation.
  • Identifies opportunities for equipment upgrade due to obsolescence or poor performance and drives capital projects appropriately.
  • Leads research and deployment of new E&I technologies where applicable to achieve safety or business goals.
  • Leads predictive & preventative instrumentation and electrical programs.
  • Develops specifications for new or revised equipment to match required process application performance.
  • Provide technical support to operations, maintenance and capital projects as needed.
  • Owns the predictive/preventive maintenance programs for electrical systems which include MCCs, switch racks, breakers, starters, transformers, and power distribution both in tray and underground.
  • Direct and coordinate manufacturing, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, regulations and end user requirements.
  • Ensures conformance to design, equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
  • Creates, updates and reviews relevant maintenance procedures as required.
  • Based on asset criticality, determines stock and non-stock spare parts.
  • Works with the drafting group to ensure E&I drawings are kept accurate.
  • Coordinates and directs E&I contractors.
  • Work with stakeholders on scope development and equipment specification for capital projects.
  • Owns the training program for required electrical safety training.
  • Provides guidance to the maintenance technicians on troubleshooting and resolving difficult problems.


  • The successful candidate will have a well demonstrated past performance in meeting the listed responsibilities. In addition, he/she must be able to work well with others on a daily basis as part of a cohesive reliability team. Since this is a senior level position, a minimum of routine detailed oversite is expected.  

Education & Experience

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or AS degree in Electrical Engineering plus 10 years related experience
  • Minimum of 5 years applicable experience in the duties defined above in a chemical or refinery plant


  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work
  • Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
  • Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace
  • Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions
  • Organizational skills and able to prioritize work, develop appropriate timelines and work to deadlines
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task


Working at Afton

Who We Are – We are a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way feel about our neighbors and communities.


Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.


Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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