Instrumentation Engineer (Valve Subject Matter Expert)

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OCI is the leading producer of melamine worldwide and one of the market leaders in nitrogen fertilizers and methanol. When joining the OCI team, every day you will get the chance to make a difference as you build your career.

You can also contribute to a sustainable living environment at OCI. For example, with our melamine we supply a raw material to manufacture durable products such as tables, chairs, laminate and cars. Thanks to our fertilizers, people get food on the table every day. You encounter our products in your daily life without even knowing it!

The fact that we consider sustainability to be an important theme is also reflected in our operations. We continuously invest in the best available technologies to minimize our emissions where possible. These investments make our emissions among the lowest compared to our global competitors.

Instrumentation Engineer (Valve Subject Matter Expert)

OCI Nitrogen is seeking a skilled and experienced Valve Subject Matter Expert to join our team. As a Valve SME, you will be responsible for providing in-depth technical expertise in instrumented valves, ensuring the optimal performance and reliability of equipment within our production facilities.

The Challenge

  • Technical Expertise: Serve as the primary technical authority on instrumented valves, including selection, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Stay abreast of industry best practices, emerging technologies, and advancements in valve technology.
  • Valve optimization: Collaborate with engineering teams to optimize valves for efficiency, reliability, and safety. Conduct regular assessments to identify opportunities for improvement and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance: Lead troubleshooting efforts for valve-related issues, providing rapid and effective solutions to minimize downtime. Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs to extend the lifespan of valves.
  • Training and Knowledge Transfer: Provide training to operations and maintenance teams on proper valve handling, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures. Act as a knowledge resource for internal teams, ensuring a high level of competence in valve-related activities.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and safety protocols related to valve systems. Collaborate with regulatory bodies to stay informed about changes in standards and implement necessary adjustments.
  • Ensure quality assurance and control during preparation and execution of valve maintenance and overhauls. Define critical hold-& witness points to be adhered to in field and shop maintenance & overhauls and ensure these get formally signed off.

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering/Instrumentation Engineering or a related field.
  • Proven experience (at least 7 years) in instrumentation preferably in the chemical process industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of different types of valves, materials, and their applications.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Familiarity with safety protocols and regulatory requirements related to valves.
  • The Dutch language is a requirement.
  • Someone who is quality and detailed oriented.

The Reward

  • We offer a challenging job with lots of opportunities for personal input and growth in an international and dynamic environment. Terms and conditions of employment as well as fringe benefits are up to market standards


Interested in this position? We kindly request you to send your CV via the button “Apply” (see below). For more information please contact Simone Jacobs, +31 (0) 6 51 28 02 55.

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