Kelly Services Junior Instrumentation Designer in Deer Park, Texas

General Requirements

Provides expertise for the completion of capital and/or maintenance projects in the Instrument Design discipline in order to ensure safe, economical, constructible and maintainable designs.

  • Technical: Has knowledge and understanding of instrument sizing and selection programs, instrument specification and procurement programs, instrument databases, wiring methods, and accepted installation practices.

  • Computer Competency Skills: Smart Plant Instrumentation (Intools), Propix Suite, MicroStation and 3D Modeling and an intermediate level of competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

  • Organizational: Has the ability to create design drawings and documentation used for construction bid packages and for inquiring/ordering instrumentation.

  • Personal: Must be able to work with and get along with others with diverse backgrounds. Must be able to exchange ideas and information one-on-one and in a group.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Instrument Designer is responsible for all instrument aspects on multi-discipline projects.

  • Develops scope, cost estimate, schedule, design strategy and determines resources needed on instrument projects.

  • Applies engineering principles in discipline of competency, as assigned by SME with some direction. Performs engineering / design calculations, sizing and selection of instruments.

  • Prepares basic specifications detailing performance requirements, specific components, design requirements, applicable design codes, and vendor drawing requirements. Prepares MST’s for inquiring and ordering instrumentation.

  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a specific segment of a project.

  • Evaluates vendor bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.

  • Designs instrument systems that are safe, reliable, economical, constructible, and maintainable in accordance with Dow standards and work processes. Systems will include both new installations and modernization of existing facilities. Systems will incorporate multiple areas of instrument technology.

  • Coordinates the activities of designers / drafters to accomplish instrument design of projects.

  • Uses instrument computer design tools to create detailed design drawings and documentation used for construction bid packages.

  • Exchanges technical information with peers, other engineering disciplines, and suppliers.

  • Provides engineering field support on construction projects when requested by the Owner’s Representative or plant.

  • Reviews and checks inner discipline bid/construction packages prepared for issue.

  • Attends and participates in project team meetings, including final team check.

Specific Knowledge and Skills

  • Skills in instrument design and bid package development using Instrument Computer Design Tools.

  • Has the ability to plan and organize work effectively while working on several projects simultaneously.

  • Has knowledge and understanding of engineering sizing tools, including PROPIX Suite.

  • Have effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Must be a self-starter with high initiative.

  • Has the ability to independently perform instrument design functions in the following area:

  • SPI (Intools) Instrument Database

  • Propix selection/sizing

  • Safety Instrumented Systems

  • Instrument specification and procurement programs.

  • Assist in the development of Mechanical Equipment Packages, including the review of Equipment Specifications and Supplier Drawings.

  • Has the ability to understand and use many different types of engineering documentation, including but not limited to:

  • P&IDs (Piping and Instrument Diagrams)

  • Process Flowsheets

  • Wiring, schematics, and interconnection diagrams

  • Equipment location plans and electrical hazardous area classification plans.

  • Global Pipe Specifications

  • Piping isometrics

  • Equipment installation instructions provided by suppliers

  • Has superior knowledge and understanding of instrument equipment and the various parameters which affect their application and installation.


  • Associate Degree in Instrumentation Technology, Electrical Technology or equivalent training and experience.

  • 2-5 years of design experience in the instrument field.

Other Considerations

  • The individual shall be motivated with the experience and ability to co-lead projects in the instrument discipline with minimal direct supervision.

  • The individual must be physically able to do fieldwork in an operating chemical plant, which includes taking field measurements and climbing stairs and ladders.

  • Work in a petro-chemical environment where hard hat, respirator, eye protection and safety harness will be required for fieldwork.

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