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Sr. Designer-TX

Houston, Texas

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives
Business Unit: Process Automation
Requisition Number: 225005
Primary Location: United States-Texas-Houston
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in eight  Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services,  Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives,  and Financial Services.


Siemens Process Industries & Drives helps customers increase productivity, safety, reliability, efficiency and time-to-market for plants and processes with innovative, integrated technology across the entire lifecycle. With a deep understanding of individual market segments, Siemens helps customers respond quickly and confidently to new market requirements and challenges, strengthening their competitiveness.

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Job Description:

Position Overview:
Design instrumentation and analytical equipment systems for petrochemical/refining industry applications.

The designer supports the analytical system integration project business by the creation of detailed drawings and development/requisition of the project Bill of Material. The designer will provide support to project management, engineering, materials personnel, and craftsman throughout the phases of all projects assigned. This position will report to the System Integration Engineering Manager within the Analytical Products & Solutions Business Segment, Process Automation Business Unit, Process Industries & Drives Division.

The designer is responsible for the planned financial performance, delivery reliability, and customer satisfaction for all projects assigned.

Designer responsibilities for a typical project include:
•Work directly with the project engineer to determine the proper analytical system integration solution for the application.
•Assist in the evaluation / selection of equipment to ensure the solution offered meets requirements of the customer specifications.
•Create detailed drawings for shelters or racks including the following drawing types: plan views, elevations, electrical power / signal / communication wiring diagrams, utility piping and tubing schematics, sample conditioning system flow schematics, detailed sample probe drawings, alarm system (relay or PLC) detailed wiring diagrams, and fabrication drawings.
•Develop the project Bill of Material.
•Create material requisitions for purchase of equipment.
•Support craftsman during the production phase of the project.
•Finalize design documentation to represent “as built” condition. Review equipment placement, power / signal wiring terminations, piping / tubing routing & connections, part numbers for Bill of Material.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
It is preferred for the candidate to have AS Degree in Engineering Design or Technology or BS Degree in Engineering Technology.

It is preferred for the candidate to have worked with a manufacturer of analytical equipment or analyzer system integrator for 5+ years.

It is preferred for the candidate to have the following general system design knowledge:
•Understanding of electrical equipment including: panelboards, transformers, circuit breakers, lighting, receptacles, disconnect switches.
•Ability to calculate transformer size and balance phases.
•Ability to specify panelboards and size circuit breakers / conductors for each user that is to be powered.
•Working knowledge of relay logic and PLCs for alarm system applications.
It is preferred for the candidate to have the following industry specific knowledge:
•Working knowledge of analytical systems integration including analyzer shelters and sample conditioning systems.
•Working knowledge of codes / standards: NEC, IEC, API, NFPA
•Understanding of hazardous area classifications.
•Experience with NEMA 7 electrical equipment for hazardous areas.
•Knowledge of analyzers including: Gas Chromatographs, UV/IR Continuous Gas Analyzers, Paramagnetic Continuous Gas Analyzers, FTNIR, CEMS, pH & conductivity, TOC, Zirconium Oxide / Catalytic Bead stack analyzers.

Additional knowledge of other software including: SAP, ChemCAD, Visual Basic is a plus.


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