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Instrument Maintenance Engineer - PO I

201 Formosa Dr, Point Comfort, TX 77978, USA Req #816
Thursday, November 9, 2023

Company Overview for Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

Founded in 1978, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics) is a growing, vertically-integrated supplier of plastic resins and petrochemicals. With annual revenues of more than $5 billion, we employ over 2,800 people who operate 20 production units in six business divisions - Olefins, Polyolefins, Vinyl, Specialty Polyvinyl Chloride, Chlor-Alkali, and Oil & Gas.

Formosa Plastics offers a full line of polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene and polypropylene resins, caustic soda and other petrochemicals that deliver the consistency, performance and quality that customers demand. We market our polypropylene and polyethylene resins under the Formolene® tradename; we market our suspension PVC and specialty (dispersion) PVC resins under the Formolon® tradename. We also produce and sell caustic soda, ethylene dichloride, commercial bleach and hydrochloric acid.

We are committed to supplying the highest quality products and services to our customers, providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contributing to the quality of life in the communities where we operate. This commitment is made possible through our dedicated people, consistent products, continued protection of the environment and ongoing investments in new product development, quality control systems and safe, modern and energy-efficient production facilities.

Formosa Plastics is a privately held company headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey. Our core business, producing plastic resins and petrochemicals, takes place at three wholly-owned chemical manufacturing subsidiaries located in Delaware City, Delaware, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Point Comfort, Texas.


This position exists to optimize the utilization of physical assets and technology resources to manufacture the highest quality products in the most efficient and effective manner, reduce costs and increase operating profit in LLDPE. The Instrument Engineer increases productivity and adds value by integrating plant assets, personnel, technology, energy, effective maintenance, instrumentation, production, and material flow processes while sustaining a safe and healthful working environment that meets environmental, health, and safety regulatory and Company requirements.


  • Equipment Reliability: Provide Instrument Maintenance support LLDPE, which will enable the Unit to achieve smooth operation, manufacture high-quality products, and avoid unscheduled process interruptions. This will be achieved by utilizing industries' best practices, benchmarking, and planning, abnormal analysis, and initiation and maintenance procedures.
  • Maintenance Performance: Communicate and work with LLDPE Operations continuously to establish equipment criticality and provide standby equipment for critical equipment. Historical files shall be established and well-maintained to correct diagnoses of equipment failures and performance of equipment maintenance.
  • Maintenance Support: Provide Instrument Support to Operations of LLDPE to ensure compliance with State and Federal Environmental Regulations. Provide Instrument Support for LLDPE including Preventative Maintenance, backup-up programs, supporting technicians with instrument calibration and or scheduling training, and any other activity assigned by the Unit Manager.
  • Lead and Facilitate: Review abnormalities with Instruments to improve the overall performance of the instrumentation in LLDPE. Work with other departments associated with LLDPE to enhance product quality and plant reliability.
  • THM: Promote cleanliness and order through the implementation of the Total House Keeping Maintenance program. Emphasize Nothing Touch Ground program and No Visual Pollution program. Maintain the plant in like new condition.


  • 0-3 years of experience in instrument maintenance or other plant manufacturing experience is required.
  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering required; other related engineering disciplines considered.

Check Out Our Benefits

Health Coverage and Perks

Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

Flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care  

Short-term Disability 

Long-term Disability 

Group Term Life, Dependent and
Supplemental Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement 

Work/Life Balance

10 Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off for a balanced life
(Vacation, Sick and Personal Time) 

FlexTime Available 

 Competitive Compensation

Competitive salary, incentive/bonus, 401(k) plan with company match, 
Cash Balance, Pension Plan 

Other details

  • Job Family SP
  • Job Function E
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 201 Formosa Dr, Point Comfort, TX 77978, USA