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Gatekeeper - Instrumentation & Controls Job

DATE POSTED: Jul 22,2017

Borger, TX

CATEGORY : Engineering


JOB ID: 2017-5692


Specialist, Instrument Controls Gatekeeper

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Senior Specialist Instrument Controls, the IC/SIS gatekeeper provides expertise, stewardship, and oversight for Safety Instrumented Systems SIS(s) and provides guidance to the site in maintaining the functional requirements and integrity of that SIS. The gatekeeper provides support in reviewing SIS system design, verification, validation and witnessing commissioning activities of SIS, and will be the owner of the Safety Instrumented Systems installed at a site, ensuring proper management as per Agrium SIS practice, ISA 84.01 and IEC61508/ 61511 standards. The IC Gatekeeper will also ensure that all related RAGGEPS and standards are followed for general instrumentation and control systems, and assist in Implementing new product technologies where appropriate.

Key Tasks:

  • Manage and Perform Mechanical Integrity requirements for Safety and non-Safety IC equipment. This includes ensuring all related Process Safety Information is up-to-date. All related documentation is always at AS-BUILD condition. Oversee maintenance program for SIS systems as per RAGAGEP requirements. Also ensure maintenance and test records are kept as per RAGAGEP requirements. Review and approve new SIS or SIF designs before implementation and initial startup. Review and approve all proposed design changes to existing SIS. Provide support in the implementation of Minimum Trip standard. Provide engineering support to IC projects executed at the site.
  • Perform SIS Factory Acceptance Test (FAT),SIS validation ( SAT) and Perform SIS commissioning and de-commissioning.
  • Participate in SIL determination activities and Develop Safety Requirements Specification (SRS). Perform SIS verifications per ISA 84 requirements. Analyze SIS events and component failures.

TheIdeal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Knowledge and experience with implementing and maintaining maintenance and reliability programs for instrumentation / controls and SIS.
  • Knowledge and experience with Burner Management Systems, Distributed Control systems, General Purpose and Safety Programmable Logic controller.
  • Knowledgeable in SIS design, maintenance, documentation and lifecycle requirements.
  • Ability to troubleshoot SIS systems.
  • Knowledgeable on ISA84 and IEC 61508/61511 SIS standards.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple SIS projects and manage MI programs.
  • Willingness to learn, teach and share information with peers, management and users.


  • 2-5 years of experience in lifecycle management of SIS
  • 8-10 years of experience in general Instrumentation and Controls discipline in petrochemical industry.
  • Post Secondary Degree in Instrument Engineering or Technologist diploma with significant relevant experience
  • TUV, CFSE, CFSP and/or FSE certification desirable

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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