Instrument and Electrical (I&E) Technician


 Average Annual Salary


What do I&E Technicians do? 

The overall function of the I&E Engineer position is engineering design of electrical, instrumentation and process control systems with a primary focus on electrical systems.

Your responsibilities may include: 

  • Providing "in-house" engineering design, construction support, and startup assistance for electrical, instrumentation, and process control systems on capital projects.
  • Providing oversight and guidance for contract I&E engineering.
  • Managing capital I&E costs and associated overhead and operating expenses.
  • Providing engineering and cost estimates for potential capital projects.
  • Assisting the I&E Planner & Reliability Resource in developing and maintaining an effective maintenance program for electrical, instrumentation, and control systems.
  • Acting as technical resource on electrical systems for I&E crafts and engineers from other disciplines.
  • Participating in the development and maintenance of corporate I&E standards, and driving compliance.
  • Assisting in the development of I&E strategic plans and the refinery capital long range plan.

What are companies looking for specifically? 


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • 3 or more years of experience in Instrument & Electrical Engineer


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 or more years of  experience in an I&E engineering related field
  • Direct experience in refining and/or chemical industry
  • Direct experience in power distributions systems
  • Knowledge of API, ISA, IEEE standards, and refining I&E engineering practices
  • Knowledge and experience with PLC, DCS, and foundation fieldbus systems
  • Knowledge of process controls and control systems
  • Knowledge of safety instrumented systems
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and the ability to interact and work in a team environment
  • Computer proficient including applications for word processing, spreadsheets, databases and SAP

*Compiled from information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as an industry average