Engineer- Instrument and Electrical Reliability

Oneok, Inc

#WeAreONEOK – Fortune 500 company. 100 years in business. Leading midstream service provider. Safety first. Sustainable operations. Environmentally responsible. Employee focused.


The Instrument Electrical Reliability Engineer provides support and technical assistance for instrument and electrical equipment at the Mont Belvieu Plant and Storage facility to maximize effectiveness of our existing equipment and provide recommendations for purchase of new equipment. The engineer will work closely with operations, maintenance and project engineering, perform root cause analysis, ensure we have appropriate preventive and predictive maintenance plans and spare parts on hand and support outages and turnarounds as needed.

A successful candidate will:

-Demonstrate personal ownership of safety in the workplace

-Place emphasis on customer service and understanding business drivers

-Seek opportunities to improve business results in a proactive manner

-Share information and be a strong communicator up, down and across the organization

-Be a problem solver and a team player

Job Profile Summary

Performs duties related to gas processing plant and gathering, instrument and electrical design, operations, construction estimates, and/or design coordination of construction projects and programmable logic controller (PLC) programming.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Direct, perform, and/or approve engineering activities relative to design of company processing plant and gathering pipelines including but not limited to:

Gas processing plants, gathering systems and appurtenances

Measurement and regulation facilities

Compressor stations

Dehydration plants

Construction plans and implementation

Material/equipment specifications and selection

Analyze and evaluate various plant systems and make recommendations for improvements related to capacity, operating costs, and system operation

Perform calculations related to project, investment, and operational cost estimates; determining electrical requirements and enhancements; and conducting studies relative to process control

Coordinate projects among departments, producers, and contractors including but not limited to:

Bid proposals and contracts

Operational problems

Material specifications and selection

Construction and/or relocation projects

Communications systems

Provide technical and/or engineering assistance to management, employees, governmental/regulatory personnel, contractors, producers, manufacturers, and others on matters including but not limited to:

Meter and regulator settings

Equipment/system design

Motor/electrical designs

Plant PID controls and small liquid pipeline supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA)

Policies and procedures

Research, analyze, prepare, and/or approve information including but not limited to:

Engineering studies

Governmental rules, regulations, codes, and standards

Pipeline system analyses and recommendations

Bid proposals

Construction contracts

Cost estimates

Material specifications/selections


Bachelors Degree in Engineering with major in electrical/electronics preferred PLUS job-related experience as follows:

Work Experience

Experience with and thorough knowledge of processing plants and related facilities design, construction, operation, and maintenance projects

Experience with electrical failure and control system analysis and thorough knowledge of industry standards and governmental regulations

Experience in use and function of PLC and control system applications such as AB, GE, Fanue, Fisher ROC, Westinghouse, WonderWare, Fisher Delta V, etc.

Experience and training related to:

Gas processing/gathering pipeline operations

Company/governmental operating and safety procedures

Interpersonal/communication skills

Electrical instrument failure investigations

Programming PLC’s and other instruments

Experience identifying, researching, evaluating, and prioritizing operational problems or specific situations and determining appropriate action/response

Experience examining, testing, and evaluating new products, materials, and techniques

Experience researching and preparing project material and design specifications, contracts, agreements, budgets, engineering studies, and various reports, forms, and correspondence

Experience developing information and making presentations to groups and individuals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to: apply math, algebraic formulas, and statistical methods

Ability to: read and understand governmental regulations, references, journals, construction plans, blueprints, contracts, manuals, reports, specifications, and correspondence and use that knowledge to develop and complete projects

Ability to: interact, negotiate, advise, and communicate effectively

Ability to: supervise, direct, and/or delegate work assignments; knowledge of personnel policies and procedures

Ability to: communicate and/or exchange information; conduct oral presentations

Ability to: operate tools and equipment required

Licenses and Certifications

None required

Strength Factor Rating – Physical Demands/Requirements

Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Strength Factor Description – Physical Demands/Requirements

Standing: Remaining on ones feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about (Occasionally)

Walking: Moving about on foot (Frequently)

Sitting: Remaining in a seated position (Constantly)

Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) (Occasionally)

Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder (Occasionally)

Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (Occasionally)

Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking) (Occasionally)

Climbing: Ladders, Stairs (Occasionally)

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling (Occasionally)

Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist (Occasionally)

Kneeling: Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees (Occasionally)

Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine (Occasionally)

Crawling: Moving about on the hands and arms in any direction (Occasionally)

Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction (Constantly)

Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands (Manual Dexterity) (Constantly)

Fingering: Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily (Finger Dexterity) (Constantly)

Feeling: Perceiving such attributes of objects/materials as size, shape, temperature, texture, movement or pulsation by receptors in the skin, particularly those of the finger tips (Constantly)

Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas/information by means of the spoken word (Frequently)

Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound by the ear (Frequently)

Tasting/Smelling: (Occasionally)

Near Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less (Constantly)

Far Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet for more (Frequently)

Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are (Frequently)

Vision: Color – The ability to identify and distinguish colors (Constantly)

Working Conditions/Environment

Employee is subject to inside environmental conditions

Working Conditions

Well lighted, climate controlled areas (Constantly)

Frequent repetitive motion (Constantly)

CRT (Computer Monitor(s)) (Constantly)


Travel to other locations and job sites required


Based on assigned tasks, employee may be assigned a company vehicle requiring the applicable drivers license

ONEOK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, national origin, gender identity, disability, military/veteran status, genetic information or any other categories protected by applicable law.

The job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of ONEOK.

ONEOK is committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request an accommodation email or call 1-855-663-6547​.


Expected Salary Range

$100,000.00 – $150,000.00

ONEOK is a leading midstream service provider and owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers and an extensive network of natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets.