Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer II

March 2, 2023
Application ends: March 28, 2025

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Job Description

Ensuring Chart’s Success…

L.A. Turbine – Greater Los Angeles Area
L.A. Turbine (LAT), a Chart Industries Company, is a design and manufacturing company creating application-specific, highly engineered turboexpanders that are used in hydrocarbon processing, geothermal power generation, and other power-recovery or refrigeration applications in industrial processes worldwide. Our turboexpander configurations include an expander-compressor with oil or active magnetic bearings, expander-generator and expander-dyno (brake) units. LAT also provides comprehensive aftermarket services including repair, redesign, spare part production and commissioning for all OEM turboexpander makes and models.
The company’s operation is vertically integrated with a best-in-class engineering team, a 90,000 sq. foot manufacturing facility staffed with skilled craftsman and equipment to perform component production with state-of-the-art CNC machinery; mechanical, PLC and electrical assembly; metal fabrication; packaging and in-house resonance, balancing, and mechanical run tests. Company headquarters and manufacturing is in Valencia, California. The company’s global outreach is extended through 17 worldwide business partners.

Position Summary: The lead instrumentation and controls engineer will help design and develop control systems and instrumentation as part of turbomachinery packages using his/her instrumentation, controls and electrical (I/C/E) engineering expertise, ensuring work is completed safely, within budget and schedule, and in accordance with the standards required. This team member will provide project and maintenance support to other departments; will prepare documentation in accordance with standards and procedures relevant to industrial turbomachinery; and create, maintain, store, and distribute critical instrumentation, control and electrical (I/C/E) drawings according to procedures and standards.


What Your Day-to-Day Activities Will Be…

  • Provide expert knowledge, advice, and direction on instrumentation and control systems to the engineering and project management teams within L.A. Turbine as well as the customer.
  • Participate in the development of piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), equipment specifications, instrument data sheets, control narratives, logic diagrams, cause/effect diagrams, and other documentation typically required for supporting turbomachinery packages.
  • Design control systems, algorithms, network architecture and other engineering activities necessary for the control, monitoring and protection of turbomachinery packages.
  • Program PLCs, HMIs and other controllers necessary for the control, monitoring and protection of turbomachinery packages.
  • Responsible for the review of vendor quotations, drawings and data, ensuring compliance to customer and industry specifications.

Job Responsibilities (cont.)


  • Manage the assigned I/C/E work to meet customer and industry requirements.
  • Work directly with lead mechanical engineers to develop technical strategy for complex industrial projects.
  • Provide guidance and support to customers and L.A. Turbine field service technicians during construction and commissioning activities.
  • Develop procedures, processes and work instructions for I/C/E engineering tasks.
  • Stay current with the latest technical innovations in instrumentation & controls engineering.


Your Education Should Be…

  • BSME or BSEE from an accredited institution required.

$75K-$115K Annual Pay DOE

Your Physical Work Environment Will Require…

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand, use hands and fingers to type, handle, feel, grasp, push and pull. The individual is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk and hear, operate office equipment (computer, copier, scanner, phone, etc.) and perform repetitive motion. The individual is occasionally required to climb, walk and/or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The individual may occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. This position is subject to both office and uncontrolled manufacturing shop environmental conditions, noise, and oils as well as subjected to hazards such as, but not limited to, moving parts and vehicles, heat, and chemicals.


Your Professional Experience Should Be…

  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience with machinery and auxiliary systems design. Turbomachinery experience is a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks.
  • Strong knowledge of 2D/3D CAD modeling.
  • Strong background in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
  • Familiarity with ASME Section VIII and API 614.
  • Excellent organizational, computer and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface with customers, project management, manufacturing, and procurement departments.