Instrumentation/maintenance Engineer

About the role

Location: Netherlands - Geleen

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.


Is Instrumentation Engineering for you more than a job, but a true passion? Are you looking for a role where you need to deliver high level of your expertise in assigned technology on our site in Geleen? Are you eager to help us in maximizing our Overall Asset Effectiveness (OAE) through developing and optimising Risk Centred Maintenance (RCM) as to optimize our reliability & minimize our downtime? 

Do read on, this might be your next professional challenge!


These will be your main responsibilities, you will

-    be the key figure, responsible for availability and maintainability of the equipment in your area of expertise.
-    act as a technical discipline engineer on local level and support technical supplier issues in the area of instrumentation.
-    lead PA&T related investigations of important incidents or relevant risks (End of Lifetime/replacements/…) and participate in reviews and audits supporting the local organization.
-    lead small improvement programs and projects according to Borealis high standards and procedures.
-    act as an active member of the technical network, representing our plants, sharing your experience in the network. You will maintain these networks internal (production units, PA&T management team, procurement)- and external (vendors, suppliers, and contractors) to exert influence for Borealis and keep awareness of potential short and long term developments.

After training on the job, you will also be the ATEX and SIL safety responsible for the local organisation


About you


Here is our "wish list" of the right candidate:

-    Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation) other relevant field
-    3-5 years of experience in (Petro)chemical/Refinery or other relevant business environment
-    Strong knowledge of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and ATmosphère EXplossibles (ATEX) is an absolute requirement
-    In addition, knowledge of DCS/ESP is a plus, AMS for wireless applications will also be seen as a valuable asset
-    Through your experience you have been working in projects (level of 150k€)
-    Good knowledge of Instrumentation and Electrical Standards
-    System knowledge we require is first and foremost SAP, any other relevant IT knowledge is an extra


Of course you have:

-    Excellent communication skills and are a team player that can work effectively in a multicultural environment
-    the knowledge to express yourself fluent in verbal and written both in Dutch and English
-    the ability to build up your network and maintain good connection with various stakeholders

About Borealis and our offer


For this challenging but very exciting role we do offer a  competitive salary package based on the chemical market reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We are here for you!

If you have any questions, please contact Joke Tielens (  Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


With head offices in Vienna, Austria, we employ 6,900 employees and operate in over 120 countries. In 2021, we generated total sales of EUR 12.3 billion and a net profit of EUR 1,396 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares, while the remaining 25% is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |


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