Ensure compliance with all company ES&H policies and procedures including OSHA PSM compliance, MOC documentation, etc.
Develop and implement a plant-wide, cost-effective automation strategy based on DCS and PLC control technologies
Develop process control designs to support the key objectives for the plant operations including improvements in reliability, costs, production rates, yields, energy consumption, etc.
Identify and implement an improved data historian and data analysis system for capturing key information from plant control systems to aid in troubleshooting and identifying improvement opportunities.
Partner with the technical and operations team to identify optimizations of the control schemes to deliver improvements. Implement solutions, including personally programming the defined improved control schemes.
Institute improved documentation approaches to insure broad access to accurate information of the controls and individual instrumentation.
Provide training to various internal groups on use of control systems and data analysis systems with focus on internal customers specific needs.
Develop, assist and manage capital projects ranging from$25K to $500K related to control and power systems. Develop scopes and cost estimates and deliver projects on time and on budget.
Manage external resources (vendors, contractors, engineering firms) specifically in the controls and power distribution arenas.
Work with the Technical, Operations, and Pilot Plant groups to support introduction of new products.
Play a key role in hazard assessment events and develop cost effective solutions to reduce or mitigate potential risks.
Provide training and consulting support to the I&E Technicians in the plant in the areas of instrumentation, DCS, and PLC, and power distribution systems. Train I&E Technicians to be first-level responder to control system issues.
Respond, as needed, to off-hour issues by phone or personal visit.
Qualifications and Requirements
Education and Experience
BS in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent technical discipline is required.
A minimum of 5 years experience as a Process Control Engineer in the Chemical industry with a DCS & PLC background is required.
Knowledge of PSM, Management of Change processes, and ISA standards for specification of instruments, control systems, and safety.
Strong programming skills in a proprietary DCS (Delta V preferred) and a PLC (Allen Bradley preferred) control language
Experience reading, interpreting and updating PI&D drawings, process diagrams, and loop / wiring schematics.
Experience in scoping, costing, and managing control system type capital projects.
Possess working knowledge of historian data storage and query programs for real-time control systems ( Delta V, OSI PI and Wonderware preferred)
Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)