Senior Process Control Engineer

Location: Monticello, AR
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $100,000.00 - $134,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 10/31/2017
Job ID: 02393321
Job Description

Senior Process Control Engineer

Responsibilities:
Provide high-level systems expertise and apply advanced process control techniques for process optimization. This position blends multi-discipline knowledge, skills and responsibilities fully integrating many if not all customarily carried out by senior DCS engineer, systems architect, systems administrator, software programmer, network administrator, database administrator, I&C engineer and project manager.

  • Maintain integrity and performance of systems, process controls, plant historian and networks.
  • Provide direct hands-on on-call support on rotating 24x7 basis.
  • Respond to calls for control system hardware malfunctions and repair those malfunctions, including control system processors, control system i/o sub systems and Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems.
  • Respond to calls for control system software problems and repair those problems including loop configuration, graphics configuration, and timing issues.
  • Respond to calls for problems calibrating or setting up field instruments, valves and motors.
  • Respond to calls for network infrastructure problems and repair those problems, including problems with switches, fiber optic converters, cabling and power distribution.
  • Direct the efforts of other engineers, sub-contractors, bargaining unit personnel and temporary workers to accomplish the necessary control systems work.
  • Purchase required equipment.
  • Develop implementation plans for installation of equipment.
  • Monitor vendor and employee implementation.
  • Design, implement and/or program DCS/PLC and other control systems.
  • Develop and implement new additions or enhancements to process control systems within systems standards.
  • Add loops for new instruments in Experion programming systems.
  • Experience in TDC 3000 strongly preferred.
  • Add new loops and make modifications in Honeywell systems.
  • Add and modify PLC ladder logic for Allen Bradley systems.
  • Configure OPC servers for cross system communication.
  • Design and implement security systems.
  • Solicit proposals for upgrades or migrations from out of date or poorly functioning systems.
  • Perform system administrator functions on MS Windows, PI, VMS and other control operating systems, providing security protection procedures updates and backup of software and data as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to network systems.
  • Backup Honeywell and other pertinent databases and verify restore.
  • Develops standards and procedures to perform various functions on systems and review work of engineers, vendors and contractors for compliance with and adherence to standards.
  • Develop interlock standards.
  • Train others in proper, effective use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of systems and networks.
  • Determine and attend relevant training to advance personal knowledge in subject areas to benefit process control and optimization.

Qualifications:
Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or electrical engineering or a related field in engineering is required.
  • Minimum 10 year relevant process control systems experience.
  • Minimum 5 years operational experience with data communication protocols, including security, networking, resource management, capacity planning, monitoring and performance.

Skills/Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with vendors, managers and production employees to achieve goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of managing Process Safety Management programs.
  • Knowledgeable with maintenance best practices (vibration analysis, oil analysis, etc.) preferred.
  • Must be capable of understanding and troubleshooting complex industrial systems and equipment.
  • Understanding of LEAN manufacturing and Continuous Improvement (CI) concepts preferred