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Process Controls Engineer

Process Controls Engineer

FPC of Concord

FPC of Concord

Salary: $100-150K commensurate with experience

Location:  Gainsville, FL

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.     Provide support for all site instrumentation, control and drive systems including legacy Moore Products single loop controllers, Eurotherm digital recorders controllers and related historian server infrastructure with analog, digital and bus connected (e.g. Modbus, As-I, etc.) IO.

2.     Provide support for Siemens PCS7 Hardware, Software, and Configuration including OS Server, OS Client, Batch Server, Web server, redundancy troubleshooting, Remote IO, Profinet, and Profibus network support.

3.     Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve issues related to the above systems to ensure stable operation through troubleshooting, firmware updates including smart instrumentation, Microsoft patches, software updates, etc.

4.     Identify and implement projects to address control system reliability including component obsolesce and application of best practices. 

5.     Manage control system service contracts to return the best value.

6.     Train process engineers and operators on control systems.

7.     Update Network Hierarchy, General Arrangement, and other Engineering Drawings to reflect as found and field changes.

8.     Configure and design custom graphic displays and trends.

9.     Maintain system documentation, change log information and critical spares lists.

10.   Troubleshoot / provide troubleshooting support for system hardware, software, network, and instrument bus technologies as needed.

11.   Develop and maintain instrumentation standards to minimize hardware variances.

12.   Participate in and drive the change management process as it relates to the control systems.

13.   Participate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) as required.

14.   Lead control system upgrade projects as well as installation of new control systems as needed.

15.   Participate in projects as team member managing the design and implementation of instrumentation, control, and automation aspects of larger projects.

16.   Implement control strategies / programming used to interface with and control physical devices such as valves and pumps to ensure equipment is operating within the integrity operating envelope.

17.   Lead control system and instrumentation check out, commissioning and tuning activities

18.   SAFETY – Adhere to all plant safety policies and compliance regulations.  Actively participate in the safety process through completing of safety audits, participating in safety projects, identifying Site Hazards and contributing to safety improvements, and being an attending member of a safety team.  Complete annual safety training as required.  Specific duties include but are not limited to:

a.      Enforce safety rules and continuously improve housekeeping.

b.     Promote safety as a core behavior and lead by example.

c.      Encourage team member’s participation in safety processes.

19.   QUALITY – Develop familiarity, understand and comply with COMPANY Quality Policy, Standard Operating Procedure(s) (SOPs), relevant ISO 9000 standards and Company Policies that are applicable to this position.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

1.     BS in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Computer Science

2.     Understanding of P&IDs and Process Flow Diagrams

3.     Understanding of electrical elementary and loop diagrams

4.     2+ years' experience programming DCS systems (Siemens PCS7, DeltaV, etc.)

5.     Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot process control loops and systems

6.     Demonstrated project management experience

7.     Availability to resolve urgent system problems outside of business hours

 

Preferred:

1.     Training and experience in supporting and programming of Siemens PCS 7 system.

2.     Manufacturing experience

3.     Experience in the design and safety aspects of electrical systems

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