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Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

FPC of Decatur

FPC of Decatur

Position: Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Reports To: Plant Manager

Salary Range: $110k to $120k

Relocation: No

Job Summary:

Responsible for managing the site’s instrumentation, process controls, and MIS systems. Responsibilities include the installation, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of PLC hardware and software, control devices and monitoring equipment; adjusting and tuning control loops; modifying and building HMI graphic screens and alarms; modifying and installing MIS equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the troubleshooting, repair and programming of various PLC control systems.
  • Develop and write ladder logic and graphical interfaces for both the plant’s PLC and control Computers.
  • Develop documentation and narratives for control programming and process/safety interlocks.
  • Responsible for the troubleshooting, repair, and installation of process devices including but not limited to: variable speed drives, encoders, process probes, power supplies, and control valves.
  • Responsible for the troubleshooting of various plant instrumentation (temperature, flow, pressure) components. Design and implement projects involving information systems such as site security, information networks, phone networks, and personal computers.
  • Develop wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and engineering specifications directing both onsite and outside engineering resources.
  • Identify and obtain cost estimates for instruments, control components, variable speed drives, communication equipment and management information equipment.
  • Lead projects and work with Process Engineer to maintain and upgrade site instrumentation, PLCs, controls arrangements, HMI software, PFD’s and P&ID’s etc.
  • Help create automated reports using PLC/HMI software.
  • Maintain and improve site security and IT systems.
  • Conformance with the Quality and Environmental, Health, Safety and Security policies and awareness of ISO 9001 and RC14001 management system requirements applicable to this position.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Instrumentation or Electrical Engineering.
  • 3 – 5 Yrs. Instrumentation, process controls, and HMI systems experience.
  • Field work training/experience related to instrumentation, controls, and electrical systems, preferred.
  • Ability to respond to call-outs, and the flexibility to work extended hours onsite and/or remotely during weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to read electrical schematics, P&IDs, ladder diagrams, technical manuals and maintain the associated documentation.
  • Must be competent or willing to learn in information systems such as site security, computer networks, phone networks, and personal computers applications.
  • Must have understanding of various PLC control and HMI systems. Must be able to develop or learn to develop PLC code and graphical interfaces for the plant SCADA systems.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of electronic office equipment – computer, printer, radio, phone.
  • At times, prolonged periods of sitting at desk working on computer/workstation and on calls.
  • May occasionally need to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • May occasionally need to bend, stoop, reach and/or twist at the waist.
  • Ability based upon position and need to perform duties/visit/walk through a manufacturing environment with the following conditions; chemical and mechanical operations, dust and fumes, working within safe but near proximity to forklift and machine operations, exposure to heat and humidity, hearing or talking around loud machinery.
  • Ability based upon position and need to climb ladders within the manufacturing facility.
  • Wear personal protective equipment as required.

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