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Automation Controls Engineer

Position:                    Automation Controls Engineer                 Location:                   Freeport TX, Area   Compensation:        Salary $125,000 +/- Commensurate with Experience Plus Bonus   Benefits:                   Comprehensive Insurance, Relocation and Retirement Package   POSITION SUMMARY: The Automation Controls Engineer will be an integral member of the Process Engineering group implementing and supporting automated solutions that will drive the successful execution of process control strategic initiatives, including:        Control system compliance with regulated codes and standards        Ensuring plant assets and infrastructure are in reliable and supportable condition        Identifying and implementing solutions to optimize plant assets   POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform first line troubleshooting of PLC/DCS/SIS/DataHistorian/Advanced Solutions (Alarm management system, Applications Execution Environment). Support day-to-day operations to meet business needs at the site. Support process automation strategy, configuration, and ongoing support needs. Identify and implement process automation improvements to streamline work, improve operability and quality, and reduce cost. Guide and train area personnel on process automation methodology in order to assist process control improvement efforts. Assist unit technology teams to develop and implement long range plans for automations improvements. Support process automation related activities of capital and improvement projects Provide process automation checkout and start-up support of facilities in order to meet production schedules and business needs. Ensure adequate documentation systems for site control strategies to maintain the integrity of control strategies. Lead or support cross-functional team to implement alarm management and safety instrumented system initiatives. Support identification and implementation of company requiredcyber-security measures. Work with business and corporate process automation teams to implement standards and best practices. Support functional testing of IPL/SCAI via ESD (IPL proof test) procedures. Develop new ESD procedures.  Maintain availability to support the plant during off-hours in case of automations system failures.  Maintenance and Optimization of DCS/Controls System: Maintenance and updates of the SAMA drawings.  Developing more robust control schemes to replace the current non-redundant Advanced Module Control code.   Graphics / Groups Modifications: Coordination with Production to develop and prioritize a list of HMI display and DCS grouping opportunities. Implement and maintain these changes per agreed upon schedule.  Site Administration of Data Historian: Updating PI graphics. Adding/modifying PI tags.    Job Requirements        BS Engineering (Chemical or Electrical) or 10 years of automations experience.        Knowledge of network systems.        4 years of experience with DCS and PLCs including specifying equipment, configuring network data points, building graphics, logic configuration, and performing system backups.        Familiarity with project management.        Understanding of Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements including safety instrumented systems (ISA-84) and management of change procedures.        Preferred Skills: o   Experience with Honeywell Experion, IP-21, Allen Bradley SLC/PLC5, Applications Module, AMCL, PMCL, Station configuration, Cisco networkswitches, SQL. o   Understanding of advanced control strategies. o   Familiarity with theory and specification of process instrumentation and analyzers. o   Understanding of graphics standard (ISA 101.01). o   Experience implementing an IPL proof test program.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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