Process Control & Instrumentation Engineer
Synectics - Suffolk, VA

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  • Provide automation and process engineering support for capital projects on time and within budget.
  • Specify field instrumentation for capital projects. Support maintenance with the troubleshooting of existing field instrumentation.
  • Provide automation software, hardware, backup and system security support for production units and systems.
  • Provide 24 hour call in automation support for production units and systems as needed.
  • Provide engineering technical assistance/expertise to the production units.
  • Support the maintenance of the OSI-PI data collection system.
  • Ensure that automation conforms to OSHA, Federal, and state regulations.
  • Ensure that automation conforms to applicable corporate, plant and automation policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Stay abreast of current automation and engineering technology.
  • Mentor and train technicians and other site personnel in process control, automation and instrumentation.
  • All projects successfully completed on time and within budget.

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Process Controls or Automation Engineer with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Other engineering degrees will be given consideration based on relevant experience.
  • Strong programming and programming design skills as applied to continuous process control, data communication, data collection and display systems.
  • Understanding of the reliability, documentation and Management of Change requirements imposed by implementing projects as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Continuous Improvement Tools.
  • Strong initiative to identify and address areas for improvement.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with batch and continuous controls systems which are considered by various safety functions in programmable systems and hardwired relays.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and effectively manage multiple complex projects.
  • Prior experience with Emerson Ovation.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Prior experience with ControlLogix, Emerson Delta V.
  • Prior experience with upgrading Legacy DCS systems highly desirable.
  • Prior experience with process control improvements, including the selection/sizing of control valves, flow measurement devices, and field instrumentation.
Synectics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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