Process Control Engineer
Ascend Performance Materials LLC. - Alvin, TX

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The Chocolate Bayou Process Control Department is seeking a highly-motivated candidate for the position of Process Control Engineer. The position offers a challenging environment with opportunities for growth in technical experience and personal development. The Ascend Chocolate Bayou site is a tightly integrated chemical manufacturing facility with fixed batch and continuous control systems.

Good communication, strong analytical and technical skills, an interest for problem solving and trouble-shooting, and knowledge of handling database software, and other computer systems are essential. Experience with managing and programming PLCs and DCS such as Fisher ProVOX and/or DeltaV systems is also a critical need for the position.

Major Responsibilities:
This role will be accountable for the following:
Providing technical guidance and establishing standards for the safety and process control automation systems for the site and departments.

DCS Lifecycle planning an maintenance including migration of Provox.

Migrate, manage and upgrade Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) functions.

Required Skills



Minimum of 5 years experience as a Process Controls Engineer with a Bachelors or Masters in Chemical Engineering. Other engineering degrees will be given consideration based on relevant experience

Knowledge and prior participation in Process Hazard Analysis

Ability to apply Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) to high hazard scenarios

Knowledge of the requirements of ISA84.2004

Strong programming and programming design skills as applied to batch process control, data communication, data collection and display systems

Prior experience with DCS programming and management

Understanding of the reliability, documentation and Management of Change requirements imposed by process control systems.

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

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and effectively manage multiple complex projects


Prior experience DeltaV and Provox/Envox a plus.

Required Experience