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.
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.
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.