Sr. Process Control Engineer
Valero Energy Corp. - Saint Charles, LA

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Provides recommendations for improving process control and instrumentation based on thorough knowledge of advanced control systems. Functions as a troubleshooter and provides forward thinking and technological advancement that will provide a competitive edge. Performs system analysis, improvement, scoping studies, front-end design work, and/or collaborates on designs with contractors and consultants. Develops and maintains Control Systems implementations and maintenance procedures. Troubleshoots and maintains DCS database, software and configuration of Foxboro or similar systems. Monitors and identifies malperforming field instruments impacting control loop performance. Develops and implements process control schemes and control techniques. Designs control systems for all types of refinery equipment and processes. Tunes existing process controllers. Performs routine software maintenance of Foxboro I/A DCS systems. Assists Project Engineers and develops new control schemes. Assists all engineering disciplines in unit troubleshooting. Develops and reviews control logic on PLCs. Identifies opportunities for APC in selective application providing good business returns. Performs economic evaluations on project scoping and lookback efforts. Develops scope for control and advanced process control projects. Develops and implements advanced DCS calculations and programs. Maintains and optimizes advanced process control programs. Provides startup assistance and control modifications for of Foxboro DCS systems and new projects. Troubleshoots and maintains DCS (Foxboro I/A). Performs routine hardware and software maintenance of Foxboro I/A DCS systems. Manages DCS and Advanced Control contractors.


Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or other engineering degree required with knowledge of computer programming and computer systems operation. Minimum five years experience as Controls System Engineer, Process Engineer or operations experience required. Five years DCS experience required.


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