Automation Technician -- ILUKA -- VA Operations
ILUKA Resources - Stony Creek, VA

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This position will provide process-related technical skills related to the assessment, development, integration and implementation of system programs and devices that automate processes within all Virginia operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Ensure compliance with company occupational health and safety policies and procedures and relevant regulations

Actively promote safety awareness amongst company and contract personnel

Report all personal injuries and incidents and assist with investigations

Actively support and participate in safety initiatives

Conduct a personal risk assessment such as Take Twos and/or JSAs prior to performing any task

Ensure vehicle/mobile equipment safety inspections are performed and recorded prior to placing in service for that shift. Report unsafe conditions to supervisor immediately

Actively participate in EHS related meetings as requested (Pre-Shift Team Tool Box, Department, Daily, Monthly EHS Committee, etc.)

Routinely inspect assigned work areas and report unsafe conditions to supervisor

Ensure a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in all assigned areas

Intervene as necessary to mitigate unsafe acts or unsafe conditions to protect the health and safety of other miners, company equipment and the environment

Ensure all work is performed within company, state, and federal regulations/standards/statutes/policies/procedures

Complete Loss Control Cards (LCC) as necessary to ensure effective communication of undesired conditions or situations

Participate in functional cross-site audits as requested

Ensure all appropriate PPE is used correctly for all assigned tasks Maintain issued PPE in hygienic and operable condition at all times

Actively participate in all assigned EHS related training

During emergencies, respond as per training and follow instructions from supervisor

Ensure compliance with company environmental policies and procedures and relevant regulations

Actively promote environmental responsibility amongst company and contract personnel

Actively support and participate in environmental initiatives

Accountable for all new instrumentation/automation design for plant operations

Accountable for instrumentation/automation maintenance

Working with all plant departments with new instrumentation and automation projects

Development of Prototype Advanced Automation Modules for Process Controls

Project Management of identified projects there-in from capital acquisition to delivery

Implementation of Automation feasibility studies as required

Support roll-out of Iluka’s Automation Strategy

Active member of project teams implementing the Automation Strategy.

Work with all relevant project teams to deliver projects on time and on budget with the required quality level

Support automation initiatives ensuring correct implementation and value add of live machine data for SPC, OEE, PAT, and other high value added real time metrics

Ensure compliance with company procedures and regulations

Ensure that all Health, Safety, and Environmental requirements are fulfilled