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Process Controls Engineer

Job Title
Process Controls Engineer I
Reports To
Director of Automation & Technology
Job Summary
The Process Controls Engineer I provides engineering support for controls engineering and commissioning projects at industrial facilities such as processing plants, gas compression facilities, mining facilities and other related types of projects. This position focuses on design and review of instrumentation and automation systems associated with heavy industrial plants. The Process Controls Engineer I carries out tasks outlined in the project’s completion procedure as defined in the Scope of Work. Executes completion activities at project sites and verifies that documentation is completed.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Design & review of instrumentation, automation systems associated with heavy industry
  • processing plants.
  • Engineering & design of network diagrams, loop diagrams, P&ID control depictions, Controls
  • Narrative, and Cause and Effect.
  • Design process control systems and strategies.
  • Design & Implement process network infrastructure.
  • Program and configure PLC/HMI/DCS/SCADA systems.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process controls.
  • Hands on support for commissioning/start-up activities.
Key Competencies:
  • Completes engineering or technical assignments of limited scope and complexity under detailed
  • supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety.
  • Expert interpretation of P&ID’s.
  • Proficient with reading and understanding PFDs, P&IDs, Loop Diagrams, I/O Schematics, ISA
  • Instrument Datasheets, Control Narratives, and Cause and Effects.
  • Solid understanding of process control loops including valve, pump, and instrumentation
  • characteristics (Flow, Pressure, Level, Density, Temperature, pH, and Analyzers).
  • Strong experience in plant commissioning and start-up.
  • Excellent troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills; including technical writing, daily reporting, presentations, etc.
  • Understanding of mineral processing and oil and gas processes.
  • Understanding of material flow balances and energy balances.
  • Ability to write PLC/DCS logic and HMI/DCS configuration.
  • Ability to identify defects and deficiencies with purpose of providing remediation (Punch list management).
  • Experience with Allen Bradley and/or Siemens and/or Modicon PLC’s.
  • Knowledge of DeltaV and/or Honeywell and/or ABB DCS.
  • Knowledge of the NEC, NFPA, PSM, MSHA, IEC 61131/61508, and ISA codes and standards.
  • Professional demeanor, self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Comfortable expressing an independent opinion, resilient to change and recognizes impact of their decision on others.
  • Will follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the function of the job under general supervision.
Work Conditions
  • Working on-site in heavy industrial environments mostly but not limited to mining and gas industries. These environments may have the following conditions: Extreme temperature conditions, both hot and cold; in and/or around moisture; on slippery and/or uneven surfaces, in confined spaces; and at heights.
  • Hours of operation and employee schedules vary based off each project and may require irregular or extended hour and travel for project completion.
  • Up to 80% travel, including both domestic and international travel.
  • Will require frequent standing, occasional bending, squatting, climbing, twisting, balancing and reaching.
  • Will have exposure to noise, vibrations, well-treating chemicals, glycol, methanol, gasoline, natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons.
  • Will follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the function of the job under general supervision.
  • Will often work alone with minimum supervision.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or similar engineering field.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in process controls engineering.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.