Engineer II Process Control

Westlake Chemical Corporation   •  

Lake Charles, LA

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 145 days ago

This job is no longer available.


Position is ultimately responsible for all aspects of process control within the operating units. Aspects including contract work, in-house configuration, operational needs, upgrades, control loop troubleshooting, loop tuning, HMI (Human Machine Interface), etc.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • DCS (Distributed Control Systems) administration and coordination including:
    • DCS involved projects and/or control system modifications
    • Software and hardware upgrades
    • Diagnostic monitoring of system
    • Image and project backups
    • Testing of configurations
    • Interface with factory rep on maintenance visits
    • Maintain spare parts and hot standby system
    • History backups and maintenance
    • Monitor DCS network for communication errors
  • Regulatory control loop tuning.
  • APC (Advanced Process Control) and historian support (if applicable).
  • Operations support runtime and during unit startup/shutdown.
  • PLC (Programmable Logic Control) /HMI administration and coordination of but not limited to:
  • PLC/MMI involved projects and/or control system modifications
  • Maintain PLC/HMI software programs and database documents
  • Provide technical support to maintenance on PLC/HMI troubleshooting
  • Program PLC/HMI for projects/controls
  • Software and hardware upgrades
  • Maintain spare parts and hot standby systems
  • Provide guidance to keep interlock and Emergency Shutdown System matrix current.
  • Troubleshoot respective Unit’s sustained control automation problems.
  • Attend hazard reviews with production for project implementation/controls reviews.
  • Provided technical support to I & C maintenance concerning automation systems.


  • A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.
  • B.S. Degree in Electrical/Electronic/Chemical or related engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with Automation/DCS/PLC projects in chemical/petrochemical/refinery plant.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.