Key Responsibilities Responsible for providing process control engineering support for the plant. Evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of all control algorithms and develops and implements new algorithms and process control dashboards to monitor and control plant performance. Responsible for operation of the Process Control and Computer System and alarm management. Stays abreast of state-of-the-art engineering technology and industry practices; conducts optimization studies and evaluates new control strategies.
Recommends policies, procedures, methods, and practices to ensure that plant meets or exceeds NPDES permit requirements and enhances the safety, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of operations. Develops strategies to meet process objectives. Implements process control strategies through hands on use of the Process Control and Computer System, PLC systems, and various HMI software packages. Reviews and interprets complex design drawings, plans, and specifications for new and modified control strategies in existing facilities and for construction of new wastewater facilities; evaluates designs for functionality, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance with industry practices; performs detailed analysis to identify inadequacies, ambiguities, errors, and potential problems. Designs new control logic and modifies existing control logic. Manages data on both the control system database and plant process control database for integrity, permit compliance and report generation. Responsible for alarm notification and alarm management on the Process Control System. Develops and maintains process control dashboards for Process Engineering. Identifies type and scope of work and develops work specifications; interfaces with vendors, contractors and consultants to direct, coordinate, inspect and accept work; identifies and resolves problems associated with contract work; recommends modifications to contract scope of work and/or enforcement of contract language. Provides engineering support and guidance in troubleshooting complex process problems as needed to ensure that process, systems, and/or facility modifications enhance operation of facility. System troubleshooting includes digital control software and equipment. Writes regular and special technical reports. Writes, presents and publishes technical papers on wastewater treatment in national and international conferences and journals. Plans work activities, develops schedules and assigns work to subordinates. Identifies training needs of subordinates; serves as a resource in teaching and guiding others in developing skills and knowledge. Establishes demonstrates and enforces high standards for safety, quality of work performed, and productivity; inspects work quality. Reports all hazards to the appropriate supervisor to ensure that safety and environmental hazards are corrected. Performs other duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the Manager, Process Engineering
Experience and Education B.S. Electrical, Systems & Control Engineering, or related field 5 years of progressive experience related to process control engineering. At least 1 year of experience should include writing process control strategies or software programs for digital process control equipment.