Senior Process Control Engineer - DCS / PLC

Confidential Company  •  Monticello, AR

11 - 15 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Printing & Paper

$100K - $140K
Posted on 12/16/17 by Peter Ansara
Monticello, AR
11 - 15 years experience
Manufacturing / Printing & Paper
$100K - $140K
Posted on 12/16/17 by Peter Ansara

Why is This a Great Opportunity?

Provide high-level systems expertise and apply advanced process control techniques for process optimization.

This position blends multi-discipline knowledge, skills and responsibilities fully integrating many if not all customarily carried out by senior DCS engineer, systems architect, systems administrator, software programmer, network administrator, database administrator, I&C engineer and project manager.

Job Description

Senior Process Control Engineer

  • Maintain integrity and performance of systems, process controls, plant historian and networks.
  • Provide direct hands-on on-callsupport on rotating 24x7 basis.
  • Respond to calls for control system hardware malfunctions and
    repair those malfunctions, including control system processors, control
    system i/o sub systems and Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems.
  • Respond to calls for control system software problems and repair
    those problems including loop configuration, graphics configuration, and
    timing issues.
  • Respond to calls for problems calibrating or setting up field instruments, valves and motors.
  • Respond to calls for networkinfrastructure problems and repair
    those problems, including problems with switches, fiber optic
    converters, cabling and power distribution.
  • Direct the efforts of other engineers, sub-contractors, bargaining
    unit personnel and temporary workers to accomplish the necessary control
    systems work.
  • Purchase required equipment.
  • Develop implementation plans for installation of equipment.
  • Monitor vendor and employee implementation.
  • Design, implement and/or program DCS/PLC and other control systems.
  • Develop and implement new additions or enhancements to process control systems within systems standards.
  • Add loops for new instruments in Experion programming systems.
  • Experience in TDC 3000 strongly preferred.
  • Add new loops and make modifications in Honeywell systems.
  • Add and modify PLC ladder logic for Allen Bradley systems.
  • Configure OPC servers for cross system communication.
  • Design and implement security systems.
  • Solicit proposals for upgrades or migrations from out of date or poorly functioning systems.
  • Perform system administrator functions on MSWindows, PI, VMS and
    other control operating systems, providing security protection
    procedures updates and backup of software and data as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to network systems.
  • Backup Honeywell and other pertinent databases and verify restore.
  • Develops standards and procedures to perform various functions on
    systems and review work of engineers, vendors and contractors for
    compliance with and adherence to standards.
  • Develop interlock standards.
  • Train others in proper, effective use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of systems and networks.
  • Determine and attend relevant training to advance personal
    knowledge in subject areas to benefit process control and optimization.



    • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or electricalengineering or a related field in engineering is required.
    • Minimum 10 year relevant process control systems experience.
    • Minimum 5years operational experience with data communication
      protocols, including security, networking, resource management, capacity
      planning, monitoring and performance.


    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with vendors, managers and production employees to achieve goals.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Capable of managing Process Safety Management programs.
    • Knowledgeable with maintenance best practices (vibration analysis, oil analysis, etc.) preferred.
    • Must be capable of understanding and troubleshooting complex industrial systems and equipment.
    • Understanding of LEAN manufacturing and Continuous Improvement (CI) concepts preferred
    • No Sponsorship.No Job Hoppers
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