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Engineer Sr. - Process Controls - 2496 in Lake Charles, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 10/26/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description


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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.

Additional Duties

  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.

  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

  • Fully supports Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at

    strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement

           opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active

           participation on project teams.

  • Any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned.

  • Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of

  • others. Promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental issues or incidents to management.

Minimum Qualifications

• A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.

• B.S. Degree in Electrical/Electronic/Chemical or related engineering discipline.

• Eight years experience with Automation/DCS/PLC projects in chemical/petrochemical/refinery