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Process Control Engineer

Date: Jan 13, 2019

Location: Norco, LA, US, 70079

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3005 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a skilled Process Control Engineer well versed in TDC 3000 Honeywell and a strong background in DCS configuration.

  • Responsible for DCS (Honeywell) and PLC based control systems
  • Other computer based systems, Data Historians, DCS Mapping, RTMS.
  • Responsible for maintaining and managing software and hardware support
  • Ensure systems are operated within established manufacturer performance standards
  • Responsible for managing all contractors that perform work on the DCS system 
  • Manage the Operations and Capital budgets and spending for site automation systems 
  • Managing Technical Professionals
  • Establish and implement long-range systems migration plans to address obsolescence issues and to ensure systems capabilities are in line with advanced controls systems needs
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing the controls system to ensure safety, improve quality, minimize financial leakage, increase production, and automate routine tasks
  • Maintain and improve CL programming and ladder logic for the plant
  • Maintain and improve DCS schematics for the plant
  • Perform technical project-based duties concerning the planning, designing, installing, configuring, maintaining and integration of systems
  • Manage capital projects in excess of $1M
  • Implement advanced process controls at the site
  • Assist with operational troubleshooting, startups, and project implementation
  • Be able to work with operators and supervisors to improve HMI and controls
  • Establish and maintain a 5-year plan for necessary upgrades to the DCS and control systems
  • Alarm management, back-up policies, patching, anti-virus and other routine maintenance
  • Basic IT functions

Required Skills

  • BS in Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Ability to read/write programming code, CL (AM and HPM), Visual Basic
  • Program HMI and PLC’s using either ladder logic or Sequential Function Logic
  • Other: (Spec and size control valves, Size and spec either d/p or other types of flow meters (Coriolis or Mag), Electrical support up to 480V systems, VFD’s, Motors, UPS systems
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written, ability to vary style to meet needs
  • High level of personal motivation with a drive for ownership and accountability in performance of job responsibilities

Required Experience

  • 5+ years in a chemical plant manufacturing environment supported by an instrumentation background
  • Hands-on experience with Honeywell TDC3000 and/or Experion systems and instrumentation

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


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