Automation Controls Engineer
PROCESS AUTOMATION AND CONTROLS ENGINEER
Hot job opportunity for a Process Automation & Controls Engineer in Houston where they are rolling out a collaborative network between the various geographies and ensure new technological bricks developed by research and development and advanced technologies teams by its partners, are delivered in a short time to market and are effectively industrialized. Lastly, provide strong support to operations and business teams in the development of competitive proposals. The process automation and controls engineer will support these objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
o Zero personal accidents / incidents. Report near miss incidents and timely and accurately.
Collaborate with product engineers to optimize the system process in fueling applications and develop the functional analysis/controls narrative.
o Create process automation documentation including organic analysis, IO list, alarm list,
cause/effect matrix, exchange table, etc.
o Develop and optimize the code for fueling stations
o Work with and supervise third parties as needed to complete project tasks (Electrical and control panel inspections/FAT, software subcontracting, etc.), .
o Track system changes and submit/approve management of change (MOCs) in the system as
o Provide support for system troubleshooting and tuning of installed systems
o Communicate through periodic reporting, the scope of work effort and advise on resource
o Provide leadership and guidance with respect to software engineering, embedded controls and user interfaces
o Learn and participate in the improvement of product offerings for alternative energy solutions
o Perform equipment inspections and FATs to ensure proper functionality prior to shipment to the field
o Support pre-commissioning for projects involving controls (setting up of system)
o Support Troubleshooting and fine tuning for all newly installed systems
o Education: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in analytical fields
o Specialized knowledge: Skills: Embedded controls programming, software layout development, electro-mechanical design, layout and troubleshooting
o Professional Certifications are desired
o 5+ years’ experience managing programming projects
o Programming Siemens S7-300, S7-1500 with Step 7/TIA portal and Wincc
o Allen Bradley control Logix, factory talk view a plus but not necessary
o Integration with other third-party system over Modbus TCP/IP, Profibus and OPC
● Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC and Delta V DCS
● Familiar with SCADA packages
● Working knowledge of compressors and hydraulic systems
● Knowledge in VFD drives
● Knowledge of networking protocols - Profibus, Profinet and Modbus TCP/IP
● knowledge and ability to work with Medium Voltage - 600Volts
● Able to influence others to gain consensus and action.
● Familiar with NEC/ASME codes and Hazardous area classification