What to Expect
As an Advanced Automation Engineer within our mixing team, you will work
closely with the production and design teams to develop, configure, optimize,
and troubleshoot production systems and equipment. You will provide technical
and engineering expertise for the implementation of process control strategies
within the DCS and PLC systems, evaluate and resolve problems with existing
process control systems utilizing vendor and/or maintenance support, when
necessary, develop and configure changes to the existing process control
system based on priority and need, and support day-to-day operations. This
ensures that the process control system is effectively implemented to produce
high purity battery materials, maximize system throughput, and productivity
for safe and environmentally sound operations.
What You'll Do
Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully
balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity,
cost, and lead-time limits.
Work closely with the process design teams on the content in process
control narratives and process and instrumentation diagrams to ensure that
the documentation is complete and comprehensive.
Maintain a strong emphasis on process improvement projects, customer-
focused innovations, cost saving improvements, process optimization, etc.
that not only enable a reliable and competitive manufacturing processes,
but also provides needed data to support predictive maintenance
Develop and configure DCS and PLC logic and modify existing logic to
optimize product quality, yield, throughput, process stability, and lower
Develop code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and
Develop and configure new operator displays, and update existing displays,
to improve overall usability, intuitive navigation, and operator
Apply advanced regulatory control strategies and model predictive control
technology to solve complex process control issues.
Drive standardization, common approaches, and employ RAGAGEP across our
Integrated Controls System assets. Close collaboration is expected with
OT, IT, EH&S, and Sustaining Engineering.
Maintain and own spare IO lists, system architecture diagrams, and
coordinate updates to loop sheets and P&IDs when necessary.
Manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid
Manage suppliers during specification, design, buyoff and installation of
automated manufacturing equipment.
Optimize and improve plant-wide control system/network health supervisory
systems to minimize unplanned downtime and centralize plant performance
Work collaboratively with Operations, Process Engineers, and other
Advanced Automation Engineers to ensure that control strategies are
functioning as designed and are achieving productivity and material
Own plant wide control loop tuning and equipment/unit optimization.
Assist with the development of control system operator training.
What You'll Bring
Evidence of exceptional ability, including a strong understanding of
engineering fundamentals and demonstrated ability to leverage this
understanding to solve challenging technical problems.
5+ years as a continuous process controls engineer in a chemical process
design, or production environment, with demonstrated experience in the
Experience participating in process hazard risk assessment reviews and
Ability to interpret P&IDs, Loop Sheets, and Cause & Effect matrices.
Proficiency in optimizing, providing critical feedback, and defining
controls methodologies towards process controls narratives defined between
yourself and process designers.
Demonstrated experience programming DCS advanced regulatory control using
function block programming (Emerson DeltaV).
Advanced proficiency with process loop tuning using proven methods.
Demonstrated experience programming PLC (Beckhoff / Code Sys platform)
in SFC, Structured Text, or OOP compliant with IEC 61131-3 standards.
Demonstrated experience in configuring Human Machine Interfaces (HMI /
Proficiency creating detailed electrical SLD, Loop Diagram, and Multi-Line
schematics in CAD (EPLAN preferred)