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Control Systems Specialist

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Freeport, Texas
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 15/04/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Job Title: Control Systems Specialist
Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Overview/Responsibilities/Summary:

* Responsible for providing specialized services for all Controls Systems on levels one and two of the Honeywell FTE Process Control Network.
* Accountable for managing Windows servers (Experion), including Database, Files, Applications, and multiple Experion flex and Console Stations.
* Responsible for performance and maintaining 24x7 uptime of Control Systems including parts management, system support and communications to Control Systems and other associated devices.
* Responsible for Process Control PLC SCADA channels including hardware and software communication.
* Responsible for Process Control network printers including maintaining replacement consumables.
* Responsible for 24x7 performance and maintenance of C300 redundant controllers that process and control many of the field devices for the operation of the facility including I/O and related system components that connect field devices to the Control Systems.
* Responsible for a full network of fiber optic communications for data flow from package systems around the facilities to send and receive data to and from the Control Systems for operations control and monitoring 24 hours a day.
* Responsible for overseeing Process Control Related spare parts management (Company owned) and including parts in the Honeywell A360 Healthcare Agreement.
* Accountable for monitoring and maintaining costs associated with the Control Systems.
* Maintain system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, networks and operating and system management systems; designing and running system load/stress testing; escalating application problems to vendors as needed.
* Provide system support for operations on control strategies.
* Provide information and assistance to projects groups for expansion project team for controls systems including testing and modifications as needed.
* Lead or assist troubleshooting efforts associated with the Safety Systems (SM and PLC) and Fire & Gas Systems to minimize production upsets and/or downtime.
* Review changes to technical controls and determine appropriate actions to take to maintain compliance and ensure proper documentation and MOC process is followed and communicated to all parties.
* Provide desktop support and work on all process control systems , assisting operations with desktop support issues and assigning to team members as needed while following up to ensure problems solved.
* Respond to inquiries from within the organization computer users and may run automatic diagnostics programs to resolve problems. Also install, modify, clean, and repair computer hardware and software. In addition, they may write training manuals and train computer users in how to use new computer hardware and software as needed.
* Responsible to ensure that the design of the Process Control Systems allows all of the components, including computers, the network, and software, to work properly together.
* Accountable in determining warehouse stock requirements and recommended inventory levels, including cold and hot spares.
* Assist in evaluating bids and provide advice to line organisations of the best value regarding on-site and off-site repairs, including materials procurement.
* Provide technical advice/support to other members of the Control Systems team, maintenance, operations and engineering support as requested.
* Accountable for assisting in the development of routine maintenance, backup and upgrade schedules and procedures for level one and two Honeywell Experion automation systems.
* Accountable for maintaining records and documentation systems for regulatory compliance associated with field instrumentation and automation systems.
* Accountable for providing specialised services for the Safety Systems (SM and PLC) and Fire & Gas Systems associated with the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the facility.
* Support and adhere to Cyber Security Policies to ensure no process interruptions in the Process Control Systems.
* Must participate in the "on call" rotation to cover holidays and weekends.

Required Skills/Experience

* 3-5 years of industrial automation experience in the petrochemical or similar business, utilising Honeywell Experion or similar Control Systems.
* Comprehensive experience in the operation and maintenance of Control Systems, including graphics changes and upgrades.
* Must have a good understanding and be familiar with ESD systems, PLC's, control systems, and UPS systems.
* Must also have comprehensive experience in the Instrumentation field with a strong knowledge base of field instrumentation, fire & gas detection instruments, vibration switches/transducers, PLC's and SCADA systems.
* Experience with plant shutdown/turnaround activities including planning, scheduling, resource allocation, material reservations, etc.
* Experience in reading and understanding P&ID and MF drawings including Cause & Effect drawings.

* Understanding of Vendor/Equipment supplied data sheets.
* Understand Instrument & Electrical drawings and ladder logic.
* Basic First Aid, Permit to work, Incident reporting, Accident Investigation, Confined Space Entry, Breathing Apparatus, Authorized Gas Tester, Emergency Response Plan, MSDS and Automation skills.
* Implement routine inspections to ensure safe operating conditions.

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