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Process Controls Engineer - Kansas

Date: Jul 24, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 157196
 

Process Controls Engineer - Kansas

 

Location: United States : Wichita, KS

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Comfort & Insulation

 

What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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This position will provide process control support for the Wichita, KS site. The main responsibility will be to provide technical expertise for maintaining and modifying batch process controls, batch recipes, and plant instrumentation. This position will support capital projects, process improvements, trials, new product introductions, root cause analysis, and process safety recommendations. The process controls engineer will be a key member of the plant team and driver of site performance.
Daily interaction with the production team, engineering, operations, and maintenance departments will be required. Strong interpersonal skills are required to lead cross-functional teams across the site. Must be able to work independently or with minimal supervision on multiple projects/initiatives across the site. The incumbent should have strong leadership competencies along with 3+ years of process controls experience.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide the site with technical automation expertise in support of day-to-day troubleshooting, capital project implementation, optimization, and validation work. 
  • Individual will be the main contact for process control system troubleshooting efforts in response to plant findings. Process controls will be expected to coordinate with plant engineering, operations, and maintenance as needed to effectively resolve control system issues. 
  • Day-to-day support expectation includes alarm management/improvement, generating reports, running backups, maintaining bypass logs and supporting the MOC process. 
  • Provide support for all DCS programming and configuration related to the implementation of capital projects. This includes recipe design, programming and follow-up commissioning work for new equipment. Assisting in the definition of capital project scopes to ensure effective implementation is also expected. 
  • Support plant wide productivity and continuous improvement work. Work directly with engineering, operations, and maintenance as required on plant performance improvement projects ensuring needs are met as related to the site’s process controls system. 
  • Evaluate process controls PHA items, including the restructuring of interlocks and resulting SIL rating. Update documentation, track changes using MOCs, implement changes in the DCS, and manage changes required in the field. 
  • Support the introduction of new products and trial manufacturing runs. 
  • Ensure successful completion of documentation for technical changes, Management of Change and Capital projects under their management, including EHS documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with all elements of process safety management including manufacturing procedures, participating in project and design hazard reviews, PHAs and MOC reviews.
  • Support safety and environmental process activities and be a role model for leadership in these areas.
 

REQUIREMENTS

  • BS or MS in Engineering and 3+ years of process controls experience, required
  • Siemens PLM software systems and batch plant experience, ideal 
  • Promote behaviors to improve safety within the organization
  • Comfortable working in a plant environment. Position requires working on the plant floor directly with plant engineers, operations, and maintenance staff daily. 
  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to manage multiple issues at the same time 
  • A high level of initiative and self-starting skills
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skill with a results-oriented commitment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.

VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 157196

Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.
 


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