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Engineer - Process Control

Company: Westlake Chemical
Location: Westlake
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".SUMMARYResponsible for all aspects of process control within the operating units, including contract work, in-house configuration, operational needs, upgrades, control loop troubleshooting, loop tuning, HMI etc.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • DCS (Distributed Control Systems) administration and coordination including:
    • DCS involved projects and/or control system modifications
    • Software and hardware upgrades
    • Diagnostic monitoring of system
    • Image and project backups
    • Testing of configurations
    • Interface with factory rep on maintenance visits
    • Maintain spare parts and hot standby system
    • History backups and maintenance
    • Monitor DCS network for communication errors
      • Regulatory control loop tuning.
      • APC (Advanced Process Control) and historian support (if applicable).
      • Operations support runtime and during unit startup/shutdown.
      • Design, installation and maintenance of Safety Instrumented Systems
      • PLC (Programmable Logic Control) /HMI administration and coordination of but not limited to:
      • PLC/MMI involved projects and/or control system modifications
      • Maintain PLC/HMI software programs and database documents
      • Provide technical support to maintenance on PLC/HMI troubleshooting
      • Program PLC/HMI for projects/controls
      • Software and hardware upgrades
      • Maintain spare parts and hot standby systems
      • Provide guidance to keep interlock and Emergency Shutdown System matrix current.
      • Troubleshoot respective Unit's sustained control automation problems.
      • Attend hazard reviews with production for project implementation/controls reviews.
      • Provided technical support to I & C maintenance concerning automation systems.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
        • A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.
        • B.S. Degree in Electrical/Electronic engineering required.
        • A minimum of five (5) years experience in programming industrial DCS or Safety Instrumented Systems is preferred.
        • The successful candidate, who receives a job offer, must present proof he or she is fully vaccinated as a condition of employment prior to their start date.Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".

Keywords: Westlake Chemical, Lake Charles , Engineer - Process Control, Engineering , Westlake, Louisiana

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