This position is for a Process Controls Engineer that will be based in Tonawanda, NY and will be responsible for the support of process control and monitoring systems for air separation facilities as well as CO2 facilities in the Northeast and Southeast region of USIG.
The successful candidate will provide primary control system hardware/software support, instrumentation, and process engineering/optimization to a variety of field personnel including Operations Technicians, Instrument Technicians, and various members of Operations management. This role includes tasks such as training, troubleshooting, supporting various environmental regulations & reports, root cause analysis, and preventative/corrective maintenance focusing on all areas of the advanced control system.
The position will execute small scale engineering projects. Performs project engineering maintenance and project work from design to implementation in accordance with Praxair policies. Participates as a key contributor on project and technical teams and may provide technical guidance to others as assigned. Works independently and makes technical decisions based on full awareness of viability, cost and other benefits. Develops and implements innovative solutions.
This position requires a basic understanding of a continuous chemical production process, proficiency with process control content of P&I diagrams and working knowledge of schematic wiring diagrams, primary instrumentation background with experience with control system electrical and instrumentation components (valves, analyzers, field sensors, control panels, etc.). The successful candidate will demonstrate significant technical independence, excellent project management skills and leadership in development of control system application and safety standards. This role will have off-hours support as necessary to resolve issues during non-working hours and holidays with 10% travel the norm. The successful candidate will report to the Operations Engineering Controls Team Lead that is based out of the Linde Technology Center in Tonawanda, NY.
Preferred candidates will have a background with air separation processes, control system support and maintenance of PLC based systems in real-time operations with an emphasis on process and control systems troubleshooting. Practical application experience with Allen Bradley PLC or Control Logix system configuration skills, GE iFIX operator interface software and networking including LAN/WAN/Routers is preferred.
- AS or BS in Engineering with 3 - 5 years of experience or equivalent work experience.
- Basic understanding of a batch chemical production process.