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PI Systems Administrator

CF Industries • Donaldsonville, LA

Posted 24 days ago

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CF Industries is a global leader in transforming natural gas into nitrogen. The chemical processes we use ensure we have the nitrogen we need to support life on earth - from fertilizer that feeds the crops that feed the world to products that remove harmful emissions from industrial activities. Through our nine world-class manufacturing complexes and best-in-class distribution system, we serve agricultural and industrial customers. We invite you to be a part of our nearly 3,000 employees making a difference every day. 


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Information Technology

Job Summary:

This position: evaluates corporate PI technological architecture and makes related changes which support business requirements; determines information resource requirements; devises plans and leads projects to accomplish corporate objectives.

Job Description:

Evaluates and makes recommendations related to PI technical architecture

  • Works with business users to identify/clarify requirements, requests and opportunities for PI solutions.
  • Reviews all new PI system developments and modifications for technological consistency; assuring designs are consistent across all sites.
  • Develops PI technology standards.  Ensures all PI sites comply with standards.
  • Works with IS department managers and project leaders to provide transition guidance from high level concepts to implementation strategies.  Manages assigned projects.

Manages PI data administration

  • Overall expert of PI data administration and shares expert knowledge with IT staff.  Ensures backup person is properly trained on all PI data administration functions.
  • Advises management on PI database concepts and PI functional capabilities.
  • Customer service oriented.  DCS programmers, Operations and Engineering staff are the primary customers.
  • Determines management and user requirements for PI data resources; devise plans and strategies to organize and make information more available to help accomplish organizational benefits/goals using the PI system.
  • Consults, advises and designs data architecture solutions for the PI system.
  • Maintains policies and procedures for all matters relating to corporate PI data resources and their effective use, security and control.
  • Plans, develops and maintains PI database software for all CF sites and distribution facilities.  Recommends hardware upgrades for all PI servers.
  • Responsible for ensuring data integrity across all PI systems.
  • Monitors production data administration efficiency, tunes tags to improve system performance, and recommends application improvements.
  • Evaluates and recommends software tools to increase user productivity and provide enhanced data availability.  Ensures tools/processes are in place to provide critical application data availability and disaster recovery ability.


  • Undergraduate degree (computer science or business preferred).  MBA or advanced degree desired.
  • Equivalent of 5-10 year’s information systems design and implementation experience.
  • Extensive current technology knowledge and experience.
  • Proficiency in enterprise modeling methodologies and the use of prototyping techniques.
  • Equivalent of 5+ years of PI administration and PI solution development experience
  • Extensive networking knowledge.  Cisco certifications preferred
  • Working knowledge of SQL query and .Net programming languages


The incumbent in this position provides optimized consistency between business requirements and PI technological solutions; assures completeness of business requirements, reducing the possibility of partial solutions; increases flexibility to meet changing business requirements; increases IS responsiveness to the business community; improves PI system quality.

If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-405-2400 or contact us at


Job ID: R0002341
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