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Process Automation Engineer

Kelly Services
Seadrift, TX 77983
**Kelly Engineering** is currently seeking an experienced **Process Automation Engineer** in **Seadrift, Texas** !

The Process Automation Engineer role exists to complete development of the application code for each project using the DPA work processes.

The PA Engineer is a member of the Project Team. He or she will work as a technical resource under the direction of the Process Automation Lead to complete the deliverables associated with the ABB800xA control application code. The application will be developed by applying the tools, work processes, and project methodology for migration projects effectively and consistently to maximize leveraging and ensure success of each project. The Process Automation engineer will be involved in all three phases of projects; 1) front end loading (i.e. early project planning, FEL / FEED), 2) detailed design and construction, and 3) commissioning and startup. The individual will have responsibility to feedback challenges and learnings to the PA Lead to facilitate continuous improvement.

**Primary Responsibilities**

+ Complete the migration of the existing Platforms (Modicon, Foxboro, Yokogawa) to ABB800xA code, following the Migration work process, under the direction of the PA Lead.

+ Consider safety to be the most important responsibility both personal safety and incorporation of process safety into the control application.

+ Work with operations to understand details of how the process currently runs.

+ Conduct reviews of FRS/DDS with operations, to ensure that the existing platform has been captured correctly.

+ Complete the re-engineering work process to modify the control strategy for implementation in the commercial DCS. Incorporate required control strategy modifications as agreed with operations and business leadership.

+ Conduct reviews of FRS/DDS with operations, to ensure that the FRS/DDS accurately reflect the way the new control code is to be written.

+ Complete the control application code, incorporating the finishing details into the code generated by the forward engineering tools.

+ Develop simulation code to adequately test the new control logic and train operations.

+ Develop graphics.

+ Complete checkout of the new control application in simulation. Document checkout results in the check sheets supplied by the migration program.

+ Review simulation code with operations.

+ Train the operations resources identified so that they can train the operators.

+ Be present for operator training as needed to manipulate simulation, answer questions, etc., in support of the operations resources who are conducting the training sessions.

+ Provide startup coverage to help troubleshoot any issues with the new application. Be available to answer questions from operations as needed.

+ Update to the application as needed to address issues identified during startup. Document all changes in the change log. Provide the change log as input to the Management of Change document (MOC) that will be circulated by operations.

+ Be present during production code loads as needed, serving as the second set of eyes and supporting the plant process control focal point.

+ Assist the MES team to identify tag names and tag paths in the new control application as needed.


**Preferred experience for this role include:**

+ Minimum of 2 years of experience in the chemical, plastic, petrochemical, gas/oil, pharmaceuticals, pulp/paper, power/ utilities, and/or paint coatings industry is required. 5 or more years is preferred.

+ Experience applying ABB Industrial IT distributed control systems, or similar systems

+ Experience in executing process control projects

+ Familiarity with Microsoft Excel

+ Fluent in English

+ Highly effective initiative, teamwork, organization, communication, leadership, continuous learning, and interpersonal effectiveness

**Preferred attributes for this role include:**

+ Experience with control system migration projects.

+ Production experience with continuous and batch operations.

+ Experience with Modicon, Foxboro, Yokogawa or Delta V is a plus.

+ Familiarity with control system hardware

+ Familiarity with manufacturing execution systems (MES) systems

+ Understanding of interactions between distributed control systems (DCS), manufacturing execution systems (MES), information systems (IS), supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), etc.

+ Experience working with external contractors / engineering procurement contractors (EPC) on process automation projects

+ Knowledge of safety instrumented systems (SIS)


+ Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Science with process control experience is required.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-15

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