Controls + Automation Engineer - Advanced Process Control (A

at Hargrove and Associates, Inc. in Magnolia, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Hargrove is now hiring a Controls + Automation Engineer/Specialist to support Advanced Process Control (APC) needs on-site at a chemicals facility in Magnolia, AR.

Education: Bachelor or Master degree of Chemical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering from an accredited university is preferred.

Experience: This position requires 3+ years of relevant industrial experience in controls and automation engineering. Experience with Advanced Process Control (APC) is required. Experience with Aspen DMC3 APC is preferred. Additional industrial automation experience in the chemicals industry is highly preferred.

Generally responsible for performing all aspects for complete design of Controls + Automation engineering assignments. This position can operate as the technical lead or team member on any given project. This work will be performed under general supervision on-site at a chemicals facility in Magnolia, AR.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

+ Familiarity with and utilize department standards and policies.

+ Familiarity with project scope, specifications, and design criteria upon assignment to a project task team.

+ Recognizing and communicating scope and design changes promptly.

+ Providing on-site assistance during startup.

+ Providing technical guidance to less experienced engineering personnel in the department.

+ Coordinating work activities with other staff members and C+A Office Leaders.

+ Producing estimate level automation system architecture designs and bill of material generation suitable for the level of the estimate being performed on a project.

+ Producing control system installation specifications.

+ Developing conceptual layouts and cost studies as necessary to determine the most simple, efficient approach to solving engineering tasks at hand.

+ Producing estimate level preliminary designs and equipment lists suitable for the level of the estimate being performed on a project.

+ Designing control systems with an overall emphasis on ease of maintenance and completed product meeting the expectations of the client.

+ Consulting with design leaders from other disciplines to ensure the smooth flow of vital information necessary for the scheduled completion of the project.

+ Advising the senior engineer concerning design or scope changes which have been identified.

+ Reviewing and checking vendor drawings and other discipline drawings for Controls + Automation input.

+ Reviewing fabrication drawings and other construction submittals for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications.

+ Performing fieldwork necessary to gather field data and retrieve existing control system configuration.

+ Applying knowledge of the discipline specific methods, practices, and techniques required to engineer, design, and construct process and manufacturing projects.

+ Applying advanced engineering techniques and analysis to complex designs.

+ Estimating and scheduling professional service hours and assess the progress and quality of control system and HMI programming.

+ Understanding of the skills and experience required to perform engineering and design functions.

+ Developing small work sharing packages for interoffice execution support.

+ Ability to install and configure control system vendor software on various platforms.

+ Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

+ Broad knowledge of industrial networking.

+ Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

+ Ability to lead a small team to deliver on commitments.

+ Ability to deliver good presentations of Hargrove Controls + Automation services.

+ Excellent virtual team skills and cross divisional relationships

Preferred Skills:

+ Experience with command line computer interfaces.

+ Experience with Windows Domains.

+ Experience with Windows Active Directory.

+ Experience with creating, using, and deploying Virtual Machines.

+ Experience with Network Security.

+ Knowledge of Modbus protocols (Serial and TCP).

+ Knowledge of Ethernet and LAN/WAN systems such as Cisco switches and routers.

+ Working knowledge of CAD software, either AutoCAD or Microstation.

ID: 2021-4510

External Company Name: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

External Company URL:

Street: 2270 Highway 79 South

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Job Posting: JC194157582

Posted On: Oct 07, 2021

Updated On: Nov 30, 2021