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Control Systems Engineer, Senior/Staff (2002113) - Freeport, TX
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are searching for a professional like you to deliver, maintain and improve Control Systems that meet Production's requirements, perform as necessary to achieve functionality and safety obligations, and maximize system capability of a specific area at the Freeport Site. You will have responsibility for support of the control systems (i.e. DCS, PLC, Safety PLC) including the leadership of the system migration and lifecycle process, maintenance recommendation and oversight of installed base equipment, membership on key control systems-related teams, and coordination of concepts with the Production Technologist and manufacturing operating areas. Finally, you will ensure a culture of continuous improvement.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your education in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical discipline and your experience in chemical/petrochemical plant automation and Industrial Control Systems Support, you will be responsible for the controls systems of an assigned area as well as fully document existing control systems parameters, logic, and alarms for long term sustainability.
Using your strong expertise and broad based, hands-on experience with Honeywell Experion Batch DCS equipment and software, Triconex and/or HIMA Safety PLC equipment (Honeywell TDC300 experience is also desirable), you will develop lifecycle and diagnostic processes and periodic health check methods of the installed base control systems in coordination with plant operations teams.
As a subject matter expert, you will perform advanced control and graphic configuration on systems in an assigned area that is beyond the capabilities of the technicians and specialists. Additionally, you will support Capital projects in areas requiring interface to control systems and provide alarm management support in the area.
Contributing effectively with your self-motivated work style and strong leadership ability, you will assist in managing SIS systems and associated configuration implementation and SIS functional checks.
Applying your related experience, you will support capital and maintenance projects that require interface to control systems throughout conception, design, implementation, commissioning and develop maintenance plans to help ensure its functionality, reliability and sustainability.
Successfully engaging with the business team, you will understand plant specific process requirements, participate on the sitewide Process Control Peer Working Groups and develop/maintain long-term control system migration plans with Asset Managers, Plant Operations Teams and other Control Systems Engineers.
Demonstrating your understanding of communication protocols used onsite such as MODBUS, Ethernet TCP/IP, Simocode for Motor Control Systems, Profibus and Fieldbus for field instrumentation systems, OPC communications systems, wireless communications, etc., you will organize and facilitate technology and best practice sharing exchanges between control systems vendors, production technologists, and their support functions to allow the performance of the control systems and their associated activities to function at their highest level. This position will own, maintain, and communicate all best practices documents.
Working well with others, you will engage with the analyzer group to ensure proper support for CEMS systems and associated PLC hardware, including Allen-Bradley PLC5, SLC500, and proprietary CEMS software.
Contributing any networking, database, and/or SAP/R3 knowledge/experience you may have, you will lead efforts for upgrades of third-party systems into DCS systems.
Your commitment to having standardized processes will be evident as you develop, implement, document and maintain manuals for every system in the production areas. You will also be responsible for the standardization, documentation, and quality of all configurations.
Your strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail will be essential as you track Total Cost of Ownership for control systems. This includes monitoring failures, assisting in initial hardware installations, preventative maintenance contract tracking and communication, optimizing software version upgrades and addressing vendor liaison issues quick fixes for system problems and virus protection.
Your ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills combined with knowledge and experience to provide technical guidance will ensure that you successfully lead RCFA meetings for associated control systems failures.
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The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.
Primary Location: US-TX-Freeport
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-CPN/OOM-Technical and Maintenance Site Services-63019187
Internal Number: 630899
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.