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DCS Process Control SME

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted: 07-14-2018
Currently looking for a DCS Process Control SME to fill an opening with a company in a remote/telework capacity. Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering and have a minimum of 10 years of experience in operations and service in the process control field.
This position is a remote/telework position.
 
Responsibilities of the DCS Process Control SME
The Global Technology Process Control SME functions as an internal consultant, and is expected to develop projects and drive activity that yield improvement across the company.  The duties range widely:  safety leadership, troubleshooting, optimization, teaching and mentoring, deliberate improvement projects, capital projects, process audits, and strategic studies.
 
Requirements of the DCS Process Control SME
·         Minimum of 10-20 years of experience in operations and service in the process control field, with an emphasis on the Pulp & Paper Industry. Prefer: Bleach Plant and Pulping (digester & Brownstock systems) controls at an advanced level. 
·         A college degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering, or related discipline subject to experience factors.
·         Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
·         Ability to provide process technical support on a business priority basis.
·         Capacity to lead and/or participate in multiple projects simultaneously.
·         Capable of supporting extensive domestic and international travel.
·         Experience as a Consultant in the Process Control field is desirable.
·         Fluency in multiple languages is not required, but skill in Russian, French, Portuguese, or Polish would be useful.
           
Process Control Expertise                  
Key Process Control skills and experience factors of the SME-I position:
·         Working knowledge of 2-3 primary operating areas of the facility, with a first-principles understanding of the underlying processes.
·         Practitioner to advanced level understanding of regulatory control principles, with experience applying fundamental control algorithms and techniques (e.g. PID, Feedforward, Cascade, Supervisory).
·         Demonstrated success implementing regulatory and/or advanced process automation solutions for product improvement or cost reduction in 2-3 primary operating areas of the facility.
·         Experience designing and implementing basic to moderately complex automation strategies with distributed control systems (DCS), and programmable logic controllers (PLC).
·         Proficiency with modern computer programming and scripting languages, networking principles, and electronic communication protocols.
·         Proficiency using process identification techniques, analysis, and modern control tuning methods using software tools such as Expertune, Protuner, or Entech.
·         Experience with process diagnostics and variability analysis, using tools such as OSI PI, Capstone Parcview, Aspen IP/21, MatLab, or BrainCube.
·         Experience providing support to capital projects such as major process modifications, and equipment installations and rebuilds. 
·         Working knowledge of industrial instrumentation applications and their performance factors (valves, sensors, transmitters, analyzers).
 
Travel
75% required: Ability to travel domestic and international when required, sometimes on very short notice.
 
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