The main focus of this role is to “keep the plant running!” Our client already has a system in place, so keeping that system up and running is the #1 priority. Updates and improvements/changes to processes or equipment are secondary, but also important.
The process control engineer must have skills in design, configuration, integration, and implementation of process control solutions for our client’s manufacturing facilities. This includes engineering of electrical systems, PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, SQL, Access, and PC networking technologies.
– Ensure safe work practices are followed at all times.
– Ensure compliance with all standards and programs (safety, environmental, quality, maintenance, and manufacturing policies and procedures) within area of responsibility.
– Lead or participate in problem solving.
– Become an expert in the current process, control, and reporting systems.
– Provide ongoing informal and formal training for electrical personnel to ensure development of good operating and maintenance practices.
– Work as a member of the maintenance team to think strategically about downtime prevention and long-term resolution of issues while maintaining a culture of efficiency and quick reaction to downtime events.
– Provide backup support to other process control and electrical supervision personnel.
– Work closely with electrical supervisors to maintain all documentation related to the process control system configuration and SOP’s. Work to continuously improve electrical/process control standards.
– Participate in planning and budgeting for activities.
– Provide electrical engineering support to sustain plant production.
– Balance day to day needs with long term projects.
– Participate in equipment troubleshooting.
– Work with maintenance and operational teams to support continuous improvements of assets and asset performance.
– Introduce recommended changes in control schemes which will improve the plant operation. This could include increased efficiency by increasing the level of automation and improved methods of control.
– Ability to troubleshoot and repair machinery through the use of drawings, schematics, and root-cause/failure analysis.
– Strong knowledge of engineering concepts including electrical, instrumentation, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.
– Respond to equipment downtime emergencies, and plan/execute plans for any recurring situations.
– Identify opportunities where condition based monitoring can successfully predict failure.
– Combine newer technologies and extensions of current architectures. Plan and coordinate technical design and implementation of project work.
– Monitor the operation of machinery and systems, to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate and solve problems in a timely manner, and identify opportunities for improvement.
– Working knowledge of steam systems, natural gas systems, hydraulic systems, and pneumatic systems.
– Experience in capital project design, installation and startup.
– BS in Electrical Engineering.
– 5+ years manufacturing experience after completion of degree.
– Experience in forest products, paper and pulp, food or beverage processing, or chemical industries is a plus.
– Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
– Experience with continuous manufacturing processes.
– Strong troubleshooting skills.
– Knowledge of plant equipment and processes.
– Ability to do full controls integration, from electrical/instrumentation design to PLC to MMI.
– Familiar with most common sensors and transmitters, and their suitability to an application.
– Working experience with PLC’s and Wonderware HMI or equivalent.
– Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts.
– Proficient using personal computers, associated software (MS Suite, Project, Access, SQL, CMMS, AutoCAD, Kronos) and IO Servers.
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Lexicon Solutions is a full-service staffing company specializing in contract, contract-to-hire, direct placement, and payroll services. Located in the Portland metro area, we are at the heart of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Lexicon Solutions has been voted by the Portland Business Journal as one of Portland's Top Staffing Firms from 2009 - 2022.
Lexicon Solutions is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package, including the following:
- Major PPO (Pre-tax) medical/dental cafeteria plan.
- AFLAC supplemental insurance.
- Complementary care.
- Individual supplemental term life policies.
- Paid holidays and PTO.
- Direct deposit payroll option.
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