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Plant Controls Engineer in Kansas City, KS at PQ Corporation

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Provide support to plant operations to address controls issues, as well as identify and implement process improvements.  Directly manages the site's Instrument Technicians.

Process control system design and maintenance, to include PLC's, MCC's and VFD's. 

Process instrumentation including mass flow meters, continuous and discrete level transmitters, pressure transducers and temperature transducers.

Set up new Factory Talk directives; create new displays and other supporting HMI development activities.

Define and troubleshoot networks that span multiple subnets or VLAN’s.

Work in and around 480 V MDCC including motor systems that are VFD controlled.

Manage a small to mid-size controls projects to maintain schedule and budget.

Directly supervises the sites Instrument Technicians.  This includes evaluating job scopes and assigning work.




Job Requirements


PLC programming abilities including Allen Bradley’s control logix, SLC and PLC5 platforms.  Create new logic and exceed normal troubleshooting capabilities.

HMI development abilities including Rockwell Automation software, Factory Talk, RS View and other products integrated with AB.

Proven critical thinker, problem solver, and self-starter.  Able to work unsupervised.

Excellent communication skills.

Experience in managing hourly employees in a union environment.

4-year degree from an ABET accredited program in Electrical Engineering or similar.  Proven work history of 8 years in a process environment can be substituted for the education requirement.