Houston Area DCS Team Lead

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

LaPorte, Texas, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

This role leads a team of Process Control engineers and provides support to the 3 Nouryon Houston Area Production sites.  The Process Control Team Lead is a key point of information and guidance for the Basic Process Control System (BPCS) and SIS functionality at the sites.  

Key Objectives

  • Lead the team of engineers in supporting the BPCS, SIS, and data historians at the 3 Houston area plant sites.  
  • Ensure overall high level of system integrity by executing required system maintenance which may include software and hardware upgrades, backups, etc.
  • Implement required programming and configuration changes as needed to drive the sites’ continuous improvement efforts.
  • Support capital projects at the 3 sites.
  • Establish the sites’ strategic plan for system lifecycle management while ensuring systems are future proof and operate with the utmost in reliability.
  • Establish and maintain alarm management systems.
  • Maintain sites’ SIS including accountability for SIF proof testing.
  • Work effectively within the 3 site teams.
  • Prioritize workload to provide timely and effective support to all 3 locations.
  • Ensure 24/7 availability of the team to ensure system issues minimally impact overall plant OEE.
  • Other duties and tasks as directed by site leadership.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Overall performance of the sites’ control systems.
  • OEE impact to production units caused by control system reliability.

Job Requirement / Candidate profile

  • University Degree in Engineering
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in general process control to include loop tuning, designing, and implementing batch and continuous control systems
  • Familiarity with applicable codes, standards, and practices
  • Alarm rationalization experience preferred
  • Familiarity with hardware associated with control systems
  • Chemical manufacturing or refining industry experience required
  • Familiarity with SIS systems preferred
  • Hands on experience with control systems required
  • Experience with LOPA preferred but not required
  • Working knowledge and ability to troubleshoot industry communication protocols including Modbus and OPC UA preferred

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Open until further notice
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North America
United States
Integrated Supply Chain
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Integrated Supply Chain
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Full time/part time
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