The Process Control Engineer (PCE) is a member of the Process Control Group and reports to the Process Control Team Lead. The PCE maintains and improves the process controls systems in the areas of the refinery assigned. The PCE works closely with Area Process Engineers (PE), Controls System Specialists (CSS), Console Operators (OSB), and I&E Maintenance to ensure reliable operations of the control systems.
- Work independently and with Operators and Engineers to develop and implement improvements to processes via the control system
- Demonstrate process understanding for their area of responsibility, as well as an awareness of key operational parameters in the units immediately upstream as well as downstream of the area they work in.
- Understand the system architecture, control system fundamentals, regulatory, and advanced controls in the areas they work in.
- Ensure adequate support in maintenance, troubleshooting, and enhancing existing control schemes including advanced control applications such as DMCplus.
- Tuning of control loops.
- Identify opportunities to improve safe and reliable operations to deliver improvements in safety, profitability, and reliability of areas they are responsible for.
- Lead and partner with the User Interface Specialist to design new operator graphics and enhance existing graphics.
- Lead and partner with the Process Control hardware and computing Network Specialists to ensure the availability and reliability of the control system.
- Provide support to the area team to manage abnormal situations/upsets, troubleshooting, etc. on a 24/7 basis if required.
- Responsible for maintaining technical accuracy pertaining to the unit critical alarm setpoints in the DCS.
- Partner with Control Systems Specialist for maintenance of DCS configuration, including addition, modification and deletion of new points.
- Provide feedback to key stakeholders on the progress of the areas they are responsible for.
- Participate in HAZOP's and implement Management of Change Requests for control-related activities.
One of the following Combinations is required:
- Chemical, Electrical, or Instrument engineering or related B.S. engineering degree and 4 years process experience
- Electronic, Computer, Chemical, or related Associate Degree and 7 years process control experience and 2 years experience in the Process Control Specialist assignment with effectively demonstrated process understanding
- HS diploma and 10 years of process operations and process control experience and 2 years experience in the Process Control Specialist assignment with effectively demonstrated process understanding
- Minimum of 4 years experience with refinery operations/process engineering/process control in a 24/7 environment with engineering BS degree
- 2 years experience in the Process Control Specialist assignment with effectively demonstrated process understanding