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Process Controls Engineer

Company: Koch Industries, Inc.
Location: Wichita
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC and its affiliates are a global provider of value-added solutions for the agriculture, turf and ornamental, energy and chemical markets. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. We make things grow better with plant nutrient and biological technologies. See the latest ways we're creating value for our customers and doing more with less at kochagenergy.com.Koch Ag & Energy Solutions is looking for a Process Control Engineer to join our corporate Operations Excellence capability! The preferred location for the role will be in our corporate office in Wichita, KS. In this high value role, the successful candidate will drive safe, reliable, and efficient deployment of state-based and procedural automation efforts of the company's fleet of chemical facilities. Travel is 25% with up to 50% travel during critical events.Travel is flexible depending on needs at the business/site and is largely controlled by the individual.Regular schedule will be a flexible 8-hour day, Monday through Friday. This role is eligible for relocation and sign on incentives. What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Own State-Based Automation Program including full lifecycle and long-term sustainability.
  • Leverage production site and corporate resources to develop state-based control and automaton framework.
  • Lead site teams to develop technical scope of work for site and unit specific portions of their state-based controls and procedural automation roadmap.
  • Drive effective schedule development - ensuring that team responsibilities and phase deliverables are clear and well understood.
  • Direct and guide the engineering contractor's process control and automation teams to ensure they understand all scope requirements and deliverables.
  • Assist in development of automated operating procedures, state tables and transition tables.
  • Assist in development of process control narratives and cause-and-effect sheets - ensuring good control design practice and adherence to best engineering practices.
  • Act as SME for the control system and automation improvements and ensure control loop design is clear and follows good process control theory and practice.
  • Work closely with Koch network of companies and 3rd parties to leverage existing knowledge and implement improvements.
  • Interface with IT/OT, technology, and service providers to ensure that software and equipment availability meet expectations.
  • Interface with process engineers to ensure that automation initiatives deliver expected process improvements and meet performance requirements.
  • Interface with instrument engineers to ensure that instruments will meet control systems performance requirements.
  • Partner with multiple disciplines including operations and engineering to improve capability in process control and plant automation.
  • Coordinate all necessary training and fleet knowledge share forums to achieve successful program implementation.
  • Support Factory Acceptance Testing, start up, and commissioning activities for each project. The Experience You Will BringRequirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or comparable experience in a Chemical Plant environment
    • Experience in an instrumentation, process, or control systems role
    • Experience with process control and automation
    • Experience with process industry standards and codes (ISA, IEC, etc.) What Will Put You Ahead
      • Experience with DCS and SIS hardware and software (Yokogawa or Emerson DeltaV)
      • Previous experience with state-based control and procedural automation
      • Experience with Yokogawa Exapilot or other state-based engines
      • Previous experience with ground-up initiative roll-out and program development
      • Previous experience in an entrepreneurial/start-up environment
      • Hands on experience working with the process controls at multiple sites, supporting design and implementation Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter. At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:

Keywords: Koch Industries, Inc., Wichita , Process Controls Engineer, Engineering , Wichita, Kansas

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