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PQ Corporation Plant Controls Engineer - J3S3DY60970D52S9JLD in Kansas City, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11477465

For almost 200 years, PQ Corporation has envisioned the future of performance materials, chemicals and catalysts through collaborative innovation, making products that touch all of us, every day. * Cleaner Emissions - Our Catalysts and Refining Services products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with improved fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions. * Safer Travels - We produce highly engineered Performance Materials that help make highways and airports safer for drivers, pedestrians, pilots and passengers * Better Care - Our products are critical ingredients in consumer applications that help make teeth brighter and skin softer * Carbon-Free - With inorganic and carbon-free products, we contribute to improving the sustainability of our planet. We are a leading global provider of specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services that enable environmental improvements, enhance consumer products, and increase personal safety. PQ Corporation is searching for a Plant Controls Engineer for our Kansas City, KS location This role will provide support to plant operations to address controls issues, as well as identify and implement process improvements. The Plant Controls Engineer will directly manage the site's Instrument Technicians. Responsibilities:


+ 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.


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.

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