Position PurposeAs a member of the extended reliability team within Cargill – Starches Sweeteners North America (SSNA), the Automation, Electrical, and Instrumentation (AEI) Specialist I ? Automation Engineer interacts with internal and external centers of expertise to ensure reliability centered maintenance and engineering principles are utilized within the site and departments.
This position is responsible for the execution of automation solutions in support of department requests, maintenance and capital projects primarily at the local site, but can also at times be utilized at other SSNA sites and will work as part of a centrally focused team implementing projects based on corporate defined best practice standards and guidelines.
Provide design expertise in the areas of automation, electrical and instrumentation for initiatives and projects based on current best practices using approved components and standards.
Must be fluent in at least one of the functional areas of Automation, Electrical or Instrumentation.
Provide expertise and/or support for internal and external resources during the execution of projects.Principal Accountabilities 45%
Execution of automation solutions used for controlling plant process.
Will involve design and configuration of control systems and oversight of electrical and instrumentation functions related to projects.
Will be required to obtain knowledge of plant processes.25% Design and implement control strategies based on current best practice standards and approved components.20%
Work with fix/support team to identify areas in need of improvement and reliability. Provide training for completed projects.10%
Training and development courses assigned by supervisor to meet positional requirements.Skills:
Required Qualifications:?? Bachelor?s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics OR Associates degree in a technical discipline plus 3+ years AEI related experience OR 5 years AEI related experience in lieu of degree? 1 year + experience in updating and troubleshooting a range AEI Systems: Data Historian OSI PI; Network Communications ? Modicon S908, Ethernet, Modbus+, ModbusTCP, Profibus? 1 year +?experience?in design, implementation and troubleshooting of interlocks, permissive, forced setpoints, sequencing and control strategies? 1 year +?experience?in design, implementation and troubleshooting of plant automation, low voltage electrical and instrumentation technologies? Ability to travel as needed? Availability for on-call troubleshootingSuccess Factors:?? Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with minimum supervision and meet deliverables? Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, and cost? Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills? Work well in a team or individual environment and be a self-starter? Excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Strong attention to detailPreferred Qualifications:?? Ability to configure and program a variety of control systems including DCS ? Novatech D3, Emerson DeltaV; PLCs ? Modicon, Allen
Bradley and HMI systems? Ability to read and update P&IDs, electrical schematics, loop diagrams, user required specifications, functional design specifications? Understanding of continuous and batch process control strategies? Understanding of motor control circuits and ability to troubleshoot? Certified Automation Professional (CAP) Certification through Instrument Society of America (ISA)? Knowledge of IEC 61131 and other proprietary programming languages? Understanding of plant networking technologies and topologies? Basic understanding of National Electric Code (NEC), NFPA 70E, IEC standards and ISA standards