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Job ID:  55373
Date:  Sep 23, 2022
On Site
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Senior Automation Engineer - Freeport, TX

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Senior Automation Engineer - Freeport, TX - On-Site


The Freeport, TX site produces Betacarotene and fulfills approximately 60-70% of the synthetic Betacarotene demand, worldwide.  Customers for the Freeport site are primarily internal DSM plants, which further formulate the products to higher-value forms for sale to external customers.


You’ll be responsible to:

  • Maintain and Troubleshoot both hardware and software for the site process automation systems including DCS, PLC, HMI, Data Historian.
  • Develop and execute long-term master plans to ensure automation systems are migrated to next generation hardware/software as needed.
  • Provide off-hours support for assisting operations and maintenance personnel with automation issues in order to keep the plant running.
  • Develop and implement process control strategy improvements.
  • Manage small projects related to automation according to the Improve Plant/Small Project work processes. (Includes Scoping, Planning, Execution, Control, and Documentation)
  • Involved in and assists in other projects that include Automation scope to ensure they are implemented following the long term Master plans for automation systems
  • Co-ordinate with and integrate corporate Control System requirements into existing systems and future development. 
  • Develop and maintain documentation of automation systems and control logic in a professional manner.
  • Perform timely backups of systems and maintain an organized and secure backup library.
  • Participate in risk assessments like PHA, PHR, FMEA, RCA, HAZOP as process automation expert 
  • Provide SIL–classification and SIL–verification support.
  • Aware of and follows all DSM Key Security Behaviors.


What we look for in you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or similar engineering degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant industry experience
  • In-depth knowledge in DCS process control systems.
  • Basic knowledge of instrumentation and electrical equipment
  • Basic Knowledge of PLC control systems.
  • Knowledge of FMEA, RCA, tools and application


What we like to see in your experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in programming and maintaining DCS process control system required in chemical/pharmaceutical manufacturing or engineering required. 
  • ABB Harmony programming
  • Emerson DeltaV programming
  • OSIsoft PI support
  • Management of IT/Process control systems hardware.
  • PLC programming.


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Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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