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Process Controls Engineer

United States - Ohio - Toledo
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Job ID 102652BR Job category Engineering Group Segment Downstream Relocation availableNegotiable CityToledo CountryUnited States Travel required Yes - up to 10%

Job profile summary:

The Process Control Engineer contributes to safe and reliable refinery operations and maximized value through process control development, application, support, and maintenance, enabling operation of process units within established equipment and process safety limits.. This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be required to provide support for your area job requirements.

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Key Accountabilities
Reviews instrument, control, and logic design recommendations for both capital and expense projects.
Has shared responsibility for all aspects of the process computing system including system software troubleshooting & maintenance, application development, operator interface maintenance & development, system configuration, long-term planning, training, and documentation.
Identifies, evaluates, and implements new advanced controls and automation applications. Has responsibility of for project development including conceptual design, alternative review, costs, benefits, risks & mitigations, resources, plant testing, model development, interface construction, commissioning, training, and documentation.
Designs, commissions, tunes, enhances and troubleshoots applications which consist of regulatory, advanced regulatory and multi-variable DMC controls.
Understands Company HSE practices, policies, & procedures and participates in Refinery HAZOP’s and RCFA’s.
Assists in training and development of Process Control Engineers, Process Engineers, and Operation Technicians.
Participates in knowledge transfer with other BP facilities.
Represent Toledo as required on cross-SPU technical Community of Practice (CoP) teams, including participation in annual global CoP meetings
Participate in the refinery process technology network of all process engineers in the Toledo BU
Support continued safe refinery operations in the event of a work stoppage by hourly workforce

Educational background:
  • A Bachelors degree in chemical or electrical engineering or a related discipline is required

Experience Required:
Three years of process control experience in an operating refinery, chemical facility or similar process facility.
A working knowledge of a modern Distributed Control System, including point configuration and database, software coding, schematic building.
Desired experience with multivariable matrix control technology (preferably DMC) and a background in the following areas: controller maintenance and troubleshooting, controller design and implementation, parameter tuning, problem solving, decision making, project development and execution, feasibility studies, and economic analyses is desired. Alternately training in this area could be provided to the successful candidate.
Specialist control skills are required including an understanding of process dynamics, control engineering principles, and practical operating knowledge.
Familiar with control system documentation such as P&IDs, Loop Diagrams, Cause & Effects

Experience Desired:
A total of 8 years process control experience either through work in an operating refinery/chemical facility, related academic experience, or a combination of both.
Experience with Honeywell TDC3000, Experion or both.
Knowledge of SCADA and other Open technology
Ability to communicate effectively with unit operators, maintenance staff, managers, and others outside of your area of technical expertise

About BP:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

The Downstream segment has global manufacturing and marketing operations. It is the product and service-led arm of BP, made up of three businesses (Fuels, Lubricants, and Petrochemicals).

We aim to run safe and reliable operations across all our businesses, supported by leading brands and technologies, to deliver high-quality products and services that meet our customers’ needs.

Disciplined execution of our strategy is helping improve our underlying performance, capture opportunities for further growth, generate attractive returns and create a more resilient business that is better able to withstand a range of market conditions; and create opportunities for future growth.

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