|Title||DCS Configuration Support|
|Description||The DCS/Process Control Specialist plays a fundamental role in the organization to provide process control and maintenance service to all areas of the plant so that TPC’s plant control systems are applied, utilized, maintained, and developed to meet the needs of the operating units and overall business relating to safety, cost, rate, reliability, and quality. This position is an excellent opportunity for a credible DCS Alarm system specialist who has background in control systems and providing support for new projects. An employee in this role must provide routine administrative support for all process control systems including maintaining and adding points to the control system, helping with loop checks, modifying operator displays, responding to system alarms, software backups, documenting, tuning using modern loop tuning techniques, and performing planned preventive maintenance. The right candidate will take charge in providing support for the configuration, maintenance, and repair of the plant to the data historian efficiently. The individual will participate on teams to develop control strategies and review control specs, help with the integration and startup of new controls and follow up that as-built data is received and documented accordingly. RESPONSIBILITIES|
The responsibilities of the DCS/Process Control Specialist will assimilate quickly, ensuring all control systems are maintained.
Key Responsibilities include:
Provides process control and maintenance service to all areas of the plant so that TPC’s plant control systems are applied, utilized, maintained, and developed to meet the needs of the operating units and overall business relating to safety, cost, rate, reliability, and quality.
Provides routine administrative support for all process control systems including maintaining and adding points to the control system, helping with loop checks, modifying operator displays, responding to system alarms, software backups, documentation, tuning using modern loop tuning techniques, and planned preventive maintenance.
Provides support for the configuration, maintenance, and repair of the plant data historian.
Understands and works with the DCS Alarm system.
Provides support for new projects with PFD, P&ID, HAZOP and PSSR reviews.
Completes all safety and environmental training required of a Process Control Specialist.
Helps with RCA investigations.
Helps with Turnarounds and Equipment service switches.
Helps maintain the Hiway, LCN, PlantScape, Experion, Wireless and PCN networks. Also the History Modules, App Nodes, PHD Servers and Collectors and the Wireless Server. Works with Vendors as needed to migrate and update the required software. Also works with Vendors on support of third party systems including DOC-3000 and PEMS.
Participates on teams to develop control strategies and review control specs. Helps with the integration and startup of the new controls. Follows up that as-built documentation is received.
Helps develop, maintain, and document DCS logic and programs as required. Helps troubleshoot and maintain PLC and other systems used for Burner Management, Tank Car Loading, DM Water Plant Cycle control, and Gas Fired Turbines.
Proof of understanding of the basics of the control system.
Proof of understanding of controls concepts.
Helps maintain the control system hardware with minimal reliability issues.
Helps maintain the control system software and configuration with minimal reliability issues. Provide hardware and software support for Safety Instrumented Systems.
Job Description for DCS/Process Control Specialist
The DCS/Process Control Specialist will have 7+ years of DCS experience in process controls within the petrochemical, refining or chemical industry. An Associate of Applied Science degree in a technical discipline is strongly preferred.
More specifically, the successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and competencies:
Honeywell TDC3000 experience is required including the ability to program and troubleshoot the Honeywell TDC2000/3000. Must be proficient on point building, logic blocks configuration, CL programming, GUS graphic creation, able to understand UCN/LCN configuration and limitations, and hardware troubleshooting.
Allen Bradley PLC experience required
Delta V, Foxboro I/A, Experion, Triconex, or Yokogawa DCS experience preferred.
Knowledge of field instrumentation and how it connects to the control system.
Experience with various single loop, PLC, and DCS based control systems and with relay logic.
Experience with light hydrocarbon reaction and distillation and boiler steam generation.
Experience in information technologies as applied to process control system design and high degree of computer literacy with loading software, preventative maintenance, Windows Server 2003, and TCP/IP.
Able to read loop sheets. Able to read and mark-up P&ID's.
Able to build, loop test, and tune a DCS point. Able to add a new point to a Graphic and to process history.
Able to troubleshoot the operating process and determine if a problem is due to Process, Field Instrumentation, or the Control System.
Ability to troubleshoot and maintain DCS equipment.