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Process Control Engineer

Thorold, ON L0S
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Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Groups innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the worlds top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of 10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.

Technology Solutions is a global leader in specialty mining reagents, phosphine-based chemistry, and solutions for stabilization of polymers. Its portfolio includes world class, leading-edge technologies and unrivaled technical service and applications expertise that support our customers in developing tailor-made solutions, in particular for mining, where Solvay's products allow customers to extract metal concentrates from increasingly more complex and depleted ores.


Position: Process Control Engineer

General Description: Control Systems Engineer or Process Control Engineer to provide on-going support for a DCS controlled mixed mode (batch and continuous) chemical manufacturing operation at the Solvay Niagara Falls, Canada site. This individual will be the on-site Lead for the Emerson Delta V System which includes administration, programming and maintenance. Successful candidates will have experience in interacting with Operations, Maintenance and Engineering teams to utilize control system technologies to improve site operations and process safety. This individual must be familiar with process instruments, control valves, three phase 600V motor control and safety interlock systems to be able to support new installations to upgrade Process Safety or increase the level of Automation.

Reports to: Site Process Improvement Manager

Direct Reports: None. Will interact closely with the Operations department, the Operations Engineer group, the Site Maintenance Department and the separate Project Team working on a Multi-phase migration of a legacy control system into the Delta V platform.

Primary Responsibilities: The Instrumentation and Controls Engineer is responsible for the design, installation and support of the process control systems in the batch chemical manufacturing facility. This includes the control system itself as well as the connected electrical motors, drives and process instrumentation.

Secondary Responsibilities include:

  • Site co-leadership for installed and further expansions of the Emerson Delta V system
  • Scheduling and overseeing system maintenance by Contractors
  • Assigning and maintaining documentation around I/O connections and interfaces
  • Maintains necessary system back-ups and documentation
  • Lead on-site programmer for Delta V execution of recipes
  • Oversees and trains Operating Engineers in the management of Process Control Alarms and Control System Functions
  • Interacts with Maintenance and Operations teams to support troubleshooting of failures indicated in Delta V.
  • Able to learn and understand current process executions and propose paths for automation (recipes) and then lead implementation and start-up. This includes development of necessary recipes to support the introduction of new products into the manufacturing equipment.
  • Together with Operations Engineers, able to review existing sequential programming (recipes) and modify or improve for optimization of yield / cycle time or reduce nuisance interruptions / program stalling.
  • Leads process control improvement projects including schedule, budget, testing requirements (Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT)) and start-up including required documentation and approvals.
  • Coordinates the introduction of additional process control elements into Delta V platform.
  • Supports the on-going APACs migration into the Delta V system in the planning, execution, start-up and commissioning activities.
  • Works with the Maintenance department on implementation of Emerson AMS system for troubleshooting and supports accomplishment of Preventative Maintenance of Delta V Control System elements.
  • Supports the administrator for the site's OSI/ PI historian system. Shares responsibility with the lead OSI/PI administrator for maintenance of the PI system as well as upgrades and modifications.

  • Minimum of 5 years of direct experience in industrial Chemical Plant Operations (broad based experience interacting with production, engineering and maintenance is preferred)
  • Chemical Plant experience should be in facility operated to world class standards in the areas of Process Safety; Digital Instrumentation & Control; Safety, Health and Environment standards as they pertain to maintenance work and use of contractors;
  • Candidates must show knowledge and experience directly in the use of Emerson Delta V process control systems in a batch and/or continuous environment. Also, the design, configuration, testing, start- up, troubleshooting and ongoing maintenance of digital instrumentation systems and safety interlock systems.
  • Four year relevant Engineering degree; Chemical or Electrical disciplines preferred and been registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario is a preference.

  • A working knowledge of process historian systems is required. Preferred candidates have direct experience in the use and administration of an OSI/PI process historian package.
  • Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work with necessary hardware and software systems to support unit operation and interact with vendors / contractors for full development of the system and ensure proper installation.
  • Candidates should also have a demonstrated understanding of the requirements for electrical systems compliant with Section 18 of the Canada Electrical Code (installations in Hazardous Areas) and ISA S88 Batch Process Control Standard.
  • The engineer should have knowledge of communication system platforms such as Ethernet, Devicenet and Modbus.
  • The engineer must be familiar with three phase AC motors and industrial motor controls including Variable Frequency Drives.
  • The engineer must have a demonstrated history in the execution of projects requiring new or replacement control systems, process instrumentation, human machine interfaces, and process data networks.
  • The engineer must have strong verbal and technical writing skills to interact with the Operations department to convey changes to the control system and complete the associated management of change and training documents for assigned project work.

Posted: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-03
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