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Job ID : 1532 

Closing Date : 12/12/2022

Job Category : Engineering 

Location : Geismar Site 




NOVA CHEMICALS, INC. is seeking a Process Control Engineer to work in Geismar, LA. The Process Control Engineer will be required to perform the following duties: (1) be responsible for the support and implementation of control applications and Advanced Process Controllers (APC) to improve plant profitability, stability, and safety; (2) be accountable for ensuring that base-layer control performance is maximized; (3) provide support by developing diagnosis and periodic health check of installed base control systems; (4) identify and implement changes such as smart alarming and deploy high-performance graphics to improve operator’s ability to run the unit; and (5) work with key stakeholders to enhance control strategies and ensure compliance with corporate process control standards and best practices.  

Position requires Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and six years of process control engineering experience for petrochemical plants working with Rockwell Pavilion Advanced Process Control (APC) software and Honeywell Distributed Control Systems (DCS).

Experience required with the following: (1) experience with the development and implementation of Advanced Process Control applications, specifically using Rockwell Pavilion APC Software, and including integration with external applications including APC products; (2) experience in controller design, model identification and APC-DCS Interface programming; (3) experience with the support and configuration of regulatory control algorithms for Honeywell’s DCS Experion and TDC3000; (4) experience with the design and implement of  basic and advanced regulatory control strategies to optimize the process (including Feedforward, Constraint Control, Optimization, and Cross limiting); (5) experience with programming in a real time environment including experience with automation and state-based control using functional logic blocks, Honeywell control languages (AM-CL); (6) experience with the application of process control theory fundamentals and process engineering including the model and control petrochemical processes (including Distillation columns, Reactor - Ethane cracker, boilers, and fired heater); (7) experience with the configuration and management of Honeywell’s Control Performance Monitoring software (CPM) to analyze the performance of multiple APC controllers and hundreds of existing PID loops; (8) experience tuning PID controllers through process modelling; (9) experience with Human-Machine Interface (HMI) programming and configuration for Process Automation Systems; and (10) experience with Alarm Database Management (including Alarm Rationalization and Smart Alarming).
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