Controls Engineer

Dyno Nobel Inc. Simsbury , CT 06070

Posted 2 days ago

Dyno Nobel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Incitec Pivot Limited, a global leader in diversified industrial chemicals that manufactures and distributes industrial explosives, industrial chemicals and fertilizers. We provide blasting solutions and quality explosives products throughout North America and Australia, as well as selected customers in the Asia Pacific region. Due to continued results and world-leading innovation, customers in the mining, quarry, construction, pipeline and geophysical exploration industries choose Dyno Nobel

Controls Engineer

Position Summary:

This position provides technical support in the operation of the Simsbury, CT site as it relates to process equipment power and controls including troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, upgrades and process improvements.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrate and/or lead the commitment of achieving Zero Harm through behavioral based safety programs.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable HSE performance standards, objectives and regulations.

  • Live and foster the IPL Corporate Values.

  • Assist in the development of the electrical and controls team.

  • Investigation, troubleshooting and repairing of controls related issues and interfaces.

  • Design modification of electrical & control enclosures, consoles, panel layouts, wiring & interconnections & BOMs.

  • Programming of PLCs & Operator Interface Terminals (HMI's).

  • Participate in HSE activities such as Job Safety Analysis, HAZOPs, Process Hazard Analysis, Energy Control efforts and Management of Change processes.

  • Maintain and repair overall Controls Technology which integrate to machinery such as PLC's, HMI's, industrial data networking, sensing, robotics, motion control and vision systems.

  • Documentation within the SAP Plant Maintenance program.

  • Revise and develop electrical and control maintenance routines and procedures.

  • Conduct hardware selection (PLCs, Motor & Motion Controls, Servo Systems, Sensors, Vision Systems, Process Instrumentation, Temperature Control & Robotics).

  • Assist internal support staff, or external contractors, to ensure project objectives are met safely.

  • Research existing problems in legacy equipment and accurately identify potential causes.Sometimes without historical documentation.

  • Participate actively in Problem-Solving initiatives.

  • Support Continuous Improvement events with expertise and insight.

  • Identify and implement systems improvements and upgrades.

  • Actively participate in the Electrical Classification Committee.

  • Assist with Process and equipment design development for product/process integration and manufacturability.



  • BSEE or equivalent experience in Process & Equipment Controls, Controls engineering, Electrical Engineer.


  • 5 10 years in an industrial environment in a Power and or Controls Systems related field with a proven track record of problem solving, troubleshooting and repairing of controls related issues. Process controls installation, startup and commissioning is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and ability to program PLC Technology, (HMI) operator interface terminals, controls, robotics and vision systems.

  • Knowledge of safety interlocking devices.

  • Familiar with applicable code compliance including NEC, OSHA, NFPA 30.

  • Ability to manage small to medium scale projects.

  • Ability to contribute to process and equipment solutions in support of unexpected plant process issues and plant continuous improvement efforts including the interpretation and implementation of producer driven changes.

  • Knowledge of plant or process power distribution and networking.

  • Knowledge of electric loads and protective component selection (transformers, wiring, breakers, fusing).

  • Knowledge of SAP plant maintenance module functions a plus.

  • Must satisfy the requirements for a "possessor of explosives" as defined by BATFE.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as Safety rules, Work Instructions, Process Specs, Quality Plans and Packaging Standards.

Work Environment and Physical


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to wear and care for applicable personal protective equipment (such as, safety glasses and shoes, respirator, hard hat and ear protection, safety harness) as required by site specific requirements.

  • Employee may be routinely exposed to explosives.

  • Infrequent domestic travel may be required.

  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders within plant manufacturing facilities when troubleshooting or supervising repairs or installations.

  • May require infrequent lifting of 50 lbs. (22.7 kg).

Dyno Nobel is an equal employment opportunity employer and will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Being a part of the Dyno Nobel team is a combination of everything that is unique about Dyno Nobel: our culture, our core values, our commitment to safety, but most importantly, it is our people. It is what sets us apart from your average employer, and is everything that makes Dyno Nobel a great place to work. At Dyno Nobel, we are committed to equal employment opportunity.

Dyno Nobel does not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us. Our supplier base is restricted to specified hiring needs. Therefore, any resume received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and Dyno Nobel will not be obligated to pay a referral or placement fee.


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