Engineer Control Systems (Dcs)

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Ishpeming , MI 49849

Posted 2 months ago

Location : Ishpeming, MI

JobCode : 3106

Position Type : Salary

Description :

Basic Function:

Manage the administration, maintenance, development, and implementation of control systems in an iron ore processing facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Operating, Maintenance and Electrical teams helping them meet the overall site operating strategy.

  • Provide control system engineering and programming services that involve adding new equipment, modification of existing equipment, supporting systems, and/or process improvements.

  • Provide control system engineering and programming services for existing equipment in the facility that may include designing, purchasing, planning/scheduling, safety reviews, programming, supervising, installation, commissioning, and technical/troubleshooting support.

  • Understand, follow, and continuously promote safe work practices.

  • Consider and mitigate if possible all safety and environmental risks during the planning process and while work execution is in progress.

  • Identify technical opportunities and determine economic justification for control system improvements and communicates them to the required parties.

  • Develop and foster relationships with key customers in operations, maintenance, electrical, reliability and project engineering.

  • Able to coach and mentor less experienced staff, management, engineers, and electrical crafts people, providing technical expertise and guidance.

  • Liaise with third party service providers to identify improvements and execute approved projects.

  • Cooperates and communicates effectively with management, engineers, supervisors, and skilled trades.

  • Prioritize work based on business strategy and master plan operational needs.

  • Participate in weekly Plant Electrical Level 2 Review Meeting.

  • Develop plans and procedures for control system projects to ensure equipment longevity, reliability and cost-effectiveness.

  • Review backlog of work on a regular basis with Section Manager Plant Electrical Maintenance in order to keep priorities of the plant at the fore front.

  • Insure proper comments/updates are written on work orders and mirror correct execution.

  • Complete any assigned task from action cards generated in your area and report out when done.

  • Participate in internal and external training and learning activities.

  • Has a firm and increasing understanding of both basic and advanced process control concepts and techniques and is able to prepare standardized documentation.

  • Strong troubleshooting and design skills for PLCs (Siemens, Rockwell Automation Control Logix/RSLogix/RSView/Factory Talk/RSNetworkx, Foxboro).

  • Working knowledge of control systems allowing candidate to develop process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), size and specify control valves, specify instrumentation, understand and create logic, schematic and wiring diagrams.

  • Understanding and ability to create electrical and control one-line diagrams.

  • Integrate process, mechanical, electrical and control requirements into a comprehensive functional system.

  • Able to troubleshoot communication issues.

  • Knowledgeable about hardware architecture of one or more modern and legacy control systems.

  • Able to perform basic administration and design of connectivity mediums (Fiber, Ethernet IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, ProfiBus, RemoteI/O and serial or multiple mediums).

  • Able to tune control loops.

  • Proficiently design, implement, test, and maintain a wide range of I/O, basic control functions, interlocks, sequences, operator interface, and other control components.

  • Evaluates process control equipment malfunctions and recommend design modifications to eliminate them.

  • Provide technical input for business and productivity initiatives

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements.

  • Provide subject matter expert support as required.

  • Analyze in combination with reliability and maintenance teams, delay data and implement solutions to increase the value of assets.

Education and Competency

  • A four year degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience (Electrical, Software, Process).

  • 3+ years of experience in a heavy industrial environment.

  • Experienced with AutoCAD

  • Knowledgeable of industry standards and practices that apply to control systems

  • Acquires and applies knowledge, skills and experience to accomplish results. Identifies and utilizes resources effectively and responsibly.

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of policies and procedures of operation; complies with and applies policies and procedures appropriately. Keeps current with and effectively applies new work methods, skills and technologies to complete work. Assesses situation accurately and determines appropriate action.

  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio and Outlook.

  • Familiarity with computerized maintenance systems (Work Order, Standard Jobs, APL's, Equipment Register and Scheduling modules), Ellipse preferred.

  • Effective communication skills both oral & written.

  • Effective problem solving skills.

  • Excellent data interpretation and analysis skills

Our facilities located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula also offers an area filled with small lakes, reasonably priced homes, good schools and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities such as skiing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, biking, hunting, fishing, etc.

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