Location : Ishpeming, MI
JobCode : 3106
Position Type : Salary
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.
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.