Lead controls department to design, propose and implement cost effective solutions to improve plant performance. Provide process controls support in the day-to-day operation of a world scale dry and wet corn milling facility that produces ethanol, corn oil and animal feed.
Responsible for building and maintaining priorities as a member of the plant engineering and maintenance team to adequately define controls for new and existing equipment, propose IT solutions with operations and maintenance input, build it to code, and functionally test the instruments and interlocks to ensure the system works as designed. The qualified individual will also be responsible for overseeing IT staff including all networking and information systems.
Maintain the plant distributed control network infrastructure and communications network. Provide programming support for D/3, PLC, Wonderware and other applications. This individual will also be actively involved in helping to provide solutions for plant safety by participating on safety committees and conducting SOR audits.
Knowledge of DCS and PLC systems, including hardware and software. Specific knowledge of Novatech D/3, Allen Bradley PLCs, RSLogix 5/500/5000 preferred.
Strong ability in designing and implementing process control systems in a continuous process operation. Strong ability in computer networking and servers. Vision of business opportunities to be gained through effective automation. Ability to select and develop employees, and to achieve objectives through others.
The ideal candidate will have 6-10 years of experience with process controls, preferably in an industrial setting with 5 years of direct supervisory experience. Must possess a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent experience in the IT field.
Strong technical background through hands-on work in similar setting and experience in leading others effectively is also required. Microsoft and Cisco certifications are a plus also.
Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC, Novatech D3 experience and knowledge of programming languages (Novatech D/3 SABL, AB RSLogix); Instrumentation and process control systems is required. Must be familiar with VFD drives, PLC logic, and control.
Experience with work management (JHA and job planning) is required. Hands-on approach and strong detail focus. Excellent leadership capabilities.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the organization. Must have the ability to climb stairs, lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds, and sit and stand for long periods of time. Should be able to work in confined spaces and heights. Position requires bending and kneeling
Archer Daniels Midland Company