Instrument & Controls Specialist

Aristech Surfaces, LLC - Florence, KY2.0

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $80,000 - $110,000 a year
Instrumentation & Controls Specialist

For more than 40 years Aristech Surfaces LLC has been the innovator in our industry. Today our team energetically pursues three areas for improvement: Customer Focus, Product Leadership and Operational Excellence. Aristech Surfaces LLC is a manufacturer of continuous cast acrylic sheet, solid surface and polyester solid surface.

Position Description: Perform duties under the general direction of the Engineering Manager with technical support from the Instrument & Controls Engineer to maintain the plant's instrumentation and controls systems at peak operating conditions. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practices and business needs assessment.

Responsibilities: The Instrumentation & Controls Specialist primary responsibilities will be:

Perform instrument calibrations adjust or replace instrument as needed
Perform batching system performance checks to verify system is operating within tolerances
Maintain appropriate documentation as required in the instrumentation calibration program
Assists in the development and implementation of processes needed to maintain the controls system at 'World Class' standards
Participate on large project teams in the development of control/instrumentation system specifications and support Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of new equipment systems
Lead the development and execution of small projects that are electrical/controls in nature.
As well as being an Instrumentation & Controls Specialist the position also requires the ability and knowledge to perform the following tasks. This includes but is not limited to:
Perform system start-ups and operational checkouts on systems including configuration, wiring, calibration, grounding and power testing
Reload and reboot PLC to restore faulted equipment
Perform preventative maintenance and routine inspections
Provide hardware and software application support assistance to engineers, maintenance and production.
Setup and configure replacement electronic and controls components to fit specific applications
Specify, organize and maintain adequate spare parts and modules for control and instrumentation systems
Tune automatic feedback control loops using PID controllers
Utilize technical materials such as equipment manuals, SDS, safety materials, system drawings, Process and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID's), electrical schematics, PLC ladder logic and blue prints to troubleshoot and maintain systems

Experience and Education:
The Instrumentation & Controls Specialist experience and education will be:

Documented training in control and instrumentation troubleshooting, calibration, and maintenance
A minimum of 5 years industrial manufacturing experience. Chemical manufacturing is preferred
Track record of increased technical competence and responsibilities
The ideal candidate will be proficiency in process control and instrumentation including:
Instrumentation including temperature, pressure, level, flow and mass density
GE Fanuc & Allen-Bradley Control Logix PLC's
Emerson DeltaV DCS
Industrial Networking: Profibus, Modbus, AS-i Bus, Foundation FieldBUS
HMI's: Wonderware and Panelviews
VFD, Servo and motion controls
Database architecture and system interfaces

Demonstrated Skills:
The Instrumentation & Controls Specialist demonstrated skills will be:

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to calibrate industrial instrumentation
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret and troubleshoot electrical/electronic circuits
Demonstrated knowledge of Distributed Control Systems and Programmable Logic Control Systems. This shall include the ability to read & troubleshoot PLC ladder logic
Demonstrated ability to solve problems, troubleshoot complicated process control systems, apply root cause failure techniques and make appropriate changes to avoid future reoccurrences
Exceptional troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated ability to utilize MS-Excel to analyze data and other computer applications such as MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint, Mini-Tab and e-mail
Capable of interfacing with all levels of the workforce, laterally as well as vertically (exempt and non-exempt), operations, maintenance, management, plant engineering, contractors, and vendors in a courteous and professional manner
Demonstrated ability to give clear, concise communications regarding background information, observations, and conclusions with recommendations on corrective actions
Demonstrated leadership skills that includes strong initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision

The Instrumentation & Controls Specialist key behaviors will be:

Highly Motivated Self Starter
Attention to Detail
Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
Exceptional Time Management Skills
Good Communication Skills (Written and Verbal)
Team Orientation (Collaborate with plant leadership, users and team members)