DCS Specialist

Job Title: DCS Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saint James, United States
Salary: $100000 - $120000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-07-02
Reference: BH-110102
Contact Name: Luke Guest
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 03, 2019 17:27

Job Description

Job Title: DCS Specialist
Location:  Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Employee: Permanent
The DCS/Process Controls Specialist is responsible for implementing & administering the Control System Operation and identification of the Instrument System improvements to ensure control system operation. This position performs software administration, troubleshooting, maintenance, development, and general management of the network & databases. He/she provides support for process control applications by applying basic engineering skills such as loop tuning, alarm set points, and point configurations.
Duties and Responsibilities include: 
  • Lead or SME for instrumentation commissioning strategy and planning
  • Manages DCS commissioning activities including loop checks
  • Performs compliance audits as required and takes appropriate action to correct non-compliance and reinforce positive behaviors
  • Provides process control engineering support to the Operations Team and EHSS Team in the development of guidelines to ensure plant and equipment are operated and risks are managed in a manner that poses no threat to the people and the environment
  • Actively participates in Process Hazard Analysis (i.e. HAZOPs, What Ifs)
  • Understand and complies with the Management of Change process; reviews proposals; integrates changes as needed
  • Manages and improves effective Incident Management Response
  • Ensures all incidents are promptly reported and participates in investigations as necessary; completes assigned tasks within the stipulated time
  • Manages and improves effective Asset Management
  • Manages manpower necessary for ISBL and OSBL loop checks
  • Manages I/O and SIS functional checks
  • Provides process control engineering assistance/support to the Operation Team as required for process controls and data history
  • Reviews and recommends changes to the plant complex loops, “cause and effect matrix”, alarm list, etc. to improve plant reliability and protect plant assets
  • Develops special procedures that involve process controls engineering knowledge, e.g. maintenance and management of control systems, executing changes to configurations, graphics, control loops, DCS, shutdown systems, etc
Qualifications & Skills: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required
  • 10+ years of experience in DCS requiredChemical Processing plant experience
  • Experience with current Emerson Delta V Technology strongly preferred