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Digital System Specialist

Job Description: ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND JOB PURPOSE Organizational Context: INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 18 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 67 sites in 16 countries throughout the world. The INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA business is a major participant in the North American chemical industry, with an annual manufacturing capacity of 9.6 billion pounds of petrochemicals. Manufacturing sites include Chocolate Bayou Works (Alvin, TX), Battleground Manufacturing Complex (La Porte, TX), and Carson (Carson, CA), with a corporate office in League City, TX. The 300-acre INEOS Battleground Manufacturing Complex (BMC) was originally built in 1956 and is located on the Houston ship channel east of Houston, Texas. Currently, BMC produces both high-density polyethylene and polypropylene. The polypropylene line has a capacity of approximately 320 million pounds per year, and the seven polyethylene lines have a combined capacity of approximately 3 billion pounds per year. The BMC site has a state-of-the-art technical center which integrates research and development, technical services and quality assurance. Purpose of the job: This position is part of the Operations team at the Battleground Manufacturing Complex. The primary function of the Digital System Specialist at BMC is the support of the Honeywell Distributed Control System. This support can be broken into the areas of hardware, system administration, software, documentation, project support, operations and plant maintenance. RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES o Select, install, configure, upgrade, maintain, and perform troubleshooting diagnostics on all DCS hardware. This includes all electronic devices on the Honeywell Local Control Network (LCN), Universal Control Network (UCN), Data Hiway (HWY), and all associated Fiber Optic networks. o Responsible for the Total Plant Network (TPN) Domain and all associated open architecture equipment such as servers and PCs. Responsibility including installation, maintenance and upgrade. o Provide expertise to implement Serial Interfaces between the DCS and other equipment utilizing different communications standards or protocols. o Responsible for the administration of the various control networks, including the configuration of the networks, point address assignments, performing system full backup and fast load as required, performance monitoring, operating system upgrades, and fault diagnosis and correction. Support is provided in transferring data to the business LAN which requires interfacing with Technical Computing and IT Specialists. o Supports Process Control Engineers in point configuration as well as development and modification of operating schematics, alarm management, logic and control programs. Expected to support other software applications, such as PI and PHD, which work in conjunction with the Honeywell system in data collecting, point configuration, or viewing the various processes. o Maintain all documentation of the DCS including network topographies, elevation and plot plans, power distribution, maintenance, spare parts usage, and system resources. Includes the implementation and maintenance of such application software as DOC 3000/4000. o Support all phases of projects including equipment selection, installation, configuration, startup, checkout, and supervision of personnel contracted for specialized equipment installation. o Responsible for identifying reliability issues and recommending solutions for system improvements. o Routinely assist both operation and maintenance personnel in problem isolation and resolution. Provide appropriate training to operation and maintenance personnel on the Honeywell distributed control system and how the system interfaces with field instrumentation. o Identify and drive process control improvements as well as leverage any third party technology suppliers. SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Education/Experience o Associates Degree in Instrumentation or Electronic Technology or 10+ years of comparable experience. o Programming experience of Honeywell TDC3000 (LCN/UCN/Data Highway), Honeywell Experion desirable. o Chemical Industry Experience Preferred. o ISA Certification preferred. Skills/Competencies o The ideal candidate must have a strong sense of team working, good communication skills, and must be capable of working under limited supervision. o Understanding of programming Honeywell TDC3000 LCN, UCN, Data Highway/DCS system. o Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. o Effective communication skills - verbal and written. o Self-starter, organized and capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines. o Ability to effectively manage change and multiple priorities. o Proven track record in problem solving and decision making. o Familiar with MS Word and Excel. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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