Advanced Process Control Specialist - Process Solutions
Spartan Controls
Calgary, AB
Advanced Process Control Specialist – Process Solutions

We are recruiting for an Advanced Process Control Specialist for our Calgary office. In this role, you will be responsible for participating in the entire life cycle of process control optimization and reliability improvement projects, including: executing feasibility studies, process analysis, business case development, advanced application development, solution engineering, implementation, site commissioning, and on-going solution support to ensure sustainability of business results. This position is open to both new graduates and experienced engineers.

The Advanced Process Control Engineer will demonstrate value by supplying process control solutions that are robust and delivering quantifiable business results to our customers. You will report to the Manager, Process Solutions.

Role and Responsibilities

As a key element of our Maintenance-Reliability-Performance initiative, your focus will be on improving our customers’ operational reliability and performance through the application of our advanced technologies, industry specific process knowledge and control engineering expertise
Provide technical application and implementation of Emerson Process Management DeltaV Advanced technologies (DeltaV and DeltaV SIS) and solutions to Customers and maintain awareness of their technical requirements
Leverage DeltaV advanced technologies to improve/optimize performance & reliability at Customers’ plants
Process Reliability and Control Performance Studies
Work with our customers’ processes and engineers to study and identify opportunities for process reliability and performance improvements through the application of advanced process control
Conduct regulatory control studies that assess the health of the loops, and identify ways to reduce variability
Regulatory Control loop tuning and optimization
Process and control strategy assessment studies that provide recommended improvements in a written report that includes an action plan and cost/benefit analysis for proceeding.
Solution Design
Work with customer’s process and control engineers to define functional requirements for innovative advanced process control solutions
Design solution architecture, advanced control strategies, soft sensors, 3rd party interfaces, and operator interface requirements
Prepare detailed written design documents and functional test procedures, including functional specifications and SAMA drawings
Solution Configuration
Working with configuration engineers to configure advanced control strategies, safety/interlock logic, soft sensors and other complex logic to deliver a fully functional solution.
Develop Human-Machine Interface (HMI) graphics
Interface with third party products (PLCs, HMIs, OPC Clients, Historians)
Develop dynamic process simulations for testing and for Operator Training Solutions (OTS).
Internal Verification and Factory Acceptance Testing
Prepare process simulations and internal test plans
Conduct Internal Hardware and Software Acceptance Testing
Conduct Factory Hardware and Software Acceptance Testing with customers
Site Acceptance Testing with Customers
Regulatory control loop tuning
Control strategy and advanced solution integration
Process bump testing and modeling
Commissioning of Model Predictive Controllers (MPC) - DeltaV or Aspen DMC+
Participate in customer review meetings, including HAZOPs etc.
Troubleshooting
Alarm management and rationalization activities
Conduct technical/operator training on the advanced technology solutions.
Provide technical support during system shutdown and start-up activities
Provide technical support and situational expertise for sales teams as required
Qualifications and Skills

Undergraduate Engineering Degree or Master’s Degree in Process Control or Chemical Engineering from a University, College, or Institute recognized by APEGGA
Exceptional communication skills and customer service practices
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Entrepreneurial work ethic
Willing to travel; valid Class 5 driver license required
This is a unique opportunity for individuals who want to work with a leading automation supplier, providing innovative advanced solutions based on leading-edge, industry-recognized technologies in some of the largest installations in the world.

Posted Date: July 9th 2019
Closing Date: August 1st 2019

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