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Systems Manager

Mitchell, IN
The Systems Manager role is based in Mitchell, IN, and reports directly to the Electrical Maintenance Manager.   

This position will guide the electrical department in the repair, maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting of electrical, instrumentation, and control systems including process problem solving and measurement activities that enable continuous plant operations.  This position is responsible for a large and unique operation and has a lot to offer a motivated candidate in terms of challenges, experience, and potential future growth.

What you’ll get to do

•    Ensure the operational viability of the plant by evaluating and maintaining the proper functioning of all electrical, instrumentation, and control systems.
•    Participate in design and implementation automation engineering projects to meet plant-specific needs in a quality, timely and cost-effective manner.
•    Provide technical assistance for electricians for process control equipment and troubleshooting of automation and process control problems.
•    Responsible for all environmental instrumentation problems and compliance.
•    Responsible for power system issues and/or assisting in issues with power at the plant
•    Provide engineering support for process control systems with a focus on minimizing critical production and operational downtime resulting from automation and control system issues
•    Involvement with process instrumentation and automation equipment specifying and selecting control equipment to maximize automation efforts
•    Coordinates with the Maintenance Manager by communicating anticipated jobs and outages. 
•    Maintains proper documentation of electrical, instrumentation, and automation systems and keeps files up to date including Process Instrumentation Diagrams, block diagrams, drawings, database management, etc.
•    Participate in the design of systems requiring control, instrumentation, PLC 5 software, Control Logic, and hardware, and Profibus network communications to achieve plant or project goals
•    Ensure optimum operation and reliability for electrical power systems and process control systems
•    Participate in plant projects and shutdowns with overall large capital projects directed by HTC personnel
•    Ability to learn Industar, Pi, and develop required changes with PLC Logic
•    Assist in the coordination and implementation of process control system upgrades and changes to maximize plant efficiency
•    Draft process control system design packages to support plant and project objectives
•    Participate in equipment and system analysis to identify areas for cost reductions
•    Participate in training and development of operations and maintenance personnel to ensure the skill sets necessary to perform the required work are available
•    Promote safe work habits and a safe work environment
•    Follow and enforce all company policies and safety procedures
•    Support and consult plant management in the field of automation engineering for optimization of a plant operation, responsibility for keeping records, updated technical documentation, and drawings created by CAD systems
•    Troubleshooting and diagnosis of plant system problems to minimize disruptions to plant operations
•    Provide ongoing automation support to the plant for all shifts by participating in the plant's on-call program.  This includes evaluating and determining the course of action for automation incidents after hours and on weekends while on call and may require on-site supervision of the resolution to maintain operational efficiency.
•    Support the implementation of HTC Electrical, Instrumentation, and Process Control Concepts for all plant projects
•     Support for all Plant IT and liaise with Corporate IT departments

Essential Experience and Skills

•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering or applicable experience is required
•    Experience in providing support for cement manufacturing is preferred
•    Minimum 5 years of experience in other industries mastered skill set in programming, instrumentation, power systems, and troubleshooting control is preferred
•    Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including MS Excel, Word, Access, and Project
•    Fluent with NEC, NFPA, ISA, etc.
•    Demonstrated experience in the following: Gas Analyzers, Temperature/Pressure/Vibration/Level/Weighing scales and instruments, Transmitters, Variable Frequency Drives, Dosing Systems, and Control Loops.
•    Demonstrated experience in leadership and project management, problem solving and creativity, strategic thinking, and decision making
•    Good knowledge of CAD software (design of system installations)
•    Good knowledge of database management for large control systems, communication networking systems, control software programming, alarm system management, and graphic development
•    Familiar with PLC/DCS and HMI architecture, such as PLC 5 software and hardware, including Control Logic, RSView control
•    Knowledge and experience with Allen Bradley Slic PLC
•    Ability to rebuild old PLC
•    Ability to perform tasks that include walking, climbing equipment, working within confined space, and occasionally lifting to 50 lbs. 

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