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Sr Automation Controls Engineer

San Antonio, TX
An expert in the field of Automation and Controls, the Sr. Automation Engineer must be able function fully autonomously to complete assigned tasks.  Must possess the willingness, ability, and drive, without being asked to preemptively seek out continuous improvement opportunities to prevent future issues.  The Sr. Automation Engineer’s primary responsibility is to provide technical support, problem solving issues, maintenance, and modifications of the Distributed Control System (DCS).  Focused on continuous improvement. Forward thinking.  Seek out and solve plant automation systems issues before they become a problem for operations.  Provides support to the Production, Engineering and Maintenance groups regarding deployment and management of network integration for cement plant control systems. 

BA/BS degree in engineering or related discipline (BSEE degree preferred), required.
  • 5 years cement plant experience, preferred.
  • 10 years automation experience or equivalent, required.
  • Experience with RS Logix/Studio 5000 is required.
  • Experience with Modicon PLC is a plus but not required.
  • Experience with the tools/software used to manage the technologies associated with control systems such as PLC’s, variable frequency drives and interfaces, PID loops, SCADA, and other microprocessor-based equipment.
  • Expert knowledge of DCS systems.
  • Must be proficient using test instruments, meters, high voltage testers, power tools and hand tools. 
  • Extensive experience troubleshooting VFDs, DC drives, PLC systems, networking hardware, and computers.
  • Ability to read electrical prints required.
  • Strong grasp of Instrumentation, Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems.
  • Lead the plant automation and process controls.
  • Experience supporting or testing LANs, VLANs, Windows Servers and Operator stations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications.
  • Good analytical problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, adjust to changing priorities and complete tasks within timelines.
  • Keep current with new skills and emerging technologies as pertains to control systems.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Possess good analytical and troubleshooting skills.
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