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Posted: Fri Jul 29 2022

Automation Control Engineer

Lake Charles, LA

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Automation Control Engineer

Lake Charles, LA 70669
Relocation Benefits are available for this position.


The Automation Control Engineer has the primary responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining basic and advanced process control strategies and applications for an assigned area. The Automation Control Engineer improves process unit performance and optimizes unit operation through deployment and support of process control concepts and technology. The Automation Control Engineer's secondary responsibilities include support to the alarm management program, advanced operator interface graphics (HMI) development, general troubleshooting of operating conditions, and to provide training to Console Operators regarding control strategies, alarm management and HMI (Human Machine Interface).


As an Automation Advanced Process Control Engineer, primary responsibilities will include daily review of existing basic and advanced process control applications, which includes:

  • Troubleshooting activities and performing routine work efforts to maintain and improve process control utilization and reliability
  • Providing routine work efforts to maintain and improve unit performance
  • Designing, reviewing, and modifying regulatory and advanced regulatory control loops and regulatory loop tuning, alarm and point configuration and console operator HMI graphics
  • Providing project management on new capital automation projects at the basic, advanced regulatory, or APC levels
  • Providing project support on capital projects with significant automation scope; supporting MOC and/or project manager with process control modifications
  • Acting as a process control subject matter expert for process hazards analysis, process design modifications, risk assessment review, alarm management, and incident investigations

Minimum Qualifications:

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Chemical or Electrical)
  • 5+ years of Process Control experience (including co-op/internship), highly preferred
  • Refining and/or petrochemical experience preferred
  • Experience with Honeywell and/or Emerson DeltaV DCS systems is highly preferred
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License required


The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card.

The following link lists the eligible criteria for all persons trying to obtain a TWIC card

To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website

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