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Corporate Process Control Leader

Location: MD, MD
Date Posted: 12-11-2018
Job Description
The Process Control Leader will be responsible for developing and implementing a 2-3 year plan to improve and standardize company controls systems. The plan will include assessing and upgrading existing infrastructure, including DCS/PLC systems, trending/analysis tools, and field instrumentation. The position will also work with the manufacturing network to implement improved controls strategies and intelligent/advanced process control systems.
Major Responsibilities
  1. Develop a vision and strategy for controls systems across company, including software/hardware infrastructure, instrumentation requirements, optimized control strategies, and advanced process control systems.
  2. Develop overall capital expenditure plan and timing associated with the plan.
  3. Lead discovery and selection of key partners and suppliers for future investments in process control
  4. Interact with manufacturing sites and process technology group to identify and implement optimized basic and advanced control strategies
  5. Identify skills and training requirements for process engineers, plant operators, and process control staff to utilize upgraded controls systems
  6. Support productivity initiatives targeting reduced raw material and energy consumption, increased production rates, and improved product quality
  7. Communicate progress on a monthly basis to manufacturing and business organizations, indicating progress versus plan and upcoming initiatives
  8. Create and maintain systems that promote safety and comply with all safety procedures and regulations
  9. Document control design standards and strategies for common unit operations in the manufacturing process
  10. Advise management of all issues related to control, instrumentation and produce business proposals for new projects
Required Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills needed to manage and collaborate with internal and external resources
  • Strong business acumen and ability to prioritize needs based on financial and business impacts
  • Ability to manage complex projects across many facilities and functions
  • Analytical skills for process development, administration and documentation
  • Creative problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
Required Experience
  • Minimum 15+ years of technical experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience with process controls including control systems, instrumentation, and process automation in a chemical environment
    • Process experience in wet and dry material handling systems
    • Weight loss control and instrumentation technology in bulk handling environment
  • Leadership experience in migrating to current Honeywell and Rockwell process controls systems
  • Previous management responsibilities
  • BS or MS in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical)
  • Ability to travel 25+%
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of current Honeywell and Rockwell controls technology strongly preferred
  • Strong operations and project management experience in a related industry preferred
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