Process Automation Engineer

An International Steel Manufacturer is seeking a Process (Level I) Automation Engineer. This individual will be responsible for all field automated processes in the unit, guaranteeing the reliability of plant automation assets through a collaborative team effort with other departments.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of plant safety practices that promote an injury and accident free workplace. Performs maintenance tasks safely in accordance with plant safety rules.
  • Maintains, designs, programs and improves automated machinery and processes.
  • Troubleshoots level I, process equipment and system failures, assists in root cause analysis of such failures and assists in formulating and execution of solutions.
  • Evaluates baseline departmental metrics and provides the management team with recommendations that lead to measurable bottom line improvements in safety, quality, productivity, reliability, and cost.
  • Supports the Engineering department with capital project implementation to meet completion schedules and budgets while supporting operational and maintenance needs.
  • Supports the finishing department to complete SEI and other process improvement projects.
  • Supports Instrument techs & other maintenance personnel to accomplish maintenance task loads as needed for planned and unplanned maintenance activities.
  • Communicates with maintenance manager for supplies and critical spare parts needs.
  • Identifies level I automation process deficiencies and actively pursues improvement projects and/or capital projects to guarantee continuous operations.
  • Maintains a clean and capable level I workstation for all departmental assets to assist maintenance personnel in troubleshooting.
  • Maintains required documentation.
  • Self-identifies skills/training needs and acquires needed training.
  • Follows all applicable laws and regulations to include but not limited to OSHA, EPA/DEP, etc.
  • Attends and fully participates in required meetings.
  • Interfaces and communicates with bargaining unit (union) employees in compliance with the current collective bargaining agreement (Union Contract).
  • Follows all company policies as outlined in the current Policies & Procedures for Salaried Employees Manual and any applicable amendments.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Two or Four year degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or related field, or related experience.
  • Proficient in PLC’s, HMI’s, Drives and other machine automation.

Preferred Skills

  • Proficient in other computer software including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and AutoCAD.
  • Two years’ experience in steel processes.
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Metal Mining & Processing
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