Automation and Instrumentation Specialist

Holcim US
Sparrows Point, MD
Jul 31, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
Why work for us?: Driven by our purpose: Building progress for people and the planet. We are transforming to become the leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Holcim US offers an unparalleled range of innovative cement, aggregates, asphalt, concrete products and construction services that have been the foundation for infrastructure projects across the globe. To move the industry forward to a greener future we need people who are passionate about sustainability, are driven to shape and influence perception and keen to build, grow and thrive in our high-performance culture. Are you ready to build progress with us? Overview: PURPOSE The automation and instrumentation Specialist is responsible for the plant process control system [PCS] specification, alarm system and instrumentation, application programming, testing, hardware implementation and electrical maintenance. The incumbent applies the PCS as a tool for improvement of plant performance including product quality, rate, availability, OEE and MTBF. Responsibilities: Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas. Responsible to insure that safe work practices are being followed by self and promote safety with all other employees and outside contractors. Complies with company and plant defined objectives for leading indicating, including VPC and TITF (Time in the field). Ensure system programming meets with proper safety and environmental compliance. Ensure proper operation of, and troubleshooting of, electrical & instrumentation system components including transmitters, actuators, controllers, motor and drive systems VFDs, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributed control systems DCS for process control. Troubleshoot field devices to SCADA and/or PLC I/O points. Calibrating, configuring and repairing of measurement/controls instruments flow, level, pressure and temperature including associate valves and valve actuators. Excellent troubleshooting skills of complex electrical/electronic systems. Installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting PLCs, process controls, electrical, instrument, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment. Works closely with other departments to establish, maintain and manage instruments, installations, standards, control programs, maintenance programs, and certification cycles/programs to meet operational and regulatory compliance. Maintain system documentation including but not limited to master equipment files, regulatory compliance files, equipment specifications, and repair history. Evaluate computer control equipment and their components to assure they meet the plant requirements. Define, write and implement changes to existing process control programs. Prevent downtime due to faults; continuous improvement to HMI and programming to both extend life of existing PCS and facilitate eventual replacement. Troubleshoot control system hardware and software problems. Spend the necessary time in the field, verifying and monitoring correct function of the technology applications and devices. Monitors and Troubleshoot Operations Technology (OT) system hardware and software problems. Participates in defining, developing and executing equipment and process modifications to improve reliability, reduce costs and/or improve safety. Provide knowledge and leadership for plant maintenance and PLC control projects. Assure reliable plant instrumentation equipment operation, including annual certifications. Execute the adjustment, tuning, calibration, and certification (when required) of all applications such that the requirements of data flow, stability, accuracy, and reporting are met. Assist Maintenance department in developing and executing schedule for routine maintenance tasks. Coordinate electrical and automation contractors on improvement projects. Establish, order, and maintain a spare parts inventory for all devices Other duties as assigned RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS Assist production department with PCS and instrumentation problems, and responds to call outs when required. Work with maintenance team to execute preventive and predictive maintenance program Work with management team in improving the plant control system and instrumentation Provide assistance in management and execution of plant capital projects. Qualifications: Required Education: Bachelors / Undergraduate degree with 3 years of experience or 9 years of experience in the same fields without a degree. Preferred field of study: Industrial electricity, Electronics & networking, Mechatronics Required Work Experience: 5-7 years Travel Requirements: 0 - 5% Computer and Software Skills: Advance understanding of OT network administration: client/server architecture, network design and server operating systems. Intermediate to advanced skills in HMI and PLC programming software. Intermediate to advanced maintenance skills in process instrumentation Other: Experience on the tools and supervisory role Knowledge of industrial safety techniques and practices Knowledge of industrial maintenance best practices and techniques Experience working in a union environment Ability to work in an industrial environment that may include dust, heat, loud noise, etc. Experience working in cement, mining, steel or similar industries is desirable What we Offer Eligible for $10K Sign-On Bonus Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications Generous Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays Dress for your day policy Holistic health & well-being programs for physical, mental/emotional and financial health with access to resources and benefits to help focus on staying well through education and prevention Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance coverage Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) & Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health and dependent Care Vision and other voluntary benefits and discounts Retirement Savings - Choose from 401(k) pre-tax and/or Roth after-tax savings Paid Parental Leave (Maternity & Paternity) Educational Assistance Program #HOLCIM3