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Instrument Control Specialist in Knoxville at Amotec Inc.

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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Job Description


Our Client, a Chemical Processing Facility in Eastern Tennessee, has an immediate need for an Instrument Control Specialist. The ICS is responsible for control/instrument systems and equipment design, procurement, planning, and support. To assist with planning technical studies, evaluations and design of plant projects and modifications to improve and enhance plant efficiency and improve equipment reliability. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Supporting instrumentation / CEMS / automation equipment at all levels, including training, analysis, and documentation of associated computer automation systems (PLC or DCS).
  • Retrieve and evaluate process & environmental data; troubleshoots logic diagrams and drafts reports.
  • Participate in safety and environmental initiatives to ensure overall employee safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Review and update required instrument PM & Calibration procedures.
  • Document and update loop drawings, interlocks and data sheets.
  • Uses personal computers, Microsoft Office suite products and specialty computer software used for process instrumentation, control equipment and DCS/ICS equipment.
  • Support Maintenance and Operations departments to ensure personnel safety and maximize plant uptime, including after-hours support if needed.
  • Works with appropriate personnel and plant systems to ensure plans, schematics and diagrams are maintained accurate and up to date.
  • Performs/assists in the programming of additions and changes for PLC/DCS systems.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent and more than five (5+) years of experience in instrumentation and control in the chemical process industry.
  • Experience inspecting, maintaining, and specifying control, SIS, and instrumentation systems and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Process Safety Management and a good understanding of general process control preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in the theory and workings of instrumentation - control valve assembly, level, flow, pressure, temperature, pH, conductivity and gas analyzers.
  • Exceptional instrumentation and control logic troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to read and understand P&IDs, schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams and technical manuals.
  • Experienced with smart instrumentation, pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • DCS, PLC, HMI, Historian, database programming and management.