DCS Administrator

Company Name:
National Cooperative Refinery Association (NCRA)
NCRA has an exciting opportunity at our Oil Refinery facility in McPherson, Kansas. We are looking for a DCS Administrator / Process Control Technician to oversee refinery control systems technology. You must be a detail-oriented, results-driven individual with a commitment to quality, accuracy and the ability to organize and prioritize workloads to meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a strong commitment to customer service and the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are necessary.
Learn about our community at http://www.visitmcpherson.com, or http://www.gomcpherson.com.
You will:
Collaborate with team to explore and implement new technology and applications that support manufacturing excellence.
Maintain and upgrade existing process control systems; Participate in project concept, design, execution, startup, and hardware/software system upgrades.
Oversee and direct projects related to system (hardware, software) additions and upgrades.
Ensure complete documentation of key technical work on projects.
Evaluate project impacts on existing equipment and processes.
Maintain software and configuration backups on the Digital Control System (DCS) and other instrumentation systems, including Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems and other third party systems, alarm management, and PHD systems.
Provide proactive communications on issues/actions, as well as long-term plans relating to DCS; and recommend upgrade solutions to systemic problems.
Assist with developing and modifying operating procedures and participate in operator and staff training prior to startup of hardware/software.
Ensure reliable system performance and maintain the integrity of human machine interfaces.
Conduct new control systems technology prototype tests (from P&T, vendors, etc.).
Ensure for compliance with Process Safety Management procedures.
Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
Basic Qualifications: (required)
Engineering Degree or Technical Diploma from an ABET accredited college or university
5 plus years of experience and/or training/education supporting distributed control systems
Experience configuring, maintaining, testing and upgrading Honeywell TDC3000/TPS/Experion PKS control systems
Experience with Microsoft Windows Administration and network configuration
Experience with project support and/or management
Knowledge of instrumentation and controls systems industry standards
Knowledge and/or experience with Honeywell hardware and software implementation and custom software applications
Understanding of process instrumentation measurement, application theory, and advanced control systems
Understanding of Process Control system architecture as it relates to security, functionality and performance expectations
Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
Experience supporting distributed control systems in an operating plant
Experience troubleshooting LCN communication issues, ethernet systems, interfaces among system hardware and software systems, and performing online software upgrades
Experience with Alarm management (EEMUA 191 and ISA18.2), Operator Interface Design (EEMUA 201), system support and troubleshooting, control system design, control loop tuning, operator training, and OPC interoperability standards
Knowledge of safety reviews (PHA, HEMP-LOPA, IPF, etc.) with participation

NCRA is committed to supporting our employees by offering a comprehensive benefits package which promotes health, financial security, and professional growth. Our benefits package includes: outstanding health and wellness programs to keep employees healthy, company-paid life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, optional insurance plans for critical illness, comprehensive 401(k) retirement savings plan, pension, cafeteria plan that includes medical reimbursement and dependent care reimbursement, health savings account (HSA), employee assistance program, generous vacation and paid-time off, tuition reimbursement and company-paid training, and an annual performance bonus.
NCRA is operated by dedicated employees who are passionate about doing quality work in a safe manner and being a good neighbor. It's also the caring and cultural legacy of the organization that makes everyone feel at home and truly an integral part of the team. Employees are encouraged to grow professionally and/or technically during their tenure.
NCRA is an energy company that requires a wide variety of systems and processes to produce gasoline and diesel fuel ready to be used in cars, boats, trucks, and farm equipment. As a fuel producer, our roots and our purpose is to provide fuel for the farms of Mid-America. NCRA is a joint venture of CHS, Inc. NCRA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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