Job Description

SUMMARY

Westlake makes chemical and plastic products, which in turn make life better for people every day. We are a quality manufacturer and dependable global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products. Our mission is to serve our clients by enhancing daily life through the products and services we provide.

We have a great opportunity for a Process Control Systems Analyst II to support our Geismar plant.  The Process Control Systems Analyst is a member of the DCS team and will maintain and improve the availability and integrity of the site distributed control systems (DCS) infrastructure for the site.  You will own the reliability and performance of the networks supporting the plant’s control systems.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • DCS involved projects and/or control system modifications
  • Software and hardware upgrades
  • Diagnostic monitoring of system
  • Image and project backups
  • Participate in testing of configurations, FAT testing as needed
  • History backups and maintenance
  • Data Historian Configuration
  • PLC/DCS involved projects and/or control system modifications. Maintain PLC/DCS software programs and database documents
  • Daily/Monthly/Quarterly Reporting Systems
  • Provide on-call services for PLC/DCS infrastructure             
  • Fully support Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on projects teams.
  • Maintain the following tasks/activities/systems:
    • PAS Alarm Management
    • PAS Integrity Systems
    • Daily, Weekly, Monthly Hardware inspections and rounds
    • EPO Server / McAfee Anti-virus
    • AMS (Delta-V) and FDM (Honeywell)
    • Aspen, Aspen One, Process Explorer, MTELL
    • Labworks / Aspen Integration
    • R2 / ABB Rectifier Interfaces
    • OPC, SCADA, ModBus
  • This position may be required to drive company vehicles from time to time.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years in a DCS or Applications role preferred with applicable software and hardware experience in lieu of technical degree
  • Chemical industry experience preferred
  • Ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)

WHY JOIN US?

At Westlake, you will be a part of global diversified team working together to provide the world essential and more sustainable products that enhance people’s lives every day. There are learning and development opportunities to craft your career path.  We offer benefits that enhance your life such as competitive compensation package, health insurance, bonus incentives, retirement plan, life benefits - and many more.

Flexible schedule: Option to work a 9/80 compressed work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Employee may be required to use stairs/elevators and have the ability to occasionally work at elevated heights.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, this position must take general decisions requiring judgement and perform activities requiring sustained concentration.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, FRC (flame retardant clothing) etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

Application Instructions

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