Level 2 Process Systems Engineer - Rolling Mill
This position will be responsible for a variety of software engineering and maintenance functions including: analyzing process performance, evaluating necessary process changes, managing the implementation of process improvements and reporting process performance.
- Manage Supervisory Computer Systems (Level 1.5, 2)
- System Management
- Monitor and tune application and system processes.
- Manage system resources and logging systems.
- Analyse contents of system logs.
- Engineer and manage new capital projects to upgrade or replace obsolete electrical equipment.
- Network Management
- Configure networking equipment.
- Design and configure networking topologies.
- Specify networking equipment.
- Install networking equipment.
- Test networking equipment.
- Hardware Management
- Perform time-based maintenance.
- Isolate and replace field components.
- Interface cabling with I/O devices.
- Software Management
- Monitor applications for correct processing.
- Back-up computer operating systems and applications on various platforms.
- Analyse and troubleshoot operating system and application software.
- Perform maintenance programming.
- Configure system and application software (RS Logix 5000, C, C++).
- Plan, design, develop, implement and maintain HMI applications (RS View).
- Document Management
- Generate historical documentation.
- Author “help” documents.
- Reverse engineer software specifications.
- Maintain listings of hardware and software.
- Perform the maintenance responsibilities for programming and software support to unassigned Level 1.5 and Level 2 process control systems in the absence of regularly assigned personnel.
- Support Operations
- Respond to Operator requests and problems.
- Participate in meetings relating to product quality.
- Provide training on new software, system updates and control enhancements.
- Provide expert advice, system troubleshooting and direct hands-on support to the Maintenance and Operating Superintendents for the following specific functional areas and equipment types while ensuring compliance with established specifications and industrial standards:
- Reheat Furnace, Rolling Mill, and Finishing Department process control systems.
- Electrical systems, specifically Allen Bradley-brand related equipment.
- Other equipment that provides specialized man-machine interfaces, networking to business systems, connections to supplier networks and information flow to intra-net communications.
- Provide Process and System Root-Cause Analysis
- Provide problem solving related to processing a product through the Plant.
- Provide problem solving related to application code problems.
- Provide problem solving from an overall system perspective.
- Provide corrective action
- Define problem.
- Develop Action Plan.
- Manage, coordinate and implement Action Plan.
- Communicate and Interface with other departments and project participants
- Participate in Project Teams.
- Participate in team decision-making.
- Work in team environment as a resource.
- Facilitate team meetings, as required.
- Provide planning from initial project request to Action Plan.
- Contribute to the design and development of hardware and software specifications.
- Participate or take leadership role in the implementation of the Action Plan.
- Participate in system-wide problem resolution.
- Coordinate Contractor Involvement.
- Provide scope and direction of contracted work.
- Provide direct Supervision of contract workers.
Competencies and Experience
- Minimum of 5 years of experience programming industrial process control systems.
- Possess the knowledge of process interactions between control layers and physical processes in a steel plate manufacturing facility.
- Exercise sound engineering and economic judgement and discretion with regard to process control decision-making.
- Equipment and process knowledge including industrial control computer processors, multi-tasking operating systems, real time communications systems, programmable logic controllers, manufacturing concepts and the ability to integrate them into a working process control system.
- Mathematical concepts supporting closed-loop real-time manufacturing controls.
- Good problem solving, organizational and communication skills, both oral and written.
- Capable of working effectively with minimal direction or supervision.
- Experience working with Ethernet and real time communications systems, TPL for Level 1.5 Data communications, TCP/IP networking, Allen Bradley PLC’s (RS Logix 5000 family), AC, DC Digital Drives.
- Knowledge of various PC operating systems.
- Previous experience in troubleshooting industrial electrical and electronic systems.
- Formal training in computer hardware/software from manufacturers or suppliers.
- IBA Data Collection Systems.
- Certifications in computer skills such as database management, networking, specialized languages or software suites.
- Programing languages: C, C++, Allen Bradley RS Logix 5000.
- Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, computer science or related scientific field
- Master of Science degree in engineering, computer science or related scientific field
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES / DIRECT REPORTS
Position has no supervisory responsibilities
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position operates in both the office and industrial environment. The role routinely uses standard office equipment. This role is partially sedentary (average of 4 hours per day).
This position will often require work in the industrial environment with exposure to heat/cold, walking, climbing stairs/ladders, noise and wearing safety equipment/clothing for protection from hazards.
The position requires the following vision and hearing capabilities:
- Talking person to person, on the phone, and/or in group settings.
- Hearing in person, on the phone, and/or in group settings.
- Vision at near, mid, and far range.
- Peripheral vision and depth perception.
The employee will occasionally be required to:
- Balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or climb.
- Push, pull, lift, and/or carry items weighing less than 50 pounds.
- Twist at waist level, reach above shoulder level, and reach at and/or below waist level.
- Handle, grip, hold, and grasp with both hands together or separately.
- Finger and feel with both hands together or separately; sense temperature and textures.
The employee will be required to sit, stand, and/or walk as follows:
- Sitting 0-8 hours at a time; average 3 hours a day.
- Standing 0-8 hours at a time; average 3 hours a day.
- Walking 0-8 hours at a time; average 2 hours a day.
- Alternate sitting and standing as needed.
The employee will be required to use the following machines or tools:
- Desktop computer.
- Control software.
The employee will work in the following conditions:
- In extreme heat and extreme cold.
- In wet and humid conditions.
- Amid fumes, dust, dirt, and smoke.
- In confined areas and high places.
- Around equipment in motion.
- Amid noise.
- Amid mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards.
- Around industrial magnets.
- While wearing safety equipment and/or clothing for protection from hazards.
POSITION TYPE – WORK HOURS - TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
- Position is full time, exempt
- Travel less than 5% of time in the field or at other SSAB locations
OTHER DUTIESPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Pay Type Salary
- Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
- Montpelier, 1770 Bill Sharp Blvd, Muscatine, Iowa, United States of America