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Process Automation Engineer


Saint Gabriel, LA, South United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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About Syngenta


Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


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We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Production & Supply team is currently seeking a Process Automation Engineer at our St. Gabriel, LA site.  You will design, implement, commission and support the operation of distributed process control systems DCS on continuous and batch chemical processes. You will develop process control strategies, system hardware and software specifications in support of our customer requirements and help to support the Safety Instrumented Systems SIS and the associated functions and safety lifecycle.



    Support the design, installation and operation of the computer systems that control the various production processes. Support production to achieve volume, cost, safety, and quality requirements. Support process hazard analyses and system design reviews to ensure safe operations. Ability to develop cohesive plans and approaches from disparate customer input and respond to issues from a variety of sources. Work with cross-functional project teams to deploy new capital projects. Ability to work independently to meet aggressive schedules. Contribute ideas and solutions to advance automation group objectives.



    Engineering degree 5 years experience with Controls or SCADA systems; 10+ years preferred 5 years working directly with plant operations in supporting and deploying instrumented automation control strategies; 10+ years preferred proven record of achievement in managing automation projects to reach technically challenging targets Experience providing automation support in a 24/7 production facility Experience working with cross-functional project teams to develop new solutions for customers Experience working with and/or managing 3rd party automation contractors

Preferred Requirements

    Chemical or electrical engineering degree preferred Experience with Emerson DeltaV, Yokogawa Centum, Rockwell Automation and/or Aveva Wonderware a plus. Knowledge of bus technologies, such as Foundation Fieldbus, ASI-bus, and/or Profibus is preferred  Experience with Safety Instrument Systems and Safety Instrumented Function design/support is a plus Familiar with standards: IEC61511 SIS management/ IEC62682 alarm management/ IEC62443 ICS Cyber Security/ IEC62264 MES/ ISA101 HMI design/ ISA88 Batch control preferred

What We Offer:

    A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts your first day 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts, among other benefits


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Job Post Date: 06/09/22
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