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Senior Process Control System Plant Engineer


Kansas City, MO, Midwest United States, USA



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Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer

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At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Senior Process Control System Plant Engineer 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Process Control System Plant Engineer, are to: 


  • Ensure the operability and reliability of all Site IV AI Plant (SFP) process control systems and instrumentation including operating systems, safety instrumented systems (SIS, etc.), interlocks, and low voltage electrical equipment;
  • Provide day-to-day technical troubleshooting support for all instrumentation, process control, and low voltage electrical systems within all areas of SFP to support PCS mechanics and technicians, operators,1st plant manager, plant technical manager, 2nd plant managers, Operations Specialists (OSs), plant engineers, and process engineers;
  • Coordinate with the PCS maintenance coordinator for expeditious completion of planned activities that adhere to budgetary and scheduling requirements;
  • Lead the PCS engineering aspect of all SFP capital projects up to $1M;
  • Provide direct support to PCS engineering and PCS designer;
  • Provide engineering design, implementation, commissioning, startup, and operational technical support;
  • Develop scopes, cost estimates, budgets, schedules, bids, and construction packages as well as oversee and direct installation contractors;
  • Lead multidiscipline teams on SFP medium and smaller capital and expense type projects;
  • Provide engineering design and support implementation;
  • Develop project scopes, cost estimates, schedules, and Appropriation Requests (ARs) for all PCS installations;
  • Attend project meetings with personnel from all engineering disciplines and serve as the PCS owner representative of capital projects to support the work being accomplished in a timely manner and that all user requirements are fulfilled;
  • Configure and maintain the SFP distributed control system (DeltaVDCS), various Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and various safety systems (SIS, UPS, etc.);
  • Develop test procedures, coordinate testing, configure systems, document, and support maintenance on all functional safety systems (SIS, PCT I) and systems requiring regulatory compliance;
  • Lead the overall SFP PCS effort including all aspects such as specifying equipment, implementation, testing, as well as maintaining documentation;
  • Serve as a technical resource for PCS mechanics, technicians, planners, and supervisors;
  • Coordinate PCS engineering and design support;
  • Support unit operations in regard to assisting with operating procedures, performance testing, Management of Change (MOC), participation in process hazards analyses (PHAs), and continuous improvement teams (MOVE, OnePSS, etc.);
  • Participate in the development of installation and design standards for the PCS department, taking into consideration such aspects as new technology and equipment and the applicability of this technology and equipment to existing facilities.



WHO YOU ARE                                         


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE (Leadership Integrity Flexibility Efficiency) values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, or related engineering discipline plus industrial manufacturing or engineering experience in the chemical process industry as follows:
  • Bachelor of Science degree with six years of experience;
  • Master of Science degree with four years of experience;
  • Ph.D. degree with two years of experience;
  • Broad technical background, excellent knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment in order to effectively analyze, recommend, and make complex decisions;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with abilities to influence and successfully drive teamwork;
  • Ability to lead a multi-discipline team as well as work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to manage and successfully execute projects including development and presentation of project scope cost estimating and control, budgeting, and scheduling;
  • Ability to work on numerous projects and tasks at the same time;
  • Ability to interface with all levels of organization from management to shop floor level employees;
  • Possess a thorough understanding of PCS concepts and practices;
  • A good and solid understanding of maintenance and project management;
  • Understanding of functional safety;
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills in both technical and non-technical areas;
  • Advanced computer skills;
  • Willingness to travel as required (< 25%).


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with DeltaV DCS and Allen Bradley PLCs in use with batch and continuous processes;
  • Knowledge in process instrumentation application, checkout, startup, and maintenance;
  • Familiarity with electrical theories, engineering codes, and standards;
  • Knowledge of chemical processes and equipment;
  • Working knowledge of state and local codes and all regulatory standards (OSHA, NEC, etc.) that apply to PCS projects;
  • Experience in medium and high voltage ( 480 volts);
  • Six years of practical experience and three years of project management experience.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: Kansas City     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 703624     
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Job Post Date: 08/20/22
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