Process Automation Engineer Job Description

Process Automation Engineer Job Description

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Process automation engineer provides technical oversight of process control systems, safety instrumented systems and data acquisition systems on all projects.

Process Automation Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Complete the re-engineering work process to modify the control strategy for implementation in the commercial DCS
Complete checkout of the new control application in simulation
Be present for operator training as needed to manipulate simulation, answer questions, , in support of the operations resources who are conducting the training sessions
Provide startup coverage to help troubleshoot any issues with the new application
Update to the application as needed to address issues identified during startup
Applies mathematical, physical science, and advanced Electrical Engineering technologies in accomplishing engineering objectives
Develops capabilities and provides technical assistance in the use of mechanical and electrical equipment in the development, analysis, and evaluation of equipment such as machine tools and manufacturing processing equipment
Interfaces with customers and presents proposals, reports, and acts as subject matter expert for assigned technical area
Performs failure analysis to identify and implement root cause correctives to minimize development and manufacturing costs of product and equipment
Maintains cognizance of and compliance with applicable ES&H directives

Process Automation Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Process Automation Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISA, CAP, CCST, PMP, LEAN, RPA, FS, TUV, CSSA, CBAP

Education for Process Automation Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the process automation engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Science, Education, Computer Science, Technical, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

Skills for Process Automation Engineer

Desired skills for process automation engineer include:

Safety instrumented systems
Unit operations and Chemical Engineering fundamentals
Global process automation and process safety standards
Mod V
Delta V
Emerson distributed control systems
Electrical Systems

Desired experience for process automation engineer includes:

Strong practical and learning ability, self-motivated and good team player
Willing to oversea travel for globe projects transfer/support
5+ years of experience in machine design
Must possess interpersonal skills to allow productive collaborative relationships with inside customers, vendors, operations, mechanical and technical personnel
Leading small to medium-sized projects and teams with global perspective
Leading both closed source and open source projects

Process Automation Engineer Examples


Process Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a process automation engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for process automation engineer
  • Experience of virus manufacturing or cell processing would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and project management skills to facilitate interactions with internal groups and with external collaborators and partners
  • Execute automation projects for the NA region (Design and analysis, project scope development, contract management)
  • Consult with other regions to promote automation standards globally
  • Execute project management in the Owners Role
  • Develop automation vendor resources to deploy standard solutions
  • Develops and promotes safety standards for machine safety
  • Develop & comply with MOC processes
  • Work with MES team to gain project synergies
  • Assist the NA A&PC support team during critical production periods
Qualifications for process automation engineer
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to better define requirements
  • Mediation between internal groups and individual stakeholders
  • Project Management in waterfall, scrum, and various agile methodologies
  • Project feature and problem response prioritization, communication and resolution
  • Experience in UI and UX design principles and processes especially for data driven applications and analytics
  • Proof of efficient and user-friendly UI deployment

Process Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a process automation engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for process automation engineer
  • Be a part of our New Product Introduction process to influence designs to incorporate design for automation standards so low cost solutions are part of initial production release
  • Support the effort to create standard automation Equipment/User Requirement Specifications to further drive component standardization, data standards for brilliant factories, and standard safety risk assessments
  • Stay connected with industry and university trends, helping GEHC stay current with new automation innovations
  • Create training materials and provide training on automation process technologies
  • Need to work as a team member to contribute in various streams of Automation tools
  • Communicate with the clients and understand their business needs
  • Design and run tests on automation
  • Build and deploy robots for identified processes with an aim to deliver on expected results
  • Attend training programs facilitated by Fractal for personal and professional development
  • Designing, developing, testing, and implementing robust automation solutions using RPA
Qualifications for process automation engineer
  • Experience with LAMP stack architecture
  • Experience in Database Design for both OLTP and OLAP for Enterprise Applications, Data Warehousing and Analytics (both index-based and NoSQL data source design)
  • Experience in various flavors of SQL and relational databases
  • Experience in front-end languages such as HTML5, CSS3, Typescript, JavaScript
  • Experience in front-end frameworks such as Angular JS, Ember JS, JQuery, Bootstrap, Semantic UI
  • Experience with ETL / Analytics systems such as Oracle OBI, Tableau, Pentaho

Process Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a process automation engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for process automation engineer
  • Supporting EPC’s Supplier Days and Lunch and Learns
  • Gather and feedback product requirements to Product Management
  • Provide market information to marketing team
  • Configure and maintain test systems
  • Complete risk assessments for all DeltaV program and configuration changes
  • Lead automation and controls work for the multiple small or medium functional projects and/or support a large capital/functional project
  • Communicate and deploy solutions on live systems critical to business operations
  • Create, update, and manage Syncade System Licenses
  • Create reports for Syncade support metrics using real-time support data
  • Lead and support of capital projects
Qualifications for process automation engineer
  • Understanding of interactions between distributed control systems (DCS), manufacturing execution systems (MES), information systems (IS), supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA)
  • PLC Ladder Logic, State Logic Design
  • Automation Direct, Allen Bradley
  • Familiarity with OPC configuration and usage
  • Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Vacuum Design/Troubleshooting
  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics Experience

Process Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of process automation engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for process automation engineer
  • Manage and execute instrumentation, process control and automation projects - focusing on project definition, detailed design, verification, construction and start up activities
  • Lead activities involving system design, configuration, testing, cutover, and start-up
  • Develop and work with Process Control Strategy Documents (PCSD)
  • Responsible for characterizing system performance of automated Wafer Dual Beam (WDB) microscope system using statistical analysis, design of experiment (DOE) and statistical process control (SPC)
  • Work with a variety of equipment including SEM, FIB, HVPS, vacuum, gas chemistry, detectors, optics, robots, electro-mechanical systems and pneumatics
  • Own the commissioning and qualification process for process automation systems
  • Analysis of process data and support of continuous improvement efforts
  • Support of operations to optimize process performance
  • Support the Shanghai greenfield site project IS & Automation stream to implement SAP/MES/Automation of the new plant
  • Lead the engineering of control system architecture design, and the implementation, as required by the project assignment in conjunction with IT service
Qualifications for process automation engineer
  • Labview / Labview Actor Framework
  • Windows System / Network Administration
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in of the following industries is required
  • Tier I engineering school, preferably chemical, mechanical, or materials
  • Works for well established, progressive company in the automotive, aerospace, or semiconductor industry with a strong work history (not a job hopper, 5- year’s minimum in last manufacturing engineering role
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Processes and the use of standard work in manufacturing

Process Automation Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a process automation engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for process automation engineer
  • Prepare project cost estimates and maintain project schedules once project approved
  • Assist in the design and implementation of process control strategy and instrumentation, including the preparation of P&IDs in conjunction with process, production engineers and project engineers
  • Participate in the commissioning and startup of control systems portions of projects in collaboration with the project management, process engineering, production services (QI, QO, QP)
  • Provide automation support to process engineering, production and maintenance operations
  • Participate as required in hazard evaluation (risk analyses) reviews on modifications of existing equipment and new process project
  • Take in charge process automation engineering for all new product introductions in the plant on existing equipment
  • On small project, take directly in charge all the steps from specification to commissioning including software development on existing DCS, SCADA and/or PLC’s
  • Analyze the root causes of recurring technical issues and recommends appropriate, permanent solutions
  • Provide input into the evaluation of new equipment capable of providing improved operation efficiency and improved reliability
  • Provide regular feedback to Managers in all critical areas such as process safety, regulatory compliance status and plant systems upgrade
Qualifications for process automation engineer
  • Must be hands-on and enjoy to working on the shop floor to resolve production issues
  • Demonstrates behavioral capability
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in (electrical / process automation engineering or comparable field of education
  • At least 5 years of experience and specialized process automation knowledge (preferable under GMP)
  • Sparring partner and subject matter expert in own field of specialization
  • Knowledge in evaluating and adapting software and hardware for automation systems such as Siemens S7, PI, SQL and iFix

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