Process Automation Engineer- XALT Energy
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies
Midland, MI

About $70,000 - $89,000 a year

Job Summary:
Process Automation Engineer has responsibility and accountability for the process control and process information assets of the plant and the achievement of the plant related business goals for his/her area of assigned responsibility. Under the guidance of the Engineering Manager the role delivers hands on process automation/process information engineering, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S), Quality, and operations leadership to an empowered, work process driven, manufacturing organization.

Process Automation Engineer- XALT Energy
Your tasks

Primary Responsibilities:
Be the lead Process Automation Engineer for his/her area of assigned responsibility.

Accountable for the process control and process information assets of the area including improvement projects, reliable operation, troubleshooting, and optimization aligned to and meeting the achievement of the plant related business goals.
Ensure the operability of the process automation equipment and design.
Assist/lead in the review and approval of automation vendors’ design specifications, implementation, testing, and startup of process control systems and manufacturing execution systems (MES). Determine spare parts and outside support philosophy for the process control and manufacturing execution systems.
Develop/Write job procedures and operating discipline specific to automation and MES systems.
Review and have input into other job procedures and operating discipline for proper incorporation of operator process automation interaction.
Lead training to ensure plant operators are trained on automation and MES systems prior to startup. Participate in Pre-startup Review and Complete Pre-startup Activities.
Provide leadership and support through daily actions, coaching and guidance to the plant teams and individuals.
Work within the plant to implement business strategy and achieve plant goals. (I.e. quality, EH&S, operational costs, asset utilization, operational reliability, etc.)
Ensures an effective EH&S program is in place to achieve EH&S goals and comply with regulatory and permit requirements.
Demonstrates priority and commitment through personal behavior.
Ensures the linkages between plant operations and other functions are effective. (I.e. Maintenance, EH&S, Site Logistics, Process Control, etc.)
Assumes aspects of leadership, integration responsibilities and other roles, as appropriate.
Supports future process improvements and product development by providing process automation / process information support and input.
Our expectations

Position Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Engineering required (Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical/Computer Science preferred), or equivalent.
Experience in process control systems (PLC or DCS) and/or manufacturing execution systems (MES) strategy design, implementation, and support.
Excellent people skills and demonstrated ability to work on a team.
Minimum of 5 years process control and/or manufacturing execution systems experience
Travel requirements should be limited. Some travel will be required for training and projects.
Experience in implementing the principles of ISA-88 and ISA-95 in a manufacturing facility, a plus .
Experience in battery manufacture is an advantage,.

Key Competencies:
Takes actions and displays behaviors that demonstrate ownership in the success of the company.
Demonstrates primary focus on meeting both internal and external customer needs when identifying, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks.
Works independently and overcomes obstacles to achieve results
Willingness to participate in teams to reach desired outcomes either as a team leader or team member.
Evaluates existing work processes and initiate practices to promote continuous improvement.
Builds safety, quality and compliance into all actions.
Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position. The above statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.

Internal applicants: Please complete a self nomination form and send to your Division HR Lead, along with a copy of your resume. You can get a Self Nomination form from your Human Resources department. Agencies / Direct Placement: Freudenberg-NOK (FNST) has a team of dedicated recruiters who are responsible for all hiring needs within FNST. Our practice is to partner and work with our approved vendors only and on an as needed basis. FNST has identified and finalized our list of preferred vendors for the calendar year and the review process has been closed. We do not accept resumes from recruiting agencies that are not a preferred vendor, have not been authorized or approved by Corporate Recruiting to partner on a position and have not signed FNST's vendor agreement. Any resumes submitted from unapproved vendors will be considered unsolicited, and FNST will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. As a condition of employment, the incumbent shall learn, abide by and sponsor the Guiding Principles of the Freudenberg Group.