Project/Controls Engineer
Cedar Rapids, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA

The Project/Controls Engineer will act as a key technical resource in engineering excellence for the development and implementation of capital projects and permits to optimize operating performance in the areas of safety, quality, production and reliability. This person will also maintain and improve control systems and data historians in support of plant production, quality, GMP and safety goals.

As Project/Controls Engineer, your responsibilities will include:
Execute projects, establish and meet budgets, schedule and supervise project activities, train personnel, supervise start-up and coordinate with all departments.
Design and implement capital permits and projects as identified and assigned, within budget and on time, delivering targeted return on investment and in compliance with engineering standards.
Align with all plant regulatory (ISO, Quality, Food Safety systems, GMP) policies, guidelines, standards, and requirements.
Document to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, efficient knowledge transfer and protection of the workforce and equipment.
Acquire knowledge of new technologies and applications that may be beneficial to the business. Share knowledge and provide assistance within the group, with other plants and any other customers within the organization.
Train maintenance, contractors, operations, and engineers to understand the design and operation of control systems and data historians. Manage the activities as well when implementing projects and changes to control systems.
Ensure the control systems, data historians, and documentation (including validation of PSM where required) are capable of supporting the safety, quality and production goals in the plant to meet business needs.
Maintain, design, and implement changes to the plant data historians and control systems. Participate in control systems lifecycle planning to ensure they are sustainable and fit for use as they approach obsolescence.
Evaluate and develop skills required to ensure safe and efficient operation of controls equipment and data historians.

The Project/Controls Engineer position is well-suited for you if you:

Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with peers, plant operating staff, and other engineering resources.
Have proven ability to organize, schedule, and carry out multiple tasks with limited supervision.
Challenge the status quo and think boldly, building value in new ways for all customers.
Respect and value others’ differences, seeking opportunities to learn from those with different perspectives.

Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, and/or equivalent experience in project management, process engineering or process controls.
3+ years engineering experience demonstrating successful implementation of solutions, including effective project management of small to large scale projects.
Experience with project management techniques.
Knowledge of and experience with plant process control systems.
Experience with Provox DCS, DeltaV, OSI PI or Aspen a plus.
Demonstrated knowledge of plant automation equipment operation, installation and commissioning of equipment, analog control theory, configuration, and tuning.
Knowledge of engineering and unit operations relevant to the corn wet milling (or food, chemical, bio-chemical or pharmaceutical) industry, such as basic chemistry, heat and material balances, P&ID development, mechanical and physical/chemical separations, evaporation, drying, material handling, CGMP, and energy management.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Relocation Available:
Yes, Within Region