Process Control Engineer
J. R. Simplot Company
Rock Springs, WY

About $53,000 - $76,000 a year

This is an entry level position where the successful candidate will learn to provide technical support related to the process control computer systems. Work responsibilities will include formulating and programming logics that are required to modify or add new process control information as required from operating or engineering departments. Additional responsibilities include the construction of HMI screen displays for new or modified process control schemes; assisting in network expansion and setup for computers for server or client services. Works directly with end-users to troubleshoot and resolve problems. Works with various entities at the facility and within the corporate organization to implement new projects and technology to the business.


Works constructively and communicates well within peers and group leader for the process control department to ensure departmental and plant goals are met in a timely fashion.
Works on complex problems, projects, or tasks under direction of the department leader. Analyzes and evaluates existing and proposed systems and formulates ideas and procedures to improve and accomplish control tasks.
Provide support and troubleshooting services to all employees at the site.
Works with engineering to design and program logic to accomplish process control changes within the plant. These assignments includes design of both software control logic and HMI screen display configuration as well as hardware. Provide installation, troubleshooting and maintenance for all of the DCS and PLC infrastructures at the locations.
Performs work as directed to maintain or expand control networks and logic used to ensure redundancy on control systems for the plant. Monitor, learn, understand and apply remedies to problems with process control servers and clients. Learn to set up computers to perform the server or client functions. Assist with providing server administration for local servers. Learn and understand the server systems within the facility to eventually provide application administration and support, where applicable. Assess problems/resolutions to determine where improvements can be made or trends identified.
Assist with building and maintaining hardware inventory and documentation for areas supported. Obtain training to increase or improve knowledge of information systems technology.
Maintains software configuration and process data backups.
Maintains process data historians.
Participates in 24/7/365 coverage rotation to support 24/7/365 plant operation.


Bachelor's degree in chemical or electrical engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.
Interest and commitment in embarking on a career in process control in a state of the art chemical manufacturing facility.
Knowledge of information technology, personal computers, software, networking and peripheral equipment is desirable.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. Must be able to work well with other employees in the work group and with personnel from other departments at the facility.
Customer oriented.


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