Automation Systems Engineer

Job Number:482
Position Title:Systems Engineer II
External Description:
The Automation Systems Integrity Engineer provides overall leadership and technical support for managing the following functions of the automation and process control manufacturing systems (network servers, virtual nodes, firewalls, switches, process information systems, manufacturing applications, HMI workstations, etc.) across the AdvanSix plants:
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.):
Security, including:
Access control. Managing who is authorized to access, operate, and modify the system computing components
Change management. Controlling administrative and technical procedures for implementing modifications, upgrades, additions and deletions of all system components. Modifications concern hardware, operating and configuration system software, third party software and documentation.
Back up and recovery. Owning the organization and implementation of all activities required to ensure that system software, application software, configuration parameters and critical process data can be retrieved in the event of system faults, and be fully functional in the least amount of time possible.
Data integrity. Managing all ancillary systems required to guarantee that the Automation information is there when needed, e.g., UPS, encryption servers, etc.
Performance monitoring. Managing all activities required to determine the operational conditions of the system elements: CPU utilization, cache utilization, number of transactions, job waiting times, disk capacity utilization, system error messages, network traffic and load, I/O load, alarms, etc.
Performance delivery. Responsibility for making sure that the system delivers the availability and reliability required by the users, and that the expected performance does not degrade over time. This includes troubleshooting of malfunctions and shortages, root cause identification and remediation.
Basic and detailed design. Responsibility for supplying technical expertise to implement basic and detailed engineering required for small projects (handled locally) affecting the manufacturing systems.
Planning of short-term and long-term work for functions under his responsibility. Participate in prioritization and scheduling of automation and process control teamwork. Identify necessary tasks and estimate effort required.
Develop and apply the appropriate processes for administrating the computing components in the technology. Use of the appropriate processes for delivering technology solutions. Identify people involved, steps and resources required. Monitor performance and apply corrective measures. Managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure.
Maintain security, backup and redundancy strategies for Operation Technology infrastructure to ensure highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools
Lead management of technology documentation. Design, use, update, and maintain appropriate technical documentation for all systems in the technology.
Develop, know and apply process control technical standards in work performed in the technology, e.g., Standard Maintenance Practices, Engineering Best Practices, etc.
Participation in preparation and use of standards for the technology (Architecture, networking, system administration, DCS, cyber-security, etc.).
Implement small projects in the technology.
Keep personal technical skill base up-to-date.
Comply with team principles, norms and expectations. Participation in team building.
Incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, per AdvanSix standards. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
5 years of experience in the design, maintenance, system administration, use and/or optimization of manufacturing computer systems (Servers, Switches, Firewalls, Workstations, DCS, PLC, HMI, networks, server-client architectures and applications, etc.)
Working knowledge of appropriate standards and protocols (TCP-IP, ISA 99, IEC 62443, Industrial Ethernet, OPC, Modbus, etc.)
Working knowledge of Windows OS, Cisco IOS, Juniper OS and VMWare.
Leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline preferred (Computer Science, Electrical or Chemical)
5 years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing process environment.
Exposure to Distributed Control Systems and/or Programmable Logic Controllers
Knowledge of Honeywell Experion PKS and/or Foxboro IA/EVO
Knowledge of human factors in automation systems preferred
Exposure to regulatory process control preferred
Knowledge of chemical manufacturing processes preferred
Knowledge of project management desirable
Location_formattedLocationShort:Hopewell, Virginia
Community / Marketing Title:Automation Systems Engineer
Company Profile:
Are you searching for a rewarding career with a great team of talented people who are leaders in their fields ? from research, engineering and agronomy to information technology, supply chain and marketing? Do you believe in driving results in friendly environment that is open to creative ideas and diverse perspectives?
If so, you've come to the right place: AdvanSix, a company that is built on a rich history of teamwork, innovation and customer focus, and that has a fun, entrepreneurial mindset. We are:
A leading manufacturer of nylon 6 resins and films, which are used to make products important to everyday life ? from automotive parts, carpeting, and food packaging to wire and cable, building materials and sports apparel
Fully integrated into many important building blocks of chemistry, including caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, and many other chemical intermediates used to make products that make our world go round
Respected by customers far and wide as trusted partner that can be counted on for quality products, sustainable solutions and reliable supply.
A career at AdvanSix means opportunity and possibility for people who seek variety, responsibility and hands-on experience in a friendly, dynamic workplace.
EEO Employer Verbiage:
AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

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