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Process Control Systems Engineer - VA

LOCATION
Richmond, VA
SCHEDULE
Full-time
POSTED DATE
Dec 28, 2020

General Description

R.E. Mason is an Emerson Impact Partner covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Emerson is the global leader of process systems and solutions.  Since 1940, R.E. Mason has provided industry leading process equipment and services for process control, automation, safety, and reliability.  Industries served by R.E. Mason include Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Power & Utilities, Food & Beverage, and Pulp & Paper. 
 
We believe our associates are the foundation of both our customers’ and R.E. Mason’s success.  Our strong company culture, and belief in continued investment in our associates, has helped us realize long associate tenures, as well as, long lasting relationships with our customers.
 
The successful candidate will be a significant contributor on our Project Execution Team. The System Engineer will work in the development, delivery, and commissioning of state-of-the-art process control systems and solutions for R.E. Mason’s industrial customers. R.E. Mason uses the technologies provided by Emerson – DeltaV Distributed Control System (“DeltaV”), Asset Management System (AMS) and other Emerson solutions.
 
The Systems Engineer will have close interaction with the Project Technical Lead Engineer (“Tech Lead”) who will be managing the configuration development. The Tech Lead will provide coaching to the System Engineer to ensure the work adheres to technical standards and guidelines and is completed with the high level of quality expected by our customers.
 
The Systems Engineer will also provide aftermarket (“Lifecycle”) and staff augmentation support to customers. Typically, this includes modifying existing control strategies, implementing small scale expansion projects and assisting with process optimization projects.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Implement control strategies within the DeltaV DCS that are used to interface with and control physical devices such as valves and pumps within the plant environment.  This will include:
    • Configuring and testing control and equipment modules classes and instances
    • Configuring and testing batch control strategies including phase classes and recipes
    • Configuring custom dynamos, graphic displays, and trends
  • Develop system design documentation for a variety of continuous and batch process control applications
  • Support Factory Acceptance Tests (“FAT”s) / Software Acceptance Tests (“SAT”s)
  • Support start-up and commissioning activities at customer sites
  • Troubleshoot system hardware, software, network, and instrument bus technologies
  • Configure and commission wireless field networks
  • Configure DeltaV Continuous Historian and integration to 3rd party Historians such as OSI PI
  • Develop custom shift, environmental, or production reports for plant maintenance and operations personnel
  • Configure process modeling & simulation (using both Mynah MiMic software & DeltaV)
  • Travel in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia – approximately 25%

Required Competencies

  • US Citizenship required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in team environment; a team player
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and detail oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Organized and reliable; Demonstrates integrity
  • Valid driver’s license required

Required Education & Experience

  • B.S. in CHE, EE, ME, Comp. Eng, Comp. Sci., other related disciplines
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • MS Office Experience

Preferred Experience/Competencies

  • Experience with Emerson Control Systems (DeltaV, PROVOX, RS3) or PLCs
  • Understanding of regulated and validated systems, including FDA, cGMP, and GAMP
  • Prior experience working in a relevant manufacturing environment
  • Windows Server 2003/2008 and network troubleshooting skills

Physical Requirements

Standing Walking Sitting
Kneeling Reaching Overhead Climbing
Pushing and Pulling Lifting - 20 Pounds Using a Computer
Using a Telephone Driving  

About R.E. Mason

R.E. Mason is an Emerson Impact Partner covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Emerson is the global leader of process systems and solutions.  Since 1940, R.E. Mason has provided industry leading process equipment and services for process control, automation, safety, and reliability.  Industries served by R.E. Mason include Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Power & Utilities, Food & Beverage, and Pulp & Paper. 
 
We believe our associates are the foundation of both our customers’ and R.E. Mason’s success. Our strong company culture, and belief in continued investment in our associates, has helped us realize long associate tenures, as well as, long lasting relationships with our customers.