Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0082
Post Date 10/18/2018
Title Process Control Specialist
City Marietta
State OH

The Marietta Plant Specialist - Process Control provides technical and operational expertise for the day-to-day support of the plant Process Information System, Process Control Network (PCN), Safety Instrumented System (SIS), Honeywell DCS, and the PAS Integrity & Plant State Suites. In addition to day-to-day support, this role participates in the planning and migration duties in maintaining the systems’ evergreen status and provides process control design for capital projects. This role also provides support for the plant’s Industrial Cyber Security functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure reliable, optimized plant operation by successfully managing, configuring and maintaining the Process Information System (Honeywell PHD, Data Historian, PI System, AspenTech IP21).
  • Manage, configure, and maintain the Process Control Network (servers, workstations, switches, active directory domain, malware protection, disaster recovery, network & host monitoring).
  • Manage, maintain, and support the Safety Instrumented System (SIS).
  • Manage, maintain, and support the Honeywell TDC3000/Experion or ABB 800xA Distributed Control System (DCS).
  • Manage, maintain, and support the PAS Integrity Plant State Suites.
  • Lead and participate in Alarm Management Philosophy and related processes.
  • Utilize existing or develop process control and plant performance indicators to monitor effectiveness of plant operation and the process control system.
  • Troubleshoot process events and help improve the process control strategies, programming, and documentation.
  • Participate in Root Cause Investigation (RCI) that could lead to actions to minimize unplanned events at the plant associated with Process control events.
  • Perform training and coaching for changes, as required, and assist in training efforts requested by plant Operations.
  • Coordinate and conduct Process Control system maintenance/repair with field I&E support group and conduct audits for EH&S and Process Control standards compliance.
  • Propose, plan and manage small capital projects.
  • Provide process control and safety system design for plant capital projects.
  • Manage, maintain, and support compliance and participate in third party and parent company auditing with the plant’s Industrial Cyber Security (ICS) and NIST standards.
    Duties include:
    • Oversee system backups
    • Administer ICS Access management requests
    • Administer patch management processes
    • Oversee ICS change management processes
    • Lead Event Monitoring & Management for ICS functions
    • Lead Security Incident Management for ICS functions
    • Update business continuity documentation on annual basis
    • Execute Annual DR tests
  • Participate in company best practice networks for ICS and Process Control.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering or related field (10+ years Chemical Plant directly related experience may be substituted for degree).
  • 3+ years Distributed Control System (DCS) and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) programming, troubleshooting, and maintaining DCS & SIS equipment experience. Honeywell TDC3000, Experian, or ABB 800xA experience a plus.
  • Plant process information historian experience desired.
  • Ability to develop, analyze, and troubleshoot scripts, queries, and programming codes.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Efficient in project management, cost control and budgeting.
  • Ability to maintain a Windows Process Control Network.
  • PSM related alarm management ISA 18.2 Standards experience desired.
  • Position will initially be at the Marietta, Ohio facility with possible relocation to the Woodlands, Texas in the future.

Americas Styrenics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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