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ADM Process Control/Automation Engineer- Various Locs (IA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Job Title:

Process Control/Automation Engineer- Various Locs (IA)


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Job Description:

Process Control/Automation Engineer

Various Locations – Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Des Moines IA

Process Control Engineer

Process Optimization COE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This is a full time, exempt position


The Process Control Engineer will provide plant support of automation systems to ensure Operations are successful through guidance, troubleshooting, and standard work. They will work with Operations and other technology Centers of Excellence to execute projects while applying global standards. They will proactively seek opportunities for automation to mitigate risk, improve efficiency, and drive optimization projects. They will support and advance the standardization and documentation of automation systems.

The Process Control Engineer will also contribute to plant culture by supporting safety initiatives and Performance Excellence.

Job Requirements:

  • Understands and is accountable for full compliance with safety and other EHS requirements.

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of production processes, equipment and operations in the interest of developing, improving and maintaining process and safety interlocks

  • Develop or modify Automation controls to achieve desired control processes, and troubleshoot systems to identify and resolve hardware or software deficiencies

  • Develop and maintain documentation of automation hardware and software related to automation control systems

  • Ability to work well within groups or with minimal supervision to meet department goals

  • Communicate status updates and suggestions for improvements

  • Pursue/maintain industry specific training and certifications relative to this position and for career advancement

  • Ability to effectively coach and develop other colleagues

  • The candidate must be capable of working in extreme temperatures. Must have the ability to climb stairs, lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds, and sit and stand for long periods of time. Should be able to work in confined spaces and heights.

  • Available for on-call rotation for off-hours, holiday and weekend coverage.

  • Occasional company travel may be required

Preferred Experience/Education:

  • 2+ years of experience with process control in an industrial environment

  • Experience with either Allen Bradley/Rockwell PlantPAx or Emerson DeltaV is a must

  • Familiarity with data historians such as OSIsoft PI

  • Familiarity with Industrial Networks (ie. TCP/IP, ControlNet®, DH+, Modbus, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Industrial Process Control including instrumentation, AC/DC Electrical systems, Piping & Instrument Diagrams

  • Ability to troubleshoot, solve, and repair issues with control systems and work safely with and around AC & DC voltages up to 120V

  • A Bachelor’s in Electrical, Computer or Automation Engineering or equivalent experience in the Process Automation field preferred

This position will be located in either Cedar Rapids, Clinton, or Des Moines, Iowa

Relocation assistance is available with this position.


Cedar Rapids


IA - Iowa

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